Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember (13T)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Entry Level
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.
- 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
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.
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
- Ammunition-handling techniques
- Gun, missile and rocket system operations
- Interest in mathematics
- Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
- Ability to multi-task
- Capable of working as a team member
Required ASVAB Score(s)Electronics (EL) : 93
Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
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.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.
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