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Targeting Analyst

Overview: Modern military operations are often controlled from high-tech information centers quite distant from actual areas of conflict. The precise identification, analysis, prioritization and selection of military targets is the role of Target Analysts, who utilize a systems database analysis approach to optimizing mission success. 

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks: 

  • Develops all-source analytical products which identify target systems that have relevance to stated objectives, military importance and priority of attack
  • Nominates and prioritizes targets to achieve the effects and objectives outlined in commander’s guidance and are coordinated and de-conflicted with agencies and activities that might present a conflict with the proposed action
  • Determines precise weapon(s) placement, consequences and hazards presented by weapons effects
  • Conducts Combat Assessment (CA), performs Battle Damage Assessment (BDA), Munitions Effectiveness Assessment (MEA) and Reattack recommendations


  • HS diploma or GED. Courses in mathematics, advanced English and computer applications are desirable. 
  • Stereopsis (depth perception) acuity-required, determined by 40 seconds of arc Near stereopsis or better
  • ASVAB score of 66 on General 
  • Eligibilty for Top Secret security clearance


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training

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