Are you familiar with the military occupational specialty 35F?
It is an Army job with a high level of importance.
Now don’t get me wrong, all Army jobs are important no matter what it is. But this job calls for a high level of intelligence; maybe that is why the 35F is known as an Intelligence Analyst.
The essence of the Intelligence Analyst is to take all the information gathered by military sources and fitting the “puzzle” together to determine the enemy’s plans and objectives.
There is nothing simple about that.
Today, I am going to tell you 5 things you should know about the Army 35F MOS… Army Intelligence Analyst.
The first step in training for a 35F Intelligence Analyst is the same for all enlisted soldiers… BCT, or Basic Combat Training where the soldier will learn the basics of being an Army soldier.
Once they have completed Basic Combat Training, the soldier will attend AIT. or Advanced Individual Training for approximately 13 weeks. This will be done at the home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
The soldier will be trained in
- Critical thinking
- Preparation of intelligence reports
- Military symbols
- and Map and chart preparation
To be able to get this MOS, the individual must get at least a score of 101 on the Skilled Technical portion of the ASVAB tests.
There are certain qualifications a person must meet to qualify to take on the job of the 35F Intelligence Analyst.
- PULHES (Physical Profile) 222221
- Must be a high school graduate
- Must be a United States citizen
- The soldier must have completed a high school algebra course successfully
- Must be able to attain Top Secret clearance as well as Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access
- No record of court martial or convictions from civil court except minor traffic offenses
- Never been a member of the U.S. Peace Corps
- Normal color vision
Other posts you may enjoy:
- U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM): 10 Cool Facts
- Army 18F MOS: Special Forces Operations & Intelligence Sergeant
- Military Analyst Mobile Training Team Instructor & Combat Intelligence Support Operations Specialist: My Experience
- 5 Reasons to Serve as a Military Intelligence Officer
- U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC): 10 Cool Facts
#4: Both Soldier And Spouse
Cannot have immediate family members residing in a country where there is physical or mental coercion is a normal practice against persons acting in interest of the United States.
The persons who decide this are very strict.
#5: Additional Skill Identifiers
Learning is a never ending part of life, especially in the Army.
The 35F can add to his/her portfolio these Additional Skill Identifiers:
- 1F – All Source Analysis Systems (ASAS) Master Operations – only for grades SSG to MSG
- J4 – MASINT Collection and Analyst Course
Overall, this is a great Army job… If you follow orders and learn, you can promote quickly.
It also can lead to some great civilian careers when your Army service is up:
- Database administration
- Operations research analyst
If you want to hear what others who are, or have been Intelligence Analysts have to say, I suggest you check out the last 2 links in the reference section.
And with that, I wish you the best as a 35F.
And please share this with others.
About The Author
Greg Boudonck is a full time freelance writer and the author of over 50 books. He served in the United States Army in the early 1980’s and enjoys writing about military subjects. You can see Greg’s books on Amazon by searching his name and you can also visit his website at Lancerlife.com.