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Telecommunication Operator/Maintainer (25D)

Computers and Technology Army MOS Information
  • Enlisted
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve

Computers and telecommunications equipment are essential to every division of the Army. The Telecommunications Operator/Maintainer supervises, installs, operates and performs maintenance in telecommunications centers.

The Telecommunications Operator/Maintainer is involved in:

  • Operating automated message switches and strategic telecommunications centers, computer terminals, processors and countless other communication security devices
  • Performing Battlefield Information Services including printing services, publications management, files and forms management, reproduction services and messenger service within the information service support office
  • Installing, configuring and monitoring local and wide-area networks, hardware and software
  • Operating and performing preventative maintenance checks and services on assigned communications equipment, vehicles and generators

Training:

Job training for a Telecommunications Operator/Maintainer consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering Skills, and approximately seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with classroom instruction. Training length varies depending on your specialty. During the course of your training, you'll become experienced in the use of computer consoles and peripheral equipment, computer systems concepts. You'll also learn how to plan, design and test computer systems.

Helpful Skills:

Helpful attributes include:

  • Ability to type
  • Interest in computers and computer science
  • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Interest in working with computer equipment

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level Telecommunications Operator/Maintainers perform the same tasks as other Soldiers within their discipline, but also performs duties in a supervisory manner. Advanced level Telecommunications Operator/Maintainers are also responsible for:

  • Watching over the operation of computer terminal devices
  • Maintaining files and records
  • Composing and editing correspondence and documents
  • Generating reports for the information service support office