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98H--COMMUNICATIONS LOCATOR/INTERCEPTOR

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Note: This MOS no longer exists. The information below is maintained here for historic purposes, only.

Major duties. The communications locator/interceptor performs and supervises detection, acquisition, identification, exploitation and location of foreign communications employing International Morse Code (IMC) and radio-printer (non-Morse) using signals intelligence/ electronic warfare (SIGINT/EW) collection and location equipment and operates ground surveillance systems engaged in intelligence and information gathering at all echelons. Performs collection management.

(1) Skill Level 1. Operates SIGINT/EW equipment to detect, acquire,
identify, locate, and exploit foreign communications devices transmitting Morse and non-Morse signals. Provides processing and reporting of intercepted communications. Operates and performs operator maintenance on ground surveillance systems, organic communications equipment, light wheeled vehicles, and power sources. Assists in emplacement, camouflage, and recovery of ground surveillance systems and associated equipment. Detects, locates, and reports target data by interpreting ground surveillance system information.

(2) Skill Level 2. Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Provides tactical and technical guidance in team area of operations. Assists in planning surveillance missions using maps, aerial photographs, terrain studies, and intelligence reports. Performs collection management functions in support of collection operations. Quality controls processing and reporting procedures. Supervises emplacement operations and maintenance of ground surveillance systems and associated equipment.

(3) Skill Level 3 . Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers, Evaluates mission taskings and assists in formulating collection plans. Supervises processing and reporting. Supervises collection management process.

(4) Skill Level 4 . Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Determines collection requirements and site selection for remote missions. Plans collection and exploitation strategies and allocates personnel and equipment resources.

(5) Skill Level 5 . Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Supervises subordi nates in SIGINT/EW operations command and intelligence procedures, Coordinates tactical and strategic Morse and non-Morse signals collection operations and provides appraisals of intelligence products, activities and operations. Develops uait intelligence training strategy.

Physical demands rating and qualifications for initial award of MOS. Communications locator/interceptors must possess the follow ing qualifications:

(1) A physical demands rating, of moderately heavy.

(2) A physical profile, of 222121.

(3) Normal color vision.

(4) A minimum score, of 95 in aptitude area ST.

(5) Meet hearing acuity test standards per AR 40-51.

(6) A qualifying score on the Audio Perception Test

(7) The soldier must meet TOP SECRET Security Clearance, and Sensitive Compartment Information (SCI) access eligibility requirements.

(8) A high school graduate or equivalent.

(9) Never have been a member of the U.S. Peace Corps, except as specified in chapter 1, AR 614-200.

(10) No information in military personnel, Provost Marshall, in telligence, or medical records which would prevent the granting of a TOP SECRET Security Clearance, under AR 380-67.

(11) No record of conviction by court-martial.

(12) A U.S. citizen.

(a)Members of immediate family (spouse, parents, brothers, sisters, and children) must also be U.S. citizens, Soldier and imme diate family members can be naturalized citizens. If naturalized, there is no minimum residency requirement.

(b)Soldier and spouse must not have immediate family members who reside in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be common practice, either against-

1. Persons accused of or acting in the interest of the U. S.

2. The relatives of such persons to whom they may reasonably be considered to be bound by ties of affection, kinship, or obligation. Near relatives will also include uncles, aunts, grandparents, father-in-law, mother-in-law, and relationships corresponding to any of the above persons in loco parentis.

(13) No record of conviction by a civil court which would pre clude the granting of a TOP SECRET clearance under AR 380-67.

(14) Have neither commercial nor vested interest in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is a known common practice against persons acting in the interests of the U.S. This requirement applies to the soldier's spouse as well.

(15) Be advised that due to the nature of training and assign ments, temporary restrictions may be placed on foreign travel both during and after the term of service.

(16) Meet career management and development criteria contained in AR 614-200.

(17) Formal training (completion of MOS 98H course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center) mandatory.

Additional skill identifiers

(1) P5--Master Fitness Trainer,

(2) Y2--Transition (personnel only).

(3) IG--Direction Finding Outstation Operator Course (CROSSHAIR).

(4) 2S--Battle Staff Operations (skill level 3 and above only).

(5) 4A--Reclassification Training.

Information derived from Army Pamplet 611-21

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