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13W -- Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember

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Basic Job Description

A Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember is a member of the Army's field artillery team. Artillery systems are weapons that fire large ammunition or missiles to support infantry and tank units in combat. The Field Meteorological Crewmember monitors weather conditions and patterns so artillery units can fire and launch missiles accurately.

Duties performed by this MOS include:

Operates meteorological equipment in meteorological station. Prepares for operation and operates electrical generators. Assembles, tests, and adjusts radiosonde transmitter. Obtains ballistic temperature and densities. Prepares meteorological balloons for launching and performs operator maintenance of meteorological equipment, vehicles, and communications equipment.

Operates meteorological equipment, plots meteorological data manually, and operates computer in meteorological station. Supervises the repair and maintenance of meteorological equipment, vehicles, communication, electronic, and other organic section equipment. Performs power emergency shut down procedures on MDS, final checks of radiosonde transmitter and receiving equipment. Terminates meteorological flight operations, performs duties shown in proceeding level of skill and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel.

Initial Training Information

7 weeks, 3 days, at Fort Sill, OK.

ASVAB Score Required: 95 in aptitude area EL

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: very heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 222221

Other Requirements

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