25P Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainer

25P Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainer

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 watercraft movements.
Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainers are responsible for all maintenance checks and services on networking communication equipment. Some of your duties as a Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainer may include:

  • Configuring, aligning, operating, and performing unit level and direct support maintenance on microwave communications and technical control equipment, and associated devices.
  • Monitoring, fault isolating, and restoring telecommunications circuits, trunk groups,   systems, and associated commercial and military interface equipment.
  • Installing, operating, performing strapping, re-strapping, preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) and unit level maintenance on COMSEC devices.
  • Maintaining circuit, link, system, and station records and reports.
  • Operating and performing PMCS on assigned telecommunications equipment, vehicles, and power generators.
  • Working in conjunction with other Military Occupational Skills on Routers, Firewalls,Integrated Digital Network Exchanges, Fiber Optic Equipment in Tactical and Strategic Environments.
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 as well as attain the knowledge to qualifying for CISCO and Microsoft Certifications.


Job training for a Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainer consists of twelve weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training 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.
  • Programming and operating of Networking Devices.
  • Programming and operating of Tactical Joint Node Network Equipment.
  • Programming and operating of Fiber Optic Equipment and Networks.
  • Programming and operating of Tech Control Facilities and Associated Equipment.
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Communication Security policies and procedures



Helpful attributes include:
  • An interest in working with electrical, electronic and networking equipment.
  • An interest in solving problems.
25P Course

Contact Information


DSN = 312-780-XXXX



551st Signal Battalion
Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Battalion Staff Duty  (706)-791-4124
DSN number  (312) 780-4124
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