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Signal Support Systems Specialist Details


OVERVIEW
Signal support systems specialists are primarily responsible for working with battlefield signal support systems and terminal devices. This equipment needs to consistently work in order for the Army to direct the movement of its troops.

JOB DUTIES
  • Maintain radio and data distribution systems
  • Perform signal support functions and technical assistance for computer systems
  • Provide technical assistance and training for local-area networks
  • Maintain equipment, terminal devices, assigned vehicles and power generators


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 16 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: 16 weeks at Fort Gordon, GA

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Mechanical and electrical principles
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Line installation and wiring techniques
  • Communication security policies and procedures


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in working with electronic equipment
  • Strong problem-solving skills


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Surveillance & Communications (SC): 92
Electronics (EL): 93

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
255A Information Services Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with companies that produce communications and electronic equipment. Additional study and two years of electronics experience will also qualify you for certification as an associate certified electronics technician.