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Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember

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Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember - 13T

  • Active/Reserve:Active Duty
  • Officer/Enlisted:Enlisted
  • Restrictions:None


The field artillery surveyor/meteorological crewmember is responsible for monitoring weather conditions so the field artillery team can fire and launch missiles accurately. Their role is crucial in the support of infantry and tank units during combat.

Job Duties

  • Operate meteorological, peripheral and computer equipment
  • Perform astronomic observations
  • Prepare meteorological balloons for launching
  • Develop meteorology data, record field data, prepare schematic sketches and mark survey stations
  • Perform maintenance on vehicles, radios, weapons and all survey equipment
  • Requirements

  • Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
  • Training

    Job training for a field artillery surveyor/meteorological crewmember requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field under simulated combat conditions.Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Methods of computing target locations
  • Artillery tactics and field combat strategy
  • Ammunitionhandling techniques
  • Gun, missile and rocket system operations
  • Helpful Skills

  • Interest in mathematics
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to multitask
  • Capable of working as a team member

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

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  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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