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MOS 13W - Field Artillery Meteorological Crewman Email This Story Print This Story

13W Field Artillery Meteorological Crewman EL:95
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(Formerly MOS 93F) A Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember is a part of the Army's field artillery team. Artillery are weapons that fire large ammunition or missiles to support infantry and tank units in combat. The Field Meteorological Crewmember monitors weather conditions and patterns so artillery units can fire and launch missiles accurately. Field artillery meteorological crewmembers lead, supervise or participate in the operation of a field artillery meteorological observation station.


  • A minimum score of 95 in aptitude area EL

  • A physical demands rating of (must be able to lift on an occasional basic over 100 pounds with frequent or constant lifting in excess of 50 pounds)

  • Normal color vision

  • Formal training under auspices of USAFAS is mandatory to qualify for award of MOS


  • Operate meteorological equipment

  • Prepare electrical generators for operation

  • Operate electrical generators

  • Assemble, test and adjust transmitter

  • Obtain ballistic temperature and densities

  • Prepare meteorological balloons for launching


  • Nine weeks of basic training

  • Eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma (Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat)

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Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember is a military profession and therefore has no direct civilian counterpart. However, as an Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember you will learn discipline, teamwork, and leadership. The skills, knowledge and personal development that you gain are valuable assets and will complement any career you should choose to pursue.

Information source: Army Pamphlet 611-21


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