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Army Training -- MOS 31W -- Telecommunications Operations Chief


Initial Training Overview:

Training for this MOS consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, followed by 40 weeks, two days of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Note: This is not an entry level job. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Additional Training Information:

Specific formal training opportunities for this MOS, including advanced training courses available at specific points of the soldier's career, can be found on the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) Web Site.


During Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), the Army limits a soldier's personal freedom, using a "Phase System," which grants increased freedom, based upon phase of training. For details, see Army Training Phase Restrictions.

Training Details:

The student will receive training in leadership; communications skills;training management; selected common military; Computer Technology; Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE); TRI-TAC/Digital Group Multiplexer (DGM); Communications Systems Control Element (CSCE); MSE-Network Planning Terminal (MSE-NPT); Reporting and Planning Terminal (RAPTer); Automation Communications Engineering Software (ACES); CMF 31 specific tasks; signal security; and common signal maintenance. This training will provide the ANCOC graduate with the skills and knowledge required to return to their units and train their subordinates. Other areas covered: Overseeing the installation, operation, maintenance and management of telecommunications systems and networks, directing restoration and alternate routing of circuits, trunks, links and systems, developing and implementing unit level signal maintenance programs, providing advice and technical assistance to subordinates and commanders, requesting and ensuring that logistical support is available at all times, assimilating and reporting system/network statistics, and developing and implementing training programs for Signal personnel.

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