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. The Army microwave communications team is responsible for ensuring that all the different microwave and non-microwave communications equipment is in top operating order. The equipment that the Army uses involving microwaves allows the Army to direct, track and follow ship, Aircraft and troop movements. Microwave system maintainers and installers are responsible for operating, maintaining and installing various state of the Art microwave communications equipment and systems.
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 a maintainer and communications microwave system installer may include restoring monitoring and orienting microwave telecommunications trunk groups, circuits and systems, locating and positioning microwave communications control and technical microwave equipment, and installing and maintaining various microwave telecommunications equipment and power generators. Other duties you may be required to perform as a Army Microwave Communications specialist include installing circuit, link and system equipment, and maintaining station logs, reports and records. 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. Job training for Communications Microwave Army technician begins with Basic Combat Training for nine weeks, where you will learn Army soldering skills.
Afterwards, you will attend Individual Advanced training for 26 weeks, where you will study in simulated combat training and in the classroom. You will learn skills in preventative procedures and maintenance, communication procedures and policies, and microwave communications procedures. You will use wiring techniques and line installation methods, electrical, electronic and mechanical principles to examine and learn about microwave and electrical communication systems. 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.