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25C -- Radio Operator-Maintainer

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Georgia Army National Guardsman 2nd Lt. Tye Walden, platoon leader, relays radio traffic to Pvt. David Lemons during a live fire exercise at the Georgia Garrison Training Center, Fort Stewart, Ga. The platoon leader and radio operator relayed fire commands to the fire teams on the firing line during a combined arms live fire exercise at the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's eXportable Combat Training Capabilities (XCTC) training at Fort Stewart.
Army photo by Sgt. Michael Uribe

Basic Job Description

Radio Operator-Maintainers are primarily responsible for all maintenance checks and services on assigned radio communication equipment.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Installs, operates, and performs preventive maintenance checks and services and unit level maintenance on single channel radio, radio teletypewriter, Army Special Operations communications equipment, and enhanced position locating and reporting system net control stations, and associated equipment. Installs, operates, performs strapping, restrapping, preventive maintenance checks and services and unit level maintenance on communication security devices. Prepares and transmits messages in format. Receives, records, and processes messages to addressees or distribution sections. Operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned vehicles. Installs, operates, and performs preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned power generators.

Supervises, and performs as a team member, in the operation of single channel AM radio, radio teletypewriter, Army Special Operations communications equipment, or enhanced position locating and reporting system net control station assemblages. Supervises and performs authorized maintenance on assigned equipment. Directs the installation of radios and antennas. Controls and uses Signal Operating Instructions. Implements communication security, Operational security, and physical security policies and procedures. Recognizes electronic countermeasures and implements electronic counter-countermeasures.

Training Information

Job training for a radio operator-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Mechanical and electrical principles
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Line installation and wiring techniques
  • Communication of security policies and procedures

ASVAB Score Required: 98 in aptitude area SC and 98 in aptitude area EL

Security Clearance: Secret

Strength Requirement: very heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 111221

Other Requirements

  • Ability to clearly enunciate English
  • Must be US Citizen
  • The ability to type 25 Words per minute

Similar Civilian Occupations

  • Radio Mechanics
  • Radio Operators
  • First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

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