Human intelligence specialists identify adversarial elements, strengths, dispositions, tactics, equipment, personnel, and capabilities through collecting information from people. HUMINT specialists screen documents and other materials to identify potential source leads. They conduct and oversee interviews, interrogations, screenings, and debriefings in English, and work with translators when necessary. They also exploit information found in a variety of media. HUMINT specialists may also plan and implement psychological operations to control and influence groups through persuasive communications.Explore this career outside the military
Human intelligence specialists work in offices on land and aboard ships, and in tents when in the field.
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Human Intelligence Specialists in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Human intelligence specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Planning imagery and geospatial data from satellite and airborne systemsPreparing intelligence reports, maps, and chartsAnalyzing aerial, satellite, and radar imageryUsing computer systemsForeign language trainingTarget identification and operational patternsAnalyzing communications information using technical referencesScreenings, debriefings, and interrogationsHuman intelligence analysisRead More
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