25L Radio Operator/Maintainer

Radio Operator/Maintainer (25L)

To train enlisted AC/RC soldiers to install, operate, and perform unit level   maintenance on HF (AN/PRC-150), Single Channel Ground Radio Airborne Radio   System (SINCGARS), Tactical Satellite (AN/PRC-117), Force XXI Battle Command   Brigade and Below (FBCB2), and HF Radios with associated communication security   (COMSEC) and power generating equipment.
As one of the largest ground forces in the world, the U.S. Army needs to make   sure that all forces can get the correct information. Army communicators are   responsible for making sure that their communications equipment is in top   working order to get data traffic through. The ability to efficiently   communicate allows the Army to track and direct troop, aircraft and watercrarft   movements.
Radio Operator/Maintainers are responsible for all maintenance checks and   services on assigned radio communication equipment. Some of your duties as a   Radio Operator/Maintainer may include:
  • Maintaining and testing communications equipment and security devices
  • Preparing and transmitting messages
  • Receiving, recording and processing messages
  • Operating and performing preventive maintenance checks on assigned equipment
  • Install, operating and perform preventive maintenance checks on assigned   power generators
Through your extensive Army training and experience, some additional study   and two years of electronics experience, you'll have the opportunity to qualify   for certification as an Associate Certified Electronics Technician.
Job training for a Radio Operator/Maintainer consists of ten weeks of Basic   Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 13 weeks of Advanced   Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including practice with   equipment. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.   Some of the skills you learn are:
  • Programming and operating of Data Communication Devices
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Communication security policies and procedures
Helpful attributes include:
  • An interest in working with electrical and electronic equipment
  • An interest in solving problems