25U2O // Forward Signal Support NCO
- Be prepared for the unexpected. I was an E-2 with
- —Guest Alpha Niner
- 25r requirements area now 107 in el and Top secret clearance
- —Guest recruit
- Here's a few corrections to things I've read here about the 25S MOS: -You need at least a Secret Clearance -There is no relation between grades and selection for Tac/Strat -Selection for the ASI 1C is more timing than grades. -The ASI 1C requires a Top Secret -AIT is MUCH longer than 15 weeks. Its 15 weeks for Common Core, then additional training for your Strategic or Tactical course track. Plan on spending at least 8 months at Gordon. I spent over a year with the additional 1C training and inactive time. -Going Strategic can hurt your Army career due to the lack of deployments. Don't be dissapointed if you go Tact -You ARE NOT GURANTEED A HIGH PAYING JOB WITH NO COLLEGE AND THIS TRAINING. Its great training and you shouldn't have a difficult time finding employment. I have watched numerous coworkers ETS and only make 50K in the Baltimore/DC area which isn't that much money. Do your college and get your certifications and then you will better prepared for civilian employment.
- —Guest 25S SPC
31R to 25Q to ????
- I haven't worked as a 25Q in years. I've been an S6 for almost 3 yrs. I've been working as a 25B, 25U, 25L, and working on the 25E....Wow...25Q is pretty much pointless. I have been Commo for 12 years and I want to retire as one. Thanks to all who serve.
- —Guest Richard
31M 20 or 40
- Not a good MOS any more, equipment to old and so am I! 1968 - 71 Germany VN
- —Guest E-6 , Tom
25M need security clearance?
- I just spoke with my recruiter. I'm aiming for 25m and he told me (and showed me the listing) that for 25m Multimedia illustrator I need a "secret" security clearence. Here in the article it sais security clearence for 25m not needed. Anyone has the correct data?
- —Guest Gabriel
with 123 Sig Bn, 3rd ID
- I was in the Army from 1968 to 1971. I was trained as a 31M20 @ Ft Gordon Ga. I was sent to the 123 in Germany where I was trained as a O5C. Anyone recognize these?
- —Guest Richard G
- Competent 25U's are critical to mission success. I've worked in the same Commo shop for five years now with two different teams on combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and if you are a 25U that isn't interested in learning everything under the sun you will be worthless. Field work and Deployments are challenging and very rewarding. Leaders and subordinates alike will try your patience - in critical times military bearing and discipline will be your best friend. Garrison duty really sucks and the way the military is setup doesn't really grant you ample - 'real life' - experience mostly theory. Expect to hit the ground running during deployments and field problems and possibly learning everything on your own. Expect A LOT of heavy lifting. If you are overweight and aren't a self motivated don't even think about it. Don't expect to be a computer guru as a 25U. Your recruiter is misled. Yes we work with computers but 95% of our job is tactical communications (Radio).
- —Guest Nil
- I'm a 25N and it seems as thought I cant get info anywhere?? It almost seems like my mos is made up
- —Guest PFC Chris
25S - Satcom Technician
- The 25S MOS is a great MOS. Satellite communication soldiers receive valuable training which can help give the soldier a job that starts out at $60K to $80K a year because a civilian company does not have to pay for the training. Satcom is a very small MOS. It is likely that a satcom technician will reunite with the same people they trained with at some point in their military career. Sometimes, the 25S MOS can be boring; however, a 25S should never underestimate the importance of his mission because thousands of service members depend on the 25S MOS.
- —Guest Thomas
- I enlisted knowing quite well what Field I wanted and what MOS. I retired from the service after 22 yrs in Telecommunications. I served in a Combat Heavy Engineer Battalion in Baumholder, Germany, 11th Signal Bde in Ft Huachuca, Arizona, 56th Field Artillery (Pershing) Brigade in Swaebisch Gmuend, Germany, 504th Military Intelligence Bn in Fort Hood Texas, a Signal Bn in Quarry Heights, Panama, the Information System Engineering Command (ISEC)) in Ft Huachuca, AZ and JTF-B at Soto Cano AF, Honduras. Being a Telecommunicatios Specialist (Fix and Tactical) my assignments were gratifying, the jobs were always almost the same, except for the type of Unit assigned to; that's were the job changes. From operating, installing, maintenance of all the commo equipment, Van's, trucks and generators; working 12, 14, 16 hrs days, that's Signal the back bone of the service. As not to mislead anyone, if you qualify for a security Clearance you will get it, otherwise you will not.
- —Guest SFC Martinez
25Us Gods among men
- I have been doing 25U for thirteen years and being on my 3rd tour in Iraq I find the field is ever growing ever changing. I love Commo with a passion in spite of what others may think of me or it. There is more pride and honor in Signal than most other branches so join it and be part of the breotherhood!!
- —Guest Mike H
31U Looking to re enlist
- I did 4 years as a 31U 3 of them in the 1-17 CAV 82nd Airborne. I ETSed in 2004 and since then they have changed the 31U to a 25U from what I can see, I have been thinking about re enlisting (I miss it terribly) but I'm not sure if they will want to send me to AIT again. Is there re training involved or is it strait to your duty station?
- —Guest ABNSPC
25U Jack of all master of none?
- im in rotc in college and in my unit im the guy that whenever the commanders computer is down or someones computer crashes or the instructers need some electronic device fixed they call me. morning noon and night. i just want to know that as a 25u will i do nothing while everybody does there specific jobs and i jsut get called when no one is available?
- —Guest ROTC 25U
- I have been in the military as a 25U for a little over 3 years. What you learn in AIT is just a breif introduction to what you will actually be doing in your permanent unit. Take as many notes as possible and save them because you will see them again in your unit's mission. As a uniform you are universal which means you are expected to be able to do every MOS job in the Army. Everyone expects you to know everything so show your knowledge. I was 1st stationed in Korea where I actually did my job in the S6 shop. There I had to operate radios, some of which I never saw in AIT, FBCB2, MTS, MCS, make internet cable, hand held radios, computers, satellites....everything!! I am now at Ft Hood where I am not working at the battalion level but at the company level so now I only do computers, radios, and EPLRS. Most of the time I have nothing to do as long as everything is working properly. I can use my time to catch up on organization and assisting others if needed. 25U is the way to go
- —Guest SPC KM