★ Interrogator

MOS 97E Interrogator

The interrogator supervises and conducts interrogations and debriefings in English and foreign languages, prepares and edits tactical interrogation reports and intelligence information reports (IIR’s). Performs translation and exploition of captured enemy documents and open source foreign language publications. Conducts liaison in foreign language with host nation agencies. Duties for the MOS 97E at each level of skill are:

a. Major duties.

(1) MOSC 97E1L. Screens, assesses and interrogates (in foreign language) enemy prisoners of war, enemy deserters, and civilian detainees from enemy areas to obtain information for military intelligence. Translates and prepares summary, extract, and full translations of written foreign material and captured enemy documents into English. Translates foreign technical publications. Translates announcements, speeches, and other materials into foreign languages for use in non-English speaking countries. Prepares interrogation and translation reports.

(2) MOSC 97E2L. Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Reviews and edits translations of foreign documents and material for accuracy and completeness. Screens, assesses, and debriefs refugees and defectors to fulfill strategic intelligence requirements. Debriefs U.S. prisoner of war returnees and other friendly sources to obtain information for military intelligence. Prepares IIR’s. Interprets foreign language and ensures the accurate exchange of statements, ideas, and intent.

(3) MOSC 97E3L. Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Directs the conduct of interrogation, translation, and interpretation functions. Assists in directing counter intelligence force source protection operations (CFSO). Edits interrogation reports, translation reports, and IIR’s. Monitors interrogations and translations for accuracy and completeness. Determines requirements for summary, extract, or complete translations of documents.

(4) MOSC 97E4L. Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Supervises interrogation, interpretation and document exploitation activities. Conducts intelligence interrogation training.

(5) MOSC 97E5L. Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate soldiers. Supervises strategic debriefing center and theater interrogation center. Plans, coordinates, and supervises intelligence interrogation training and operations.

b. Physical demands rating and qualifications for initial award of MOS.

Interrogators must possess the following qualifications:

(1) A physical demands rating of light.
(2) A physical profile of 222221.
(3) Normal color vision.
(4) A minimum score of 95 in aptitude area ST.
(5) A security clearance of SECRET.
(6) A qualifying score on the English Comprehension Level Test (ECLT 7200L or its replacement).
(7) A high school graduate or equivalent.
(8) A qualifying score on the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) as prescribed by AR 611-6.
(9) Good voice quality and be able to speak English and foreign language idiomatically and without objectionable accent or impediment.
(10) Never been a member of the U.S. Peace Corps, except as specified in AR 614-200, chapter 1.
(11) No information in military personnel, Provost Marshal, intelligence, or medical records which would prevent the granting of a security clearance under AR 380-67.
(12) No record of conviction by court-martial.
(13) No record of conviction by civil court for any offense other than minor traffic violations.
(14) Meet career management and development criteria contained in AR 600-200, AR 614-200, and DA Pam 351-4.
(15) Formal training (completion of MOS 97E course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center) mandatory. Must also complete formal language training or meet the civilian acquired skills criteria listed in AR 601-210.
(16) A U.S. citizen.

c. Additional skill identifiers.

(1) N7-Strategic Debriefing and Interrogation.
(2) P5-Master Fitness Trainer.
(3) 2S-Battle Staff Operations (skill level 3 and above).
(4) 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 10-97E-1. Physical requirements.
(2) Table 10-97E-2. Standards of grade TOE/MTOE.
(3) Table 10-97E-3. Standards of grade TDA.