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Intelligence Specialist

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Intelligence Specialist

Collect, process, analyze, organize and disseminate information. Prepare detailed materials that communicate findings. And, ultimately, help generate insight that has strategic and tactical implications all over the world. Intelligence Specialists play no small part in the success of America’s Navy.

Collect, process, analyze, organize and disseminate information. Prepare detailed materials that communicate findings. And, ultimately, help generate insight that has strategic and tactical implications all over the world. Intelligence Specialists play no small part in the success of America’s Navy.

Technical and operational training and work in this field can often translate to credit hours toward a degree.
US Navy intelligence specialists collaborate to break down raw data and turn it into manageable information.

About This Job

The development of useful intelligence starts with the diligent efforts of Navy Intelligence Specialists who break down seemingly limitless raw data into relevant and manageable pieces. The responsibilities of these Enlisted Sailors may include:

  • Tracking targets in real time
  • Defending ships against inbound threats
  • Operating state-of-the-art computer and communications equipment
  • Serving as an important part of the Information Dominance Corps in its mission to gain a deep understanding of the inner workings of adversaries and develop unmatched knowledge of the battlespace during wartime
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As an Intelligence Specialist, you will be a critical part of the operational decision-making process. Working with potentially classified material, your duties may include:

  • Analyzing intelligence information
  • Preparing and presenting briefings and reports
  • Preparing graphics and overlays
  • Plotting imagery data using maps and charts
  • Planning photographic reconnaissance missions
  • Providing input to and receiving data from computerized networks ashore and afloat
  • Utilizing intelligence databases, libraries and files
  • Working under the oversight of Intelligence Officers (four-year degree required) who serve as managers of intelligence-related activities
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Serving part-time as a Reservist, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Intelligence Specialists in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes.

For Annual Training, Intelligence Specialists may serve anywhere in the world, whether on a ship at sea or at bases and installations on shore.

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

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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.

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


 

For current or former military Enlisted servicemembers: Prior experience satisfies the initial Recruit Training requirement – so you will not need to go through Boot Camp again.

For those without prior military experience: You will need to meet the initial Recruit Training requirement by attending Boot Camp for 7-9 weeks in Great Lakes, Ill. This training course will prepare you for service in the Navy Reserve and count as your first Annual Training.

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Beyond offering access to professional credentials and certifications, Navy technical and operational training in the field of intelligence can translate to credit hours toward a bachelor’s or associate degree through the American Council on Education. You may also continue your education through opportunities like the following:

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A high school diploma or equivalent is required to become an Enlisted Sailor in the intelligence field in the Navy. Those seeking an Intelligence Specialist position must be U.S. citizens who can meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance. They should have good speaking, writing and record-keeping skills; a good working aptitude of math; and the capability to do highly detail-oriented work.

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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Paid training. Competitive salary. Comprehensive health coverage. Generous vacation. World travel. The list goes on.
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