Always Out Front
Intelligence Soldiers provide the Guard with the information it needs to act. Human intelligence collectors talk to sources in foreign languages and conduct interrogations. Signal analysts and cryptologic linguists use advanced surveillance techniques to spy on enemy communications. Analysts then deliver this critical information to commanders, enabling Guard Soldiers to fight with deadly precision.
At home, intelligence experts gather information to help rescue towns and save lives during disasters—or even prevent a national emergency. Naturally, the nation trusts these specialists with advanced security credentials—which opens doors for careers in other government agencies.
Job training for Soldiers in the Military Intelligence career field consists of ten weeks of Basic Combat Training plus 7-44 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT).
Military Occupational Specialties
35F Intelligence Analyst
Having the correct information about enemy forces and potential battle areas is absolutely necessary to plan for our national defense. Intelligence Analysts work with other intelligence specialists to gather and study aerial photographs, electronic monitoring and human observation. Intelligence Analysts are primarily responsible for analysis, processing and distribution of strategic and battlefield-related intelligence needed by Army personnel to design defense plans and tactics.
35G Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst
Having the correct information about enemy forces and potential battle areas is absolutely necessary to plan for our national defense. Imagery Analysts work with other intelligence specialists to gather and study images and information required for designing defense plans and tactics. The Imagery Analyst is primarily responsible for analyzing aerial and ground photographs and electronic imagery, such as aerial photographs of foreign ships, bases, missile sites and industrial facilities. They also identify enemy weapons and equipment defenses, and study land and sea areas that could become battlegrounds in time of war.
35M Human Intelligence Collector
Having the correct information about enemy forces and potential battle areas is absolutely necessary to plan for our national defense. Intelligence specialists such as the Human Intelligence Collector (HUMINT) provide information about enemy forces and potential battle areas. Human Intelligence Collectors primarily conduct interrogations and debriefings in English and foreign languages, and debrief U.S. prisoner-of-war returnees, refugees, defectors and other friendly sources to obtain information for military intelligence.
35N Signals Intelligence Analyst
Analyzing foreign communications helps our military experts better plan our nation’s defense. Signals Intelligence Analysts intercept and analyze foreign communications and relay intelligence reports regarding combat, strategic and tactical intelligence information. Analysts also study and locate radio signals to understand the tactics and organization of foreign military forces.
35P Cryptologic Linguist
The nation’s defense depends on information from foreign language newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts and other sources. The Cryptologic Linguist is able to read and understand other languages, and is primarily responsible for detecting and identifying foreign communications using signals equipment. Cryptologic Linguists translate written and spoken foreign-language material and broadcasts, making sure to preserve the original meaning, while scanning for key words and indicators. They may also question prisoners of war, enemy deserters and civilian informers in their native languages.
35T Military Intelligence Systems Maintainer/Integrator
Learning what foreign governments and forces are involved in helps our military experts’ better plan our nation’s defense. The Military Intelligence (MI) Systems Maintainer/Integrator is responsible for maintaining and integrating intelligence gathering systems, computers and networks used by MI Soldiers, as well as extracting data from fixed, portable and wireless storage/communication devices.