United States Army : Soldier

James Wade Period: 7/8

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The computer/detection systems repairer performs maintenance and repair on a variety of critical systems and equipment, including microcomputers and electromechanical telecommunications equipment, field artillery digital devices, Global Positioning System receivers, night vision devices/equipment and laser and fiber optic systems

Job Responsibilities:

  • Test equipment to determine operational condition and troubleshoot to determine faults
  • Replace equipment parts such as resistors, switches and circuit boards
  • Use test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment, test program sets and interactive electronic technical manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
  • Test repaired items to ensure compliance
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks on equipment


  • 102 or above on the Electronics portion on ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
  • High attention to detail
  • Interest in math, solving problems and electronic equipment repair



Pay for Private (E1) will be slightly lower for the first four months of service.