Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

MCE-5974-001

TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
5974

Exhibit Dates: 2/13–Present.

Occupational Field: Electronics Maintenance.

Career Pattern
PVT: Private (E-1). PFC: Private First Class (E-2). LCP: Lance Corporal (E-3). CPL: Corporal (E-4). SGT: Sergeant (E-5). SSGT: Staff Sergeant (E-6). GYSGT: Gunnery Sergeant (E-7). MSGT: Master Sergeant (E-8). MGYSGT: Master Gunnery Sergeant (E-9).

Description
Tactical Data Systems Technicians plan and perform operational management and maintenance on the Marine Air Command and Control Systems (MACCS) Tactical Data Systems, and common hardware/software suites. They are responsible for the installation, configuring, management, system administration, and maintenance of all MACCS tactical data systems, hardware and software. They make periodic inspections and perform preventive maintenance. They use proper safety procedures in system maintenance and operations; diagnose and isolate malfunction to the fault; remove and replace LRU (lowest repairable unit), if hardware, perform corrective measures of software; and verify that the malfunction has been corrected. They maintain diagnostic and operational tools, support, and test equipment; assist in maintaining accountability of all equipment; assist in maintaining accountability of all parts of the system including software, spare parts, and in requisitioning supplies and spare parts. They maintain necessary records of maintenance per references (cu) and (cv) and compile data for necessary records of maintenance and compile data for reports. The Tactical Data System Administrator Managers Course is available for skill enhancement training.

Related Competencies
Network systems administration topics include account management, computer network maintenance, hardware, network infrastructure, network security, routers and switches, and server management. Computer technology topics include firewalls, local area networks, network standards, network troubleshooting, operating systems, PC hardware, PC software, and shell scripting. Maintenance management topics include hardware and software maintenance, inspections and preventive maintenance, maintenance records, maintenance scheduling, maintenance supervision, procuring parts and equipment, and safety procedures. Project management topics include control, coordinating, planning, quality assurance, resource allocation, resource management and implementation, risk management, and scheduling.

Recommendation
SSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in network systems administration and 3 in computer technology (2/13)(2/13).


GYSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in network systems administration and 3 in computer technology. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in maintenance management and 3 in project management (2/13)(2/13).


MSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in network systems administration and 3 in computer technology. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in maintenance management and 3 in project management (2/13)(2/13).

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