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Knowing your adversary’s locations, movements, strengths, capabilities and tactical intentions is key to battlefield success… and a national security priority.

This is accomplished primarily through interception of foreign communications and signals.

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting this critical information is the responsibility of the Signals Intelligence Analyst.

Because of the nature of this work, the majority of your duties, and processes you use are highly classified.

Therefore, you must qualify for a Top Secret Security Clearance.

This career field requires individuals who have exceptional analytical, problem solving and investigative skills..,

…an interest in radio equipment operations..,

…have good typing and computer skills..,

…and enjoy solving puzzles using predictive analysis.

After successfully completing Basic Combat Training, you will attend Advanced Individual Training for 26 weeks at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas.

There you will learn radio theory, cartography, intelligence analysis and reporting,

…and receive instruction on the specialized equipment and processes used to conduct your missions.

In this career field, you will be responsible for organizing intercepted messages..,

…identifying, tracking, and analyzing a target’s operational patterns..,

…maintaining various types of analytical working aids and databases..,

…assisting in the emplacement, camouflage, and recovery of surveillance systems..,

…and preparing combat, strategic, tactical and technical intelligence reports and maps.

As an Army Signals Intelligence Analyst you will have the opportunity to advance your career through on-the-job and additional skills training, while participating in unique assignments around the world.

You may also have the opportunity to join and apply your skills as part of a Special Forces team.

The skills, knowledge, and leadership experience you gain as a Signals Intelligence Analyst, can help you in your transition from the military to the civilian work force..,

…where you may find employment with national security government agencies, or with private electronic and communications companies.

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting the information that keeps our Soldiers and nation safe: Army Signals Intelligence Analyst, Always Out Front!


Signals Intelligence Analyst (35N)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Entry Level


A signals intelligence analyst examines foreign communications/activity and relays that information by producing combat, strategic and tactical intelligence reports.

Job Duties

  • Organize intercepted messages and isolate valid intelligence
  • Identifying the target and operational patterns
  • Maintain analytical working aids and databases
  • Assist in the emplacement, camouflage and recovery of surveillance systems
  • Prepare technical and tactical intelligence reports


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.


Job training for a signals intelligence analyst requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 24 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:

  • Target identification and operational patterns
  • Analyzing communications information using technical references
  • Preparing technical and tactical intelligence reports

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in working with radio equipment
  • Enjoy finding clues that help answer questions
  • Ability to remain alert doing repetitive tasks

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Skilled Technical (ST): 112

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


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

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

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 certain government agencies such as the National Security Agency, as well as jobs in private electronic/communication companies.


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 experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at


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