35F: Intelligence Analyst

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Warren Palmer, Intelligence Analyst, explains what it’s like being deployed in the U.S. Army 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (1st SFAB).

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I’m operating as the senior all source intelligence analyst for 1st battalion, 1st SFAB. So, on a daily basis I’m doing all aspects of [the] intelligence spectrum as far as developing intelligence summaries, doing course of action briefs, threat briefs for our teams that are going out and conducting advising missions.

As well, I am also acting as, again, the senior advisor for intelligence activities. I’m going out, I’m meeting with our Afghan partners and teaching the full spectrum. So, I am doing map reading classes, all the way up to the intelligence preparation of the battlefield and the steps that fall in there.