Army MOS 13T Field Artillery Surveyor
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  • Operate meteorological equipment
  • Monitor flight progress and system status during flight
  • Compute total and free balloon lift for helium and hydrogen
  • Record field data, prepares schematic sketches and marks survey stations.
  • Perform astronomic observations
  • Prepare meteorological balloons for launching
  • Input upper air information into computer assisted artillery meteorology models to develop meteorology data.
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks and services on vehicles, radios, weapons and all survey equipment
  • Assemble and operate computer and peripheral equipment.
  • Perform operator maintenance on electronic and manual meteorology and survey equipment.

Training
Job training for a Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll
learn basic soldiering skills, and seven weeks and one day of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction.
Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat. Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Methods of computing target locations
  • Artillery tactics
  • Ammunition-handling techniques
  • Gun, missile and rocket system operations
  • Artillery tactics and field combat strategy

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmembers provide guidance, supervise and train other
Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember, you may
be involved in:

  • Compute survey data
  • Perform calibrations and zero velocity updates
  • Assist in the collection, evaluation and dissemination of survey information
  • Manually plot weather data
  • Operate computers in weather station
  • Terminate weather flight operations

Related Civilian Jobs
While there is no job equivalent to Cannon Crew member in civilian life, the skills you learn such as teamwork, discipline
and leadership, will help you in any civilian career you choose.

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Army MOS 13T Field Artillery Surveyor and
Meteorological Crew Member

A Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crew member 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 Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember is
responsible for monitoring weather conditions and patterns so
artillery units can fire and launch missiles accurately, and for
making sure the artillery weapons are placed with exact precision
so the weapon systems can deliver accurate and lethal firepower.

Some of your duties as a Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological
Crew member may include: