B520:Cryptologic Technician

Cryptologic Technicians (Maintenance) perform preventive and corrective maintenance on electrical and electronic cryptologic and ancillary systems used for communications, analysis, monitoring, tracking, recognition and identification, electronic attack, and physical security. They install, test, troubleshoot, repair or replace cryptologic networks, physical security systems, electronic equipment, antennas, personal computers, auxiliary equipment, digital and optical interfaces, and data systems. CTMs configure, monitor, and evaluate Information Operations (IO), Information Warfare (IW) systems, and Information Assurance (IA) in support of national and fleet tasking. They manage mission organizational level maintenance, and coordinate repair of command, control, communications, computer and intelligence systems.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

Duties include, but are not limited to, network target development and Indications and Warning (I&W), Attack Sensing and Warning (AS&W), and provide computer network risk mitigation and network vulnerability assessments, and incident response/reconstruction. They are active in computer network defense, access tool development and computer/network forensics.

Military Duties Translated:

Set up and install equipment such as microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards for events and functions such as concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians