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Signals Intelligence

Overview:  Intercepting communications signals through the use of sophisticated recording and receiving equipment is the role of Signals Intelligence personnel. They utilize antenna manipulation, receiver tuning and advanced computer software to extract, analyze and identify intelligence information from electromagnetic emissions.

Position:  Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Acquire, process, identify, analyze and report on electromagnetic emissions 
  • Operate complex equipment and systems to exploit signals intelligence 
  • Interpret and render preliminary analysis 
  • Perform maintenance of electronic equipment utilized


  • No record or history of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain or disorder 
  • ASVAB score of 72 on General  
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 40 pounds
  • Must successfully complete a polygraph test
  • Eligibility for Top Secret security clearance


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training is 82 days at Goodfellow AFB, TX 
  • College credits earned: Communication Applications Technology  - credits vary 

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