Communications is vital in the operation of any military ground force, and as one of the largest ground forces in the world, the United States Army maintains an elite and expert communications team. The systems microwave enlisted communications specialist is the person that is charge with maintaining and operating the ground based microwave communications network. The Army works to make sure that all of its personnel receives correct and timely information, and the microwave enlisted systems specialist is an important member of that team.
The equipment that a Army systems microwave specialist uses is state of the Art and some of the most advanced electronics and technically advanced gear on the planet. Serving, as an Army microwave specialist is a position taking a high level of concentration, and skills that work to keep the forces in accurate and timely communication. The equipment worked on and maintained by the Army specialist is used to keep track of and direct ship, aircraft and troop movements.
Microwave systems specialists and installers work to operate, install and maintain microwave and electronic communications systems, and subsystems. They work with multiplexing and antenna broadcast gear including advanced security communications equipment. Some of the responsibilities for a Microwave systems enlisted specialist includes operating and installing communications security devices, configuring and operating technical control microwave and radio based equipment, maintaining and operating system and station circuits, links, reports and records, and using and operating telecommunications equipment vehicles. As Army maintenance Microwave Systems enlisted specialist you will work to maintain and control microwaves equipment, microwave communications devices, vehicles and power generators. Training for an Army Microwave enlisted specialist begins with Army Basic combat training. After 9 weeks of boot camp, you will advance to technical school where you will continue your microwave specialty training.
Technical school is 26 weeks in length and you will work on the most advanced equipment in the world in simulated field conditions and in the classroom. You will study wiring and line installation techniques, maintenance and preventative loading systems usage, and study security communications procedures and policies. If you are adept with electronics and have studies or been involved in industrial arts, served as a mechanic, or if you have an interest in electronics and a aptitude in mathematics or the physical sciences then this may be a job that is beneficial for you.