Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember























Field Artillery
Meteorological Cremember



13W
– Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember













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Duty
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Major duties. Field artillery meteorological
crewmembers
lead, supervise or participate
in the operation of a field artillery
meteorological
observation station.


(1) Skill Level 1. 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.


(2) Skill Level 2.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.


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(3) Skill Level 3. Supervises the operation
of meteorological observation station
and serves as a team leader during periods
of extended operations. Checks and verifies
all conversion data, met messages, plots,
charts, and records, Selects NAVAID
chain/stations and supervises march
order/emplacement of section equipment.
Per forms duties shown in preceding
level of skill.


(4) Skill Level 4. Leads the meteorological
section/station in combat operations.
Supervises operation and maintenance
of all section and meteorological equipment.
Selects operating sites and keeps personnel
informed on the tactical situation to
include the operational plans. Reviews,
consolidates, and prepares technical,
personnel, and administrative reports
covering meteorological section/station
activities.

Physical demands rating and qualifications
for initial award of MOS. Field artillery meteorological
crewmembers
must possess the following
qualifications:


(1) A physical demands rating of very
heavy.


(2) A physical profile of 222221.


(3) Normal color vision.


(4) A minimum score of 95 in aptitude
area EL.


(5) Formal training under auspices
of USAFAS is mandatory to qualify for
award of MOS.


Additional skill identifiers.


(1) H 1–Meteorological Equipment Maintenance.


(2) P5–Master Fitness Trainer.


(3) 2S–Battle Staff Operations (skill
level 3 and above).


(4) 4A–Reclassification Training.