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Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 0847 -- Artillery Meteorological Man


Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: Sgt to Pvt

Job Description: Artillery meteorological men assist in the delivery of accurate artillery fire by observing weather conditions and computing and distributing weather data for use in field artillery fire control. Duties include preparing weather observation equipment such as the anemometers, anemoscopes, and plotting boards for movement and operations; taking readings of atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity and barometric changes; calculating wind direction and velocity; obtaining readings at various altitudes by pilot balloon soundings; and using all data to compute, prepare, and transmit meteorological messages for the use of field artillery units. Other duties include performing preventive maintenance and making routine tests and authorized minor repairs to instruments and equipment. Upon promotion to staff sergeant, and completion of formal schooling, MOS 0847 will be redesignated as MOS 0848.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must possess a GT score of 105 or higher.

(2) Complete the Field Artillery Meteorological Crewman Course, Ft Sill, OK.

(3) Must be a U.S. Citizen.

(4) This MOS will be retained as an additional MOS upon promotion to staff sergeant and assumption of PMOS 0848.

Duties: For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 3501.26A, Artillery Unit Training and Readiness (T and R) Manual.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

Weather Observer 025.267-014.

Related Marine Corps Jobs:

Weather Observer, 6821.

Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3

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