Military Intelligence Officer

Military Intelligence

Active Duty
Army Reserve
National Guard
Entry Level


The Army’s military intelligence is responsible for all collected intelligence during Army missions. They provide essential information that often save the Soldiers fighting on front lines.

Military Intelligence Officers specialize in these specific areas:

Imagery Intelligence: Collection and analysis of imagery using photogrammetry and terrain analysis.

All-Source Intelligence: Performs collection management/surveillance/reconnaissance and provides advice.

Counterintelligence: Provides coordination and participation in counterintelligence investigations, operations and production.

Human intelligence: Controlled collection operations and interviews.

Signals intelligence/electronic warfare: Collects signal intelligence and engages in electronic warfare.

All-source intelligence aviator: Performs duties as an aviator/MI officer and participates in special electronic mission aircraft missions.


  • Command and coordinate the military intelligence Soldiers and combined armed forces
  • Assess risks associated with friendly/enemy courses of action and act to counter/neutralize intelligence threats
  • Use intelligence systems and data to reduce uncertainty for a commander


Job training for a military intelligence officer requires completing the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Leadership skills and tactics in an Infantry platoon
  • Maintenance and operational aspects of weapons and vehicles


  • Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities