Communications Locator/Interceptor

Military Intelligence
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

Performs and supervises detection, acquisition, identification, exploitation and location of foreign communications employing international Morse code (IMC) and radio-printer (non-Morse) using signals intelligence/electronic warfare (SIGINT/EW) collection and location equipment. Performs collection management.

Skill Level 1 Operates SIGINT/EW equipment to detect, acquire, identify, locate, and exploit foreign communications devices transmitting Morse and non-Morse signals. Provides processing and reporting of intercepted communications.

Skill Level 2 Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Performs collection management functions in support of collection operations. Quality controls processing and reporting procedures.

Skill Level 3 Performs duties shown in preceding skill level. Evaluates mission tasks and assists in formulating collection plans. Supervises processing and reporting. Supervises collection management process.

Skill Level 4 Performs duties shown in preceding skill level. Determines collection requirements and site selection for remote missions. Plans collection and exploitation strategies and allocates personnel and equipment resources.

Skill Level 5 Performs duties shown in preceding skill level. Supervises subordinates in SIGINT/EW operations command and intelligence procedures. Coordinates tactical and strategic Morse and non-Morse signals collection operations and provides appraisals of intelligence products, activities, and operations. Develops unit intelligence training strategy.

Physical Demands Rating: 
moderately heavy
Physical Profile Serial #: 
Qualifications and Prerequisites
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
95 total from GS+WK+PC+MK+MC
High school graduate or GED equivalent
Other Qualifications: 
  • Must be a US citizen
    1. Members of immediate family (spouse, parents, brothers, sisters, and children) must also be U.S. citizens. Soldier and immediate family members can be naturalized citizens. If naturalized, there is no minimum residency requirement.
    2. 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 98H course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center) mandatory.
  • Must meet TOP SECRET security clearance and Sensitive Compartment Information (SCI) access eligibility requirements.
  • Meet career management and development criteria contained in AR 614-200.
  • No record of court-martial
  • No record of conviction by a civil court which would preclude the granting of a TOP SECRET clearance under AR 380-67
  • 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
  • Meet hearing acuity test standards per AR 40-51.
  • Achieve a qualifying score on the Audio Perception Test.
  • 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.
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