Today's Military:

Communications Equipment Technologists and Technicians Careers


Instant worldwide communication among air, sea, and land forces is vital to military operations. The Services operate some of the largest and most complex communications networks in the world. Communications Equipment Technologists and Technicians officers plan and direct the operation of military communication systems. They also manage personnel in communications centers and relay stations.

Possible Responsibilities

  • Execute rules and procedures for sending and receiving communications
  • Direct personnel who operate computer systems and electronic telecommunications and satellite communications equipment
  • Develop ways to track and ensure the security of communications equipment
  • Direct personnel who maintain and repair communications equipment
  • Develop budgets for communications centers

Helpful Attributes

Useful fields of study include mathematics and electronics. Helpful attributes include:

  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others
  • Interest in technology

Training Provided

Classroom instruction is provided for Communications Equipment Technologists and Technicians officers. Sample courses include:

  • Communications Theory and Security
  • Communications-electronics Management
  • Satellite Communications
  • Tactical Combat Communications Systems
Communications Equipment Technologists and Technicians Careers.

Possible Military Job Titles

Related Civilian Jobs

  • Communications Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Director

Related Career Fields

Communications Equipment Technologists and Technicians – Enlisted
Engineering and Scientific Research – Officer
Aviation – Officer
Intelligence – Officer

Related Resources

Officer Commissioning Process
Officer Training
Service Academies and Military Colleges

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