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MASTER THE POWER OF PRECISION

Mathematics is the art of precision—and Guard experts ensure it provides a tactical edge. From advanced ballistics to flight patterns to personnel management, these Soldiers solve complex problems with mathematical models and advanced analytical techniques.


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  • 13F Fire Support Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    The fire support specialist is primarily responsible for the intelligence activities of the Army’s field artillery team.


    JOB DUTIES

    • Set up and operate communications systems
    • Encode and decode messages
    • Assist in the preparation of fire support plans, coordinates and targets
    • Operate laser range finders and target devices
    • Determine target location using computers or manual calculations


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.


    Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 1 day at Fort Sill, OK


    Some of the skills you’ll learn:

    • Computing target locations
    • Ammunition techniques
    • Operating gun, missile and rocket systems
    • Artillery tactics, techniques and procedures


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    Field Artillery (FA): 96


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in cannon and rocket operations
    • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
    • Ability to multitask
    • Capability to work as a team member


    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in computer consulting, technology support, data processing and other related fields.

  • 13R Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator

    OVERVIEW
    The field artillery firefinder radar operator is responsible for detecting enemy forces and alerting the units in the Army. Using a “firefinder”—which is a highly specialized radar—they can detect various objects and their locations.


    JOB DUTIES

    • Operate firefinder radar and other systems
    • Establish and maintain radio and wire communications
    • Construct bunkers and similar areas for other field artillery
    • Maintain firefinder radar with scheduled checkups


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part on firefinder equipment.

    Advanced Individual Training: 10 weeks at Fort Sill, OK

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Operating firefinder equipment
    • Basic workings of radar and identifying objects
    • Field tactics and combat communications
    • Calculating/recording speed, direction and altitude


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Surveillance & Communications (SC): 98


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in radar and electronics
    • Skills in geometry and math
    • Ability to maintain long periods of focus


    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    While there is no direct job equivalent in civilian life, the skills you learn such as teamwork, discipline and leadership will help you in any civilian career you choose.

  • 14S Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember

    OVERVIEW
    An air and missile defense crewmember is responsible for operating the Avenger system, a lightweight, highly mobile weapon system that provides air defense protection against air and land attacks.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Operate the Avenger and Man-Portable Air Defense Systems weapons systems
    • Establish radio/wire communications and maintain situation maps
    • Perform target engagement evaluations
    • Operate “friend or foe” identification equipment
    • Resupply ammunition and prepare systems for firing

     

    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.

    Advanced Individual Training: 10 weeks at Fort Bliss, TX

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    •     Methods of computing target locations
    •     Ammunition-handling techniques
    •     Missile and rocket system operations
    •     Artillery tactics


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    •     Interest in mathematics
    •     Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
    •     Ability to multitask
    •     Interest in missile and rocket operations
    •     Capability to work as a team member


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Operators & Food (OF): 85

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    140A Command and Control Systems Technician

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    While there is no direct job equivalent in civilian life, the skills you learn such as teamwork, discipline and leadership will help you in any civilian career you choose.


  • 15Q Air Traffic Controller Operator

    OVERVIEW
    Control sky traffic from takeoff to landing. Your attention to detail must be superb, and your ability to multitask must be even better. Control the movement of multimillion-dollar equipment, while ensuring that troops and machinery all arrive and depart safely.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Control air and ground traffic
    • Install or relocate air traffic control facilities
    • Process flight plan data, maintain logs and collect tape recordings 


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.

    Advanced Individual Training: 17 weeks at Fort Rucker, AL

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Air traffic control management and operational procedures
    • Communications and radar procedures
    • Aircraft recognition
    • Takeoff, landing and ground control procedures


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
    • Decisiveness and working within strict standards
    • Ability to work as a team member


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 101

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    150A Air Traffic Control Technician

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career at airports, traffic control centers and for the U.S. Department of Defense.

     

  • 36B Financial Management Technician

    OVERVIEW
    The financial management technician is responsible for financial management duties such as budgeting, disbursing and accounting for government funds. They make sure vendors are paid, budgets are balanced and financial matters are met so the Army keeps running.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Receive and post documents to accounting/budget systems
    • Process treasury checks for payment and pay for invoices
    • Maintain files and prepare financial reports/travel vouchers
    • Review contracts and invoices, and receive reports


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction for accounting techniques.

    Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks, 3 days at Fort Jackson, SC

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Accounting principles and procedures 
    • Maintenance of financial reports and budgets
    • Analyzing financial data
    • Computation of pay and deductions


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in mathematics, statistics and accounting
    • Ability to work with numbers
    • Capable of using computers and other office machines


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Clerical (CL): 101

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in any field you choose, especially as a bookkeeper or an accountant.


  • 42A Human Resources Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    A human resources specialist is responsible for providing support that affects Soldiers’ overall welfare and well-being, while assisting leaders with keeping Soldiers combat-ready and effective.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Assist on all human resource support matters
    • Oversee all strength management and strength distribution actions
    • Be responsible for the readiness, health and welfare of all Soldiers 
    • Provide postal and personnel accountability support
    • Maintain emergency notification data


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions on human resource systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks, 5 days at Fort Jackson, SC

    Additional training opportunities will be available based on the type of unit you are assigned to, including (but not limited to) postal operations, Airborne or Air Assault school.

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Aptitude for English and business administration
    • Able to follow detailed orders
    • Sound people skills


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Clerical (CL): 90

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    420A Human Resources Technician

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    Companies need experienced human resources professionals with knowledge of human relations, payroll, records-keeping and other facets of employment. The skills acquired in the Army will be invaluable in continuing a human resources career after your Army service is complete.


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