Working in the Navy as an Intelligence Specialist is some of the most exciting duty there is available as an enlisted person. Navy Enlisted Intelligence Specialists work with information and data, and it is their business to communicate and collect such data and information. An Intelligence specialist handles both routine and classified documents, and they help defend the United States against enemy action, and enemy threats. Working as a Navy Intelligence Specialist you will be required to gather and compile raw information and data, and turn it into intelligence and vital information that can be accessed and used by Commanders and military leaders.
Protecting classified data, information and documents that are important for the defense of the United States is routinely of an Intelligence Specialist’s Duty. Another part of the type of duty that a Navy Intelligence Specialist deals with is dealing with secure and highly classified material. They are literally the information experts for the United States Navy. From helping to track inbound surface and radar threats, to decoding and coding information, classified data, and other classified materials, the job of an Intelligence Specialist is never dull. If working under high amounts of stress, having to make decisions rapid fire, or working with issues where a lot of things are at stake, then working in this job field may be for you.
Individuals who work in the Navy Enlisted Intelligence field have to have a clean record. This job classification almost always requires a secure and top-secret security clearance, and because of this you have to have a spotless record. You should have never been arrested or convicted of a crime; even a misdemeanor is enough to cause you to fail a background check for a security clearance. As a part of your job duties, you will operate some of the most advanced electronic equipment in the world. The electronic gear is truly state of the art, and consists of many different types of equipment, such as IFF (Identification – Friend or Foe) systems. As a part of occupational duties in this field you will be trained to:
-Track enemy targets.
-Operate underwater communications equipment or sonar equipment.
-Analyze and compile intelligence information.
-Defend your vessel against inbound enemy threats including anti ship missiles.
Working in this field is not for everyone; it takes a high degree of maturity and responsibility in dealing with classified and highly technical types of equipment. Working as a Navy Enlisted Intelligence Specialist will give you the training to work in any number of electronics fields after your military employment.