Messages in the military aren’t solely sent through the airwaves; they’re visual too! As the Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer, your primary responsibility will be to ensure the quality and functionality of all video equipment in the studio and in the field.
In this role, you will troubleshoot television equipment using testing and diagnostic devices; repair or replace defective components; and maintain television and audio production equipment including cameras, cables, mixing consoles and TV delivery systems.
• Handle television receivers/monitors, cameras, and various studio accessories
• Operate motion/still photo imaging equipment and closed-circuit systems
• Control visual imagery satellites, microwaves, radio frequency transmissions, and cable distribution systems
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Motion picture equipment operation
• Audio recording and using sound equipment
• Scripting and special effects techniques
• Interest in creative/artistic work
• Ability to work as a team member
• Experience in school plays or making home movies
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as a motion picture camera operator, production specialist, sound mixer, or recording engineer.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 18 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.