Network Switching Systems Operator/Maintainer (25F)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
A strong communication network is critical to the Army's success. Network Switching Systems Operators performs maintenance on electronic switches, control centers, combat radios and other equipment associated with networks. They also use computers to troubleshoot the system when errors occur.
Job training for a Network Switching Systems Operator requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you learn basic Soldiering skills, followed by 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including hands-on training with network switches and associated equipment.
As your Network Switching Systems Operator career continues, you will have the opportunity to take more classes and receive more advanced training.
Training and classroom work will typically cover these topics:
- Maintaining communication network equipment and switches
- Operating and installing communication equipment
- Operating diagnostic equipment specific to network switches
Helpful attributes include:
- Interest in working with network equipment and switches
- Ability to apply electronic principles and concepts
- A general understanding of math and physics
- Good at solving problems
Advanced level Network Switching Systems Operators works as senior team members in the installation, maintenance and operation of the Army's network switches. They also manage logistics for network control centers and support these centers during different operations.