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Total Army Training Programs for the Network Switching System course

PURPOSE:  Provide the 31F30 Network Switching Systems Operator/Maintainer with the technical knowledge and necessary supervisory skills needed to deploy, employ, troubleshoot, and supervise the Direct Support (DS) level repair of the Electronic Switching System within the Area Common User System (ACUS), provide operator training on assigned equipment, and provide cross level training in transmission systems for career progression.

SCOPE: The student will train in leadership, NBC, map reading, computer literacy, and attain the technical competency to supervise the deployment, installation, employment, troubleshooting, and unit and direct support level maintenance of Network Switching and the System Control Center.

PREREQUISITES: Active Army or Reserve Component enlisted soldier that meets enlistment requirements.  Select by PERSCOM (Active Army) or recommended by unit commander (Reserve Component).  Qualified in MOS 31F.  Meets requirements outlined in AR 351-1, paragraph 5-14, and met TABE requirements.  Active and Reserve soldiers over 40 must complete required medical screening and receive status prior to attending.  Only Staff Sergeants and promotable Sergeants will attend.  Successfully completed PLDC or equivalent at least 6 months prior to attending unless promoted prior to linkage of NCOES to promotion.  Successfully completed 400-BNCOC-TATS-C, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Common Core Training Course – TATS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: The IDT/ADT portion of the course is based on the amount of time to train one soldier and not the optimum class size.  All IDT/ADT practical exercises and hands-on test hours reflect the time for one student or team/crew to complete the task or activity.  If the unit being trained does not have the equipment identified in this POI the unit will coordinate with other units for equipment or substitute compatible equipment on hand in the unit.

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