Intelligence SpecialistsIntelligence, Combat and Readiness
Intelligence specialists work in offices on land and aboard ships, and in tents when in the field.
Average Military Salary
Intelligence specialists play a key role in ensuring that military operations are planned using the most accurate, current information about enemy forces and capabilities. They oversee efforts to collect, exploit, develop, analyze, and produce intelligence information for dissemination to key military leaders and consumers worldwide. The results of their work are used to develop targets and provide situational awareness to operations personnel and key leadership. Intelligence specialists may focus on one type of intelligence information, such as signals or human intelligence, or may consolidate all sources into usable products.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Intelligence specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:
- Ability to organize information
- Ability to think and write clearly
- Interest in gathering information and studying its meaning
- Interest in foreign cultures
- Interest in computers
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