In the Army, a Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist (FAATDS) is an important member of the Army's field artillery team. These specialists are primarily responsible for operating the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems for both cannon and rocket launchers, used to support infantry and tank units in combat situations.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Combat

Military Duties:

Duties performed by this MOS include establishing, maintaining and operating communications systems, and helping prepare computer centers for operation and shutdown. MOS 13D prepares tactical data systems for field artillery; this can include cabling, installation and removal procedures, and gathering and maintaining data for field artillery systems. These soldiers also perform maintenance on tactical data systems equipment, section vehicles, and generators used with field artillery tactical data systems. They'll perform crew maintenance and help maintain this sectional equipment. The most critical part of this specialist's job is operating field artillery tactical data systems, at multiple launch rocket system battery and battalion and cannon battalion. They're responsible for fire mission processing, which includes fire plan schedules. Computers are a huge part of this specialist's job; they're responsible for performing operations such as fire mission processing, establishing control information, and database initialization. )

Military Duties Translated:

Highly technical skills required. A data center engineer’s duties are to design, implement, and monitor information technology systems at a data center. A data center engineer must be familiar with a variety of IT hardware, such as servers, cables, power systems, and cooling equipment, needed to maintain the physical safety of an IT facility, which includes fire safety. Their job is to set up the infrastructure needed to connect servers and hard drives together, and be familiar with the capacity of the technology. After setting up IT systems, they are responsible for system monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Data Center Engineer