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- Those pursuing an Intelligence Officer position are required to attend Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, R.I. Upon completion, they attend a five-month basic course of instruction at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, Va., where they receive training in: electronic, anti-submarine, anti-surface, anti-air, amphibious and strike warfare; counterintelligence; strategic intelligence; air defense analysis; and combat mission planning.
- It is preferred that the degree focuses on areas of study such as: international relations, political science, government, engineering, physical science, natural science, computer science, or other academic fields related to intelligence.
- A four-year degree from a regionally accredited institution is required to work as an Intelligence Officer.
- As an Intelligence Officer, you will take on a wide variety of assignments, each one essential in its related mission or objective.
- Monitoring and analyzing maritime activities that pose a threat to national security, such as drug smuggling, illegal immigration, arms transfers, environmental mishaps and violations of UN sanctions
- Overseeing the work of Intelligence Specialists - Enlisted Sailors (no degree required) who help convert information into intelligence
- Serve at the forefront of national security by analyzing top-secret information and interpreting spy reports.
- From there, INTEL Officers embark on a 30-month operational fleet tour.
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