35S Signals Collector/Analyst
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.
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Federal and State tuition assistance
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Health care benefits available
- VA home loans
- Bonuses, if applicable
- Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
- Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
- Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
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.