Operational Intelligence (OPINT)
OPINT is one of the mainstream roles and includes Close Support (CS) at the operational and tactical levels. CS OPINT Sections provide direct support to Bde HQs and smaller teams operate at Battlegroup (BG) and Company (Coy) level providing direction to aerial or ground based collection assets.
The received data is then analysed to provide Intelligence updates and assessments to Ground Commanders.
GS OPINT Sections operate at the operational and strategic levels providing direct support to Bde HQs and Operational Intelligence Support Groups. GS OPINT personnel are responsible for producing and delivering thematic papers and reports based on detailed analysis and assessment.
Employment within an OPINT role can be extremely challenging and equally rewarding. Available assignments include direct Intelligence support to 16 Air Assault Bde, 3 Commando Brigade and other specialist units and organisations. Opportunities are available for INT CORPS Operators to volunteer for P Coy, Commando course, and UKSF Selection.