Military Intelligence Officer

U.S. Navy - United States (30+ days ago)4.4


About
Serve at the forefront of national security by analyzing top-secret information and interpreting spy reports. Direct the analysis of top-secret satellite imagery. Be the first to ascertain the implications of the latest intelligence. Use keen analytical abilities to perceive patterns in Internet chatter. Intelligence Officers serve as a key part of the Information Dominance Corps as they:

Supervise the collection, analysis and dissemination of critical information
Participate in reconnaissance missions
Provide intelligence support to US Naval forces and multinational military forces
Advise executive-level decision makers in US government
Lead Enlisted personnel in gathering and analyzing mission-sensitive intelligence
Conduct analysis of the inner workings of adversaries and develop unmatched intelligence of the battlespace during wartime
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Responsibilities
As an Intelligence Officer, you will take on a wide variety of assignments, each one essential in its related mission or objective. This role may include:

Leading the planning, development, testing and deployment of information systems crucial to the intelligence process
Monitoring and analyzing maritime activities that pose a threat to national security, such as drug smuggling, illegal immigration, arms transfers, environmental mishaps and violations of UN sanctions
Delivering near-real-time operational intelligence assessment to high-level decision makers
Planning intelligence operations and managing intelligence programs
Enabling the collection of human intelligence
Leading teams of Enlisted experts who identify enemy targets for US or coalition forces
Overseeing the work of Intelligence Specialists – Enlisted Sailors (no degree required) who help convert information into intelligence
As an Intelligence Officer, you will take on a wide variety of assignments, each one essential in its related mission or objective. This role may include:

Leading the planning, development, testing and deployment of information systems crucial to the intelligence process
Monitoring and analyzing maritime activities that pose a threat to national security, such as drug smuggling, illegal immigration, arms transfers, environmental mishaps and violations of UN sanctions
Delivering near-real-time operational intelligence assessment to high-level decision makers
Planning intelligence operations and managing intelligence programs
Enabling the collection of human intelligence
Leading teams of Enlisted experts who identify enemy targets for US or coalition forces
Overseeing the work of Intelligence Specialists – Enlisted Sailors (no degree required) who help convert information into intelligence
Work Environment
Depending on interests, background and performance, Intelligence Officers have opportunities to serve worldwide:

Aboard ships
On bases and installations
In assignments at Joint Intelligence Centers
Serving part-time as a Reservist, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Intelligence Officers in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes.

For annual training, they may serve anywhere in the world, either aboard ships or at facilities both home and abroad.

Take a moment to learn more about the general roles and responsibilities of Reservists.

Training & Advancement
Those pursuing an Intelligence Officer position are required to attend Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, R.I. Upon completion, they attend a five-month basic course of instruction at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, Va., where they receive training in: electronic, anti-submarine, anti-surface, anti-air, amphibious and strike warfare; counterintelligence; strategic intelligence; air defense analysis; and combat mission planning.

From there, INTEL Officers embark on a 30-month operational fleet tour. This is typically an assignment with an aviation squadron, with an air wing staff or on board an aircraft carrier or amphibious command ship. Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and based on performance. It’s also important to note that specialized training received and work experience gained in the course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in related fields.

Most of what you do in the Navy Reserve is considered training. The basic Navy Reserve commitment involves training a minimum of one weekend a month (referred to as drilling) and two weeks a year (referred to as Annual Training) – or the equivalent of that.

Intelligence Officers in the Navy Reserve serve in an Officer role. Before receiving the ongoing professional training that comes with this job, initial training requirements must be met.

For current or former Navy Officers (NAVET): Prior experience satisfies the initial leadership training requirement – so you will not need to go through Officer Training again.

For current or former Officers of military branches other than the Navy (OSVET), as well as for Officer candidates without prior military experience: You will need to meet the initial leadership training requirement by attending the 12-day Direct Commission Officer (DCO) School in Newport, R.I. This will count as your first Annual Training.

Education Opportunities
Beyond professional credentials and certifications, Intelligence Officers can advance their education by:

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network System (SOC DNS)
Pursuing opportunities at institutions such as Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) or Navy War College (NWC)
Completing Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) at one of the various service colleges
Beyond professional credentials and certifications, Intelligence Officers can advance their education by:

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network System (SOC DNS)
Pursuing opportunities at institutions such as Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) or Navy War College (NWC)
Completing Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) at one of the various service colleges
Qualifications & Requirements
A four-year degree from a regionally accredited institution is required to work as an Intelligence Officer. It is preferred that the degree focuses on areas of study such as: international relations, political science, government, engineering, physical science, natural science, computer science, or other academic fields related to intelligence.

All candidates must also be: US citizens; willing to serve worldwide; and eligible for a special intelligence security clearance.

General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you’re currently serving, whether you’ve served before or whether you’ve never served before.

A four-year degree from a regionally accredited institution is required to work as an Intelligence Officer. It is preferred that the degree focuses on areas of study such as: international relations, political science, government, engineering, physical science, natural science, computer science, or other academic fields related to intelligence.

All candidates must also be: US citizens; willing to serve worldwide; and eligible for a special intelligence security clearance.

General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you’re currently serving, whether you’ve served before or whether you’ve never served before.

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