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National Guard pioneers of technology support global communications and critical intelligence efforts. This elite group designs, builds and manages tactical communication systems, and gathers and analyzes highly sensitive data.


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  • 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

     

  • 94A Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The land combat electronic missile system repairer supervises or performs field- and sustainment-level maintenance on a variety of systems, including the M-220 antitank missile system, Javelin systems and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle TOW subsystem.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Determine shortcomings and malfunctions in electronic, electrical, mechanical and circuit elements
    • Perform maintenance adjustments and repairs
    • Repair unserviceable optical and infrared components
    • Inspect, test and adjust components to specific tolerances
    • Perform quality control measures


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts.

    Advanced Individual Training: 20 weeks, Fort Lee, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Principles of electronics
    • Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment
    • Equipment repair


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in mathematics
    • High attention to detail
    • Interest in electronic equipment, equipment repair and solving problems


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Electronics (EL): 102

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    948D Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer 

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help you pursue a career at manufacturing companies, medical research facilities, satellite communications firms or commercial airline companies.

    The same skills may also prepare you for a future with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or the National Weather Service. Through your extensive Army training experience and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification.


  • 94E Radio and Communications Security Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The radio/communications security repairer performs or supervises field and sustainment level maintenance on radio receivers, transmitters, communication security equipment, controlled cryptographic items and other associated equipment.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Install and repair circuits and wiring
    • Calibrate and align equipment components
    • Use test, measurement and diagnostic equipment, test program sets and interactive electronic technical manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
    • Perform preventive maintenance checks and services on equipment


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 24 weeks, Fort Gordon, GA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Mechanical, electronic and electrical principles
    • Preventive maintenance procedures
    • Line installation and wiring technique
    • Communication security policy and procedure


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in mathematics and solving problems
    • High attention to detail
    • Interest in working with electrical, electronic and electromechanical equipment


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Electronics (EL): 102

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will prepare you for a career with companies that design and make communications and electronic equipment. Radio repair, radio mechanics, teletype repair and station installation are all potential positions to consider. 

    Through your extensive Army training, experience and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification.


  • 25S Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer

    OVERVIEW
    Help keep open the line of communication that missions and lives depend on. Maintain a multichannel radar system that spans the entire Army. Everyone will depend on you, from first-class privates to four-star generals.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Maintenance of satellite communications equipment and associated devices
    • Conduct network operations
    • Prepare system- and equipment-related forms and reports


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 28 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 28 weeks at Fort Gordon, GA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Use of various types of communications equipment
    • Working with codes
    • Maintenance and care of communications equipment


    HELFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in communications equipment and satellite systems
    • Ability to perform physically and mentally under pressure
    • Can thrive in a team environment


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Electronics (EL): 117

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    225N Network Management Technician
    948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer (with approved feeder MOS waiver) 

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a communications equipment operator at airports, telephone companies and police/fire stations.


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