The call to action can’t be answered if the equipment doesn’t function properly, and that’s where the communications maintenance team comes in. As a Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainer in the Army National Guard, you’ll join the team that works to keep the transmittal of communication flowing through channels, so your fellow troops in the field continue to succeed.
Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainers are primarily responsible for installing, operating, and maintaining microwave communications systems. They also work with associated antennas, multiplexing, and communications security equipment.
• Monitor and restore telecommunications circuits, trunk groups, and systems
• Maintain circuit, link, system, and station records and reports
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Mechanical and electrical principles
• Preventive maintenance procedures
• Line installation and wiring techniques
• Communication security policies and procedures
• Interest in working with electronic equipment
• Interest in problem solving
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with companies or government agencies that design, repair, or make communications and electronic equipment.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to learn. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 11 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.