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Radio and Communications Security (COMSEC) Repairer (94E)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level

Overview

The radio/communications security repairer performs or supervises field and sustainment level maintenance on radio receivers, transmitters, communication security equipment, controlled cryptographic items and other associated equipment.

Job Duties

  • Install and repair circuits and wiring
  • Calibrate and align equipment components
  • Use test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment, test program sets and interactive electronic technical manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks and services on equipment

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for a radio/communications security repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 25 weeks of Advanced Individual training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Mechanical, electronic and electrical principles
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Line installation and wiring technique
  • Communication security policy and procedure

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in mathematics and solving problems
  • High attention to detail
  • Interest in working with electrical, electronic and electromechanical equipment

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Electronics (EL) : 102

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

Compensation

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will prepare you for a career with companies that design and make communications and electronic equipment. Radio repair, radio mechanics, teletype repair or station installation are all potential positions to consider.

Through your extensive Army training, experience and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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