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Communication Signals Intelligence


Minimum Education Requirement:
high school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


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Communication Signals Intelligence

Career Description

"It's classified" will be your response when anyone asks what you do when you're a Communication Signals Intelligence specialist. At its core, this job requires you to operate sophisticated equipment in order to intercept electronic signals in various forms.

You'll have to interpret and analyze those signals to collect intelligence that you'll then forward up the chain of command. You'll also have to learn basic maintenance for the equipment you use because you could be in situations where tech support isn't available or even cleared to help you.

Career Tasks

  • Proficient in international Morse code and use receiving and recording equipment
  • Find and receive signals from specific stations by selecting the proper antenna for specific frequency ranges or type of signal
  • Use both manual and special electronic typewriters
  • Use various types of classified reference materials to develop your ability to interpret and analyze communications so you can isolate certain information for detailed analysis and reporting
  • Perform maintenance repair on expensive electronic equipment so it operates efficiently

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Intelligence
  • Electronics
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Communication Signals Intelligence technical training:

School location: Goodfellow AFB [TX]

Length of course: 82 days

College degree earned: Communications Applications Technology

College credits earned: varies