Army MOS 25C Radio Operator Maintainer     
As one of the largest ground forces in the world, the U.S. Army needs to make sure that all forces can get the correct
information. The Army communications maintenance team is responsible for making sure that all communications
equipment is in top working order. This equipment allows the Army to track and direct troop, aircraft and watercraft
movements.

Radio Operator-Maintainers are primarily responsible for all maintenance checks and services on assigned radio
communication equipment. Some of your duties as a Radio Operator-Maintainer may include:

  • Maintain, test and repair communication equipment and security devices
  • Prepare and transmit messages
  • Receive, record and process messages
  • Operate and perform preventive maintenance checks on assigned equipment
  • Install, operate and perform preventive maintenance checks on assigned power generators

Training
Job training for a Radio Operator-Maintainer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic
Soldiering skills, and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including practice with
equipment. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you learn are:

  • Mechanical, electronic and electrical principles
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Line installation and wiring techniques
  • Communication security policies and procedures

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Radio Operator-Maintainer provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same
discipline. As an advanced level Radio Operator-Maintainer, you may be involved in:

  • Supervise and perform the operation of single channel AM radio, radio teletypewriter, Army Special
    Operations communications equipment or net control station assemblages
  • Supervise and perform authorized maintenance on assigned equipment
  • Control and use Signal Operating Instructions
  • Implement communication security, operational security and physical security policies and procedures
  • Recognize and implement electronic countermeasures

Related Army Positions

  • Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer (25L)
  • Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer (25P)
  • Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer (25Q)
  • Network Switching Systems Operator-Maintainer (25F)
  • Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer (25S)

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a Radio Operator-Maintainer will help prepare you for a future with civilian companies that
design and make communications and electronic equipment or with the federal government. You’ll be qualified to
work as a communications equipment repairer, radio repairer, radio mechanic, teletype repairer or station
installer/repairer, depending on your specialty.