Satellite Communications Operator

Sgt to Pvt - NMOS (0621)


The Satellite Communications Operator is a Marine that’s trained to install, operate and maintain various satellite communication platforms from the Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal (SMART- T/AEHF) AN/TSC-154, the Lightweight Multi-Band Satellite Terminal (LMST/SHF) AN/USC-65(V), the Phoenix Tactical SHF Terminal (TSST) AN/TSC-156 and Very Small Aperture Terminal-Large (VSAT-L), providing classified and unclassified data, voice and video teleconferencing capabilities in garrison or tactical environments.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must possess an EL score of 105 or higher.
  • Security requirement: Secret security clearance.
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license.
  • Must possess MOS 0621.


  • Complete Intro to SATCOM Course (A09CGU1), SMART-T Operator, Maintainer (USMC) Course (A09DTN1), Phoenix Systems Operator (USMC) Course (A09L4S1) and the Lightweight Multiband Sat Term OP/MT (USMC) Course (A09DTA1) at Ft Gordon, GA.


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.56A, Communications Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Radio Operators 27-4013.

Related Military Skill:

  • None