Signals intelligence officers oversee the collection and exploitation of electromagnetic signals, including communication and non-communication signals. They manage personnel and technical equipment engaged in intercepting, decoding, and analyzing communication traffic for content of possible intelligence value. These officers establish priorities of intercept missions for acquisition of desired data and coordinate the work to carry out those missions. They may also participate in jamming operations to disrupt an adversary’s communications.
Signals 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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Signals 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 signals 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 systemsTarget identification and operational patternsAnalyzing communications information using technical referencesPreparing technical and tactical intelligence reportsRead More
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