Updated: April 2021

What does a 4D1X2 do?

Deploys, sustains, troubleshoots and repairs standard voice, data and video network infrastructure systems, IP detection systems and cryptographic equipment. Performs, coordinates, integrates and supervises network design, configuration, operation, defense, restoration, and improvements. Analyzes capabilities and performance, identifies problems, and takes corrective action. Fabricates, terminates, and interconnects wiring and associated network infrastructure devices.

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Where and How Long is the Tech School For a 3D1X2?

Tech School

136 Days - Keesler AFB


Electronic Systems Technology

What Does the 3D1X2 Duty Badge Look Like?

Cyberspace Support Badge

What are the Demographics for the 3D1X2 Career Field?







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What are the Requirements to Become a 3D1X2?


Electrical: 70


Electrical: 60 AND Cyber-test: 60


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  • Normal color vision.
  • Specialty routinely requires work in the networking environment. For award and retention of AFSCs 3D132/3D152/3D172, must attain and maintain a minimum Information Assurance Technical Level II certification.
  • Specialty requires routine access to Top Secret material or similar environment.

What are the Duties and Responsibilities For a 3D1X2?

Provides voice, data and video services. Installs, upgrades, replaces, configures and maintains systems/circuits/IP-based intrusion detection systems that access military, Federal and commercial networks. Manages infrastructure devices and systems using the latest approved software tools.

Deploys and operates expeditionary communications systems. Uses agile logistics support channels to sustain continuous network operations. Removes, repairs and replaces assemblies and subassemblies to optimally sustain voice, data and video networks.

Establishes priorities, maintains, tests, troubleshoots, and repairs voice and network systems equipment and circuits utilizing tools and test equipment. Isolates malfunctions using diagnostic software, technical data, block diagrams, voltage and waveform measurements, and other tests requiring specialized test equipment.

Monitors performance of systems and circuits. Coordinates with coalition forces, DoD agencies and other service providers to analyze and isolate performance faults and implement corrective actions. Checks equipment for serviceability and performs preventive maintenance. Isolates faults by coordinating with commercial service providers and depots to test system components and assemblies.

Maintains and administers voice, network and circuit databases, records and forms. Interprets sketches and layout drawings for placement of distribution systems. Coordinates request for service orders. Reviews, recommends, and implements changes to communications-computer systems installations records (CSIR), technical data, engineering drawings, and equipment wiring diagrams. Updates and verifies entries on system, facility, maintenance, and inspection records. Initiates, tracks, and maintains shipping, receiving, supply, and equipment documents.

Conducts periodic inspections of systems installations and repair activities. Interprets inspection reports and implements corrective actions, documents inspection and maintenance actions.

Reviews and maintains operational measurement reports and analyzes network utilization. Ensures equipment and components meet installation practice technical order and accepted commercial installation specifications.

Applies communications security programs to include physical, cryptographic, transmission, and emission security. Develops and ensures compliance with safety standards and instructions.

Manages, supervises, and performs planning and implementation activities. Manages implementation and project installation and ensures architecture, configuration, and integration conformity. Develops, plans, and integrates base communications systems. Serves as advisor at meetings for facility design, military construction programs and minor construction planning. Evaluates base comprehensive plan and civil engineering projects. Monitors status of base civil engineer work requests. Performs mission review with customers. Controls, manages, and monitors project milestones and funding from inception to completion. Determines adequacy and correctness of project packages and amendments. Monitors project status and completion actions. Manages and maintains system installation records, files, and indexes. Evaluates contracts, wartime, support, contingency and exercise plans to determine impact on manpower, equipment, and systems.

What Are the Specialty Qualifications for a 3D1X2?

Knowledge. Knowledge of electronic and network principles, information assurance, telephony, copper and fiber-optic transmission principles, cryptographic techniques, network system installation practices, project and circuit diagram interpretation, test equipment, special tools, and management practices is mandatory.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or general educational development equivalency is mandatory. Additional courses in mathematics, computer science or information technologies is desirable. Network+ certification is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 3D132, completion of Cyber Transport initial skills course is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

  • 3D152. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3D132. Also, experience in installation, maintenance, and repair of voice, data and video network infrastructure and cryptographic equipment.
  • 3D172. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3D152. Also, experience in supervising installation, maintenance, and repair of voice, data and video network infrastructure and cryptographic equipment.

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