The responsibilities of Basic Communications Marines encompass the complete spectrum of communication network and information system activities. This includes the planning, setup, linking, and operation of systems utilized for the transmission of information and data.
In this specialized field, Marines are tasked with operating and conducting proactive maintenance on a wide range of hardware and software systems. This includes telephone, teletype, switching, radio, cryptographic, and computer systems. These systems serve as vital components in ensuring the seamless functioning of communication processes.