Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

MOS-25S-003
SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS OPERATOR-MAINTAINER
25S30
25S40

Exhibit Dates: 7/14–Present.

Description
Summary: The Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer supervises, installs, operates and maintains tactical through strategic multichannel satellite communications ground terminals, systems, networks and associated equipment. Operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on assigned communications equipment, vehicles and power generators. Skill Level 30: The Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer plans, supervises and integrates the installation, operation and maintenance of tactical through strategic satellite communications assemblages and systems; establishes workload, work schedules and maintenance priorities; performs and supervises quality control inspections; requests logistic support; trains subordinate personnel in the As of 2008 August 10 operation and maintenance of satellite and associated equipment; consolidates system and network statistics and reports and submits them to network control/management headquarters; executes telecommunications service orders (TSO); and performs coordination with Army, Joint and commercial activities to accomplish satellite and distributed communications at all levels of command. Skill Level 40: Able to perform the duties required for Skill Level 30; the Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer supervises, plans and directs the installation, operations and maintenance of satellite communication systems and networks, including strategic, tactical and commercial interfaces and gateways; provides leadership and supervision as Platoon Sergeant in tactical satellite (TACSAT) platoon; provides technical advice to commanders and assistance to subordinates; develops and ensures compliance with policy and procedures for all types of satellite operational environments; determines capabilities and limitations of assigned equipment; disseminate TSO to subordinate shifts, assemblages, or stations; conducts technical evaluations of equipment and facilities; establishes and maintains liaison with supported and supporting activities or units; organizes, instructs and counsels subordinate personnel; and manages security programs for satellite operations.

Related Competencies
Networking fundamentals topics include cabling, connectors, IP addressing, IP configuration, local area network (LAN), subnetting, and troubleshooting. Communications topics include briefings, Microsoft Office Suite, oral communication skills, presentation skills, research, technical writing, and written communications techniques. Supervision topics include decision-making, mentoring, problem solving, resource management, scheduling, time management, and training. Quality assurance topics include assessments, inspections, inventory control, performance monitoring, policy and procedures, quality control, and trend analysis. Electronic communications topics include antennas, block diagrams, circuit analysis, connectivity concepts, power out measurement techniques, safety, schematics, signal analysis, signal flow, and test equipment. Satellite communications topics include antenna systems, communications security (COMSEC), equipment maintenance, equipment operations, radio terminals, satellite communications (SATCOM), and satellite equipment installation and maintenance. Communications systems troubleshooting and maintenance topics include antenna basics, communication networks, communications control systems, radio systems, secure communications, spectrum analysis techniques, test equipment, and troubleshooting techniques. Management topics include controlling, developing, inventory management, leading, organizing, personnel management, and planning.

Recommendation, Skill Level 30
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in networking fundamentals, 3 in communications, 3 in supervision, 3 in quality assurance, 3 in electronic communications, 3 in satellite communications, and 3 in communications systems troubleshooting and maintenance (7/14)(7/14).

Recommendation, Skill Level 40
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in networking fundamentals, 3 in communications, 3 in supervision, 3 in quality assurance, 3 in electronic communications, 3 in satellite communications, and 3 in communications systems troubleshooting and maintenance. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management (7/14)(7/14).

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