MOS 25L—Cable Systems Installer / Maintainer

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 25L, Cable Systems Installer / Maintainer:

PULHES: 111221
Physical Demands Rating: heavy
Required ASVAB Score: SC: 89 & EL: 89
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: Secret
U.S. Citizenship: Required
AIT Length / Location: 8 weeks, 2 days at Ft Gordon, Georgia
Other Requirements

Cable Systems Installer / Maintainer (MOS 25L) Description / Major Duties:

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. Operates and performs Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) on assigned vehicles and power generators.

Duties for MOS 25L at each skill level are:

MOSC 25L1O. Installs, operates and performs unit level maintenance on cable and wire systems, to include Digital Group Multiplexers (DGM), Remote Multiplexing Combiners (RMC), repeaters, restorers, voltage protection devices, telephones, test stations, intermediate distribution frames and related equipment. Configure DGM and RMC for operations. Installs, operates, perform strapping, restrapping, PMCS and unit level maintenance on COMSEC devices. Performs tests on cable communications systems to ensure circuit and system quality. Tests circuits/groups to detect and locate line faults. Operate manual and motorized cable construction equipment. Climbs poles, as necessary and assists in the construction of tactical cable and wire lines. Clears and maintains rights of way. Recognizes electronic countermeasures and applies appropriate electronic counter countermeasures as necessary. Operates and performs PMCS on telephone line and other vehicles. Installs, operates and performs PMCS on power generators.

MOSC 25L2O. Coordinates and supervises team member activities in the construction, installation and recovery of cable and wire communications systems and auxiliary equipment. Coordinate remote trunking operations with switching central personnel. Interprets and updates line route maps and overlays. Coordinates team logistic requirements. Checks and performs PMCS and unit level maintenance on wire and cable systems and associated communications equipment. Ensures PMCS and maintenance functions are performed in accordance with published schedules.

MOSC 25L30. 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. Employs and enforces principles of COMSEC, SIGSEC, OPSEC and physical security.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 25L:

(1) Normal color vision.

(2) Be able to work at heights up to 40 feet for extended periods.

(3) Formal training (completion of MOS 25L 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) Must have 2 years verifiable experience or combination of formal training and experience totaling 2 years, as a wireman, telephone/data/cable systems installer or pole lineman.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 25L:

J2—Communications Cable and Antenna Systems Maintainer.
J7—WHCA Console Control Operations.

Article Last Modified: May 10, 2011

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