Marine Corps Field Communications specialists operate on hardware, software and computer systems. Marine Corps Field Communications specialists deal with telephone switching and computers, and teletype systems. It is a job specialty dealing with all different types of communications and information networks. It involves using many different types of equipment, and involves the operation, installation, design and implementation of communications networks. You will be tasked to use different types of field communications gear and state of the art equipment. You will use systems that are vital to the performance of different Marine Corps missions, and assist in the performance of overall mission readiness. Working in Field Communications in the Marine Corps will help assist in the state of operations tempo, and maintaining the quality of overall Marine Corps mission readiness.
Working in the Field Communications area is a challenging job for many people. It involves using operating various computers, radios and other communication type gear. It also includes the installation, connecting, design, and operation of information and Marine Corps communication networks. These networks are used to transmit and receive data and information about battlefield conditions, and other information that is vital for Marine Corps Operations. These are the systems that are vital in the overall control and command missions of the Marine Corps. A Soldier in this specialty must have good basic to advanced language and manual skills and be able to quickly master new concepts, new ideas and new methods. The soldier in this job specialty will be required to interact with others in technical matters on a daily basis, and should be able to study and master computer, communications, and other systems. The Field Communications specialist should have good ability to work with others in a team approach, and to also work alone without a lot of supervision. They should possess a high degree of attention to detail, and the ability to work under a deadline in stressful conditions.
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Entry-level applicants in the Field Communications specialty may be assigned related work as a field radio operator, radio equipment operator, or field-switching operator. The typical Command and Control Billet for Field Communications Specialist requires a Top Secret security clearance, so the ideal candidate should be free of any sort of criminal history and not have ever been convicted of a crime.