Job Description: Radio operator-maintainers are responsible for the maintenance of radio communication equipment. This equipment needs to consistently work in order for the Army to direct the movement of its troops.  Job duties include: maintenance of communication equipment and security devices; prepare, transmit, receive and record messages; maintain assigned power generators.

  • Branch Branch: Army
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 25C
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $36,366
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: SC: 98, EL: 98
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-34
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Computers & Technology
Average Age
26 Average Age
Average Age
775 Number Employed
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5.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Easy to do, easy to learn, proficiency in the job is gained fast through field training

Cons: Lots of field time, gets boring when setup is complete


As a 25C we spend a lot of time in the field, supporting battalion and brigade comms, as well as providing retrans for other units in the brigade and division. In an aviation support battalion, we typically provide retrans for the FARPS and HQ support element. We are known to support the following MOS’s with comms: aviation, cavalry, infantry, artillery, medical, as well as the higher echelons such as division assets. The job is fun, but can become dull at times. After site setup is done, we monitor radios to make sure we are still retransing and that everyone has effective communication.