A visual information equipment operator-maintainer is responsible for filming, script editing and recording military operations and news events that support Army operations.
- Handle television receivers/monitors, cameras and various studio accessories
- Operate motion/still photo imaging equipment and closed circuit systems
- Control visual imagery satellites, microwaves, Radio Frequency transmissions and cable distribution systems
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for a visual information equipment operator-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Motion picture equipment operation
- Audio recording and using sound equipment
- Scripting and special effects techniques
- Interest in creative/artistic work
- Preference for working as part of a team
- Experience in school plays or making home movies