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How hard is it to become a Army Intellegence Officer

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I am currently finishing my bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science. I have a 3.9 GPA and originally planned on joining the Connecticut State Police.


Recently, however, I have been entertaining the idea of joining the Army. The one job that interests me the most is Army Intelligence Officer. Does anyone know how hard or likely it is that if I join the Army in a year, I will be able to go into Military Intelligence?


Have any of you worked in or with military intelligence before? If so, please give me your input.

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military intelligence+ contradictory terms.



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I just noticed, I spelled intelligence wrong on the topic header

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Contact a selection officer with any branch of service. I think you will find that any branch woul;d be willing to accomodate your request. You probably would have to complete your basic school and then intell school and be on your way.

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I have a good friend who just converted over from a Navy MA1.  We were both Criminal Investigators.  We both applied to become Army CID agents.  The Army turned both of us down but offered us Intelligence.  I stayed Navy, he went Army.  He first went to Warrant Officer school for 6 weeks at Ft Rucker, AL.  No big thing.  It is like a lower level of boot. 


The real trial came after he went to Intel School at Fort Huachuca (pronounced Y Chooka) in New Mexico.  He spent 29 weeks there and said it was one of the hardest things he has had to do since he joined the military.  He is now a W2 in Maryland and loves the job. 


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Aren't the words Army and Intelligence oxymorons?


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I didn't want to talk to a selections officer because I was worried about the quality of information I was getting.

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If you score high enough on the ASVAB, you can do whatever you want. Officers is a little different-- there has to be positions open in that field you want to get a commission in.


Back when I went to the Intel Analyst course in 98, the course for enlisted was 16 weeks. It may be a little longer now, and I believe it's the same length for Officers, with other schools involved. It's not that hard of a field, just a lot of stuff to know and study. Good luck!


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rsteade says ...



Aren't the words Army and Intelligence oxymorons?



I was wondering when someone was going to make that comment. HAHA...

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nikkochey says ...



military intelligence+ contradictory terms.





How about intelligent + military officers are contradictory terms...


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I have a good friend who just converted over from a Navy MA1.  We were both Criminal Investigators.  We both applied to become Army CID agents.  The Army turned both of us down but offered us Intelligence.  I stayed Navy, he went Army.  He first went to Warrant Officer school for 6 weeks at Ft Rucker, AL.  No big thing.  It is like a lower level of boot. 


The real trial came after he went to Intel School at Fort Huachuca (pronounced Y Chooka) in New Mexico.  He spent 29 weeks there and said it was one of the hardest things he has had to do since he joined the military.  He is now a W2 in Maryland and loves the job. 



Warrant Officer training is much harder than most enlisted or regular officer training. The traditional intel analyst course wasn't all that bad. I spent 24 weeks in Huachuca, and loved every minute of it. The course was only 16 weeks, but I got held over in the beginning because they wanted to let more people start the course. Good luck iceman.


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