Job Description: Ground Electronics Transmission Systems Maintainers are trained to install, diagnose, modify, and perform field level maintenance on Ground Common Transmission Systems, Digital Fires Situational Awareness Systems, Vehicle Intercommunications Systems, Vehicle Electronics Equipment, related electronic equipment, electronic jamming systems, and miscellaneous non-communication systems. Typical duties include the troubleshooting and repair of ground common radio systems, Ground Common Tactical Wideband Transmission Systems and related electronic equipment at an organizational unit or intermediate maintenance activity. These Marines also requisition parts, complete service requests, and to assist in the installation of Ground Electronics Transmission Systems.

  • Branch Branch: Marines
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 2841
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $33,168
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: EL: 115
  • Degree Degree: High School
  • Age Age: 17-29
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Ground Electronics Maintenance
Average Age
23 Average Age
Average Age
1,572 Number Employed
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2.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Small unit Leadership, management at all levels in the chain of command

Cons: None

Location: Grand Prairie, TX


Typically the day starts around 0700, and lasts till around 1700. The work involves all forms of communication, for example; we physically work on our communication gear, we relay messages from one unit to another via a wide variety of systems, and we also educate other Marines on how to properly use, clean, and maintain their own gear. Because every unit requires Communication, the job I have been trained to do allows me to meet and develop a working relationship with every level of management the Marine Corps has to offer. Small unit Leadership helps drive the every day functions that my shop is required to do, and helps everything run smoothly.