The United States Army is a service that relies heavily on information. Having access to a reliable source and stream of information is vital to the mission that the Army performs.? It is very necessary in planning for our overall national defense.
People who handle information are a key ingredient to have reliable information.? One of the Army enlisted careers is the Intelligence Analyst.? Similar to the Intelligence specialist, both are very important to provide information to Army leaders and personnel about battle areas, enemy forces, and other needed information.
Intelligence Analyst personnel use human observations, electronic devices, and aerial photographs to study and determine specific conclusions to information.? This information is directly used to plan, formulate, and design tactics and strategy.? The Intelligence Analyst is directly responsible for coordinating, participating, processing, supervising and distributing tactical and strategic intelligence. Some of the duties an intelligence Analyst performs includes:
-Assisting in maintaining and establishing intelligence records and files.
-Processing and receiving messages and intelligence reports.
-Proofreading and assembling intelligence reports and grouping them into categories.
-Assessing incoming intelligence and reporting on changes in enemy status, capability and other issues.
-Assessing and determining accuracy of intelligence information.
Training for Intelligence Analyst consists of the nine weeks of Basic training, followed by individual advanced training school. The training school is for eighteen weeks, and involves on the job and classroom training.? Skills taught include: Military symbols, preparing intelligence reports, critical thinking, preparing charts and maps, and using computer software and hardware in development and analysis of data.
If you are a person that can work well as part of a team, and has interests in charts, maps, and studying information then this may be the job for you. As you advance in rank, senior intelligence analysts are responsible for branch offices and supervision of junior intelligence staff. As an intelligence analyst you will work closely with leaders and combat commanders, and be in the thick of planning and operations. You should have normal color vision and normal hearing.
A person who is organized and detail oriented will do well in the Intelligence Analyst field. As a candidate it is important to be able to think clearly and express yourself in written form in a clear and concise way. As an intelligence analyst you will have the opportunity to be involved in plans, briefings, and writing special intelligence reports. You may have opportunities to conduct interviews and then compile the information into a written report.