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 Intelligence Specialist (IS)


General Description
Military information, particularly classified information about enemies or potential enemies, is called "intelligence." Intelligence specialists analyze intelligence data. They break down information to determine its usefulness in military planning. From this intelligence data, they prepare materials that describe in detail the features of strategic and tactical areas all over the world.

What They Do

The duties performed by ISs include:

  • analyzing intelligence information
  • identifying and producing intelligence from raw information
  • assembling and analyzing multi-source operational intelligence
  • preparing and presenting intelligence briefings
  • preparing planning materials for photographic reconnaissance missions
  • analyzing the results, preparing reports
  • preparing graphics, overlays and photo/map composites
  • plotting imagery data using maps and charts
  • providing input to and receive data from computerized intelligence systems ashore and afloat
  • maintaining intelligence databases, libraries and files

Working Environment

     Intelligence specialists perform most of their duties in an office or watch environment. They usually work closely with others, doing mostly analytical work, but must have the capability to work without supervision and to support the intelligence mission of the Navy on land, undersea at sea and in the air. IS's serve on board ships, aircraft squadrons and various intelligence production centers located in the United States and overseas.

Rating Entry Requirements

  • Conversion Checklist
  • ASVAB: VE + AR = 108 (No waivers authorized)
  • Must have normal color perception
  • SSBI required
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    Notes: Both the applicant and his/her immediate family members must be U.S. citizens.  Moral turpitude offense(s) are generally disqualifying. Personal security screening interview will be conducted by a Naval Security Group Command Detachment Great Lakes special representative. Former members of the Peace Corps are not eligible. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED, CPT, home study or other equivalency). If not a diploma graduate, applicant must provide a high school transcript verifying successful completion of the 10th grade.

College Credit 

     The American Council on Education recommends that semester hour credits be awarded in the vocational certificate and lower division bachelor's/associate's degree categories for courses taken in this rating on applied mathematics basic photography, computer concepts, drafting and design, technical writing and office practices. 

Contact Information
IS TECHAD   (901) 874-2880

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