AFSC 14NX - Intelligence

U.S. Air Force Commissioned Officer Job Descriptions

Capt Stephanie Brinley, an intelligence officer for the 27th Fighter Wing, 523rd Fighter Squadron, Cannon AFB, NM briefs crew members on the threats to be encountered during their mission at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, during Central Enterprise '95 on 14 JUN 95.
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AFSC 14N4, Staff
AFSC 14N3, Qualified
AFSC 14N1, Entry

Specialty Summary

Performs and manages intelligence functions and activities to support United States and allied forces. Conducts information operations to include analysis of information vulnerability. Included are intelligence operations and applications activities; collecting, exploiting, producing, and disseminating foreign military threat information; mapping, charting, and geodetic (MC & G) data application; developing intelligence policies and plans; and human, signals, imagery, and measurement and signature types of intelligence.

Provides staff supervision and technical advice. Plans and coordinates use of intelligence resources, programming, and budgeting. Supports force employment planning, execution, and combat assessment. Advises commanders, government officials, and other users of intelligence information essential to military planning and aerospace operations. Related DoD Occupational Group: 3A.

Duties and Responsibilities

Performs and manages intelligence operations and applications activities. Programs, plans, and evaluates operations and applications resources and activities. Establishes priorities. Conducts and manages collection functions. Oversees collection and exploitation activities of all sources of intelligence information. Manages production, processing, and dissemination of products. Develops, validates, and prioritizes targeting and MC & G activities and procedures. Plans and implements aircrew training.

Determines unit requirements and tailors intelligence support to missions, equipment, and employment tactics. Establishes, recommends, and disseminates information and intelligence collection requirements.

Supports combat operations. Performs and oversees analysis and fusion of collected intelligence, and produces assessments to meet operational requirements. Analyzes data to advise planners of options to accomplish objectives. Helps develop weaponeering methodologies. Evaluates mission accomplishment to determine remaining adversary capability and requirements for retargeting. Coordinates intelligence estimates and analytical activities. Assists in operational employment planning. Recommends weapons allocation and application.

Coordinates inputs to intelligence operations plans and orders. Advises commanders on threat systems deployment, employment, tactics and capabilities, and vulnerabilities. Provides intelligence support and assists in planning and execution of information warfare. Exchanges and collects intelligence with other services, agencies, and governments.

Conducts operations and related activities. Manages and integrates collected intelligence information. Integrates intelligence into information operations. Performs and directs intelligence briefings and debriefings of repatriates, defectors, émigrés, foreign nationals, and United States personnel. Manages collection requirements by validating, prioritizing, and coordinating user requests. Ensures operational needs are met through collection system tasking. Supports weapon system acquisition and force structure planning.

Develops intelligence policies and plans. Evaluates impact of legislative action, executive orders, regulations, directives, and management decisions. Integrates intelligence activities into plans and programs. Develops and implements intelligence operations and applications policies, plans, concepts, systems, and orders, including MC & G and human, signal, imagery, and measurement and signature types of intelligence.

Manages and coordinates intelligence activities. Reports aspects of operations and applications functions and responsibilities. Confers with government, business, professional, scientific, and other nations' organizations to provide support, exchange ideas, participate in studies, and coordinate on proposals and findings. Manages intelligence responsibilities of the Department of Defense Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System. Coordinates with personnel, materiel, planning, programming, and operational functions on allocation of resources, availability of funds, and preparation and implementation of operational plans.

Directs intelligence activities. Directs operations and applications activities and organizations, and establishes goals and objectives. Reviews requirements for objectives and relative priorities. Serves as senior intelligence advisor to commanders. Directs preparation of intelligence budget estimates and financial plans. Implements standardization, evaluation, and training programs, and monitors compliance.

Specialty Qualifications

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: means, methods, sources, and techniques used in intelligence operations, applications functions, and doctrine to include: collection, exploitation, production, and dissemination of foreign military threat information derived from human, signals, imagery, and measurement and signature intelligence; theories, principles, and application of the electromagnetic spectrum and United States and foreign space systems and operating parameters; applications of intelligence information to support military operations; target materials, analysis, and weaponeering; mission planning, force application and combat assessment; information warfare operations, associated countermeasures, threats, and vulnerabilities; and survival, evasion, resistance, escape, combat search and rescue, and Code of Conduct techniques and procedures.

Additionally, knowledge is mandatory of: means, methods, sources, and techniques used in United States and allied military capabilities, organization, operations, and doctrine; intelligence systems and acquisition management; intelligence force management; national intelligence community structure and relationships; intelligence oversight; foreign military capability, limitations, and employment techniques; fusion, analysis, processing, and proper handling of intelligence information; analytical methods, forecasting, and estimating techniques; intelligence information handling systems; national and DoD regulatory guidance for conducting intelligence activities; and management sustaining functions such as intelligence communications and information systems, security, manpower, personnel, and training.

Education. For entry into this specialty, an undergraduate academic specialization or degree is desirable in physical, earth, computer, social, or information sciences; engineering; mathematics; or foreign area studies.

Training. For award of AFSC 14N3, completion of the Intelligence Officer Course is mandatory.

Experience. For award of AFSC 14N3, a minimum of 18 months of experience in intelligence operations functions.

Other. None.

Specialty Shredouts

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