25B Information Technology Specialist

OVERVIEW
An Information Technology Specialist maintains and troubleshoots systems that support the Army’s logistics and classified data. They build firewalls that can withstand any cyberattack and the programs that Guard Soldiers rely on to accomplish their mission.

JOB DUTIES

  • Perform maintenance on networks, hardware and software
  • Help others learn to use networks and software
  • Build and test your own computer applications

REQUIREMENTS
To serve in the Guard, you must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identifies which Army National Guard job is best for you. You must also be a U.S. citizen and eligible to obtain a Secret security clearance.

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 95

Learn more about the ASVAB

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.

  • Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
  • Use of computer consoles and equipment
  • Computer systems concepts
  • Planning, designing and testing computer systems

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in computer science
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Experience in installation of computers

 

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25B

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Computer Scientist
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Hardware Engineer
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Information Systems Manager
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IT Consultant
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Maintains and troubleshoots information processing systems, peripheral equipment and associated devices in mobile and fixed facilities.
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
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25B Information Technology Specialist. Support the Army’s logistics and classified data. Build firewalls that can withstand any cyberattack. Perform maintenance on networks, hardware and software.
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Career Field - Technology & Networking
Job Description: 
Maintain and troubleshoot systems that support the Army’s logistics and classified data. Build firewalls that can withstand any cyberattack and the programs that Guard Soldiers rely on to accomplish their mission.