AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Avionics and Survivability Equipment Repairers are essential members of the communications maintenance team, tasked with keeping the lines of communication open. In this specialty, you will be responsible for maintaining switchboards, telephones, and associated wire instruments, and other equipment for the Army National Guard.
You will perform field and sustainment-level maintenance on stabilization and avionic flight control systems by: maintaining, testing, and repairing communications equipment; installing and repairing circuits and wiring; calibrating and aligning equipment components; testing and isolating faulty assemblies and components; replacing parts, rewiring equipment, and interconnecting components on semiautomatic telephone switchboard equipment; using circuit and wiring diagrams and schematics; and testing repaired equipment.
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Operating electrical and electronic test equipment
• Repair and replacement of radar and sonar equipment
• Ability to apply electronic principles and concepts
• Interest in working with electrical and electronic equipment
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with engineering companies, the federal government, or aircraft and military hardware manufacturers. Through your training, experience, and additional study, you may also be able to qualify for the Electronics Technician Association (ETA) certification.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. 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 an Avionics and Survivability Equipment Repairer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 29 weeks of classroom instruction, including practice in repairing radar and sonar equipment.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment's notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers' primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.