September’s Hot Job Is … 13D Field Artillery Tactical Data System Specialist

Each month throughout 2015, On Your Guard is spotlighting a “hot job.” What defines these featured jobs as “hot”? One all-important benchmark: number of times people searched for it on the National Guard jobs board. So, here’s what’s hot for September.

Are you smart with computers and math? Do people tell you how great you are under pressure? Does the idea of working with cannon and rocket systems seem pretty cool? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you may be a perfect fit to train as a 13D Field Artillery Tactical Data System Specialist in the Army National Guard.

Watch this video about the 13D military occupational specialty (MOS) to get a first-hand look at what Field Artillery Tactical Data System Specialists do, and then read on to learn more about the job.

13Ds play an integral role on the team that provides fire support for infantry and tank units. Their main role: operating the tactical data systems on Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS). Specialists establish, maintain, and operate communications systems; prepare computer centers; set up the field artillery data systems; and determine target locations using computers or even manual calculations.

Plus, part-time 13D Soldiers gain valuable skills needed for in-demand civilian careers working with computer and communications systems.

13Ds must first attend 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training, followed by 7 weeks of Advanced Individual Training that includes both classroom learning and hands-on, in-the-field instruction.

Field Artillery Tactical Data System Specialists are eligible for any of the Guard’s outstanding education benefits, healthcare and life insurance, retirement programs, and more.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to perform these high-level technical duties for the Guard, visit our jobs board and contact a recruiter today.

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