Intelligence Officer

U.S. Navy Reserve
  • Location
    Newport, Rhode Island
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 31

Position description

Direct the analysis of top-secret satellite imagery. Be the first to ascertain the implications of the latest spy reports. Use keen analytical abilities to perceive patterns in Internet chatter. Intelligence Officers serve at the forefront of national security as they:

  • Supervise the collection, analysis and dissemination of critical information
  • Provide intelligence support to US Naval forces and multinational military forces
  • Advise executive-level decision makers in US government
  • Lead Enlisted personnel in gathering and analyzing mission-sensitive intelligence
  • Serve as a key part of the Information Dominance Corps in its mission to gain a deep understanding of the inner workings of adversaries and developing unmatched knowledge of the battlespace during wartime

As an Intelligence Officer, you will take on a wide variety of assignments, each one essential in its related mission or objective. This role may include:

  • Leading the planning, development, testing and deployment of information systems crucial to the intelligence process
  • 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
  • Delivering near-real-time operational intelligence assessment to high-level decision makers
  • Planning intelligence operations and managing intelligence programs
  • Enabling the collection of human intelligence
  • Leading teams of Enlisted experts who identify enemy targets for US or coalition forces
  • Overseeing the work of Intelligence Specialists – Enlisted Sailors (no degree required) who help convert information into intelligence


A four-year degree from a regionally accredited institution is required to work as an Intelligence Officer. 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.

All candidates must also be: US citizens; willing to serve worldwide; and eligible for a special intelligence security clearance.

General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you’re currently serving, whether you’ve served before or whether you’ve never served before.

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