The communications for the United States Army takes many forms, including microwave communications. Using microwaves communications the Army is able to talk to and communication with different members and to stay in close contact. Microwave system maintainers and installers are responsible for operating, maintaining and installing various state of the Art microwave communications equipment and systems. A maintainer and communications microwave system installer may include restoring monitoring and orienting microwave telecommunications
The US Army Microwave Communications Career is one that involves dealing with electronics and near line of sight communications and microwave towers. The equipment that the Army uses involving microwaves allows the Army to direct, track and follow ship, Aircraft and troop movements. Duties of Army Microwave Communications specialist include installing circuit, link and system equipment, and maintaining station logs, reports and records. The United States Army has one of the largest ground forces in the world, and as such the need for accurate communications and swift ability to talk to each other is every important. You will use wiring techniques and line installation methods, electrical, electronic and mechanical principles to examine and learn about microwave and electrical communication systems. The Army microwave communications team is responsible for ensuring that all the different microwave and non-microwave communications equipment is in top operating order. You will learn skills in preventative procedures and maintenance, communication procedures and policies, and microwave communications procedures Microwave Installers and Communications Maintainers are tasked with multiplexing, installing communications systems, and locating and installing antennas and communications security gear. Some of the duties that you may have as US Army microwave installer involves installing trunk groups, circuits and systems, locating and positioning microwave communications control and technical microwave equipment. As you continue in your Army Microwave communications specialist career you will accumulate different experience and training that will potentially qualify you for certification as an associate electronics technician.
If you have an interest in electromechanical equipment, or experience with electronic, electrical or mechanical equipment then you may do very well in this job field. Advanced Microwave installation and Communications specialists supervise other soldiers and train junior microwave and communications soldiers. This job specialty will give you potential apprenticeship credit for some specialties within this job classification, and lead you to a series of possible civilian jobs after your time in the military ends.