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Army MOS 25P Microwave Systems Repairer

The U.S. Army needs to make sure that all forces can get the correct information. The Army communications maintenance team is responsible for making sure that all communications equipment is in top working order. This equipment allows the Army to track and direct troop, aircraft and ship movements.

Microwave Systems Installer-Maintainers are primarily responsible for installing, operating and maintaining microwave communications systems. They also work with associated antennas, multiplexing and communications security equipment. Some of your duties as a Microwave Systems Installer-Maintainer may include:

Configure and maintain microwave communications and technical control equipment and associated devices
Monitor and restore telecommunications circuits, trunk groups and systems
Install, operate and maintain communication security devices
Maintain circuit, link, system and station records and reports
Operate and maintain telecommunications equipment, vehicles and power generators

Job training for a Microwave Systems Installer-Maintainer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including practice with equipment. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you learn are:

Mechanical, electronic and electrical principles
Preventive maintenance procedures
Line installation and wiring techniques
Communication security policies and procedures

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Microwave Systems Installer-Maintainer provides guidance, supervises and train other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Microwave Systems Installer-Maintainer, you may be involved in:

Perform complex microwave system troubleshooting and maintenance tasks
Provide technical assistance in the operation and maintenance of microwave communications systems
Identify and report electronic jamming and deception
Activate and inactivate circuits, trunk groups and systems
Request logistic support and evacuate equipment to higher level maintenance facilities

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Radio Operator-Maintainer (25C)
Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer (25S)

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a Microwave Systems Installer-Maintainer will help prepare you for a future with civilian companies that design and make communications and electronic equipment or with the federal government. You’ll be qualified to work as a communications equipment repairer, radio repairer, radio mechanic, teletype repairer or station installer/repairer, depending on your specialty.

See Promotion Points for MOS 25P