Being able to communicate across the battlefield and around the
world is crucial to mission success. As a Cable Systems
Installer/Maintainer, you will install the lines and equipment that
allow units to connect across secure channels.
Cable Systems Installer/Maintainers are primarily responsible
for installing, operating, and maintaining cable and wire
communications systems, communication security devices, and
associated equipment, including communications, and electric cables
between utility poles.
* Perform tests on cable communications systems and circuit
* Operate manual and motorized cable construction equipment
* Install and repair circuits and wiring
* Perform maintenance on power generators
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
* Mechanical and electrical principles
* Preventive maintenance procedures
* Line installation and wiring techniques
* Communication security policies and procedures
* Preference in working with electronic equipment
* Interest in problem solving
Through your training, you will develop the skills and
experience to enjoy a civilian career with companies that produce
communications and electronic equipment. Earn While You Learn.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to learn. In
the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills
while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition
Job training for a Cable Systems Installer/Maintainer consists
of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering
skills, and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Part
of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.