Intelligence officers who specialize in HUMINT manage operations to obtain intelligence information using humans as both intelligence data sources and collectors. Human intelligence officers may also be responsible for planning and overseeing psychological operations, which are designed to control, influence, predict, and understand persons and groups though communication and contact with these individuals. Intelligence officers who specialize in HUMINT have an expert level of knowledge about the history, culture, geography, and current politics and economics of the country or countries to which they are assigned.
Human intelligence officers work in offices on land and aboard ships. They may work in the field on maneuvers and military exercises.
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Human Intelligence Officers in the Military
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Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for human intelligence officers primarily consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Air, ground, and sea intelligence operationsPhotograph interpretationUse of surveillance equipmentReconnaissance equipment and weapons systemsScreenings, debriefings, and interrogationsPreparing maps and chartsHuman intelligence analysisRead More
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