Information technology specialists are responsible for maintaining, processing and troubleshooting military computer systems/operations.Job Duties:Maintenance of networks, hardware, and software.Provide customer and network administration services.Construct, edit, and test computer programs.Training:Job training for an information technology specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Helpful Skills:Interest in computer science.Attention to detail.Ability to communicate effectively.Experience in the installation of computers.Compensation:Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.Education Benefits:In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses.Future Civilian Careers:The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a network support technician, data-processing technician or computer programmer. PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program:Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. AAI CORPORATION.EATON CORPORATION.L-3 Communications Linguist Operations & Technical Support.Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.CISCO SYSTEMS.CDW, LLC.CoxCom, Inc.T-Mobile.Job Requirements:Must be a US Citizen or Permanent ResidentMust possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.