SQUADRON WEATHER OFFICER
Roles and Responsibilities
The Squadron Weather Officer advises the Commander what the weather is going to be. The SWO tailors and refines the forecast guidance received from Field Units to the specific operational needs of the Division in terms of time, space, and form of presentation. Remote support is provided to subordinate commands of each echelon through the G2 section, which is responsible for transmitting forecasts and weather information to those users in the field. Call-up capability from the subordinate commands to the WETM for special requests or unscheduled forecasts is through area communication networks. Army support Weather Teams:
•Make maximum use of weather observations from Army sources.
•Use support from other US and Allied weather services.
•Use weather data from all sources both friendly and enemy.
•Use information from weather radar and satellites when available.
•Request specialized forecast products from centralized forecast facilities.