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xavier2484
09-26-2009, 12:58 PM
I was looking into trying to get a intel. MOS in the Marines. From those who have experience in this MOS what are some of the things you will be doing? and how demanding is the work? and what are some pro's and con's to the job?

THORSHAMMER69
09-26-2009, 03:40 PM
I don't have a ton of knowledge for you but since no one has answered you yet, I'll try to give you what I can. There are a few different jobs you could be doing inside the intel MOS's. If you are with the air wing you'd be helping pilots plan their missions. If you are ground side you could end up doing a bunch of different things like counter intel or mission briefing. My buddy went through ground intel school and said the school was a bitch, but he also said it was awesome at the same time. Hope this helps.

xavier2484
09-26-2009, 04:43 PM
I don't have a ton of knowledge for you but since no one has answered you yet, I'll try to give you what I can. There are a few different jobs you could be doing inside the intel MOS's. If you are with the air wing you'd be helping pilots plan their missions. If you are ground side you could end up doing a bunch of different things like counter intel or mission briefing. My buddy went through ground intel school and said the school was a bitch, but he also said it was awesome at the same time. Hope this helps.


thanks alot for the help. does anyone know what kinda score u need to get into Intel? i got a 83 on the avabs? is that high enough?>

xavier2484
09-26-2009, 04:45 PM
Also. what are some other lucrative jobs in the Marine? that you can use to transfer back into the civilian world?

imported_CplB
09-26-2009, 07:11 PM
I don't have a ton of knowledge for you but since no one has answered you yet, I'll try to give you what I can. There are a few different jobs you could be doing inside the intel MOS's. If you are with the air wing you'd be helping pilots plan their missions. If you are ground side you could end up doing a bunch of different things like counter intel or mission briefing. My buddy went through ground intel school and said the school was a bitch, but he also said it was awesome at the same time. Hope this helps.

If you're in the airwing you wont be helping pilots plan their mission, you'll simply tell them a threat and what may or may not be expected on a flight route they've already planned.

I don't know if your friend was enlisted or officer but there is no ground intel school for enlisted. It's simply just intel school. It's in Dam Neck Virginia and I thought it was a pain in the ass and harder than any college course i'd ever taken. But it was easy as shit compared to WTI.

You'll need at least a GT score of 110 (unless they've lowered it) and be eligible for a TS/SCI clearance.

xavier2484
09-26-2009, 08:33 PM
im sorry what is WTI?

imported_CplB
09-26-2009, 08:40 PM
Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course

THORSHAMMER69
09-28-2009, 05:33 AM
If you're in the airwing you wont be helping pilots plan their mission, you'll simply tell them a threat and what may or may not be expected on a flight route they've already planned.

I don't know if your friend was enlisted or officer but there is no ground intel school for enlisted. It's simply just intel school. It's in Dam Neck Virginia and I thought it was a pain in the ass and harder than any college course i'd ever taken. But it was easy as shit compared to WTI.

You'll need at least a GT score of 110 (unless they've lowered it) and be eligible for a TS/SCI clearance.

Roger, like I said, I don't know a whole lot about the intel community. My buddy is an officer so he went through ground intel. (as far as I know) Thanks for straightening me out. :D

xavier2484
09-30-2009, 11:32 PM
thanks guys .. i was also wonder about the amount of combat i would be seeing if i went into Intel. and got to lat move to counter intel.? does anyone know what kinda of offensive and defensive school they go through if any?

xavier2484
10-28-2009, 10:43 PM
anyone
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obscure
10-28-2009, 11:15 PM
Well I am in the infantry and we had some Intel guys come work with us in Iraq. They were called "HAT" I don't know if thats the right abbreviation but thats what they were called. They never wore any rank or name tapes. They carried handguns as to it would make them look superior in Iraq and they gave themselves the rank of Captain. Since in Iraq it is believed that people who carry hand guns are higher rank. Since Hussein killed people with hand gun and they all fear hand guns rather than rifles. Overall, I think they were on the Intel, but I guess a different type of a job.

xavier2484
10-29-2009, 12:26 AM
thanks alot man.. do u know what exactly they did? or what there jobs were? thanks.. anyone else with any sort of information about intel or counter intel. would be awesome!

kenny10
10-29-2009, 01:32 AM
Well I am in the infantry and we had some Intel guys come work with us in Iraq. They were called "HAT" I don't know if thats the right abbreviation but thats what they were called. They never wore any rank or name tapes. They carried handguns as to it would make them look superior in Iraq and they gave themselves the rank of Captain. Since in Iraq it is believed that people who carry hand guns are higher rank. Since Hussein killed people with hand gun and they all fear hand guns rather than rifles. Overall, I think they were on the Intel, but I guess a different type of a job.

It wasn't HAT it was "HET", human explotatation team and thats counter Intelligence

xavier2484
10-31-2009, 10:32 AM
thanks.. does anyone know what counter intel mainly does for the Marines?? or know anyone who would have more information

kenny10
10-31-2009, 10:41 PM
thanks.. does anyone know what counter intel mainly does for the Marines?? or know anyone who would have more information

Shouldn't be discussed in an open forum......

LeaderOfMarines
11-03-2009, 02:24 AM
Make sure you take the DLAB ( Defense Language Aptitude Battery) test. Its a test given to measure your ability to learn foreign language. The score doesn't matter, you does not have to get a 100 so don't worry. You do have to take this test to qualify for Intel. You also cannot have used marijuana more than 20 times or you will be disqualified. Talk to your local recruiter and have them show you the IEP, so you know what the qualifications and dis-qualifiers are.

NRTrackChamp2004
11-03-2009, 01:20 PM
is taking the DLAB required for all Intel MOS's including 0261? Or is that just for Counter Intel?

imported_Copecwby20
11-03-2009, 11:39 PM
You don't have to pass the DLAB to qualify for basic intel. You do have to pass the DLAB to qualify for SOME intel jobs as well as any of the cyrptologic linguist school seats. Minimum score to qualify for 267X was 100, but it may have bumped up since then. Your score does dictate (along with the needs of the Marine Corps) what catagory language you qualify for if you do indeed get a school seat at DLI FLC.

If you want a basic overview of the counter intel mission profile, google 1st Intel Battalion and follow the links to the CI/HUMINT company. They will have the basics, as well as the required forms for the CI/HUMINT application process. The information seems a bit dated, so you will have to also contact your career planner who can in turn put you in touch with a CI Recruiter in your area. If you're at Pendleton or MCAS Miramar, hit me up via PM and I'll give you a POC.

xavier2484
11-05-2009, 03:54 AM
i have talked to my recruiter and he said that you don't take the language aptitude test until you get into INTEL school. and that they don't have counter intel contracts it is something that they will put you into once u get into intel school... is this true? or do you think he is just saying that?

NRTrackChamp2004
11-05-2009, 12:27 PM
you're not gonna be able to start out in counter-intel. You have to be a Sgt or above to do counter-intel. Its something you'll have to lat move into once you're in. The only MOS's available to you as an entry level MOS are your basic intel specialist (0231) and then geological intel specialist (0261).

imported_CplVelociraptor
11-06-2009, 06:18 AM
you're not gonna be able to start out in counter-intel. You have to be a Sgt or above to do counter-intel. Its something you'll have to lat move into once you're in. The only MOS's available to you as an entry level MOS are your basic intel specialist (0231) and then geological intel specialist (0261).

Mostly correct. You must be a corporal to lat move into the counter-intel field, not a sergeant. There are many different kinds of intel work, spanning the 0200, and 2600 MOS fields. The two 0200 fields cited in the above quote are the only one's available upon enlistment. In the 2600 field, you may choose between 2621, 31 (although it's being phased out), 2651, or 2671,73,74,76 (all language based MOSs) However, when you submit your papers, you will most likely be selected an MOS in the intel realm based upon your GT score, which is the most important in the intel community. For most 0200 fields you will need above a 100, or 110, and for 2600 fields you will need at least a 115, I believe.

You can lat move into counter-intel from ANY MOS, as long as you meet the qualifications. Once you're ready to start the process, you'll most likely talk to the senior CI Marine on deck, and he will screen you. After that you'll talk to the SSO at your location and get a SCINS Interview done, which will determine whether or not you are "worth" the time to get an SSBI done, which is the investigation that yields Top Secret/Sensitive Comparted Information clearance eligibility. If all of that goes well, than you will probably take a DLAB, and be put on a counter-intel board where you'll be interviewed by several counter-intel Marines, and they will assess your competence for a program like CI. After that you'll attend MOS school, and from what I understand it has the second highest attrition rate in Marine Corps schools, right behind the band.

Your job, if you make it through the pipeline, will vary depending upon your location. I'm not sure why someone said it's not discussable on an open forum, because you can easily look up that kind of stuff on Wikipedia. The job title speaks for itself, though, Counter...Intelligence. You are countering adversaries intelligence methods.

If you are curious as to the credentials of my knowledge, I am a corporal in the 2651 MOS, and have been in for 3 1/2 years. I am currently deployed, and spent a great deal of time not only talking to our Staff CI, but also doing the SCINS for some of the individuals interested in lat moving.

Hero
11-07-2009, 04:46 AM
To get an idea of what Intel does, a book by Dr. Jeffrey Richelson is a good one-volume account.


Jeff Richelson’s U.S. Intelligence Community
August 13th, 2007 by Steven Aftergood

For decades now “The U.S. Intelligence Community” by Jeffrey T. Richelson has been the best one-volume account of the structure and operation of the far-flung U.S. intelligence bureaucracy. The fifth edition has just been published.

When I encounter an unfamiliar intelligence term, an odd acronym or a reference to an obscure office somewhere in the bowels of U.S. intelligence, I find that Richelson’s book more often than not — more often than Google — provides the explanation and the needed background, typically with a footnote to an official source.

The latest edition includes new material on homeland security intelligence, detainee interrogation, and other post-9/11 developments.

“The U.S. Intelligence Community” by Jeffrey T. Richelson, 5th edition, is published by Westview Press. Source: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2007/08/jeff_richelsons_us_intelligenc.html

xavier2484
11-07-2009, 12:00 PM
Mostly correct. You must be a corporal to lat move into the counter-intel field, not a sergeant. There are many different kinds of intel work, spanning the 0200, and 2600 MOS fields. The two 0200 fields cited in the above quote are the only one's available upon enlistment. In the 2600 field, you may choose between 2621, 31 (although it's being phased out), 2651, or 2671,73,74,76 (all language based MOSs) However, when you submit your papers, you will most likely be selected an MOS in the intel realm based upon your GT score, which is the most important in the intel community. For most 0200 fields you will need above a 100, or 110, and for 2600 fields you will need at least a 115, I believe.

You can lat move into counter-intel from ANY MOS, as long as you meet the qualifications. Once you're ready to start the process, you'll most likely talk to the senior CI Marine on deck, and he will screen you. After that you'll talk to the SSO at your location and get a SCINS Interview done, which will determine whether or not you are "worth" the time to get an SSBI done, which is the investigation that yields Top Secret/Sensitive Comparted Information clearance eligibility. If all of that goes well, than you will probably take a DLAB, and be put on a counter-intel board where you'll be interviewed by several counter-intel Marines, and they will assess your competence for a program like CI. After that you'll attend MOS school, and from what I understand it has the second highest attrition rate in Marine Corps schools, right behind the band.

Your job, if you make it through the pipeline, will vary depending upon your location. I'm not sure why someone said it's not discussable on an open forum, because you can easily look up that kind of stuff on Wikipedia. The job title speaks for itself, though, Counter...Intelligence. You are countering adversaries intelligence methods.

If you are curious as to the credentials of my knowledge, I am a corporal in the 2651 MOS, and have been in for 3 1/2 years. I am currently deployed, and spent a great deal of time not only talking to our Staff CI, but also doing the SCINS for some of the individuals interested in lat moving.



thanks for all the helpful information! what are some of the things a basic intel specialist does?? and dont you need a Top secret clearance for a basic intel position?

imported_CplB
11-09-2009, 07:58 AM
You need a TS/SCI for any intel position

xavier2484
11-11-2009, 12:24 AM
ok.. to get into counter intel do you have to learn another language? or can u get into counter intel without going to a defensive language school?

imported_CplVelociraptor
11-11-2009, 06:45 AM
ok.. to get into counter intel do you have to learn another language? or can u get into counter intel without going to a defensive language school?

I'm not sure about that, I know that it is most likely encouraged, especially considering the individuals we're performing counter-intel against. However, I doubt it is mandatory, since the GySgt I am referring to in my post went to the school and learned Mandarin.

Depending on where you're located, ground side or air side, or if you're at a special command like MARCENT, you'll be doing a variety of different things. Some intel specialists operate in the field on a regular basis as collectors, others perform more of a desk job and are definitively analysts who look at reports, attacks, and other information and determine it's pertinence to the Marine Corps mission. Analysts, regardless of where they are located and what they are doing, do a very important job. They prevent casualties, and provide Marines on the ground information that gives them a significant advantage.

xavier2484
11-13-2009, 01:38 AM
thanks alot for all the help.. now not trying to get to far ahead of myself. but just outta of curiosity what kinda of jobs would a intel mos get you in a civilian word? or is INTEL just something that is useful in the Military?' i havent heard of to many intel jobs in the civilian world?

kenny10
11-13-2009, 02:12 AM
thanks alot for all the help.. now not trying to get to far ahead of myself. but just outta of curiosity what kinda of jobs would a intel mos get you in a civilian word? or is INTEL just something that is useful in the Military?' i havent heard of to many intel jobs in the civilian world?

oh jesus christ seriously? Intelligence is in the civilian world as well, if you have a clearance and get out with a clearance you can pretty much get a job ANYWHERE...........I'm a blunt person and seriously if you are that dumb and you don't know that intel jobs are used in the civilian world then PLEASE STAY THE HELL OUT OF THE INTELLIGENCE FIELD, we don't need anymore dummies.
CIA,FBI, GOOGLE IT .................holy shit you already suck

imported_CplB
11-13-2009, 07:48 AM
I don't think you should go intel, clearly you are unable to use google, and don't have any idea on how to do basic research which is a necessity.

xavier2484
11-14-2009, 12:42 PM
no i have done research and i am aware of the CIA and FBI and other federal jobs but i dont have a bachelors degree yet? i thought u needed one for more or all federal jobs?

imported_CplVelociraptor
11-14-2009, 01:11 PM
no i have done research and i am aware of the CIA and FBI and other federal jobs but i dont have a bachelors degree yet? i thought u needed one for more or all federal jobs?

For most federal law enforcement jobs, or perhaps all of them, I'm certain you need at least a four-year degree. However, coming out of the intel field gives you a couple of legs up on the competition.

1. TS/SCI eligibility - If you're open-minded about your career, this is a ticket to $150,000 a year, or more, starting out. Active clearances, even at the secret level, are worth a great deal to many government contractors/agencies and other employers. Every Marine that enters the Corps is now eligibile for a NACLC investigation, which yields a secret clearance, but Intel field require TS/SCI, which is an advantage over others.

2. Time for College Education - In the rear, you'll have free time to complete college, easily in four years IF you devote yourself to it. I'm a junior, and it's taken me a combination of five years of high school stuff/Marine Corps credits/actual college classes to get there, because I'm not super gung-ho about it. Just mildy gung-ho.

kenny10
11-16-2009, 11:51 AM
For most federal law enforcement jobs, or perhaps all of them, I'm certain you need at least a four-year degree. However, coming out of the intel field gives you a couple of legs up on the competition.

1. TS/SCI eligibility - If you're open-minded about your career, this is a ticket to $150,000 a year, or more, starting out. Active clearances, even at the secret level, are worth a great deal to many government contractors/agencies and other employers. Every Marine that enters the Corps is now eligibile for a NACLC investigation, which yields a secret clearance, but Intel field require TS/SCI, which is an advantage over others.

2. Free time - In the rear, you'll have free time to complete college, easily in four years IF you devote yourself to it. I'm a junior, and it's taken me a combination of five years of high school stuff/Marine Corps credits/actual college classes to get there, because I'm not super gung-ho about it. Just mildy gung-ho.

Are you serious? plenty of free time to complete college? What the hell unit are you with? Have you deployed?
I was with 1st Intel Bn and HAD LITERALLY NO TIME to do anything other than deploy over and over and over again and then come back for 5 months, train, train train and go back again.
I'd like to know where you have been all this time that you have an enormous amoiunt of freetime.?

imported_CplB
11-16-2009, 11:54 AM
Are you serious? plenty of free time to complete college? What the hell unit are you with? Have you deployed?
I was with 1st Intel Bn and HAD LITERALLY NO TIME to do anything other than deploy over and over and over again and then come back for 5 months, train, train train and go back again.
I'd like to know where you have been all this time that you have an enormous amoiunt of freetime.?

I can't imagine where you have been where you haven't had any down time Even with 12 on 12 off you're only working 6 months of a 12 month deployment.

imported_CplVelociraptor
11-16-2009, 12:26 PM
Are you serious? plenty of free time to complete college? What the hell unit are you with? Have you deployed?
I was with 1st Intel Bn and HAD LITERALLY NO TIME to do anything other than deploy over and over and over again and then come back for 5 months, train, train train and go back again.
I'd like to know where you have been all this time that you have an enormous amoiunt of freetime.?

So when you're in the rear you work 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, and when you're deployed you work the exact same amount of time?

If you had read the thread, you would know I'm not an analyst, and I'm in Iraq. Secondly, I know a lot of analysts, and my sergeant, a 2651 like myself, was an analyst during his first deployment. He was busy, but he has never had such a...vigorous description of it as you do here.

Maybe I was wrong, but I think any Marine in a field like intel, as long as they manage their time well, will be able to complete some school courses, and at least get an associate's degree in five years of enlistment.

kenny10
11-16-2009, 01:26 PM
So when you're in the rear you work 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, and when you're deployed you work the exact same amount of time?

If you had read the thread, you would know I'm not an analyst, and I'm in Iraq. Secondly, I know a lot of analysts, and my sergeant, a 2651 like myself, was an analyst during his first deployment. He was busy, but he has never had such a...vigorous description of it as you do here.

Maybe I was wrong, but I think any Marine in a field like intel, as long as they manage their time well, will be able to complete some school courses, and at least get an associate's degree in five years of enlistment.

I was with 1st Intel Bn and had no time for anything. When we were in the rear we were working from 0400 in the morning until 1800-1900 every single day. It was absolutely ridiculous. That was the worst unit I have ever been in. I had no time during my 1st five years to do any college work. Now that I am at a Joint command, I have time to do some college work. Yeah being in Iraq now ain't shit, I am sure if I was there now I would be doing nothing but working out and screwing around. I was in Ramadi my 1st tour and wasn't at a spot most of the time with internet connections, no college there. Fallujah, twice I worked 17-18 hours a day spitting out all sorts of intel shit while going on patrols and getting passed from unit to unit. I deployed during bad hectic times, so no I didn't have time to do shit

imported_CplVelociraptor
11-17-2009, 05:55 AM
I was with 1st Intel Bn and had no time for anything. When we were in the rear we were working from 0400 in the morning until 1800-1900 every single day. It was absolutely ridiculous. That was the worst unit I have ever been in. I had no time during my 1st five years to do any college work. Now that I am at a Joint command, I have time to do some college work. Yeah being in Iraq now ain't shit, I am sure if I was there now I would be doing nothing but working out and screwing around. I was in Ramadi my 1st tour and wasn't at a spot most of the time with internet connections, no college there. Fallujah, twice I worked 17-18 hours a day spitting out all sorts of intel shit while going on patrols and getting passed from unit to unit. I deployed during bad hectic times, so no I didn't have time to do shit


So, for your own experience in a unit that was uinquely bad in the rear, you are trying to tell this cat here gospel about what his experience is going to be. You are correct, being in Iraq now "ain't shit", doesn't change the fact that people are still sent out here, although we'll be seeing the last of that soon. Realistically, I think it's safe to say for most individuals, they will have free time to do some college work, at least in the rear.

Apparently you are a special case, and seem to think so.

kenny10
11-17-2009, 02:37 PM
So, for your own experience in a unit that was uinquely bad in the rear, you are trying to tell this cat here gospel about what his experience is going to be. You are correct, being in Iraq now "ain't shit", doesn't change the fact that people are still sent out here, although we'll be seeing the last of that soon. Realistically, I think it's safe to say for most individuals, they will have free time to do some college work, at least in the rear.

Apparently you are a special case, and seem to think so.

I am a special case shitbird, hence why I was stressing that it depends on what unit he gets sent 2. I am sure Intel Bn it still shitty.............horrible leadership

xavier2484
11-19-2009, 12:06 AM
thanks guys for all the information.. just wondering but are there any sorts of Intel positions where i would be going outside the wire and doing field work? when i signed up i wanted infantry but i was told i would have to wait a long time for a infantry slot because there popular and that the marines are over manned.. so they offered me an Intel slot.

aaronsandiego
11-19-2009, 12:18 AM
thanks guys for all the information.. just wondering but are there any sorts of Intel positions where i would be going outside the wire and doing field work? when i signed up i wanted infantry but i was told i would have to wait a long time for a infantry slot because there popular and that the marines are over manned.. so they offered me an Intel slot.

take the intel job. I have a lot of respect for my infantry brethren but as far as jobs you can get later down the line, intel is better for you. I am an intelligence analyst with about 6 years in now. I was with a recon battalion for a while and while you do get the chance to go out with them, they probably dont want you tagging along. Im not saying us intel nerds cant shoot but they would rather just give you a debrief after the fact than have you out with them asking them a thousand questions.

msslaughter
11-19-2009, 12:26 AM
I agree, take the job. No one will be able to tell you exactly what you'll be doing for your enlistment as everyone's experiences are different. However, there exist 03XXs with very minimal "outside the wire time" due to various circumstances. There also exist cooks with Combat Action Ribbons and personal awards for valor. What it comes down to is: you're going to be a Marine...that's what matters most. After that, who knows what the future will bring.

xavier2484
12-03-2009, 12:08 AM
no as far as the Top secret clearance that you need for INTEL. does anyone know some of the things that can disqualify you??? my recruiter informed me that they do not run the clearance until you are at recruit training..? so if you dont get the ts clearance they will put you somewhere else!?

kenny10
12-03-2009, 02:16 AM
that is true, which is a shitty thing actually. When I was at Boot, I got called in to do my security screening. One of the dudes that I was there with got called over because he had put down that he smoked weed about 20 times. The guys running the security place said they had no idea how he even got put into that job in the 1st place and he got stuck with admin,
Felonies, horrible debt.........drug problems,
Have you ever been in any sort of trouble? DON'T LIE ABOUT ANYTHING, THEY WILL FIND OUT

xavier2484
12-03-2009, 03:35 AM
i have never been arrested. i had RO but it was thrown out and never was put into effect. and i was 17 or 18 when it happened. would had prevent me from getting a ts clearance?.

kenny10
12-03-2009, 09:44 AM
i have never been arrested. i had RO but it was thrown out and never was put into effect. and i was 17 or 18 when it happened. would had prevent me from getting a ts clearance?.

I HIGHLY doubt it but if you get into the MOS make sure you tell the investigator

xavier2484
12-03-2009, 05:53 PM
ok so they are basically looking for drugs and criminal acts? Has anyone here went through the screening for a ts clearance.?

msslaughter
12-03-2009, 05:59 PM
I was interviewed for someone else's TS/SCI. They're VERY thorough...VERY

xavier2484
12-03-2009, 11:41 PM
yeah i understand they are very strict i guess im just looking for thing that wll disqualify you from getting on?

kenny10
12-04-2009, 02:33 AM
ok so they are basically looking for drugs and criminal acts? Has anyone here went through the screening for a ts clearance.?

I have a TS Clearance

kenny10
12-04-2009, 02:38 AM
Jesus kid I just told you...........bad debt, trouble with the law, felonies, traffic tickets, LYING, history of being untrustworthy etc, 2 many or unreported foreign ties and contacts etc

prod386
12-04-2009, 08:50 AM
Thats not what i was told. i was told by my recruiter that in order to qualify for INTEL i would have to PASS THE DLAB WITH A 100 .

imported_CplB
12-05-2009, 04:52 AM
Thats not what i was told. i was told by my recruiter that in order to qualify for INTEL i would have to PASS THE DLAB WITH A 100 .

ha, that's a good one.

imported_CplVelociraptor
12-05-2009, 06:29 AM
ha, that's a good one.

I lol'd.

This message is too small...WHAT NOW COMMUNITY WEBSITE?!

xavier2484
12-05-2009, 02:11 PM
alright thanks. my recruiter told me that i had to take the language portion for intel but how well i do on it wont effect me getting a INTEL contract its just to see if they can use me for cryptology.? does any know is this is true. and how many speeding tickets is to many?

kenny10
12-05-2009, 11:06 PM
alright thanks. my recruiter told me that i had to take the language portion for intel but how well i do on it wont effect me getting a INTEL contract its just to see if they can use me for cryptology.? does any know is this is true. and how many speeding tickets is to many?

How many tickets do you have? It all depends.....
You do have to take the DLAB, its mandatory now for all intel guys, I had to go last month and take it. Its to see if they can use you for a language

KrashKatz
12-13-2009, 09:26 AM
Taking the DLAB and passing it opens up some more opportunities, as well as a few programs that can be assigned involving a bonus, assuming you complete the MOS school. Both Intel and Linguistics fall under the program.

Take the DLAB, you get a free meal and one night stay in a hotel.

this_marine
02-19-2010, 02:17 AM
im tryin to lat-move to intel 0211, but you can google the job desrciptions pretty easy...and i heard they send you to sere's and u have the oppurtunities to do a bunch of cool shit

Sgt2844USMC
02-24-2010, 05:27 PM
OPSEC MARINES............ OPSEC...... The OP seems a little suspicious to me

CampPenMarine
03-03-2010, 05:57 PM
I believe that the score for the 02 fields is at least a 105 gt score, your asvab score is good, however most recruiters and instructors do not know much about the intelligence field you will NOT be doing counter intel, that is a lat mover mos only. trust me I thought I was going to be doing all that cool shit to. I'm not. Depending on the needs of the Marine Corps you will be placed in 0231 which is your basic intel analyst there is also a signals analyst and ground electronic warfare analyst. You can get any of these depending on your scores and again the needs of the Marine Corps. I went through the Dam Neck, VA. The school itself is somewhat difficult it's very demanding time wise. You have to study hard and get good at learning large amounts of information at a time and then dumping it to move onto another subject within a week of each other. All in all what you learn at school with have nothing to do with what you are doing in the fleet. Get good at briefing. As for combat that you'll see it depends, as an analyst you could get fap'd out to a BN and work in the S-2 shop for a grunt unit, you may or may not go out on patrols with them it all depends on the unit. You will get the most (intelligence) experience working at one of the Intelligence BNs on either coasts or Japan, however, you will get the most experience of the Marine Corps and possibly even combat experience at another unit such as a grunt BN or a unit similar to that.

Saint1775
03-03-2010, 11:09 PM
I just put in my package for a lat move into intel....nothing to do but wait and see where this goes now. How does a typical day in the shop go?

JordanDay
06-05-2010, 04:28 PM
alright broseph. i am a 2651. sigint is the way to go. more high speed and more job opportunities when you get out. sign up for 26xx with your recruiter. if he says there are none then say fuck it. dont join with being guaranteed that MOS. as far as combat its up to you really. some of my peers have never deployed. some have deployed and never seen combat. i myself have seen more combat then most grunts. and i have been blown up. its all up to you. i get out in 80 days but if you private message me i can answer more question. like why you shouldnt sign up for 02xx. i would be more than happy to help you sign up.

imported_CplVelociraptor
06-07-2010, 01:52 PM
alright broseph. i am a 2651. sigint is the way to go. more high speed and more job opportunities when you get out. sign up for 26xx with your recruiter. if he says there are none then say fuck it. dont join with being guaranteed that MOS. as far as combat its up to you really. some of my peers have never deployed. some have deployed and never seen combat. i myself have seen more combat then most grunts. and i have been blown up. its all up to you. i get out in 80 days but if you private message me i can answer more question. like why you shouldnt sign up for 02xx. i would be more than happy to help you sign up.

Listen to this guy.

PLQN
02-04-2013, 09:08 PM
Most of the info you read here is osint and anyone asking questions along those lines only looks foolish. I too am curious about what being apart of the intelligence community will be like, but I do not ask questions of anyone without making sure the answers aren't available already. Most people in the FBI, CIA or MCIA for the matter of that only talk to outsiders if they have to, so best not to waste their time asking osint questions. The only reason to obtain info from humint instead of osint is if you are trying to cultivate a rapport or the osint's integrity is questionable. Use your heads people.

PLQN

ctilley0124
08-19-2013, 02:33 AM
oh jesus christ seriously? Intelligence is in the civilian world as well, if you have a clearance and get out with a clearance you can pretty much get a job ANYWHERE...........I'm a blunt person and seriously if you are that dumb and you don't know that intel jobs are used in the civilian world then PLEASE STAY THE HELL OUT OF THE INTELLIGENCE FIELD, we don't need anymore dummies.
CIA,FBI, GOOGLE IT .................holy shit you already suck

Harsh, but very correct. I'm considering a lat move upon reenlistment and I am quite interested in the "intelligence field. Although I don't know much about it, i'll just assume that intelligence goes hand-in-hand with...intelligence. If you know of any opportunities that aren't widely known about I'm all ears. CIA and FBI may be obvious but specifics and detailed facts are a little more difficult to "google." It's not always simple to decipher fact from fiction online. I'd rather read it or hear it from an individual with personal experience.