Military Human Intelligence Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

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.

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Work Environment

Human intelligence specialists work in offices on land and aboard ships, and in tents when in the field.

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Human Intelligence Specialists in the Military

2,770

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Salary

Average Salary

$72,042

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Education

Military training

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 analysis

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
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