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Air Force Enlisted Job Descriptions



Specialty Summary. Manages, supervises, and performs intelligence activities and functions including exploitation, development, and dissemination of multisensor imagery products to support warfighting operations and other activities. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 124200.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Exploits and analyzes multisensor imagery in conjunction with all-source intelligence information. Determines type, function, location, and significance of military facilities and activities, industrial installations; and surface transportation networks. Determines type, function, and location of military equipment including ground, air, naval, missile, and electronic orders of battle. Uses multisensor imagery to conduct comparative analysis. Analyzes terrain to determine trafficability, and identify landing zones and defensive fortifications. Analyzes structures of military and industrial installations to determine construction type and functionality. Determines present and future imagery collection requirements. Prepares damage assessment reports detailing structural damage and weapons effects.

Operates imagery exploiting equipment including computer-assisted exploiting and automated data base systems. Constructs queries and retrieves historical files to conduct comparative analysis. Uses automated exploiting equipment to prepare, review, and transmit intelligence reports. Uses softcopy imagery systems to exploit, perform mensuration, annotate, and disseminate imagery products.

Performs precise mensuration of multisensor imagery to determine geographic location, and vertical and horizontal measurements of objects. Uses maps, charts, geodetic products, and multisensor imagery to determine distance, azimuth, and location of targets.

Compiles imagery derived data into detailed target assessments. Uses collateral information from other intelligence disciplines to analyze imagery. Prepares multisensor imagery for reproduction and dissemination. Prepares and conducts multisensor imagery derived intelligence briefings. Constructs and prepares imagery mosaics for reproduction. Compiles and maintains imagery target folders.

Specialty Qualifications:

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: basic and advanced imagery interpretation principles, techniques, and procedures for imagery exploitation, reports, and presentations; Air Force, DOD, and national imagery intelligence collection systems and procedures; techniques of collating, analyzing, and evaluating imagery intelligence; use of maps, charts, grid systems, and interpreting equipment to solve imagery intelligence problems; mosaic construction; intelligence reference materials; fundamental mensuration techniques; distribution of imagery intelligence; requirements for, and sources and uses of target and imagery intelligence data; production of imagery related target materials; and security controls, classifications, markings, and handling restrictions.

Education. Completion of high school with courses in mathematics, advanced English, and computer applications is desirable for entry into this specialty.

Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

AFSC 1N131. Completion of a basic imagery analysis course.

AFSC 1N171. Completion of the advanced imagery analysis course.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).


1N151. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N131. Also, experience performing functions such as imagery exploitation, mensuration, map and chart reading, reporting, and mosaic construction.

1N171. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N151. Also, experience performing or supervising functions such as imagery exploitation.

1N191. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N171. Also, experience managing, collecting, interpreting, analyzing, and distributing imagery and imagery related intelligence.

    Other. The following is mandatory as indicated:

    For entry into this specialty, normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examination and Standards.

    For entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs, stereoscopic acuity equivalent to depth perception standards for flying Class I or Class IA with or without correction according to AFI 48-123.

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