MOS 25C—Radio Operator / Maintainer
Qualifications for initial award of MOS 25C, Radio Operator / Maintainer:
Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
Required ASVAB Score: SC: 98 & EL: 98
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: Secret
U.S. Citizenship: Required
AIT Length / Location: 12 weeks, 4 days at Ft Gordon, Georgia
Radio Operator / Maintainer (MOS 25C) Description / Major Duties:
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.
Duties for MOS 25C at each skill level are:
MOSC 25C1O. Install, operate, and perform PMCS and organizational level maintenance on single channel radio, radio teletypewriter, Army Special Operations communications equipment, EPLRS net control stations, and associated equipment. Install, operate, perform strapping, restrapping, PMCS and organizational level maintenance on COMSEC devices. Prepare, transmit, receive, record, and process messages to addresses or distribution sections in prescribed menu driven format. Operate and perform PMCS on assigned vehicles. Install, operate, and perform PMCS on assigned power generators.
MOSC 25C2O. Supervise, perform as a team member in the operation of single channel AM radio, Army Special Operations communications equipment or EPLRS net control station assemblages. Supervise and perform authorized maintenance on assigned equipment. Direct the installation of radios and antennas. Control and use Signal Operating Instructions (SOI). Implement COMSEC, operation security (OPSEC) and physical security policies. Recognize electronic countermeasures (ECM) and implement electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM).
MOSC 25C30. 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. Establish training programs for subordinate personnel.
(1) Normal color vision.
(2) Ability to clearly enunciate English.
(3) Credit for successful completion of 1 year basic computer or keyboarding at high school, trade or technical school, college or university.
(4) Formal training (completion of MOS 25C Course (conducted under the
auspices of the USA Signal School) mandatory or meet the ACASP criteria
per paragraph (a) and (b) below. Waiver may be granted by Commandant,
U.S. Army Signal School, ATTN: ATZH POE, Ft Gordon, GA 30905-5300.
(a) Be eligible for SECRET security access under provisions of AR 380-67.
(b) Have 1 year experience or combination of formal training and experience totaling 1 year as AM/FM radio operator and be capable of sending and receiving manual keyboard messaging, in message format at minimum of 25 words per minute.
Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 25C:<
T2—Enhanced Position Location and Reporting System (EPLRS) Network Management (ENM) Enhanced Grid Reference Unit (EGRU) Net Control Station (NCS-A) Operator-Maintainer.
Article Last Modified: May 10, 2011