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13S -- Field Artillery Surveyor

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Basic Job Description

A Field Artillery Surveyor is a member of the Army's Field Artillery Team. Field Artillery Surveyors are responsible for ensuring the Army's Field Artillery weapon systems are emplaced with exact precision enabling the Field Artillery weapon systems to deliver accurate and lethal firepower.

Duties performed by this MOS include:

Records field data, prepares schematic sketches and marks survey station. Perform astronomic observation, measure azimuths, angles and determines deviations for target, connection, and position area surveys with angular measuring equipment. Assist PADS operator with the transfer, strap down and preparation for operations of PADS. Computes data using logarithms or calculator to obtain the unknown required field data to include computing for accuracy ratios and adjustment. Operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services on vehicles, radios, weapons, and all survey equipment.

Supervises and coordinates PADS vehicle operations. Computes survey data, plots geographic/Universal Trans Meridian grid coordinates and performs azimuth transfer with PADS. Operates PADS system, performs calibrations, zero velocity updates, and preventive maintenance checks and services on PADS system. Assists collection, evaluation, and dissemination of survey information. Provides leadership and technical guidance to lower grade personnel.

Initial Training Information

7 weeks, 0 days, at Fort Sill, OK.

ASVAB Score Required: 95 in aptitude area ST

Security Clearance: Secret

Strength Requirement: very heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 211211

Other Requirements

Similar Civilian Occupations

There is no civilian occupation that is directly equivalent to MOS 13S. However, the following civilian occupations make use of the skills developed through MOS 13S training and experience.

  • Radio Operators
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
  • Training and Development Specialists

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