The Army Human Intelligence Specialist is an expert in gathering and collecting intelligence from a variety of sources. Human intelligence is very important to providing Army personnel with information to make sure of the success and safety of the Army mission. Army Intelligence Collectors work to collect information on the capabilities, vulnerabilities and the hostile intent of the enemy as well as other information. The Army Human Intelligence specialist uses a variety of methods and operatives to assess and gather different information support and pursuit of a successful Army operation or mission.
HUMINT operatives and collectors work interrogations, source operations and debriefings to find out as much information as possible. The Human intelligence collection specialist in the Army is responsible for5 conducting and supervising a variety of information collection operations. Your job duties may include: editing and preparing administrative and human intelligence reports, using different confidential informant and human intelligence assets to gain information, conducting interrogations and debriefings in foreign languages and English, and to screen the legitimacy of human intelligence documents and sources.
Training for an Army Human Intelligence Collection Specialist includes the mandatory enlistment basic combat training for 9 weeks. After basic training you will work in individual advanced training learning the Human intelligence collection set of skills that you will use in the field. HUMINT training lasts for 18 weeks, and involves advanced classroom training as well as field training in different intelligence gathering techniques. Some of the procedures and processes that you will participate in include: Usage of advanced computer systems, foreign language instruction or refresher course work, conducting analysis of humint information, preparing charts and maps, conducting screenings, interrogations and team debriefings, and source management operations.
As you rise in rank you will become more involved in policy and advanced HUMINT operations. You will be asked to perform advanced level interrogations, and assessments, as well as working to train junior enlisted HUMINT personnel. This career field is well suited to train a person toward work with the CIA and FBI federal agencies after leaving the Army. While in the Army you may be tasked to work undercover in a war zone dealing with foreign populations and using all the methods of your disposal to pass as a native citizen, while learning and collecting all the HUMINT information that you possibly can.