Reserve Intelligence Officer - 1835
Community Overview: The Reserve Information Warfare (IW) Programs (Intelligence, Cryptologic Warfare, Information Professional, Oceanography, and Space Cadre) are established under the cognizance of Commander, Naval Information Force Reserve (IW Reserve TYCOM) and Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command. Intelligence (INTEL) is a Restricted Line community comprised of approximately 1,800 Naval Reserve Officers. Intelligence Officers are the Navy's focal point for understanding the enemy's capability and intent. INTEL is the largest component of the IW Reserve.
Mission: KNOW your enemy. Intelligence officers provide accurate assessments of adversarial strategy and intent, in sufficient time for the commander to take effective countermeasures at the strategic, operational and/or tactical levels. This assessment is derived through a deep understanding of the adversary acquired through analytical rigor and expertise and from technical and human penetration of the enemy.
Guiding Principles: (1) Warfighting Competency - A warrior ethos underpins the Navy. Intelligence Officers lead by employing a thorough understanding of sensors and weapons, strategy and tactics, as well as intelligence collections assets, capabilities and limitations. Deep understanding of the adversary is the key to Naval Intelligence success.
(2) Leadership - Leadership is a core competency for all Naval Officers. Intelligence Officers lead by example, seize the initiative, motivate and empower others, and effectively apply finite resources to accomplish the mission.
(3) Professional Expertise - Intelligence Officers require knowledge of the human factors of our adversaries through culture awareness and understanding, and the ability to analyze and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources. Intelligence Officers build this expertise through a combination of formal education, constant study, and experience gained through successive operational and career milestone tours.
Point of Contacts
Information Warfare Reserve Officer Community Managers