Army Commissioned Officer Job Descriptions

Military Intelligence (35)

Branch description

Provides the commander with all-source intelligence assessments and estimates at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels dealing with enemy capabilities, intentions, vulnerabilities, effects of terrain and weather on operations, and predicts enemy courses of action. Directs tasking of intelligence collection assets; produces threat estimates to support doctrine, training; and combat developments; ensures proper dissemination of intelligence information and products; manages interrogation operations of enemy prisoners of war and line crossers; interprets imagery from overhead and other systems; directs counterintelligence and operational security operations; performs clandestine human intelligence operations and manages signals intelligence operations including jamming and participating in performing deception operations.

Manages these tasks at all echelons.

Branch qualifications

A favorable special background investigation (SBI) with eligibility for access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI) is a requirement for commissioning in MI Branch. Additional branch appointment and assignment criteria are outlined in AR 614-100. DA Pam 600-3 includes qualifications for professional development in this branch. Must be a U.S. citizen.

Authorized exceptions

AOC 35D and 35G are designated as a Functional Area (FA) only for use with AOC 15C, Aviation Tactical Intelligence.

Strategic Intelligence (35B)

Description of duties. Coordinates, supervises, and participates in all-source current intelligence indications and warnings, threat analysis, and general intelligence activities focusing on the intentions, geography, and military capabilities of foreign nations, with primary focus on the ground forces. Develops collection and production requirements, and the acquisition of information and intelligence including targeting of strategic collection resources.

Evaluates, interprets, analyzes, and produces general intelligence products in support of Department of Defense requirements.

Special qualifications. Must have completed the Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course (MIOAC) at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Fort Huachuca, AZ and the Post Graduate Intelligence Program (PGIP) at the Defense Intelligence College.

Special grading of positions. For positions coded CPT and above.

Unique duty positions. None

Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) (35C)

Description of duties. Exploits and supervises the exploitation of radar and optically recorded images. Plans and coordinates strategic surveillance and reconnaissance requirements; exploits IMINT sensor data and prepares user intelligence reports. Assists with the counter-IMINT effort by advising the OPSEC element on the friendly vulnerabilities to enemy IMINT collection assets.

Special qualifications. Must have completed the Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Fort Huachuca, AZ and the Defense Sensor Interpretation and Application Training Program (DSIARP) at Goodfellow AFB, TX. Pass visual stereoscopic vision, and standard color-blind examination prior to selection for training. Those officers who have AOC 35C will retain that AOC on their records.

Special grading of positions. For positions coded CPT and above.

Unique duty positions. Imagery Analyst.

All Source Intelligence (35D)

Description of duties. Directs, supervises, and coordinates the planning, collection, evaluation, fusion, analysis, production, and dissemination of all-source intelligence and counter intelligence at all echelons.

Performs multidisciplined collection management and coordination of surveillance activities, and advises on the use and employment of intelligence resources at all echelons. Supervises and performs intelligence preparation of the battle field; employs automated intelligence data processing systems; develops and supervises intelligence training. Advises the commander and subordinate units on enemy situations, capabilities, vulnerabilities, and weather and terrain. All lieutenant graduates of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course (MIOBC) or the Military Intelligence Officer Transi­tion Course (MIOTC) at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Fort Huachuca, AZ are awarded AOC 35D.

Special qualifications.

  • (a) A LT must successfully complete the MIOBC to be qualified in AOC 35D.
  • (b) Detail officers must successfully complete the MIOTC to be qualified in AOC 35D.
  • (c) A CPT must have successfully completed the MIOBC or MIOTC and the MIOAC to be qualified in AOC 35D.

Special grading of positions.

  • (a) All Military Intelligence LT positions are coded with AOC 35D.
  • (b) S2 of the Special Operations Aviation (SOA) Assault Heli­copter Battalion will be graded MAJ.

Unique duty positions.

  • (a) Chief, Collection Management and Dissemination (CM&D).
  • (b) EW/IEW Staff Officer, Division, Corps, Army and Joint Task Force.
  • (c) Chief, All Source Production Section.
  • (d) Plans Officer, INSCOM.
  • (e) Section Chief, INSCOM.
  • (f) Mission Management Officer, Strategic MI Brigade.
  • (g) Intelligence Officer, Army Staff.
  • (h) Executive Assistant, Defense Intelligence Agency.
  • (i) Staff Analyst, Office of the Secretary of Defense.
  • (j) Special Planner, Office of the Joint Chief of Staff.
  • (k) Watch Officer, Joint Task Force.
  • (l) Country Analyst, Joint Command.
  • (m) Instructor, TRADOC.
  • (n) S2 in the SOA Regiment, Assault Helicopter Battalion, Medium Helicopter Battalion and Aviation Battalion.

Authorized exceptions. AOC 35D is available for designation as a FA for use only with AOC 15C, Aviation All-Source Intelligence.

Counter Intelligence (CI) (35E)

Description of duties. Manages, directs, coordinates, and par­ticipates in CI activities and investigations of individuals, groups, and incidents to detect, identify and neutralize espionage, subversion, sabotage, treason, sedition, terrorism directed against the U.S. Army, as well as determining suitability for access to classified information. Manages integrated programs of security, counter-drug and treaty support and technical CI services for Army commands, installations, units and activities. Determine foreign intelligence services (FIS) collection capabilities, methods of operations, vulnerabilities, and missions. Based on FIS activities, develops multi-disciplined CI estimates which assist in combating foreign intelligence threats to U.S. forces, installations and programs; identifies friendly vulnerabilities to FIS activities; recommends appropriate force protection countermeasures.

Special qualifications. Must have completed the Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course and AOC 35E assignment specific training at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Fort Huachuca, AZ. Must meet selection criteria.

Special grading of positions. For positions coded CPT and above.

Unique duty positions.

  • (a) Commander, CI Detachment.
  • (b) Operations Officer, CI Detachment.
  • c) CI Officer, OPSEC Support Detachment.
  • (d) CI Agent.
  • (e) CI Support Officer.
  • (f) CI Liaison Officer.

Human Intelligence (HUMINT) (35F)

Description of duties. Directs, coordinates, and participates in collection operations to obtain Military Intelligence information in support of Army and DOD requirements. May perform designated offensive CI operations.

Special qualifications.Must have had 4 years of military service prior to entering and completing the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Military Operations Training Course.

Special grading of positions. For positions coded CPT and above.

Unique duty positions.

  • (a) Area Intelligence Officer.
  • (b) Strategic Debriefer and Interrogator when SI 3Q is coded.

Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare (SIGINT/EW) (35G)

Description of duties. Plans and supervises the collection, production, and dissemination of tactical, operational and strategic SIGINT and EW operations in support of the Army in the field. Plans, directs, programs, supervises, and exercises technical supervi­sion of tactical, operational and strategic SIGINT operations.

Special qualifications. Must have completed the MIOAC and AOC 35G assignment specific training at the U.S. Army Intelli­gence Center, Fort Huachuca, AZ or CK 255 (Cryptalogic Skills for Junior Officers) at the National Cryptalogic School, Fort Meade, MD.

Special grading of positions. For positions coded CPT and above.

Unique duty positions.

  • (a) Commander and S3, U.S. Army Field Stations.
  • (b) Chief, TCAE at division and Corps.
  • (c) SIGINT/EW Officer at Corps TCAE.
  • (d) Operations Resource Management Authority (ORMA) Office, U.S. Army Field Station.

Authorized exceptions. AOC 35G is available for designation as an FA for use only with AOC 15C, Aviation Tactical Intelligence.

Fore more information, see Army Pamplet 600-3-35.

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