98C-Signals Intelligence Analyst
The signals intelligence analyst 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. Duties for MOS 98C at each skill level are:
a. Major duties.
(1) MOSC 98C1O. Gathers, sorts, and scans intercepted messages to isolate valid message traffic. Performs initial analysis to establish target identification and communications patterns. Operates automated data processing (ADP) equipment. Maintains analytical working aids to support target collection, identification, and location. Operates communications equipment for SIGINT collection, processing and reporting.
(2) MOSC 98C2O. Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Performs intermediate analysis of intercepted communications. Prepares technical and tactical intelligence reports. Performs fusion analysis of SIGINT products. Assists in the collection management process.
(3) MOSC 98C3O. Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Writes, edits, evaluates, and publishes SIGINT reports. Coordinates with collection management activity to receive and plan taskings. Implements SIGINT emergency action plans. Performs advance analysis on intercepted communications. Supervises fusion analysis of SIGINT products.
(4) MOSC 98C4O. Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Analyzes and evaluates intelligence data and releases SIGINT reports. Supervises processing, analysis, and reporting functions. Briefs analytical mission status. Quality controls intelligence products. Supervises collection management of supported commands and other agencies. Provides guidance on the interpretation of SIGINT information and the employment of collection systems.
b. Physical demands rating and qualifications for initial award of MOS.
Signals intelligence analysts must possess the following qualifications:
(1) A physical demands rating of moderately heavy.
(2) A physical profile of 222221.
(3) Normal color vision.
(4) A qualifying score on the Army Analysis Aptitude Test.
(5) A minimum score of 105 in aptitude area ST.
(6) The soldier must meet TOP SECRET security clearance and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access eligibility requirements.
(7) A high school graduate or equivalent.
(8) Never been a member of the U.S. Peace Corps, except as specified in AR 614-200, chapter 1.
(9) No information in military personnel, Provost Marshall, intelligence, or medical records which would prevent the granting of a security clearance under AR 380-67.
(10) No record of conviction by court-martial.
(11) No record of conviction by civil court for any offense other than minor traffic violations.
(12) The soldier must be a U.S. citizen.
(13) Soldier and spouse must not have immediate family members who reside in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be a common practice, either against-
(a) Persons accused of or acting in the interest of the U.S.
(b) The relatives of such persons to whom they may reasonably be considered to be bound by ties of affection, kinship, or obligation. Near relatives will also include uncles, aunts, grandparents, father-in-law, mother-in-law, and relationships corresponding to any of the above persons in loco parentis (AR 630-5, para 6-2b).
(14) Have neither commercial nor vested interest in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be a common practice against persons acting in the interest of the U.S. This requirement applies to the soldier’s spouse as well.
(15) Meet career management and development criteria contained in AR 600-200, AR 614-200, and DA Pam 351-4.
(16) Formal training (completion of MOS 98C course under the auspices of the USAICS) mandatory.
(17) Be advised that due to the nature of training and assignments, temporary restrictions may be placed on foreign travel both during and after the term of service.
c. Additional skill identifiers.
(1) P5—Master Fitness Trainer.
(3) 1F—ASAS Master (SSG-MSG only).
(4) 2S—Battle Staff Operations (skill level 3 and above only).
(5) 2T—TENCAP Data Analyst.
(6) 4A—Reclassification Training.
d. Physical requirements and standards of grade.
Physical requirements and SG relating to each skill level are listed in the following tables:
(1) Table 10-98C-1. Physical requirements.
(2) Table 10-98C-2. Standards of grade TOE/MTOE.
(3) Table 10-98C-3. Standards of grade TDA.