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12Y -- GEOSPATIAL ENGINEER

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Basic Job Description

Geospatial engineers are responsible for using geographic data that supports military/civilian operations for Disaster Relief and Homeland Security. They collect, analyze and distribute geospatial information to represent the terrain and its possible effects.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

  • Extract geographic data from satellite imagery, aerial photography and field reconnaissance
  • Create geographic data and compile them into maps
  • Help commanders visualize the battlefield
  • Create and maintain multiple geospatial databases
  • Prepare military-style briefs covering all aspects of the terrain

Training Information

Job training for a geospatial engineer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including on-the-job instruction for geographic information systems.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographic analysis
  • Imagery interpretation and exploitation

ASVAB Score Required: Skilled Technical (ST) : 100, General Technical (GT) : 100

Security Clearance: Secret

Strength Requirement: heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: Unknown

Other Requirements

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  • The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an engineer with the government or in the private sector.

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