AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
It's extremely important that Army National Guard communications don't fall into the wrong hands. As the Radio and Communications Security Repairer, you will maintain the equipment and systems that ensure Army National Guard units can communicate over secure channels.
Your duties will include installing and repairing circuits and wiring, calibrating and aligning equipment components, and stringing overhead cables between utility poles. Other duties include repairing systems, performing equipment tests, and performing preventive maintenance checks and services on equipment.
Advanced Radio and Communications Security Repairers take on more challenging projects, including training and supervising other Soldiers, testing equipment, performing complex repairs, and ensuring that the National Security Agency-approved components are used in communication security/controlled cryptographic item repairs.
• Use test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment; test program sets and interactive electronic technical manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Communication security policy and procedure
• Strong attention to detail
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in radio repair, radio mechanics, teletype repair, or station installation.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
After 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you will learn fundamental Soldiering skills, you will attend Advanced Individual Training (AIT) for 16 weeks of classroom instruction, including practice with equipment. You will learn mechanical, electronic, and electrical principles, preventive maintenance procedures, and communication security policies and procedures.
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.