Intelligence Analyst (MOS 35F) Job Description

1st Lt. Andrea M. Nevistic, an intelligence analyst with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team
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Basic Job Description

Intelligence Analysts use information derived from all intelligence disciplines to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action. The Intelligence Analyst is primarily responsible for supervising, coordinating and participating in the analysis, processing and distribution of strategic and tactical intelligence.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Prepares all-source intelligence products to support the combat commander. Assists in establishing and maintaining systematic, cross-referenced intelligence records and files. Receives and processes incoming reports and messages. Assists in determining significance and reliability of incoming information. Assists in integrating incoming information with current intelligence holdings and prepares and maintains the situation map. Assists in the analysis and evaluation of intelligence holdings to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action. Assists in the preparation of Order of Battle records using information from all sources and in the preparation of strength estimates of enemy units. Assembles and proofreads intelligence reports and assists in consolidating them into military intelligence. Prepares Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) products.

Analyzes current intelligence holdings to identify gaps, and subsequent intelligence collection requirements. Considers enemy Order of Battle records in the development of collection tasks and assessment of enemy vulnerabilities and probable courses of action. Assists in the preparation of reports on captured enemy material.

Drafts periodic and special intelligence reports, plans, and briefings.

Training Information

Job training for an intelligence analyst requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

ASVAB Score Required: 101 in aptitude area ST

Security Clearance: Top Secret

Strength Requirement: medium

Physical Profile Requirement: 222221.

Other Requirements

  • Normal color vision required
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Never been a member of the U.S. Peace Corps
  • No record of conviction by court-martial
  • No record of conviction by a civil court for any offense other than minor traffic violations
  • Soldier and spouse must not have immediate family mem bers who reside in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be common practice
  • Have neither commercial nor vested interest in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be a common practice against persons acting in the interest of the U.S. This requirement applies to the soldier's spouse as well

    Similar Civilian Occupations

    There is no civilian occupation that is directly equivalent to MOS 35F. However, the following civilian occupations make use of the skills developed through MOS 35F training and experience.

    • Business Operations Specialists
    • Computer Operators
    • Database Administrators
    • Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
    • First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Protective Service Workers, All Others
    • Management Analysts
    • Operations Research Analysts
    • Radio Operators
    • Technical Writers
    • Training and Development Specialists

    Physical demands rating and qualifications for initial award of MOS. Intelligence analysts must possess the following qualifications:

     

    (1) A physical demands rating, of medium.

    (2) A physical profile, of 222221.

    (3) Normal color vision.

    (4) A minimum score, of 105 in aptitude area ST.

    (5) The soldier must meet TOP SECRET Security Clearance, and Sensitive Compartmented information (SCI) access eligibility requirements.

    (6) A high school graduate.

    (7) Never been a member of the U.S. Peace Corps, except as specified in AR 614-200, chapter 1.

    (8) No information in military personnel, Provost Marshal, intel ligence, or medical records which will prevent the granting of secu rity clearance under AR 380-67.

    (9) No record of conviction by court-martial.

    (10) No record of conviction by a civil court for any offense other than minor traffic violations.

    (11) The soldier must be a U.S. citizen.

    (12) Soldier and spouse must not have immediate family mem bers who reside in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be common practice, either against-

     

    (13) Have neither commercial nor vested interest in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be a common practice against persons acting in the interest of the U.S. This requirement applies to the soldier's spouse as well,

    (14) Be advised that due to the nature of training and assign ments, temporary restrictions may be placed on foreign travel both during and after the term of service.

    (15) Meet career management and development criteria contained in AR 600-200, AR 614-200, and DA Pam 351-4.

    (16) Formal training (completion of MOS 96B course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center) mandatory.

    • (a) Persons accused of acting in the interest of the United States or

      (b) The relatives of such persons to whom they may reasonably be considered to be bound by ties of affection, kinship, or obliga tion, Near relatives will also include uncles, aunts, grandparents, father-in-law, mother-in-law, and relationships corresponding to any of the above persons in loco parentis (AR 630-5, para 6-2b).

      Additional skill identifiers

       

      (1) P5-Master Fitness Trainer,

      (2) 1 F-ASAS Master (use with grades SSG-MSG only).

      (3) 2S-Battle Staff Operations (skill level 3 and above).

      (4) 2T-TENCAP Data Analyst.

      (5) 4A-Reclassification Training.

        Information derived from Army Pamplet 611-21

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