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Satellite Communication Systems Operator/Maintainer (25S)

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

With communication being such an integral and critical part of the Army, the Satellite Communication Systems Operator/Maintainers are responsible for making sure that the lines of communication are always up and running. They install, operate, maintain and repair strategic and tactical multichannel satellite communications.

Here are some of the duties of a Satellite Communication Systems Operator/Maintainer:

  • Transmit, receive and log messages according to military procedures
  • Encode and decode classified messages
  • Operate different types of telephone switchboards
  • Install, maintain and operate communications equipment
  • Monitor and respond to emergency calls


Job training for a Satellite Communication Systems Operator/Maintainer consists of 39 weeks of training. Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Use of various types of communications equipment
  • Interest in working with codes
  • Maintenance and care of communications equipment

Helpful Skills:

Helpful attributes include:

  • An interest in working with communications equipment and satellite systems
  • An interest in working with codes
  • An ability to remain calm in an emergency
  • Top physical and mental shape
  • An ability to work as a team member

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level Satellite Communication Systems Operator/Maintainer provide guidance on technical issues to other Soldiers. They also identify and report electronic jamming and deception and apply appropriate electronic countermeasures.

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