The nodal network systems operator-maintainer is responsible for making sure that the lines of communication are always up and running. They maintain strategic and tactical nodal systems.
- Field level maintenance on electronic nodal assemblages, combat net radios and ancillary communications equipment
- Perform system/network operations and correct system faults
- Maintenance on all internal communications systems devices
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 nodal network systems operator-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 25 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:
- Electronic switching systems repair and WAN network
- Maintaining telephone exchange
- Maintain Internet Protocol
- Interest in working with nodal equipment
- Knowledge of Internet Protocol
- Configuring, operating and troubleshooting routers and E-switches
- An ability to work as a team member