Army Job Descriptions: Telecom Operator (MOS 25D)

Training for this MOS consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, followed by seven weeks, one day of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Additional Training Information

Specific formal training opportunities for this MOS, including advanced training courses available at specific points of the soldier's career, can be found on the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) Web Site.


During Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), the Army limits a soldier's personal freedom, using a "Phase System," which grants increased freedom, based upon phase of training. For details, see Army Training Phase Restrictions.

Training Details

Instruction will encompass the following topics: Automated Information System (AIS) security; computer fundamentals, computer terminal devices; networking theory and concepts; Windows and UNIX operating system; procedural actions in telecommunications operations such as message formatting, processing incoming/outgoing messages and service actions; training on communications security equipment and devices.