The US Navy has many different career fields in the intelligence area. Working in intelligence is a specialty that requires a number of different skill areas, such as being able to be pass a Top Secret security clearance. One of the most in depth ratings in the modern Navy is the Crypto Logic Language Technician. The Navy knows that its major assets are its people and personnel. While its equipment is also important, the most important asset is its people.
The workers in this specialty also are experts in the analysis of communications of a foreign nature. Your type of skills is required in both the air, surface and sub surface mission platforms.
You should be able to stand up to an intensive background check in order to qualify for a top-secret clearance. It is a rating that is highly classified, and requires that you work as part of a group of elite workers that are valued for their skills, intelligence, adaptability, and their strong character. Training for this field after boot camp is quite long, more than a year in some cases. You must have a clean record, and never have been convicted of a felony. You can serve in a variety of different environments as a US Navy Crypto Logic Language technician. You may have a duty station aboard ship, examining the radio and communications traffic to or from a foreign power. You may serve as a person responsible for deciding the intentions of an enemy or terrorist organization. You could be the key to assist critical negotiations with foreign powers. The Navy knows that despite all the equipment, that its major assets remain its personnel. If you are working in this skill field, you could be called upon to act as a physical interpreter for a U.S. Dignitary. If you already know any Russian, Arabic, French, Korean, Hebrew, Chinese, Spanish or other languages fluently, then you may be well suited to work in this field. You will have the opportunity to volunteer and receive cross training as members of both aircrews, and submarine crews because people in your specialty serve in both environments. You may serve in the field, performing translation or called to interpret and translate different foreign language information and data, and other classified communications type data.
The Navy has a wide variety of cruisers, destroyers, aircraft, submarines, and aircraft carriers, all of which have intelligence billets on board. Serving in this specialty you will receive training both in formal settings and in the field throughout your career. You may attend foreign language school, and become proficient in a language other than English.