Nodal Network Systems Operator (25N) Maintainer

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Basic Job Description

The nodal network systems operator-maintainer is responsible for making sure that the lines of communication are always up and running. They maintain strategic and tactical nodal systems.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Field level maintenance on electronic nodal assemblages, combat net radios and ancillary communications equipment. Perform system/network operations and correct system faults.

Maintenance on all internal communications systems devices.

Training Information

Job training for a Nodal Networking Systems Operator-Maintainer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you learn basic Soldiering skills, followed by 21 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including hands-on training with mobile/nodal networking systems.

As a Nodal Networking Systems Operator-Maintainer career continues, they will have the opportunity to take more classes and receive more advanced training.

Training and classroom work will typically cover these topics:

  • Maintaining various shelter systems which contain the network equipment.
  • Operating and installing communication equipment.
  • Operating diagnostic equipment specific to network shelters.
  • Learning to isolate Faults and keep networks functioning at their optimum potential.
  • A conference based learning atmosphere with instructor and students.

ASVAB Score Required: 102 in aptitude area EL and 102 in aptitude area SC

Security Clearance: Secret

Strength Requirement: heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 212221

Other Requirements

  • Ability to clearly enunciate English
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Ability to work for extended periods in a confined area
  • Credit for successful completion of one year of high school algebra and science

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