Army

18E:SPECIAL FORCES COMMUNICATIONS SERGEANT

The Special Forces Communications Sergeant employs conventional and unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in communications. Trains and maintains proficiency in all Major Duties- Organizes, trains, advises and supervises indigenous and allied personnel in the installation, utilization, and operation of radio equipment, radio nets, standard and expedient antenna systems and wire communications. Proficient in and the instruction of the installation, operation and employment FM, AM, VHF, UHF, and SHF radio communication systems to transmit and receive radio messages in voice, continuous wave, and burst code radio nets.


Is there a clearance required?: Yes

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Combat


Military Duties:

Trains and maintains proficiency in all major duties. Organizes, trains, advises and supervises indigenous and allied personnel in the installation, utilization, and operation of radio equipment, radio nets, standard and expedient antenna systems, and wire communications. Proficient in and the instruction of the installation, operation and employment FM, AM, VHF, UHF, and SHF radio communication systems to transmit and receive radio messages in voice, continuous wave (CW), and burst code radio nets. Responsible for the establishment and maintenance of detachment tactical and operational communications and communication equipment. Plans, prepares and assists in the communications targets portion of the area study, prepares and assists in briefings, briefbacks, and debriefings. Supervises the communication functions when in split detachment configuration for special operations or missions.

Military Duties Translated:

Communicate with people on remote operations, including aircraft, mining, and offshore oil rigs. Broadcast weather or traffic conditions. Receive and transmit communications. Use radiotelegraph or radiotelephone equipment. Clean, repair, and store equipment. Test equipment to ensure its functioning properly. Install, operate, and monitor radio equipment. Report violations regarding radio communications. Interpret coded messages and emergency signals. Record signals for intelligence personnel analysis. Determine where signals originate.

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