Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit


Exhibit Dates: 7/14–Present.

The Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer installs, operates, and performs unit level maintenance on cable and wire communications systems, communication security (COMSEC) devices and associated equipment; and operates and performs Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) on assigned vehicles and power generators.
The Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer supervises and coordinates all phases of construction, recovery and maintenance of cable and wire distribution systems and associated multiplexing, reeling and testing equipment, including telephones; estimates time, supplies, personnel and equipment required to construct cable and wire communications systems; assigns work crews and coordinates activities of personnel to meet workload demands; inspects pole line construction and cable and wire lines and equipment to ensure approved construction and risk assessment standards are met; supervises and checks maintenance performed by subordinate personnel; prepare line route maps and overlays; interprets circuit diagrams and operations order extracts; prepares and conducts MOS and unit training programs; advise the commander on cable and wire system operations; supervise section and team deployment of individual and crew-served weapons for site defense; and employs and enforces principles of COMSEC, SIGSEC, OPSEC and physical security.

Related Competencies
Fiber optics maintenance and repair topics include alignment procedures, cable testing, connectivity, hardware maintenance, repair procedures, splicing, and test equipment. Maintenance management topics include diagnostics, inventory control, maintenance records, material control, prevention measures, quality control supervision, recordkeeping, trend analysis, and troubleshooting. Supervision topics include coaching, decision-making, mentoring, personnel evaluations, problem solving, resource management, scheduling, time management, and training. Communications topics include briefings, interpersonal communications, oral briefings, oral communication techniques and skills, presentation skills, research, technical writing, and written correspondence. Cable system installation and maintenance topics include cable construction, cable maintenance, cable systems installation, LAN/WAN cable installation, patch panels, telephone maintenance, and troubleshooting.

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in cable system installation and maintenance, 3 in fiber optics maintenance and repair, 3 in maintenance management, 3 in supervision, and 3 in communications (7/14)(7/14).

ACE occupation reviews are conducted by faculty currently teaching at appropriately accredited colleges and universities. Faculty teams analyze the official occupation standards and validate the duties and requirements through service member interviews to determine if the content, scope, and rigor of the experiential learning align to current postsecondary curricula. A minimum of 3 faculty evaluators must achieve consensus on credit recommendations. Please see Faculty Evaluators - Home Page for more information.