DPs operate, manage, and provide hardware and
software support to multimedia automated information
systems (AIS), including mainframes, mini and
microcomputers, local area networks (LANs), wide
area networks (WANs), and telecommunications. DPs
establish, program, and maintain database management
systems and fiction as database administrators and
They implement production control
procedures, including input/output quality control
support and apply diagnostic and restoration techniques
to AIS and teleprocessing components.
Data Systems Technician. The insignia for the
Data Systems Technician (DS) rating is the symbol of
a helium atom with input/output arrows.
DSs perform organizational, intermediate, and
preventive maintenance on digital computer
equipment, subsystems, and systems. They inspect,
test, align, and repair micro/minicomputers and
associated peripheral equipment, data conversion units,
data display equipment, data link terminal equipment,
print devices, and system-related equipment. They
operate general-purpose test equipment and automated
test equipment; load, initialize, and run preprogrammed
diagnostic, performance, and testing routines for digital
computer equipment, digital subsystems, digital
systems, and overall combat systems.
O C C U P A T I O N A L F I E L D 1 3
(CONSTRUCTION). This occupational field
includes the Builder (BU), Construction Electrician
(CE), Construction Mechanic (CM), Engineering Aid
(EA), Equipment Operator (EO), Steelworker (SW),
and Utilitiesman (UT) ratings.
Builder. The insignia for the Builder (BU) rating
is the symbol of a carpenters square on a plumb bob or
BUs perform tasks required for construction,
maintenance, and repair of wooden and concrete
structures. They perform rough and finished carpentry.
BUs also erect and repair waterfront structures and
wooden and concrete bridges and trestles. They paint
and varnish new and refinished surfaces. Additionally,
BUs perform tasks required in combat and disaster
preparedness or recovery operations.
Construction Electrician.The insignia for the
Construction Electrician (CE) rating is the symbol of a
spark superimposed on a telephone pole.
CEs plan, supervise, and perform tasks required to
install and repair interior, overhead, and underground
wires and cables. They install, operate, service, and
overhaul electric generating equipment/fixtures and
They also service electrical
equipment such as transformers, switchboards, motors,
and controllers. They must also maintain personal
combat readiness and perform tasks required in combat
and disaster preparedness or recovery operations.
Construction Mechanic.The insignia for the
Construction Mechanic (CM) rating is the symbol of a
wrench superimposed on a nut.
CMs perform tasks involved in maintenance,
repair, and-overhaul of automotive, materials-handling,
and construction equipment. They analyze and correct
malfunctions in equipment and issue repair parts. They
also maintain records, prepare requisitions and reports,