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Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember Details


OVERVIEW
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


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.

Advanced Individual Training: 10 weeks, 1 day at Fort Sill, OK

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Methods of computing target locations
  • Artillery tactics and field combat strategy
  • Ammunition-handling techniques
  • Gun, missile and rocket system operations


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in mathematics
  • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
  • Ability to multitask
  • Capability to work as a team member


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Electronics (EL): 93


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a construction site surveyor, a construction work estimator or within the field of precision instrument repair.