Intelligence is crucial to the security of our nation. By gathering information about an adversary's intentions, strengths, vulnerabilities, and capabilities, the military can plan, prepare, and defend against potential attacks. As a Human Intelligence Collector in the Army National Guard, you will earn a security clearance, then utilize your strategic, cognitive, and language skills to obtain Intel from both friendly and hostile sources.
Your duties may include conducting intelligence gathering missions involving human sources; interrogating and debriefing, as defined by regulation, as well as other tactical and strategic interrogation-related duties; developing intelligence gathering and collection missions as well as interrogation plans; advising military organizations based on intelligence gathering; and coordinating with federal agencies.
- Screen human intelligence sources and documents
- Debrief and interrogate human intelligence sources
- Participate in human intelligence operations
- Analyze and prepare intelligence reports
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
- Human Intelligence analysis
- Utilizing premier digital and analytical tools to gather information and create products for the Commander
- The ability to use sophisticated mapping tools, intelligence networks and systems to identify the evolving threat on the battlefield
- Ability to speak in foreign languages
- Gathering and analyzing information
- Ability to think, speak, and write clearly
- An outgoing personality
- Proficiency in reading maps and charts
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in research or business planning, or work for government agencies.
Earn While You Learn
More than any other branch of service, the Army National Guard offers a wide range of intelligence-related positions. Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to learn. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for Human Intelligence Collection Technicians consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, 6 to 18 months of language training to learn a foreign language, and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). During AIT, you'll learn in the classroom and also gain experience in the field. Completion of your initial entry training in the Army National Guard can also lead to additional college credit.
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Earn a security clearance
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Federal and State tuition assistance
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Health care benefits available
- VA home loans
- Bonuses, if applicable
Most non-prior service candidates will initially earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change. As a 35M, you will earn additional pay each month for maintaining your language proficiency, from $100 to $500 per month for your primary language depending on your level of proficiency, and up to $1,000 total if you maintain proficiency in additional languages.
- Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
- Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
Other Job Information
Job ID: 4344
ZIP Code: 7052
Job Category: Intelligence
Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 detective background investigator agent