Accurate intel is the cornerstone of mission success, and it’s up to the Signals Collector/Analyst to locate, identify, collect, and exploit enemy communications to extract this information. Using intercept devices, these Soldiers will identify hostile signals and report their findings to leadership.
In this role, you will search the radio frequency spectrum to collect, identify, and record target communications and selected electro-optic or foreign instrumentation signals; install and operate electronic intelligence collection systems; acquisition, analysis, and recording of targeted communications; analyzing communications using a real-time spectrum analyzer; and using oscilloscopes to find waveforms in communication.
• Operate signal intelligence equipment and prepare logs/reports
• Perform basic signal analysis to determine signal parameters
• Interest in working with radio equipment
• Finding clues that help answer questions
• Ability to remain alert doing repetitive tasks
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with government agencies like the National Security Agency, the FBI, and the CIA.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Signals Collector/Analyst consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and on-the-job instruction, including practice in interpretation.
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers’ primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.