25S Satellite Communication Systems

25S Satellite Communication Systems


With communications being such an integral and critical part of the Army, the Satellite Communication Systems Operator/Maintainers are responsible for making sure that long distance satellite communications lines are always up and running. The satellite communication systems Operator/ Maintainer supervises, installs, operates, maintains and repairs strategic and tactical multichannel satellite communications equipment and associated ground/earth terminals systems. Additionally, they employ security communications devices, and perform preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned communications equipment, vehicles, and power generators. The MOS 25S includes the additional skill identified (ASI) 1C, this training is approximately 18 weeks long and a general overview is provided below.

Here are some of the duties of a MOS 25S Satellite Communication Systems Operator/Maintainer:
  • Install, maintain and operate communications equipment such as:
    • Modems and Multiplexers
    • Switch Multiplexers
    • Up and Down converters
    • Frequency and Timing systems
    • High Powered Amplifiers and Power Supplies
    • Antenna Systems
    • IP Based Telecommunications
    • Routers
  • Operate communications monitoring equipment
    • Spectrum Analyzers
    • Data Communications Analyzers
    • Oscilloscopes
    • Multimeters
    • Telephony Analyzers
    • IP Network Analyzers
    • Communications security equipment
  • Request satellite usage, bandwidth and time
    • Configure communications links, trunks and circuits
    • Engineer network design/topologies
    • Performs communication site surveys
    • Earth Orbit Satellite acquisition and access
    • Interface commercial equipment with military communications
    • Oversee Military Satellite Operations

TRAINING

Job training for a Satellite Communication Systems Operator/Maintainer consists of approximately 27 weeks of training. The 25S MOS is divided into two separate tracks; 25S (7D) Tactical track (Mobile equipment) and MOS 25S (7E) Strategic (Fixed site). MOS 25S 7D satellite operators, maintain and operate rapidly deployable mobile tactical satellite communications. Fixed site (7E) Soldiers, primarily operate, Strategic Earth Terminals non-deployable communications sites.  Part of the 25S training time is spent in the classroom environment and part in the field environment under simulated combat conditions.
Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Basic Electronics Training
  • Satellite Communications Equipment Theories of Operation
  • Use, maintenance and care of various types of communications equipment
  • Use of various types of communications monitoring equipment
  • Communications and electronic equipment troubleshooting techniques
  • Use care and maintenance of various Power Generator systems
  • Use, maintenance and care of large and small parabolic antenna systems
  • Integration of various networking systems

Additional Training Available

A selected few Satellite Communications Systems Operator/Maintainer Soldiers may be eligible to attend the 18 week Satellite Systems/Network Coordinator Course. This highly demanding and technically challenging course teaches graduates the extended skill sets necessary to monitor and control joint military communications on a global scale.

Training Timeframes:

25S Tarining Timeline

HELPFUL SKILLS

Helpful attributes include:
  • An interest in working with communications equipment
  • Able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance
  • Analytical problems solving abilities
  • General computer skills
  • Back ground in Math/Electronics
  • An interest in worldwide travel
  • Top physical and mental shape
  • An ability to work as a team member

ASI 1C Satellite Systems Network Coordinator skills
Helpful attributes include:
  • A solid foundation in higher level math
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a higher level Security clearance
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to type at an nominal wpm count
25S Course


Contact Information

Satellite Communication Course contact number:
NCOIC Office: (706)791-7315
Operations Office: (706)791-7524 or 0195
ASI 1C Course: (706)791-2482
For all numbers listed DSN = 312-780-XXXX

 

POC

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