From the article: Army Enlisted Job Descriptions
Have you ever been assigned to a Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) in Field 35 - Military Intelligence? If so, tell us what it was like. Did you love your job? Did you hate it? What was your average day like? Share Your Experiences
35P! Ready to lose your soul?
- I'm currently in week 43 or 48 weeks for my language. I am still not MOS qualified, and I will not be until November of 2013. MAYBE. If you do not pass the DLPT at the end of the course, no matter how good your grades are during the course, you will either be chosen for another job or put in post-classes. That adds on even MORE time. I arrived in Monterey early June of 2012. I will have been in training for like a year and a half, so if you're willing to wait that long, then 35P is for you! It's incredibly difficult. At least only half or less of the original students make it through. You just have to be willing to STUDY. Monterey is beautiful and near San Fransisco, but it ends up feeling like a jail cell after a while. My point: it's going to suck BAD, but it's an excellent job in the long run.
- —Guest amandamarie
Hint of advice to you
- WAIT!! If you want cutting edge, knock out the required certifications for Cyber Warfare first, and enter the ARmy as 35N. As soon as they open up the new MOS's you drop your packet and if you're already qualified BAM you're in!! Fast tracked promotions and a much more exciting job field that will be a HUGE part of the future of National Defense...
- —Guest Godmother Fairy
- Your ST score should be 110/130 or whatever the maximum is now, most have high GT scores and you should be able to pass the DLAB/DLAT with a high enough score for targeted languages. If your recruiter says they are not recruiting MI, then he is telling you lies, since its harder to recruit and retain....granted you most likely will need to qualify for a Secret or Top Secret and SCI access. So if you've got bad credit, run ins with the law or behavioral issues in school or employment its not likely to happen for you unless they are really hard up and its been shown when they lower their standards in a job with TS clearance it will bite them in the ass aka Bradley Manning incidents with an S.
- —Guest MI Mule
Do You Have Experience in MOS Field 35 -
- I was a 98G Russian linguist in a strategic slot. Being as young as I could be meant getting boned over by people that were about 10 years older and manipulative (office politics). I was a squad leader at specialist rank training staff sergeants and sergeants to be my bosses and never promote me. All the promises of contracting jobs were shite during a recession when Ph.D.'s in Engineering were wiping counters in your local McDonalds.
- —Guest MI Mule
- I'm trying now to reclass to this MOS of 35P && the requirements have changed.. -On the ADSVAB you'll need a 91+ on your ST -you'll need an 85+ on the DLAB to determine which language you'll be assigned. -TS clearance They should updat the info provided. My friend loves her job, an I haven't heard anything negative so far, so I'm pretty excited about it. Waiting on my class date now. Will provide more information when I receive it!
- —Guest sandy
- the AIT for this MOS seems tricky, but as ait goes along it is quite easy. The only thing that sucks is the location. Ft.Huachuca is not exactly the most ideal place.
- —Guest jersey
I just got the 35m job today and...
- you do not need DLAB for this yes T/S but no DLAB
- —Guest Owen4444
35M qualifications update
- I just enlisted as a 35M There are always plenty of them available.... However it is difficult to qualify for. As of June 2012 you need GT score of 100+, DLAB of 95+, and you need to qualify for top secret clearance. This means you cannot have and law violations, maybe a minor traffic ticket, but definitely no DUI, MIP, trespassing,assault, or speeding. Between basic and AIT you have 29 weeks of training plus however long you are at DLI if they offer it to you later on, since it is not included when you enlist.
- —Guest Pfc awesome
A career based on MOS 96D/35G
- I attended USAINTS while it was still at Ft. Holabird as a reservist on ANACTDUTRA. I was recruited from there by a small specialty firm with expertise in image quality analysis. I was able to contibute some understanding of operational intelligence for both tactical and national capabilities. After about a decade as an R&D contractor, I went to work for the Air Force. I am now the civilian equivalent of an O-6. The work experience has been incredible! I am constantly learnng, constantly challenged, constantly contributing. ISR PED has been a continuous theme throughout my career. I strongly recommend the imagery analysis field.
- —Guest Gil Kuperman
- Look at your GT score for what you require, ASVAB isn't important. 35F don't need a bachelors to go through training, but i would suggest getting one before separation from service. TS required, slow, easy job with alot of potential for placement. Many different cells take 35f, I have trained foreign nationals, worked security cell(S2), and worked in collection and fusion. There is alot more out there, and the TS alone will grant you alot of your opportunities.
- —Guest 35f active
Guest intel vet
- I used to be a 98G, which seems now to be a 35P. When did they do the switcheroo?
- —Guest Yobar
- I have seen a couple of people state inaccurate things on here, such as the max score you can get on the sections of your ASVAB is a 136. I got a 142 GT so that is wrong. Also, the DLAB is out of a possible 176. There are 126 questions on the test and they take your raw score and proportion it to reflect your score out of 176. I also received a 142 on this test, therefore the DLAB is not out of a possible 136. Also, if you qualify, you may want to consider 35P for the sole purpose of going to a great place like Monterey for training (and for up to 18 months). Right now, they are offering a $20,000 bonus for a 6-year enlistment contract, but that is only because it is so hard to qualify a recruit for this MOS. Shipping to Fort Jackson on 24 July 2012, reporting to DLIFLC on 05 Oct 2012.
- —Guest SPC
Changes in Req.
- The requirements & training length has changed for this MOS. Strenght requirement is now heavy. Score for GT is now 100.
- —Guest Future 35Foxtrot
- 33W/35T training WAS excellent! A few weeks after the war kicked off in October2001, two 33We were on Kandahar, Afghanistan looking forward to going to their first unit. They were asked what their MOS was, to place them w the correct unit. Their ability to read schematics (from the schoolhouse) allowed them to fix an important (MH-57 type) piece of aircraft. Most jobs do require someone to provide guidance in doing their job. They had the "manuals" and a crewchief to turn the power on. It was fixed after 10hrs and was back in the fight with the special ops guys. My experience has not been that glamorous, but I have done some cool things, seen some cool things, and in this line of work you will meet cool people. I reclassified from the 13series a while back and don't regret it at all. Promotion Points are tough now, and that six, so get some college done when offered/ available. No excuses. Working w the RA-7B has been great; I have never had a more challenging and rewarding job.
- —Guest Hard Corps.
- First off this job requires complex thought. You cannot expect one thing or another. In essence, the simplest thing to do is follow certain proceduces every time to get to the more important portions. Then, you must be able to identify and process properly. Each place you go to has its own field of specialty. I have been doing this for 7 years and the experience is very important. Make sure you pay attention. This is not the job field for the addle brained or those who do not have dedication to learning more than you are comfortable. Collection and processing of new and unique signals is VERY interesting. But the biggest problem will be civilian employment. Keep that in mind before taking this job.
- —Guest DDNB
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