Basic Job Description
Signals Intelligence Analysts perform analysis and reporting of foreign communications and non-communications and relay that information by producing combat, strategic and tactical intelligence reports.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
Gathers, sorts, and scans intercepted messages to isolate valid intelligence. Performs initial analysis to establish target identification and operational patterns; identifies, reports, and maintains Signal Order of Battle (SIGOB) and Electronic Order of Battle (EOB) information; uses technical references to analyze communications and signals information. Operates automated data processing (ADP) equipment for SIGINT collection, processing and reporting. Maintains analytical working aids to support target collection, identification, and location.
Performs intermediate analysis of intercepted communications, Prepares technical and tactical intelligence reports. Performs fusion analysis of SIGINT products. Assists in the collection management process.
Job training for a signals intelligence analyst requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 18 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Target identification and operational patterns
- Analyzing communications information using technical references
- Preparing technical and tactical intelligence reports
ASVAB Score Required: 101 in aptitude area ST
Security Clearance: Top Secret
Strength Requirement: moderately heavy
Physical Profile Requirement: 222221
- Normal color vision required
- Must be US Citizen
- Soldier and spouse must not have immediate family mem bers who reside in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be a common practice
- Must have neither commercial nor vested interest in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be a common practice against persons acting in the interest of the U.S. This requirement applies to the soldier's spouse as well
- A qualifying score on the Army Analysis Aptitude Test
- Never been a member of the U.S. Peace Corps
- No record of conviction by court-martial
- No record of conviction by a civil court for any offense other than minor traffic violation
Similar Civilian Occupations
- Radio Operators
- Business Operations Specialists
- Interpreters and Translators
- Operations Research Analysts
- Technical Writers
- Training and Development Specialists