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    Officer Jobs (Intel)

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    Anyone's SO have experience with being an Army Officer and working in Intel? My fiancée is currently in OCS and we are debating between Job positions. First he wanted Infantry but we reconsidered because he wants to be home and have a less dangerous Job. We want to start a family. So he switched in Aviation and is working on a flight school package. We were also looking at Intel and are open to other job ideas..I guess I am looking for general advice in regards to peoples experiences with different officer jobs in the Army. We will have to make a decision soon!
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    He's at OCS? Army must work differently than Navy because for Naval Aviation, you can't just switch into it during OCS. You are given an aviation spot before you leave. Is he certain those jobs are still open to him?
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    My friends who are navy intel officers say the majority of their job is power point presentations.
    Enlisted does the actual intelligence gathering, they just brief people on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HazeGray View Post
    My friends who are navy intel officers say the majority of their job is power point presentations.
    Enlisted does the actual intelligence gathering, they just brief people on it.
    Our Navy friends say the same thing. A lot of people think that Intel guys are almost like spies. In reality, their job is to get the correct information to the people who need it. So if a squadron is planning a flight to Anytown, the intel guy briefs them on what they need to know about Anytown in order to complete the mission.
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    I thought army fields were awarded during ocs based on open slots and rank in the class. I'm really not sure, I just remember seeing the boxes with their specialty pins at the grad dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HazeGray View Post
    My friends who are navy intel officers say the majority of their job is power point presentations.
    Enlisted does the actual intelligence gathering, they just brief people on it.
    I've heard similar things about Air Force, except that the intel officers give those briefings at a myriad of locations, so it's a 6/6 deployment rate (6 months home, 6 months deployed). They don't always deploy after 6 months home, but it's very common to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Procella View Post
    I thought army fields were awarded during ocs based on open slots and rank in the class. I'm really not sure, I just remember seeing the boxes with their specialty pins at the grad dinner.
    I'm 99% certain they are based on that. I know you can rank your preferences, but you are not guaranteed the field you want.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HazeGray View Post
    My friends who are navy intel officers say the majority of their job is power point presentations.
    Enlisted does the actual intelligence gathering, they just brief people on it.
    This has been DH's experience on the enlisted side. He's Air Force but works joint.
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    Also, since danger is a consideration, he might think carefully about requesting aviation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villanelle View Post
    Our Navy friends say the same thing. A lot of people think that Intel guys are almost like spies. In reality, their job is to get the correct information to the people who need it. So if a squadron is planning a flight to Anytown, the intel guy briefs them on what they need to know about Anytown in order to complete the mission.


    My stbxh was an Intel Analyst in the MC. He gathered information (intel) and did a lot of briefs.
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