By Nick Spinelli
An Army-wide initiative is encouraging Soldiers to earn civilian credentials, certifications, and licenses for their military specialties and training. Currently there are 58 Army occupations that have operational credentialing programs and students at the U.S. Signal Center of Excellence have the opportunity to earn various information technology certifications and licenses.
By CPT Felix Torres
The dynamics of U.S. military communications in the Afghanistan Theater has changed dramatically over the last few years.
There have been significant upgrades in bandwidth from the typical 8 Mbps satellite circuits to 10 Gbps fiber optic metropolitan area network solutions. The capability to support increased customer requirements and efficiency provided by Internet Protocol based transport were the initial drivers to facilitate a migration from legacy Time Division Multiplexers (e.g. Promina) to the IP based infrastructure found in the Afghanistan Black Core Network today.