Army Topographic ComputerEnlisted


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Supervises or performs topographic or geodetic computations.

provides advice and makes, recommendations to the commander aid staff on all matters pertain to enlisted personnel and their families; accompanies the commander on inspections and visits and at ceremonies; assists in inspection of command activities facilities aid personnel as prescribed by the commander; holds First Sergeants' or Sergeants' Major call to announce information and instructions; insures that newly assigned enlisted personnel are instructed in military courtesy, customs, of the service, and command regulations or policies; provides counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted personnel of the command; inspects duties performed by subordinate NCOs; notes discrepancies and initiates appropriate corrective action; assists in reception of visitors to the command; sits as president or, member of command promotion board for NCOs, as authorized by regulations; performs other duties prescribed by, the commander.

Must be able to perform the duties of Topographic Computer (82E20 or 82E30); serves as Chief Topographic Computer, or as Intelligence Sergeant in intelligence section of engineer topographic battalion; assigns and briefs personnel engaged in computation activities; coordinates surveying and computing activities, and performs related administrative duties; assists officers in command and staff sections in continuous appraisal of intelligence situation; collects, prepares, and distributes material and data on intelligence matters, with special emphasis on intelligence matters peculiar to topographic operations; supervises matters and intelligence activities on enemy and area of operations not under friendly control, with special emphasis on intelligence matters peculiar to topographic operations; coordinates and plans activities of computing personnel; supervises geodetic surveying detachment, topographic surveying activities of a survey platoon, or computing activities of a survey company, or serves as survey operations sergeant of a topographic battalion; determines composition and operational procedures of topographic survey parties; collects available charts, maps, control lists, aerial photographs, and other topographic data; supervises reconnaissance study and reconnoiters survey sites to determine special requirements of obstacles encountered; plans and arranges for food service, housing, sanitation, transportation, and other facilities for topographic survey activities in remote areas; plans and organizes work activities; coordinates surveying and computing activities; assigns duties, plans training, and instructs personnel in all phases of topographic surveying and computing; supervises tower construction; supervises field survey activities in support of photogrammetric and artillery requirements; prepares, reviews and consolidates technical, personnel and administrative reports.

Performs topographic computations, such as determining exact positions of points and distances between points under various map construction systems, transforming geographic coordinates to linear distances, and computing taped and stadia traverse and baseline measurements using natural and log functions of angles; studies assembled data compiled from surveyor's notes; determines appropriate algebraic formula and method of computation to be used; makes projection, grid, and triangulation computations by application of geometry to notes from astronomical observations; performs fundamental computations and adjustments for third and lower order triangulation, traverse, vertical control, and special surveying schemes; performs fundamental computations involved in construction of military and geographic grids for maps; performs computations required for third and lower order astronomic azimuth and position observations, and solar observations; performs conversion computations for grid and geographic coordinates; operates calculating machines; serves as Geodetic Computer; measures time, records time values by numerical and graphical means, and employs time data in making first order computations; computes azimuth and length of long lines, over 250 miles, and computes transformation of coordinates from one grid-zone to another adjacent or more distant zone; performs LaPlace azimuth computations in addition to all common astronomical computations involving application of spherical trigonometry.

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