The Intelligence Utilization Field encompasses formulating programs, policy planning, and command or direction of activities involved in comparing United States and foreign overall air potential; intelligence operations and application activities to prevent strategic, tactical, or technological surprise, and to participate in planning or conducting aerospace operations; and responsibility for mapping, charting, and geodetic policy, objectives, requirements, guidance, and oversight as they apply to planning and programming support for military operations. To accomplish these functions, intelligence personnel direct, plan, manage, and conduct activities to collect, analyze, exploit, produce, and disseminate intelligence information, including human, signal, imagery, and measurement and signature intelligence; assess industrial, technological, geographical, and sociological factors; use processed intelligence information to support military operations; prepare intelligence assessments; provide input to national, DoD, and Air Force plans and programs; provide support to air operations, special missions, and weapon system acquisition; provide support to force structure planning and international security assistance plans and programs; perform special security officer functions; provide security guidance and functions for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) programs and activities; use and manage intelligence data handling systems; and exchange information and intelligence with other services, agencies, and governments.
Excluded from this career area are primary responsibilities for the functions of information, personnel, and industrial security which are included in the Security Police utilization field; functions dedicated to research of computer hardware and software, and communications and computer security which are included in the Communications-Computer Systems utilization field; operations security that is included in the Operations utilization field; and counterintelligence functions which are included in the Special Investigations utilization field.
Full development as an intelligence officer requires eligibility for access to SCI and Top Secret material. Such access is determined by favorable adjudication of a special background investigation (SBI) and periodic updates of the SBI, according to applicable security and intelligence regulations. This requirement is managed by the Air Force Intelligence Support Agency, Directorate of Security and Communication Management (HQ AFISA/INS) through a security certification program using standards established by Director of Central Intelligence Directive 1/14 and USAFINTEL 201-1, and as specified in AFI 36-2101, Classifying Military Personnel (Officer and Airmen). The following is a complete listing of AFSCs for the Intelligence Utilization Field.