Electronic, voice, line-of-sight communications are what makes the Army maneuver both tactically and administratively. Information technology management has become the new frontier of defense, meaning that the Army Signal Corps couldn't be more relevant today. From secure and encrypted communications to enhancing the lives of soldiers worldwide, the Army's Signal Corps supplies information systems and worldwide networks for the Army, the Department of Defense, and allied nations in coalition operations.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

The Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager (ESM) manages division and higher level EMS databases. They assist users in obtaining spectrum support through appropriate federal and host nation agencies. The 25E assists in the resolution of frequency interference incidents, reports unresolved problems to higher headquarters for assistance, and reviews frequency interference databases for trends and repeat incidents. The ESM provides advice and assistance to subordinate units for mission accomplishment and career progression of other Electromagnetic Spectrum Managers. The Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager serves as an advisor, for electromagnetic spectrum management, to the commander. The ESM prepares electromagnetic spectrum specific briefings for commander and staff. The ESM develop theater level and higher Army EMS management policy and procedures.

Military Duties Translated:

analyse user requirements write and test code, refining and rewriting it as necessary and communicate with any programmers involved in the project research, design and write new software programs (e.g. business applications or computer games) and computer operating systems evaluate the software and systems that make computers and hardware work develop existing programs by analysing and identifying areas for modification integrate existing software products and get incompatible platforms to work together create technical specifications write systems to control the scheduling of jobs or to control the access allowed to users or remote systems

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