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
The ARNG offers an extensive collection 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.