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Army MOS 25C Radio Operator Maintainer

As one of the largest ground forces in the world, 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 watercraft movements.

Radio Operator-Maintainers are primarily responsible for all maintenance checks and services on assigned radio communication equipment. Some of your duties as a Radio Operator-Maintainer may include:

Maintain, test and repair communication equipment and security devices
Prepare and transmit messages
Receive, record and process messages
Operate and perform preventive maintenance checks on assigned equipment
Install, operate and perform preventive maintenance checks on assigned power generators

Job training for a Radio Operator-Maintainer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 13 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 Radio Operator-Maintainer provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Radio Operator-Maintainer, you may be involved in:

Supervise and perform the operation of single channel AM radio, radio teletypewriter, Army Special Operations communications equipment or net control station assemblages

Supervise and perform authorized maintenance on assigned equipment

Control and use Signal Operating Instructions

Implement communication security, operational security and physical security policies and procedures

Recognize and implement electronic countermeasures

Related Army Positions
Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer (25L)
Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer (25P)
Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer (25Q)
Network Switching Systems Operator-Maintainer (25F)
Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer (25S)

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a Radio Operator-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.I.

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