Artillery Forward Observer Training Programme

Initial Requirements for Courses:

In order to be accepted the Artillery Forward Observer Courses, Candidates must have succesfully completed the;

  1. Physical Fitness and Battle Drill Trainings
  2. Individual Combat Trainings
  3. Course of Communications Skills with Military Communication Devices

Training Subjects: 

During The Artillery Forward Observer Trainings, Fire Request and Correction Skills taught to trainees are practiced in terrain by professional trainers with the instruments such as maps, binoculers and military folding shovels supplied for every individual trainee The main subjects taught to trainees are as below;

  1. Map Study and Map Reading
  2. Binoculars
  3. Judging Distance, Target Identification and Introduction
  4. Camouflage and Concealment
  5. Fire Request and Directing Procedures and Techniques
  6. Components of Fire Requests 
  7. Conducting the Fire Requests
  8. Fire Adjustment Principles and Procedures

Skills to be gained at the end of the Course: 

At the en of the course, candidates showing qualifications of;

  1. Put the map in direction and ready symbols
  2. Quick İntroduction of a Target in terrain
  3. Terrain Validation skills, Preparing Hasty Sites for Observation, Application of Camouflage and Concealment Techniques
  4. Fire Request and Directing Procedures in Time Standard

are awarded with “Certificate of Artillery Forward Observer”… 

Duration of Course:

Trainings including therotical trainings, practises and simulations last 2 days in total