Army MOS 98C

Signals Intelligence Analyst

Primary Duties: Supervises and performs analysis and reporting of intercepted foreign communications at corps, division and echelon above corps (EAC). Performs collection management. Produces combat, strategic, and tactical intelligence reports.

Skill Level 1 Gathers, sorts, and scans intercepted messages to isolate valid message traffic. Performs initial analysis to establish target identification and communications patterns. Operates automated data processing (ADP) equipment. Maintains analytical working aids to support target collection, identification, and location. Operates communications equipment for SIGINT collection, processing, and reporting.

Skill Level 2 Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Performs intermediate analysis of intercepted communications. Prepares technical and tactical intelligence reports. Performs fusion analysis of SIGINT products. Assists in the collection management process.

Skill Level 3 Performs duties shown in preceding skill level. Writes, edits, evaluates, and publishes SIGINT reports. Coordinates with collection management activity to receive and plan tasks. Implements SIGINT emergency action plans. Performs advance analysis on intercepted communications. Supervises fusion analysis of SIGINT products.

Skill Level 4 Performs duties shown in preceding skill level. Analyzes and evaluates intelligence data and releases SIGINT reports. Supervises processing, analysis, and reporting functions. Briefs analytical mission status. Quality controls intelligence products. Supervises collection management of supported commands and other agencies. Provides guidance on the interpretation of SIGINT information and the employment of collection systems.

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Qualifications

  • Soldiers don't directly enlist into 98G. Those interested are first assigned to MOS 98XL (The "X" indicates the specific job is unknown and "L" indicates that the job requires language proficiency). Once soldiers have completed proficiency training at the Defense Language Institute (or otherwise already satisfied foreign language proficiency) recruits are assigned to either 98C or 98G.
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Soldier and spouse must not have immediate family members who reside in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be common practice, either against-
    1. Persons accused of acting in the interest of the United States or
    2. The relatives of such persons to whom they may reasonably be considered to be bound by ties of affection, kinship, or obligation. Near relatives will also include uncles, aunts, grandparents, father- in-law, mother-in-law, and relationships corresponding to any of the above persons in loco parentis (AR 630-5 and 37 USC 501).
  • Formal training (completion of MOS 98C course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center) mandatory.
  • Must achieve a qualifying score on the Army Analysis Aptitude Test
  • Must meet TOP SECRET security clearance and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access eligibility requirements.
  • Meet career management and development criteria contained in AR 600-200, AR 614-200, and DA Pam 351-4.
  • No record of court-martial
  • No record of conviction by a civil court for any offense other than minor traffic violations
  • No information in military personnel, Provost Marshal, intelligence, or medical records which will prevent the granting of security clearance under AR 380-67
  • Never been a member of the U.S. Peace Corps, except as specified in AR 614-200, chapter 1
  • Have neither commercial nor vested interest in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be a common practice against persons acting in the interest of the United States. This requirement applies to the soldier's spouse as well.
  • Normal color vision
  • Be advised that due to the nature of training and assignments, temporary restrictions may be placed on foreign travel both during and after the term of service.