- currently I'm a 25L, I wanted to be a 25B but the slots were full when i first enlisted. Im thinking of re-enlisting and because I used to be a graphic designer, want to go 25M. My GT score is 124 so I meet the requirements, but I'm wondering is it worth it? I'd just be transferring into another MOS that has cutoff scores of 798, would I even work in my job description, or would I just have better luck going with a star MOS like 25Q? please respond to email@example.com
- —Guest harps
We Do Get Security Clearance
- I was told by my recruiter that i would be qualified for a security Clarance with this MOS. This page needs an update so as not to mislead anyone.
- —Guest Money2themax
- It doesn't matter what your MOS is as long as you are in the 25 series you must be able to work with all the signal equipment. This job will raise your blood pressure and drive you nuts. It's very technical.
- —Guest Nikki P
- TROPO is the greatest info transmission system ever created. I'll leave it at that. Shut up Tac-Sat!!!! We're FREE!!!
- —Guest Radio Check
- I was a 31R for a few years. I worked side-by-side with 31Fs. It's a great job, but like another guest mentioned above, get your civilian certifications. CISCO, etc. get it! I had a hard time finding telecom work after the military because of lack of certain certifications. In my opinion, 31F was/is the way to go... how was I supposed to know that then? Served in Korea and Ft. Carson. I miss it like crazy - I'm admin now and miss working with my hands. Hoooah!
- —Guest SPC E-75
- I would like to correspond or speak with a top 25U who has experience with PRM radio testers. I'm with DRS Technologies. Phone #321-768-7977
- —Guest Mark
- I love it when everyone wants to experts in commo. I was on a mission and we were hooking up with another unit, but a truck was not up on Commo. So they sent me to check it out. I went in and the Sgt was all "I checked everything" I would ask him, or try to ask him did he do certain functions, and he would say yes, and he would try to fix the problem while I am right there. Like I am just there to look good in a uniform. Well, lets just say he forgot to turn it to live on the voicebox. He looked at me as if he knew it was the problem. Sometimes the best thing about being commo, is that we figure out the small stuff, while the big wigs with no clue, take the credit.
- —Guest 25u rek
- 31C...great place for an Ole Infantryman who can still find the door of that C-130. When things get boring in the RATT rig, you can always tune in the BBC, Radio Havana, or some ship at sea (as long as your primary's on STBY). When the helo slings your RATT to a new AO, you best know every inch of your vehicle by feel...if you're lucky, they'll be a high moon for illumination. ABN inserts are fun (kinda/sorta)...once in your hide site, the LRS stuff begins. 31U/25U is another story. Set up shop, keep the equipment current, and enjoy the NIPR net. I was fortunate...had some good men who knew their stuff; made me look good, so I sent them, in teams, on R&R to Bahrain. Good MOS to retire on. You'll go blind on paperwork, but it's still a kick! If you have any hidden legal skeletons in your closet, don't even think about it...you'll need a Secret min. As a reclass NCO, you'll go nuts observing the "New Army" recruits...just calm down/let the "RounBrowns" do their job.
- —Guest Sarge
25B's FTW :D
- I myself am a 25B, the best MOS in the army all the 25U,L,C,Q and w/e other letter i missed. only think they know my job, its funny really an officer (2LT) actually only lets me touch the switch in his room HAHA to all u other 25's :P. my nco assigns me all the "25B" related missions its funny to be honest when we get to our next unit all these 25's wont have a clue wat to do when asked to install a printer haha they'll wind up e-mailing me on AKO or my yahoo account. i simply say, its not ur MOS dont worry about it. everyone should cross train. maybe its why we came up with this "MOS" system or perhaps we should lower the points for 25B's we do more then we can handle yet we love it when we get all the credit. (thats a joke my NCO takes all the credit) and when he does and tells me to do another mission i simply say "IDK" and let him figure out the hard way wat i actually do as a 25B. then he can take all the credit. :D Much love your only 25B
- —Guest DA 25B
25U...jack of all trades, master of NONE
- yes, its true,..b/c you are a 25 series they expect you to do everything and know everything, from computers to tactical satellites. Been AD for a little over 5 yrs. I like to learn about different things, who doesnt like to be knowledgable? straight out of AIT you will go to a unit, either to run your own shop, or to a BN s-6 or BDE s-6..having your own is def the best of this job, you will keep PMCS up to date on all your equipment, keep accountablilty of whats signed out, more than likely you will go to IMO training and then you will become an administrator for the computer systems in your company,it will be your job to maintain them track all serial #'s, and customers will expect you to know EVERYTHING...about electronic equipment! (like one person said above..setting a watch..SERIOUSLY, WTF? but once your network is up and running its a smooth ride til they notice you arent doing much work since everything is up, then come DETAILS, ugh! At an s-6 it will be customer serv.
- —Guest SGT R
- i am a commo sergeant for my small team in kandahar afghanistan, regional support team. i am a 25B and i deal majorly with creating and managing users, and computers on active directory with my IMO rights. i baseline and configure machines per DOD standard for my unit. i also cross train as a 25U, i work on harris radio's getting tacsat and i am a comsec handreceipt holder. i also work future projects for expansion of my network for my unit for personnel expansion here in afghanistan along with many other jobs i do that really arent my lane.
- —Guest commo sergeant
Ship in 23 days
- I've just signed for this MOS and I needed a Secret security clearance. Also I signed for 6 yrs the minimum was 5.
- —Guest Trey
25Q after deployment
- I recently got back from Kandahar, Afghanistan. I was assigned to a Tropospheric antenna team, and worked my way up to senior operator(20 level as per ERB) I was switched to an Mket24(mobile k-uband earth terminal) and became a senior operator on it, although it is a satellite. 25Q are not trained on any satellite equipment other than the equipment meant to shoot to the HUB(Mket24). I had a great experience, cross training and then fully manning a 25S position. I was able to meet quite a few civilians, along with many others from all walks of military and civilian life. I would give anything to return to that job. Other than being in a full signal battalion, the deployment went much better than I could have imagined. I have been in this MOS for 2 years now, and can say, although it is boring in garrison, deployments are great ways in this MOS to actually feel like you are doing something to aid the fight. Good luck if anyone chooses this MOS.
- —Guest Lowry
- i go ga for Ait in nov.i cant wait to c whats its about
- —Guest zc
- I was just given my job as a signal support systems specialist or 25U. I have a little knowledge about it but if any one wants to tell me what is waiting then thanks. I can not wait to head off to fort Gordon. ready to help anyway i can.
- —Guest Dallon