What does an Intelligence Officer do?

Intelligence officers provide an essential service for national defense by developing and executing plans, policies, and procedures that facilitate intelligence function; they are experts on intelligence disciplines and their applications across the spectrum of military operations. Intelligence officers specialize in one form of intelligence, including image signals or human intelligence. They use the information on potential threats to recommend the best tactical decisions for the situation at hand.

Intelligence officers brief and distribute intelligence summaries on world events and threat analysis, conduct inspections, and evaluate reports on safety standards and regulation checklists for companies. Intelligence officers need a four-year degree and to have completed classroom instruction and on-the-job learning in various training environments. They must complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.

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Avg. Experience8+ years

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Office for National StatisticsOffice for National Statistics
Census Officer
Apr 22, 2021

“Put safety of officers ahead of the job which is great”

Protection Group InternationalProtection Group International
Manager, Intelligence
Jun 12, 2021

“But it’s absolutely worth it and a great way to develop your skills!”

US Air ForceUS Air Force
Air Force Intelligence Officer
Oct 22, 2020

“This is an excellent place to start your career and boost your credentials”

Office for National StatisticsOffice for National Statistics
Census Officer
Jun 14, 2021

“Great Pay at £12 an hour for london”

US ArmyUS Army
Human Intelligence Collector
Dec 10, 2020

“I received some really fantastic training”

US ArmyUS Army
Military Intelligence Systems Maintainer%2FIntegrator
Jul 14, 2021

“Not great pay”

US ArmyUS Army
Intelligence Officer
Apr 7, 2020

“Officer pay is great”

Office for National StatisticsOffice for National Statistics
Census Officer
Mar 25, 2021

“Great people to work with.”

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