Radiocommunications are essential for the military to send and receive critical information in the field. To do this, they need reliable equipment. As a Radio Operator/Maintainer in the Army National Guard, you will ensure the functionality of these systems so that every mission ends in triumph.
Army National Guard Radio Operator/Maintainers are primarily responsible for all maintenance checks and services on assigned radio communication equipment, allowing Soldiers to track and direct troop movements.
• Maintenance of communication equipment and security devices
• Prepare, transmit, receive, and record messages
• Maintain assigned power generators
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Mechanical and electrical principles
• Preventive maintenance procedures
• Line installation and wiring techniques
• Communication of security policies and procedures
• Preference 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 Radio Operator/Maintainer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 13 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.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers’ primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.