MOS 35S—Signals Collector / Analyst

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 35S, Signals Collector / Analyst:

PULHES: 222121
Physical Demands Rating: light
Required ASVAB Score: ST: 101
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: TS SCI
U.S. Citizenship: Required
AIT Length / Location: 16 weeks at Pensacola, Florida
Other Requirements

Signals Collector / Analyst (MOS 35S) Description / Major Duties:

The signals collector / analyst performs and supervises acquisition, collection, collection resource management, analysis and exploitation of foreign communications and radar signals at all echelons.

Duties for MOS 35S at each skill level are:

MOSC 35S1O. Operates signals intelligence (SIGINT) equipment and prepares logs and technical reports. Searches the radio frequency (RF) spectrum to collect, identify, and record target communications and selected categories or classes of electro-optic or foreign instrumentation signals (FIS). Perform basic signals analysis to determine signal parameters for identification and processing. Operate communications equipment for reporting and coordination.

MOSC 35S2O. Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate Soldiers. Operates signals intercept/analysis and associated equipment, assists in the establishment of operational sites, maintains technical databases in support of analysis/collection operations. Recognizes and reports items of intelligence interest. Perform intermediate signals analysis to determine parameters for identification. Perform collection management function in support of collection operations. Quality controls processing and reporting procedures.

MOSC 35S3O. Performs duties shown in preceding skill levels and provides guidance to subordinate Soldiers. Supervises basic and intermediate skill level signal collection and analysis activities, allocates collection and analysis resources to support mission requirements. Coordinate interaction with other data collection and processing activities. Prepare technical reports and quality controls technical databases in support of collection operations. Performs signal analysis on an intermediate or advanced level.

MOSC 35S4O. Performs duties shown in preceding skill levels and provides guidance to subordinate Soldiers. Supervises and determines signal collection requirements and identification activities. Interprets and implements collection tasking, identifies and allocates resources to accomplish the collection effort. Determine mission objectives and priorities. Perform advanced levels signals analysis. Coordinate collection activities with other intelligence disciplines.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 35S:

(1) Normal color vision.
(2) Meet hearing acuity test standards per AR 40-501.
(3) The Soldier must meet TOP SECRET (TS) Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access eligibility requirements to be awarded this MOS. For clearance requirements to attend training, refer to the Army Training Requirements and Resources Systems (ATRRS).
(4) Soldier must be capable of passing a counterintelligence scope polygraph (CSP) to hold the MOS. Soldiers who refuse to take or fail a CSP will be reclassified.
(5) Never been a member of the U. S. Peace Corps, except as specified in AR 614-200 (para 3-2).
(6) No information in military personnel, Provost Marshall, intelligence, or medical records that would prevent the granting of a security eligibility under AR 380-67 (para 3.401a).
(7) No record of conviction by court-martial.
(8) No record of conviction by a civil court for any offense other than minor traffic violations.
(9) 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 common practice, either against-
(a) Persons accused of or acting in the interest of the U.S. or
(b) The relatives of such persons to whom they may reasonably be considered to be bound by ties of affection, kinship, or obligation. Immediate family for both Soldier and spouse includes both blood and step-: parents, spouse, children, sisters, brothers, any sole living blood relative, or a person in loco parentis per AR 600-8-10.
(10) 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 interests of the U.S. This requirement applies to the Soldier's spouse as well.
(11) Meet career management and development criteria contained in AR 614-200 and DA Pam 351-4.
(12) Formal training (completion of MOS 35S course under the auspices of USAIC&FH, Ft Huachuca, AZ) mandatory.
(13) 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.
(14) MOS closed for reclassification at SFC, MSG and SGM, except for those Soldiers within CMF 35.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 35S:

D6—Basic Digital Network Analyst (BDNA) (skill level 1-4 only).
J1—Telemetry Collection Operations (skill levels 1-3 only).
K2—Advanced Communications Signals Analysis.
M7—Intermediate Analysis (skill level 1-2 only).
Z8—Technical ELINT Collection and Analysis (skill level 2-3 only).
Y2—Transition (personnel only) (skill level 1-3 only).
Y3—Transition (personnel only) (skill level 1-3 only).
2G—Information Systems Security Monitoring (ISSM) (skill level 1-4 only). (Rescinded on 1110)
4D—Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP) Data Analyst (Rescinded on 0911).

Article Last Modified: February 17, 2011

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