Army Careers – Field Artillery Surveyor & Meteorological Crewmember 13T – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)


The field artillery surveyor/meteorological crewmember is responsible for monitoring weather conditions so the field artillery team can fire and launch missiles accurately. Their role is crucial in the support of infantry and tank units during combat.

Job Duties

  • Operate meteorological, peripheral and computer equipment
  • Perform astronomic observations
  • Prepare meteorological balloons for launching
  • Develop meteorology data, record field data, prepare schematic sketches and mark survey stations
  • Perform maintenance on vehicles, radios, weapons and all survey equipment


Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.


Job training for a field artillery surveyor/meteorological crewmember requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field under simulated combat conditions.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

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

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in mathematics
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Capable of working as a team member

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Electronics (EL) : 93