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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2010, 17:27:32 »
Iwould they be working with avionics techs

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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2010, 17:28:34 »
MUAV is just a type of UAV. There are some LCIS Techs that work on the MUAV and smaller UAV's, but only on deployments or workup trg. The larger aircraft types are maintained by the ATIS/AVS Techs. As for LCIS postings with the Air Force just go with what info Skeletor has given, only TAC HEL Sqns, and you still only maintain the GREEN fleet of communications equipment. ATIS techs look after the Airfield equipment, and AVS for anything with wings/ rotor.

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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2010, 17:54:29 »
What is green kit...
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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2010, 17:56:32 »
What is green kit...

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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #54 on: February 15, 2010, 18:00:24 »
GREEN KIT for an LCIS Tech is anything that the ARMY uses for communications to include Field Telephones, Field Switchboards, Radios (both Vehicle and Man Portable), RADAR systems for Surveilance and Counter Mortar uses, Computer equipment (dependant on Unit), Distance and Velocity measuring devices pertaining to the Arty Regts, along with Met equipment pertaining again to the Arty Regts.

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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #55 on: February 15, 2010, 18:04:43 »
What would green kit in an air wing consist of though...Whats the smallest type unit an LCIS Tech would be posted to...I notice they mostly work at the batallion group level from stuff I have read on Afghan rotations....
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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2010, 18:14:34 »
At a TAC HEL SQN, there would be Radios and Telephones. The SQN being TACTICAL has Command Posts. LCIS Techs posted to TAC HEL SQNS are typicaly senior Cpls, because they are 1 of 1 with no technical supervisor. So comming straight out of CFSCE to a TAC HEL SQN think snowball in hell. Not going to happen. If you want to be with the Air Force so bad then think ATIS.

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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2010, 18:20:22 »
It woudlnt bother me I was considering aviation tech or avionics tech but they were closed...But I notice theres also cross over with EME branch for LCIS Tech so it just makes it more appealing as a trade....
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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2010, 18:28:33 »
Be careful with the terminology. Crossover indicates that trades are linked. Only one trade on the EME side (EO Tech- Electro Optical) shares any common training. And that is POET electronics training, after that they follow their own path. LCIS can be embedded into a Maint Tp, but as far as I know that only happens at my fine Regt.

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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2010, 18:32:37 »
I notice they are embedded into EME maintenance units...Do they ever work with small units like special forces or recon platoons...
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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2010, 19:57:56 »
Recon Pl No. RECCE Sqn Yes. As for SF it all depends on requirements that i will not get into.

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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2010, 21:39:08 »
Are they issued the same small arms as the infantry the c-7, c-8 variants and the minimi...I notice in some rotos theyre not part of NSE  but with Btl group...Would they take part in helo insertions as part of infantry batallions...
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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #62 on: February 15, 2010, 21:48:46 »
Are they issued the same small arms as the infantry the c-7, c-8 variants and the minimi...I notice in some rotos theyre not part of NSE  but with Btl group...Would they take part in helo insertions as part of infantry batallions...


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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #63 on: February 15, 2010, 21:57:49 »
What about the individial soldier radio system-i dont know what its called- do they maintain those...and any possible CF version of  the land warrior system...would they maintain that...
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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #64 on: February 15, 2010, 22:10:12 »
The PRR (Personal Role Radio) is a sealed unit, so testing is all we do on it. Just the way the government did the contract. As for the US Land Warrior System, until the CF decides if they are going that way speculation is useless on who will maintain it. But if things go as to the norm, the initial warantee period will be spent on the shelf during limited trials, then introduced with no parts,manual ( a short story about a mexican kid) or support.

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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #65 on: February 16, 2010, 01:34:17 »
What do they do with sealed units that dont work properly anymore..do they just scrap them as junk...Doesnt the CF have a Land Warrior type system in trial phase right...I wonder if LCIS Techs would be the main techs on such a system....Can you be an instrument specialist as an LCIS Tech...
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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #66 on: February 16, 2010, 02:41:21 »
My God, Gavin.  You surely understand how incredibly patient people are being, right?  Yes, you can be the technical whiz kid that fixes all the ninjasniperscubacommando gadgets on an elite strike team that operates out of a flying black stealth Winnebago.  And sometimes when the mission is really technical, you can go with them and get into wacky hijinks, which initially jeopardizes the mission but your tech savvy ends up saving the day.  Then all the bad-*** warriors will tousle your hair and you will really feel part of the team. 

Go to a recruiter.  See if the BASIC job profile is what you want.  After that, you can work your way up to working on the man portable-rail guns and teleporters. 
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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #67 on: February 16, 2010, 04:17:57 »
Who is this Gavin...
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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #68 on: February 16, 2010, 04:24:40 »
Who is this Gavin...

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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #69 on: February 16, 2010, 04:46:58 »
I notice they are embedded into EME maintenance units...Do they ever work with small units like special forces or recon platoons...

You think your going to be some kinda Ninja SOF LCIS Tech or something? You aren't even in the Military yet an already thinking about the high speed stuff..

An you also want to work on Air Force kit, etc..  you can't have it all kid.

Anyways, like what was said there are no LCIS Techs in Recce Pl.  As for SOF well there are positions in CANSOFCOM units for LCIS techs, how they are employed I have no idea an you won't find any info unless you are in the unit as it is OPSEC.


Are they issued the same small arms as the infantry the c-7, c-8 variants and the minimi

The FN Minimi is designated as the C9 LMG in the CF.  But yes of course LCIS techs are issued a weapon just like everyone else.. you will most likely have a C7A2.. perhaps a C8 on tour who knows. But I've never seen any LCIS Techs be a C9 gunner anywhere. You will still train on the weapon though on your BMQ-L/SQ an during work up training.

I notice in some rotos theyre not part of NSE  but with Btl group...Would they take part in helo insertions as part of infantry batallions...

Depending on the TO&E of the Infantry BN in the BG they could have LCIS Techs in their Sigs Pl, if not than they would be with NSE or another organization that employs techs.  As for taking part in an Air Assualt.. really?   No.. there are no Techs in the Rifle Coys or Recce Pl ie the pers who are out on Operations, etc. If you are a LCIS Tech in the Infantry Battalion you would be back in KAF working in a Tech Shop or maybe out at a FOB working in a Tech Shop. As for other parts of the BG ie the tankers, etc I don't know how/if Techs are employed in that sub-org in the BG as I only have experiance working in an Infantry BN here in Canada and overseas.



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Search the LCIS Tech threads here an read the job info on the CF Recruiting website..  and remember you aren't even in the Military yet.. it's great to look into oppertunities that you MAY have in the future if you make it through the training but you should really be focusing on learning about what the basic job of what you will be doing as an LCIS Tech is an getting ready for the recruiting procress an Basic Training an such.
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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #70 on: February 16, 2010, 09:22:47 »
Can you be an instrument specialist as an LCIS Tech...

A what ?

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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #71 on: February 16, 2010, 10:11:08 »
A what ?

I think he's asking if he can be a "tool"   :D

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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #72 on: February 16, 2010, 10:38:27 »
I already have a box of broken tools as does every other shop in NATO. And I certainly don't need any more administrative nightmares than I already have. Tsokman keep focused on 1st- Passing Basic Trg. 2nd- Passing Basic Trg. 3rd- Passing Basic Trg. Don't even worry about what is after that until you get to it. You have at least 2 more years until your first posting to a unit, and by then alot can change.

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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #73 on: February 17, 2010, 03:03:31 »
What is the usual field kit issue for an LCIS Tech...do they get body armour, etc all that kit...Im wondering if maintenance techs would receive different kit...
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Re: "Jimmies" What do the Signals do?
« Reply #74 on: February 17, 2010, 04:23:19 »
What is the usual field kit issue for an LCIS Tech...do they get body armour, etc all that kit...Im wondering if maintenance techs would receive different kit...

Depending on unit, etc... Mbr's of the army normally have the same intitlement, regardless of trade. Either way, you will be issued what your intitled to (assuming that its in stock at supply).

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