Join the Army National Guard as a Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer and you will make sure that the lines of communication are always open for the world’s finest military.
After your training, you will be able to install, operate, maintain, and repair strategic and tactical nodal systems. As a Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer, you will also use computers and software tools to perform system/network operations; interpret system and equipment error codes to correct system faults; install, operate, maintain, perform maintenance and unit-level maintenance on all internal communications systems and COMSEC devices; and execute the installation, operation, PMCS, and field-level maintenance on numerous network management systems.
And as your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainers provide guidance on technical issues; troubleshoot complex system faults; and supervise or correct failures to meet system availability and reliability standards.
The skills learned as a Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer can easily be transferred to the civilian workforce where you'll be able to work as a network support technician, data processing technician, or computer programmer in just about any company that uses computers.
Earn while you learn
Get paid to learn! Join the Guard and you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer position requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you learn basic Soldiering skills. Advanced Individual Training (AIT) consists of 39 weeks of training. Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change.
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Up to 100 percent Tuition Assistance for college or vocational training (up to $4,500 per fiscal year, 1 October – 30 September)
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Healthcare Benefits Available
- High School Diploma or GED (If you do not have a diploma or GED, you may still apply - ask a Recruiter about how the Army National Guard can help you earn your GED.)
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
For the latest list of all open jobs in your area, please visit the National Guard Job Board regularly at jobs.NationalGuard.com