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Exhibit Dates: 7/14–Present.
The Radio Operator-Maintainers supervise, install, operate, perform preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) and organizational level maintenance on assigned amplitude modulation (AM) radios, Enhanced Position Location and Reporting System (EPLRS) net control stations, Army Special Operations communications systems, to include communication security (COMSEC) devices and associated equipment. Operate manual or automated communications systems. Operate and perform PMCS on assigned vehicles and power generators.
The Radio Operator-Maintainer supervise the installation, operation and maintenance of high frequency (HF) radios; prepare work schedules and allocates equipment for net operations or special missions; advise superiors on capabilities and limitations of HF radio equipment; writes or interpret operation orders and prepares standing operating procedures (SOP) for HF operations; ensure compliance with security regulations governing HF radio, COMSEC and automated data processing (ADP) equipment used with HF equipment; coordinate logistical support for subordinate teams; and establish training programs for subordinate personnel.
Network fundamentals topics include cabling, IP addressing, LAN, ping, subnetting, troubleshooting, and wireless local area networks (WLANs). Server administration topics include active directory, policies, security, user administration, and user rights. Business communication topics include briefings, memorandums, oral communication techniques, presentation skills, report writing, technical writing, and written communication skills. Supervision topics include coaching, decision-making, mentoring, problem solving, resource management, scheduling, and training. Radio operations topics include atmospheric effects, electromagnetic interference, frequency spectrum, radio operational techniques, RF propagation concepts, safety, satellite communications concepts, and terrain considerations. Communications systems troubleshooting and maintenance topics include antenna alignment procedure; communications equipment; communications networks; safety; satellite communications; secure communications; signal flow concepts; and UHF, VHF, HF radio operations.
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in network fundamentals, 3 in server administration, 3 in business communication, 3 in supervision, 3 in radio operations, and 3 in communications systems troubleshooting and maintenance (7/14)(7/14).