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Tactical Data System Repairers


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Work Environment

Tactical data system repairers usually work in repair shops and laboratories on land or aboard ships.

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Electrical instrument and equipment repairers in the tactical data system specialty may work in the field or aboard ships to troubleshoot and maintain these vital systems. Tactical data system repairers perform maintenance on tactical data systems, common hardware/software suites, and other computerized information processing systems. They are responsible for installation, configuration management, system administration, and maintenance.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for tactical data system repairers consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in repairing tactical data systems. Training content may include:

  • Application of mechanical, electronic, and electrical principles
  • Maintenance and repair procedures
  • Line installation and wiring techniques
  • Use of electronic test equipment
  • Communication security (COMSEC) policies and procedures
  • Computer networks, hardware, and software
  • Repair of telecommunications, radar, ground sensor, and COMSEC equipment
  • Operating multi-channel transmission equipment and diagnostic equipment

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to use tools
  • Interest in solving problems
  • Ability to apply electronic principles and concepts
  • Interest working with electrical, electronic, and electrochemical equipment

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