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Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer Details


OVERVIEW
Help keep open the line of communication that missions and lives depend on. Maintain a multichannel radar system that spans the entire Army. Everyone will depend on you, from first-class privates to four-star generals.

JOB DUTIES

  • Maintenance of satellite communications equipment and associated devices
  • Conduct network operations
  • Prepare system- and equipment-related forms and reports

    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 28 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: 28 weeks at Fort Gordon, GA

    Some of the skills you'll learn are:
    • Use of various types of communications equipment
    • Working with codes
    • Maintenance and care of communications equipment


    HELFUL SKILLS
    • Interest in communications equipment and satellite systems
    • Ability to perform physically and mentally under pressure
    • Can thrive in a team environment


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Electronics (EL): 117

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    225N Network Management Technician
    948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer (with approved feeder MOS waiver)

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a communications equipment operator at airports, telephone companies and police/fire stations.