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Army MOS 35M Human Intelligence Collector

Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Collectors are integral to providing Army personnel with information about enemy forces, strength, capabilities, vulnerabilities and intentions, as well as potential battle areas. HUMINT Collectors conduct source operations, interrogations and debriefings to collect this information.

The Human Intelligence Collector is primarily responsible for supervising and conducting information collection operations. Some of your duties as a Human Intelligence Collector may include:

Assist in the screening of HUMINT sources and documents
Assist in the conduct of debriefings and interrogations of HUMINT sources
Participate in HUMINT source operations
Perform analysis as required and preparing appropriate intelligence reports
Assist in intelligence support to threat assessments

Job training for a Human Intelligence Collector requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 19 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), including practice in intelligence gathering. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

Screenings, Debriefings, and Interrogations
Source Management
Preparing maps and charts
Conducting HUMINT analysis
Preparing intelligence reports
Using computer systems

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Human Intelligence Collector provides guidance, supervises, and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Human Intelligence Collector, you may also be involved in:

Review and edit translations of foreign documents
Plan and conduct interrogations, elicitations and debriefings of HUMINT sources in English and foreign languages
Assist in the screening of HUMINT sources and documents
Participate in HUMINT source operations
Perform translation and exploitation of captured enemy documents, foreign and documents
Prepare and review operational reports
Use interpreters; act as an interpreter/translator for more complex intelligence matters and materials
Conduct briefings as required

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you’ll learn as a Human Intelligence Collector will help prepare you for a future with federal government agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The training you receive in collecting, recording, analyzing and distributing tactical and technical intelligence information will prepare you for other fields, such as research or business planning. Because of the time you’ll spend studying society and human nature, depending on which specialty you pursue, you might be interested in a career as a lawyer, statistician, marketing manager, advertising executive, mathematician, computer programmer, computer scientist, reporter, social worker or counselor.

Related Army Positions
Cryptologic Linguist (35P)
Signals Intelligence Analyst (35N)
Psychological Operations Specialist (37F)
Counterintelligence Agent (35L)

See Promotion Points for MOS 35M