-collecting, recording and analyzing weather and oceanographic information;
-preparing up-to-date weather maps and oceanographic data;
-issuing weather forecasts and warnings;
-conducting weather/oceanographic briefings;
-using, testing, calibrating and performing minor and preventive maintenance on meteorological instruments including satellite receivers;
-preparing balloon-carried instruments for flight, evaluating and analyzing data received;
-operating, programming and maintaining computers and related equipment.
Men and women in the AG rating perform their duties in clean, comfortable office-like environments. Their work is usually mental, is done closely with others and requires little supervision.
A-School (Job School) Information
Keesler AFB (Biloxi), MS -- 86 calendar days
ASVAB Score Requirement: VE + MK + GS = 162
Security Clearance Requirement: Secret
- Must have normal color perception.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Sea/Shore Rotation for This Rating
First Sea Tour: 36 months
First Shore Tour: 36 months
Second Sea Tour: 36 months
Second Shore Tour: 36 months
Third Sea Tour: 36 months
Third Shore Tour: 36 months
Fourth Sea Tour: 36 months
Fourth Shore Tour: 36 months
Note: Sea tours and shore tours for sailors that have completed four sea tours will be 36 months at sea followed by 36 months ashore until retirement.
AG is classified as an INUS/OUTUS (in the U.S./Outside the U.S.) community, which means that instead of being assigned to ships, many of their overseas assignments are classified as sea tour duty for sea/show flow purposes. Aerographer's Mates are assigned as weather observers following completion of their initial training. An observer tour is required prior to attending Forecaster "C - School" (advanced training). Upon completion of Forecaster "C -School," follow on assignments as an AG will be for Forecaster Billets. Sailors in the AG community can expect to serve more than half their careers in operational support tours ashore.