25B INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

OVERVIEW
Maintain and troubleshoot systems that support the Army’s logistics and classified data. Build firewalls that can withstand any cyberattack and the programs that Guard Soldiers rely on to accomplish their mission.


JOB DUTIES

•    Perform maintenance on networks, hardware and software
•    Help others learn to use networks and software
•    Build and test your own computer applications


REQUIREMENTS

To serve in the Guard, you must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). It’s a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identifies which Army job is best for you. You must also be a U.S. citizen and eligible to obtain a Secret security clearance.


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

Skilled Technical (ST): 95


TRAINING

To become an information technology specialist, you will attend 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction.


Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
•    Use of computer consoles and equipment
•    Computer systems concepts
•    Planning, designing and testing computer systems


HELPFUL SKILLS
•    Interest in computer science
•    Attention to detail
•    Ability to communicate effectively
•    Experience in installation of computers