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Network Controller

Created by: SGM John L. Murray
Posted : Sunday December 04, 2005

Developmental counseling statement sample covering Network Controller

Possible topics to discuss during counseling:

  • Close out last quarter’s counseling (Assessment Section of DA Form 4856)
  • Define satellite network scenario on DOSS, AN/FYQ-110
  • Perform geometric calculations on DOSS, AN/FYQ-110
  • Communicate with SCCE using DOSS, AN/FYQ-110
  • Perform analysis of report and plots from DOSS, AN/FYQ-110
  • Perform analysis of reports using DASA, AN/FSQ-142
  • Characterize satellite link using DOSS, AN/FYQ-110 and DASA, AN/FSQ-142
  • Maintain DSCS electronic counter-counter measures control subsystem-central component (DECS-CC) AN/FSC-115
  • Maintain radio frequency interface subsystem (RFIS) AN/FSQ-150
  • Maintain patch and test facility (PTF) AN/FSC-160(V)
  • Maintain frequency conversion subsystems (FCS) AN/FSQ-158(V)
  • Maintain satellite monitoring system, DFCS-NCT, AN/FSC-96
  • Perform communications payload control
  • Operate receiver-transmitter group orderwire OZ-52/G
  • Monitor downlink using DASA, AN/FSQ-142
  • Operate DECS-CC, AN/FSC-115
  • Operate radio frequency interface subsystem (RFIS) AN/FSQ-150
  • Operate patch and test facility (PTF), AN/FSC-160(V)
  • Operate frequency conversions system (FCS), AN/FSQ-158(V)
  • Operate satellite monitoring system, DFCS-NCT, AN/FSC-96
  • Operate SMART multicircuit terminal (SMCT) II, AN/FGQ-13
  • Perform PMCS on DECS-CC, AN/FSC-115
  • Prepare Hazardous Conditions (HAZCON) reports
  • Prepare SATCOM Equipment reports
  • Prepare Product Quality Deficiency reports
  • Troubleshoot system outages in a satellite communications network
  • Supervise the operation, maintenance, and security of COMSEC equipment
  • Plan and coordinate the activation of satellite links with supported units
  • Prepare emergency destruction plan
  • Evaluate physical security of facilities
  • Establish and maintain a publications library
  • Establish and maintain files and correspondence for the section
  • Inspect station/net operations
  • Inspect the preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on equipment
  • Prepare work schedules
  • Allocate equipment for operations or other special missions/exercises
  • Advise superiors on capabilities and limitations of tactical satellite communications
  • Write or interpret operation orders and prepare standing operating procedures (SOP) for tactical satellite communications
  • Ensure compliance with security regulations governing communication equipment, COMSEC, and automated data processing (ADP) equipment
  • Coordinate logistical support for day to day operations
  • Establish technical, operational, and maintenance training programs for subordinate personnel
  • Responsible for the accountability, training, health, welfare and morale of subordinate personnel
  • Counsel subordinates on professional growth and performance counseling
  • Additional or appointed duties

Short Term Goal:

  • Attain ASI-WHCA Console Control OPS (J7), Master Fitness (P5), and Battle Staff (2S)
  • College Courses
  • Promotion-update DA Photo and personnel records
  • Drill Sergeant
  • Upcoming exercises/missions, unit inspections
  • Raise APFT score

Long Term Goals:

  • Instructor
  • Operations Sergeant
  • First Sergeant

Below is a space for you to list additional topics that may apply uniquely to your situation:

Possible Plan of Action: (Person counseled develops plan with counselor’s guidance.)

  • Inspect DA 5988 (PMCS) on all assigned equipment for maintenance status
  • Maintain proficiency on tactical satellite communications
  • Maintain accurate status boards to reflect accurate and current satellite information
  • Inspect and maintain fair work schedules for subordinates
  • Maintain equipment accountability/serviceability for future exercises/missions
  • Produce weekly report on equipment status
  • Review and update current SOPs
  • Inspect/review COMSEC compliance measures
  • Maintain required logistical support
  • Inspect, review, establish training programs
  • Review and counsel subordinates as required
  • Maintain leader book on subordinate personnel

Possible Leader’s Responsibilities: (This is only an example for you to use as a guide.)

  • Provide soldier with all current DA-5988s on all assigned equipment
  • Provide soldier with a copy of all SOPs and policy letters
  • Provide soldier with short/long term calendars
  • Provide soldier with required resources to conduct training and operations
  • Inspect the deployment and operation of microwave equipment
  • Provide sample of required leader book items