Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
As a Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer for the Army National Guard, you can expand your technological skillset while serving your Nation at the same time! The Guard relies on many complex systems to communicate, and the Nodal Network Maintainer ensures the functionality of these systems in support of operational requirements.
Your duties will include: supervising, installing, operating, and performing field-level maintenance on Internet Protocol-based high-speed electronic communication systems; working with integrated network control centers; performing network management functions by maintaining, troubleshooting, and re-engineering communication assets; and maintaining communications security, or COSMEC devices and other equipment associated with network communication operations.
• Field-level maintenance on electronic nodal assemblages, combat net radios, and ancillary communications equipment
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Electronic switching systems repair and WAN network
• Maintaining telephone exchange
• Maintain Internet Protocol
• Interest in working with nodal equipment
• Knowledge of Internet Protocol
• Configuring, operating, and troubleshooting routers and E-switches
• Ability to work as a team member
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as a network support technician, data processing technician, or computer programmer in just about any company that uses computers.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to learn. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer position requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you learn basic Soldiering skills, and 18 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.