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Signal / Forward Signal Support Specialist

Developmental counseling statement sample covering Signal / Forward Signal Support Specialist

Counseling Sample For:

Signal / Forward Signal Support Specialist

Possible Key Points To Discuss During Counseling:

  • Close out last quarter’s counseling (Assessment Section of DA Form 4856)
  • Perform deployment, installation, operation, maintenance, and redeployment procedures for a secure Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS)
  • Perform deployment, installation, operation, maintenance, and redeployment procedures for a secure Tactical Satellite (TACSAT) Radio Set
  • Perform unit level maintenance on assigned signal support systems TMDE
  • Configure a desktop IBM or compatible microcomputer for operation
  • Install network hardware/software in a desktop IBM or compatible microcomputer
  • Troubleshoot a desktop IBM or compatible microcomputer
  • Perform unit level maintenance on a desktop IBM or compatible microcomputer
  • Troubleshoot a Tactical Local Area Network (LAN) cable
  • Install the Army Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCS) Common Hardware Software
  • Troubleshoot and perform unit level maintenance on the Maneuver Control System
  • Troubleshoot and perform unit level maintenance on the Standardized Integrated Command Post System
  • Performs troubleshooting of the Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS)
  • Perform unit level maintenance and troubleshooting on Radio Set AN/PRC-127
  • Install multiplexer TD-1456/VRC
  • Perform operation, troubleshooting, and unit level maintenance on Precision Lightweight Global Positioning System Receiver (PLGR)
  • Troubleshoot communications systems in nuclear-biological-chemical reconnaissance system (NBCRS) FOX XM-93
  • Perform unit level maintenance on antenna group OE-254/GRC or a similar antenna system
  • Install, troubleshoot, and perform unit level maintenance on facsimile equipment AN/UXC-7
  • Perform deployment, installation, operation, maintenance, and redeployment procedures for diesel generator sets
  • Restore system outages in a single channel communications network
  • Install and perform unit level maintenance on Precision Lightweight Global Positioning System Receiver
  • Prepare a site layout for a single channel radio site in a field environment
  • Perform operation, maintenance, and security procedures for COMSEC equipment
  • Check for the activation and reliability of radio communication links
  • Prepare emergency destruction plan
  • Perform station/net operations
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on all assigned equipment
  • Perform shift work as required by the operation
  • Brief superiors on capabilities and limitations of single channel communications systems
  • Interpret operation orders, policy letters and standing operating procedures (SOP)
  • Ensure compliance with security regulations governing communication equipment, COMSEC, and automated data processing (ADP) equipment
  • Request logistical and maintenance support for day to day operations
  • Maintain standards on established Army and unit training programs–APFT, CTT, weapons qualification, weight control, etc
  • Maintain Army Value standards
  • Perform additional or appointed duties

Possible Plans of Action:

  • Inspect DA 5988 (PMCS) on all assigned equipment for maintenance status
  • Maintain proficiency on communication system equipment assigned by getting thoroughly involved with the units daily mission
  • Perform installation and operation crew drills during SGTs Time
  • Maintain equipment accountability/serviceability for future exercises/missions
  • Review unit’s policy letters and SOPs
  • Maintain COMSEC compliance measures
  • Go to gym to improve APFT score
  • Discuss communication operations with peers to gain additional knowledge or better ideas to accomplish the unit’s mission
  • Input training needs to maintain proficiency in required duties

Possible Leader Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Provide soldier with manuals and supervision to improve communication operations
  • Provide soldier with the proper leadership to get promoted to the next higher grade

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