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Field Artillery Surveyor (13S)

Intelligence and Combat Support Army MOS Information
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A Field Artillery Surveyor is a member of the Army's Field Artillery Team. Artillery are weapons that fire large ammunition or missiles to support infantry and tank units in combat.

Some of your duties as a Field Artillery Surveyor may include:

  • Providing firing position data
  • Recording field data
  • Preparing schematic sketches and marketing survey stations
  • Performing astronomic observations
  • Computing data in order to obtain unknown required field data
  • Performing preventive maintenance checks and services on vehicles, radios, weapons and all survey equipment

Requirements:

Field Artillery Surveyors must have the physical stamina to perform strenuous activities for long periods without rest. They're also required to have normal color vision in order to identify color-coded ammunition.

Training:

Job training for a Field Artillery Surveyor consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. 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

Helpful Skills:

Helpful attributes include:

  • Ability to think and remain calm under stress
  • An interest in mathematics
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to perform a multiple duties at one time

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level Field Artillery Surveyors supervise and train other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Field Artillery Surveyor, you may be involved in:

  • Computing survey data
  • Performing calibrations and zero velocity updates
  • Performing maintenance checks and services on PADS system
  • Assisting in the collection, evaluation and dissemination of survey information