Information technology specialists are responsible for maintaining, processing and troubleshooting military computer systems/operations.
- Maintenance of networks, hardware, and software.
- Provide customer and network administration services.
- Construct, edit, and test computer programs.
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.
- Interest in computer science.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Experience in the installation of computers.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
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.
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.