Army Reserve
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Human Intelligence Collector (35M)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level

Overview

The human intelligence collector is responsible for information collection operations. They provide Army personnel with information about the enemy force’s strengths, weaknesses and potential battle areas.

Job Duties

  • Screen human intelligence sources and documents
  • Debrief and interrogate human intelligence sources
  • Participate in human intelligence operations
  • Analyze and prepare intelligence reports

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for a human intelligence collector 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.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Screenings, debriefings and interrogations
  • Preparing maps and charts
  • Human Intelligence analysis
  • Using computer systems

Helpful Skills

  • Foreign languages
  • Interest in reading maps and charts
  • Gathering information and studying its meaning
  • Ability to think, speak and write clearly
  • An outgoing personality

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Skilled Technical (ST) : 101

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

Compensation

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in research, business planning and even government agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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  • URS

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