The United States Army and Marine Corps call their enlisted job specialties, "MOS's," or Military Occupation Specialties.
Manning was a 35F or 35 Fox, Military Intelligence Analyst, assigned to Company B, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry (LI), when, the US Government alleges, he disclosed the largest leak of classified information in US History.
According to the US Army, the mission of the 35F Military Occupational Specialty [MOS] is to "gather, analyze, and report intelligence information that reveals the intended secrets of hostile forces," and 35F "must qualify for a top secret clearance with special access eligibility."
35Fs analyze data: "weather, terrain, and the position of opposing forces". 35F are trained in map reading and interpretation, as well as how to electronically plot symbols. They then "consolidate intelligence information onto a situation map".
35Fs are also trained to "run diagnostic checks on the US Army's computer systems, and they "transmit reports that they gather from many intelligence sources to strategic agencies electronically or by hard copy".
35Fs can work at a "fixed intelligence unit or a field unit battalion, such as psychological operations, artillery, or air defense."
They can also "volunteer for duty in an airborne unit, where their duties may include using photos or maps to prepare classified reports, battle damage assessments, and other kinds of information for command briefings". 35Fs may also set up "field intelligence equipment or for a tactical local area network."
35Fs must be US citizens and possess "no psychiatric pathology." Although, they "may have history of a transient personality disorder."
Training for the 35Fs takes place over 16 weeks, 3 days at Fort Huachuca, AZ.
The following is an excerpt of the US Army Web site:
Career Management Field [CMF]: 35F
Supervises, performs, or coordinates, collection management, analysis, processing, and dissemination of strategic and tactical intelligence.
Skill Level 1
Prepares all source intelligence products to support the combat commander. Assists in establishing and maintaining systematic, cross-referenced intelligence records and files. Receives and processes incoming reports and messages. Assists in determining significance and reliability of incoming information. Assists in integrating incoming information with current intelligence holdings and prepares and maintains the situation map. Assists in the analysis and evaluation of intelligence holdings to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action. Assists in the preparation of Order of Battle records using information from all sources and in the preparation of strength estimates of enemy units. Assembles and proofreads intelligence reports and assists in consolidating them into military intelligence. Prepares Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) products.
Skill Level 2
Skill Level 3
Skill Level 4
Physical Demands Rating: medium
Physical Profile Serial No.: 222221
Qualifications and Prerequisites
Army Enlisted Job Descriptions and Qualification Factors [ASVAB] Minimum Score: 105 total from General Science (GS)+Word Knowledge (WK)+Paragraph Comprehension (PC)+Mathematics Knowledge (MK)+Mechanical Comprehension (MC)
Education: High school graduate
US Army Intelligence MOS
Below is an excerpt from the US Army Web site outlining the MOS that fall under the military Intelligence Field for the Army:
The All Source Intelligence Technician is a warrant officer position which is responsible for combining and organizing intelligence information from different source into a single finished product. They may also advise the commander and his staff on the intelligence situation and considerations, as well as coordinating with analytical groups, specialized intelligence activities, and intergovernmental or multinational organizations.
Supervises or participates in detecting, locating and tracking ground targets and rotary wing and slow moving fixed wing aircraft.
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.
The Counter Intelligence Technician is a warrant officer position which conducts investigations into potential acts of terrorism, espionage, or sabotage, against the Army, and works to prevent such acts. They also report such threats to commanders and their staff, and may also work with the Criminal Investigation Division, FBI, Department of Justice, and other federal or state agencies.
Supervises the collection, processing, development, and dissemination of counterintelligence, counter-signals intelligence, and human intelligence information.
Supervises and conducts, or assists in conducting, CI surveys and investigations of individuals, organizations, and installations to detect, identify, assess, counter, exploit, and neutralize threats to national security.
The cryptologic linguist performs and supervises detection, acquisition, geolocation, identification, and exploitation and analysis of foreign communications at all echelons using signals intelligence/electronic warfare (SIGINT/EW) systems. The cryptologic linguist copies, translates, transcribes, gists and/or produces summaries of foreign communication transmissions; performs analysis and ISR synchronization to support mission requirements.
Performs and supervises detection, acquisition, location, identification, and exploitation of foreign communications at all echelons using signals equipment. Translates, transcribes, gists, or produces summaries of foreign language transmissions in English/target languages. Performs collection management.
Performs and supervises detection, acquisition, location, identification, exploitation, and reporting of foreign ELINT at division, corps, and echelon above corps (EAC). Performs collection management.
The Electronic Warfare Specialist supervises and performs military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine, exploit, reduce, or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Supervises or operates ground surveillance systems engaged in intelligence and information gathering.
Human Intelligence Collection Technician (HUMINT Collection Technician) is a warrant officer position which is responsible for the gathering of intelligence from human sources. HUMINT Technicians interrogate and debrief (as per Uniform Code of Military Justice, and other applicable regulations and agreements) personnel, as well developing plans for effective interrogation and constructing and delivering reports based on their findings.
Supervises and conducts tactical HUMINT collection operations that include, but are not limited to, debriefings, interrogations, and elicitations in English and foreign languages for positive intelligence and force protection information; screens Human Intelligence (HUMINT) sources and documents to establish priorities for exploitation; under CI supervision, plans and participates in counterintelligence and Force Protection Operations (CFSO).
Supervises or analyzes aerial and ground permanent record imagery developed by photographic and electronic means. Plans and recommends the use of imaging sensors for reconnaissance and surveillance missions.
Imagery Intelligence Technician is a warrant officer position that is responsible for providing expertise and leadership in geographic intelligence (GEOINT). They may act as the officer in charge of a team performing imagery analysis on a variety of still or video images, such as satellites and other national-level assets, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or cockpit video from an aircraft. In addition to identifying terrain, equipment, movement and any other potential threats, they may also perform intelligence briefings of the information they uncover.
Supervises intelligence surveillance, collection, analysis, processing, and distribution activities at group, division, corps, US Army, and comparable or higher echelons.
Military Intelligence Officers are always out front, providing essential intelligence and in many cases saving Soldiers who are fighting on the front lines.
Military Intelligence Officers also assess risks associated with friendly and enemy courses of action and act to counter or neutralize identified intelligence threats. The MI Officer also uses intelligence systems and data to reduce uncertainty of enemy, terrain and weather conditions for a commander.
Supervises or performs unit, direct support, and general support and depot maintenance of Command/Control subsystems, receiver subsystems, and processing/storage subsystems and related equipment at fixed station, remote sites, and US Army depots.
Performs and supervises collection, identification, exploitation, and analysis of foreign radioteletype, facsimile, and data communications. Performs collection management.
The Signals Intelligence Analyst supervises and performs analysis and reporting of intercepted foreign communications and non-communications at all echelons. Assist in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Synchronization process. Produces combat, strategic, and tactical intelligence reports.
Supervises and performs analysis and reporting of intercepted foreign communications at corps, division and echelon above corps (EAC). Performs collection management. Produces combat, strategic, and tactical intelligence reports.
Serves as staff NCO for major commands engaged in Signals intelligence/electronic warfare (SIGINT/EW) operations and combat development or training.
Supervises or operates the TUAV, to include mission planning, mission sensor/payload operations, launching, remotely piloting, and recovering the aerial vehicle.
Voice Interception Technician is a warrant officer position which is responsible for conducting and directing Intelligence and Electronic Warfare (IEW) personnel on correct techniques, procedures, and employment of IEW assets. In addition, they may also advise commanders and their staff on the most effective way to employ IEW assets.
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