Aviation Communication Systems Technician

MSgt to Pvt - PMOS


Aviation Communication Systems Technicians perform and supervise maintenance of radios and communications systems found within selected units of the Marine Air Control Group. Tasks include installation, operation, performance testing, alignment and troubleshooting of all voice communications equipment, encryption devices, electronic assemblies and subassemblies, fiber optic cables, and system software for radios and telecommunications equipment used within the Marine Air Command and Control Systems (MACCS). They make periodic inspections and perform preventive maintenance; use proper safety procedures in system maintenance and operation; diagnose and isolate malfunction to the fault, remove and replace LRU (line replaceable unit); and verify that the malfunction has been corrected. They maintain diagnostic and operational tools, support, and test equipment; maintain accountability of all parts of communication systems including software, spare parts, and in requisitioning supplies and spare parts; maintain necessary records of maintenance and compile data for reports. The Aviation Communications Systems Managers Course is available for skill enhancement training.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must possess an EL score of 115 or higher.
  • Security requirement: Secret security clearance eligibility.
  • Must have a minimum one year of high school algebra.
  • Must have normal color vision.


  • Complete the Basic Electronics Course (M092721).
  • Complete the Aviation Communications Systems Technician Course (M09E2Z1).


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.120, Direct Air Support Center (DASC) Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Avionics Technicians 49-2091.

Related Military Skill:

  • Radio Chief, 0629.
  • Ground Radio Repairer, 2841.
  • Electronics Maintenance Technician, 2862.
  • ATC Communications Technician, 5954.
  • Tactical Air Operations/Air Defense Systems Technician, 5979.