13T Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember
BURBANK, California, United States
Armor and Field Artillery
Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Weather plays a critical role when firing artillery because it can affect the weapon's accuracy. And since the most important thing when firing field artillery is knowing where the projectile will hit, the Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember is a critical member of the field artillery team.
Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmembers are part of an artillery team that fires large ammunition or missiles to support infantry and tank units in combat. Specific duties in this position include monitoring weather conditions and patterns, as well as providing firing position data, schematic sketches, and astronomic observations so units can fire and launch missiles accurately. Crewmembers also operate and perform maintenance on survey/meteorological equipment, vehicles, and weapons.
The skills you learn as a Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember, such as teamwork, discipline, and leadership, will help you in any civilian career you choose. You will gain a strong background in mapping techniques and instrument repair that will help prepare you for a career as a construction site surveyor, construction work estimator, or within the field of precision instrument repair.
Earn while you learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmembers consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Training consists of both classroom and field work.
Requires military enlistment. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change.
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Healthcare Benefits Available
- High School Diploma or GED
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $196.26 and $254.91 per drill weekend.
Programs and benefits are subject to change.
This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.