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Explore the Mathematics Frontier.

The pioneers of mathematics in the National Guard are the key to unlocking invaluable intelligence and delivering game-changing information through highly technical skills such as code breaking, deciphering foreign intelligence and employing statistics to predict possible outcomes.


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Find the STEM career that’s right for you and get a sense of what it takes to be a STEM Soldier.

  • 35P Cryptologic Linguist

    OVERVIEW
    Play a critical role in the Guard. Our nation’s defense depends largely on information that comes from foreign languages. That’s where you come in. It’ll be your job to decipher that information and use equipment to strategically eavesdrop on the enemy.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Identify and analyze foreign communications
    • Recognize changes in transmission modes
    • Provide translation expertise to analysts
    • Provide transcriptions and translations from foreign communications


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and six to 52 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: 6 to 52 weeks, based on language, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX 

    Soldiers who aren’t fluent in a foreign language will attend training at the Defense Language Institute for six to 18 months prior to attending Advanced Individual Training.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Identifying foreign communications from an assigned geographic area
    • Analyzing foreign communications to support missions
    • Procedures for handling classified information and preparing reports


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Talent for foreign languages
    • Interest in speech, communications and foreign languages
    • Good at working with people as a member of a team
    • Enjoy reading and writing


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

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    352N Traffic Analysis Technician

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a translator for government agencies, embassies, universities and companies that conduct business overseas.


  • 35N Signals Intelligence 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.


     

  • 15Q Air Traffic Control 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.

     

  • 13D Field Artillery Automated Data Systems Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    A field artillery automated tactical data systems specialist is primarily responsible for operating the data systems for the cannon and multiple launch rocket systems. They play a critical role in the delivery of fire support for infantry and tank units during combat.


    JOB DUTIES

    • Operate communications systems
    • Assist in the preparation of computer centers
    • Prepare field artillery tactical data systems
    • Determine target location using computers or manual calculations


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. 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
    • Operating gun, missile and rocket systems
    • Artillery tactics


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    Field Artillery (FA): 93

    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 you in any civilian career you choose. The experience you gain from dealing with various computer and communication systems can also be used in jobs such as computer programmer or telecommunication specialist.

     

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