The modern world of the United States Army includes the use of some of the most modern pieces of technology available. The technology used ranges everywhere from the GPS used to allow troops to stay on target to the communication equipment used for units to stay in touch with the base. All of these pieces of technology need to be maintained and used by highly skilled professionals. It is the job of the Network Switching Operator-Maintainer to operate and maintain the switches and communication systems which are used on both ends.
Training for Your Career
In order to make sure that you know what you are doing, you will go through basic training along with all of the enlisted personnel. You will than go through a 17 week advanced training course through which you will learn the specialized skills for your position. You will learn how to operate and install communication equipment among other things.
Benefits of Your Position
The great thing about working in this position is that you will get the immediate benefit of being able to help out the rest of the soldiers in your unit through proper communication. Ultimately, you will also get a huge benefit to your career through the technical training you will receive. If you decide to take your career to the next level, you will always be able to go to college and further your education. Click on the link above to learn even more about your future in the US Army.