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Science governs our world, and STEM Soldiers make science a Guard advantage. Specialists are trained in advanced fields, from weather patterns and geospatial mapping to radiological warfare and explosive chemistry. These Soldiers earn skills that make them experts in the strategy of science—both inside the lab and out in the field.


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  • 13T Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember

    OVERVIEW
    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


    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, 1 day at Fort Sill, OK

    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
    • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
    • Ability to multitask
    • Capability to work as a team member


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Electronics (EL): 93


    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a construction site surveyor, a construction work estimator or within the field of precision instrument repair.


  • 35G Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst

    OVERVIEW
    The geospatial intelligence imagery analyst is responsible for analyzing overhead and aerial imagery developed by photographic and electronic means. They provide Army personnel with critical information about enemy forces, potential battle areas and combat operations support.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Produce intelligence by analyzing images, fixed/moving targets and geospatial data
    • Identify military installations, facilities, weapon systems, military equipment and defenses
    • Determine the location and dimensions of objects
    • Conduct Battle Damage Assessment


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 24 weeks at Fort Huachuca, AZ

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Planning overhead and aerial imagery collection
    • Preparing maps, charts, reports and Geospatial-Intelligence
    • Using computer systems and imagery exploitation software
    • Analysis of fixed/moving target indicators, geospatial data and overhead/aerial images


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in reading maps and charts
    • Gathering information and studying its meaning
    • Ability to think, speak and write clearly


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

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    125D Geospatial Engineering Technician
    350G Imagery Intelligence Technician

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in research, business planning and even government agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency.


  • 35N Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Analyst

    OVERVIEW
    Become a spy. Watch the enemy utilizing a variety of tactics; scan and sift through foreign communications to find valid intelligence. Emplace and camouflage surveillance equipment and record target patterns to formulate a plan of attack.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Intercept messages and isolate the valid ones
    • Recognize operational patterns of the enemy
    • Maintain analytical databases
    • Place, camouflage and recover surveillance systems
    • Prepare technical and tactical intelligence reports


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 24 weeks, 4 days at Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Target identification and operational patterns
    • Analyzing communications information using technical references
    • Preparing technical and tactical intelligence reports 


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in working with radio equipment
    • Enjoy finding clues that help answer questions
    • Ability to remain alert doing repetitive tasks


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

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    352N Traffic Analysis Technician

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in certain government agencies such as the National Security Agency, as well as jobs in private electronic/communication companies.


     

  • 68S Preventive Medicine Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    Preventive medicine specialists are primarily responsible for conducting or assisting with preventive medicine inspections, surveys and preventive medicine laboratory procedures. They also supervise preventive medicine facilities or serve on preventive medicine staffs.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Conduct preventive medicine inspections
    • Assist with preventive medicine laboratory procedures
    • Conduct survey and control operations


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, which includes on-the-job instruction and practice in testing specimens.

    Advanced Individual Training: 15 weeks at Fort Sam Houston, TX

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Sanitation inspection procedures
    • Understanding of parasites and diseases affecting humans
    • Bacteriological analysis of potable water


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in biology, chemistry and algebra
    • Ability to follow detailed procedures precisely
    • Interest in scientific and technical work


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

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    640A Veterinary Services Technician

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a future with privately owned research institutions, public health departments and the environmental sciences professions.

    Through your extensive Army training and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for certification as a registered environmental health specialist/registered sanitarian and certified radiation protection technologist. Specific educational criteria must be met before you can qualify for certification.


  • 74D Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    Be the first line of defense against weapons of mass destruction. You will be responsible for defending a nation against the biggest and most powerful threats that exist. You will be trained and trusted to handle defense measures, response operations, detection equipment and decontamination equipment.


    JOB DUTIES

    • Maintain Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) equipment
    • Conduct CBRN reconnaissance and surveillance
    • Operate decontamination equipment in the event of a disaster
    • Camouflage recon and surveillance equipment


    REQUIREMENTS

    To serve in the Guard, you must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). It’s a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identifies which Army job is best for you.


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 91


    TRAINING

    To become a CBRN specialist, you will train for 10 weeks at Basic Training, where you will learn basic soldiering skills. After that, there are 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. You will split this time between the classroom and the field. 


    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Operation of CBRN decontamination, defense, detection and monitoring equipment
    • Preparation for CBRN defense actions/procedures
    • Use of CBRN protective equipment
    • Hazardous materials certification (at the awareness level)
    • Exposure to toxic agents while wearing CBRN protective equipment


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Effective communication skills
    • Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
    • Ability to plan and organize
    • Ability to work efficiently and calmly under high stress

     

     

  • 89D Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    Explosive ordnance disposal specialist Soldiers are the Army’s preeminent tactical and technical explosives experts. They are warriors who are properly trained, equipped and integrated to attack, defeat and exploit unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices and weapons of mass destruction.

    Explosive ordnance disposal specialists are the culmination of the best tactical and technical training the Army and civilian academia can provide. They are prepared to perform missions in support of Army units worldwide, across all operational environments.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Research and identify ordnance
    • Assist in the preparation and use of advance robotics
    • Explosively dispose of hazardous ordnance
    • Prepare and maintain tools, equipment and vehicles


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 36 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, VA.

    Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 4 days, Fort Lee, VA, and 28 weeks, 3 days, Eglin AFB, FL

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Basic electronics/electricity fundamentals
    • Hazards and identification of United States and foreign munitions
    • Demolition materials, procedures and operations
    • Chemical and biological ordnance and operations


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Aptitude for planning and organizing
    • Work calmly under stress
    • Effectively use computers


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 110

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    890A Ammunition Warrant Officer

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with government agencies, civil law enforcement and private industries performing ordnance research and development. You might also consider a future as a bomb disposal expert, gunsmith or munitions handler.


  • 92L Petroleum Laboratory Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    Refine and test the fuel that moves the Guard. Use specialized science to evaluate and recommend petroleum products to fit the needs of the ever-changing battlefield. Conduct laboratory tests on samples and apply safety procedures in handling volatile products.

     

    JOB DUTIES

    • Gather samples and test petroleum products
    • Evaluate test results and make recommendations on products
    • Follow the American Society for Testing and Materials guidelines
    • Safely handle volatile products in case of a fire or emergency 

     

    REQUIREMENTS
    To serve in the Guard, you must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). It’s a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identifies which Army job is best for you.

     

    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 91

     

    TRAINING
    To become a petroleum laboratory specialist, you will train for 10 weeks at Basic Training, where you will learn basic soldiering skills. After that, there are 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. You will split this time between the classroom and the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 10 weeks

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Testing methods
    • Use of lab equipment, such as the centrifuge and spectrometer

     

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in chemistry and mathematics
    • Ability to follow detailed procedures
    • Interest in performing technical work
  • 92W Water Treatment Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    Water treatment specialists are primarily responsible for supervising or performing the installation and operation of water purification equipment, as well as dealing with water storage and distribution operations and activities. They also inspect facilities and food supplies for the presence of disease, germs or other conditions hazardous to health and the environment.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Perform water quality analysis testing and verification
    • Assist in water reconnaissance and site preparation
    • Operate and maintain water treatment equipment
    • Assist in setup of water treatment activity


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in testing different products.

    Advanced Individual Training: 13 weeks, Fort Lee, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Identification of health hazards
    • Inspection of food products, food service operations, wastewater and waste disposal facilities


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in algebra, biology, chemistry and general science
    • High attention to detail
    • Interest in protecting the environment


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    General Maintenance (GM): 88

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    923A Petroleum Systems Technician

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with local, state or federal government agencies. You’ll be able to consider a future as a food and drug inspector, public health inspector, health and safety inspector, or industrial hygienist.

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