AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
As an Army National Guard Military Intelligence (MI) Systems Maintainer/Integrator, you'll earn a security clearance and play a vital role in ensuring MI computer systems, networks, electronic warfare and intercept devices operate on the battlefield without fail. As the subject matter expert on MI systems, you ensure MI Soldiers can find and never lose the enemy. You enable the ongoing process of military intelligence collection and analysis, so our military experts can better defend our Nation.
Specific duties as an MI Systems Maintainer/Integrator include: maintaining, testing, and repairing communications equipment; maintaining and integrating MI computers and networks; assessing and extracting data from fixed, portable, and wireless storage/communication devices; and performing operational checks on MI aerial platforms, sensors, and systems.
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
- Virtual Machine, Server, and Database Administration and Management
- Microsoft, Linux, Unix Operating System Administration
- Cisco and Dell Network device administration; Hardware and Software
- Network Attached Storage (NAS) principles
- Electronic principles
- Maintenance procedures
- Basics of maintaining equipment used for intelligence gathering
- CompTIA Security+ CE Certification
- Interest in math
- Ease with computer systems, digital networks and electronic equipment
- Strong attention to detail
- Enjoy problem solving
The ARNG offers an extensive collection of intelligence-related positions. Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with companies that design and make electronic equipment and computers, and manage computer networks. With some additional study, you may be able to quality for the Electronics Technician Associate (ETA) certification.
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 and certifications.
Job training for an MI Systems Maintainer/Integrator consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 42 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), giving you hands-on experience using sophisticated intelligence systems and networks. Your initial entry training in the Army National Guard could also lead to additional college credit.
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.