Basic Job Description
The Signals Collector/Analyst exploits non-voice communications and other electronic signals and provides intelligence reports to tactical and strategic consumers. The Signals Collector/Analyst is primarily responsible for performing and supervising the detection, acquisition, location and identification of foreign electronic intelligence.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
Operates signals intelligence (SIGINT) equipment and prepares logs and technical reports. Searches radio spectrum to collect and identify target communications. Performs elementary signals analysis to determine signal parameters for identification and processing.
Operates signals intelligence (SIGINT) equipment, assists in the establishment of operational sites, maintains the technical database in support of collection operations. Recognizes and reports items of intelligence interest.
Job training for a signals collector/analyst requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.
ASVAB Score Required: 101 in aptitude area ST
Security Clearance: Top Secret
Strength Requirement: light
Physical Profile Requirement: 222121
- 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
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