Job Roles

Intelligence Corps Officers and Soldiers are employed in a wide variety of challenging and rewarding roles in many different locations.

The Intelligence Corps offers two soldier roles, each with its own specialisations and areas of expertise. There are opportunities to work and cross-train in all areas.

Operator Military Intelligence (OPMI)

Operational Intelligence

The intelligence required to plan and conduct campaigns at the operational level.

Counter Intelligence

Identifying threats to security from hostile intelligence services, organisations or individuals who are engaged in espionage, sabotage, subversion, terrorism or other non-traditional threats.

Human Intelligence

Intelligence is derived from information collected on, or provided by, human sources and individuals of intelligence interest.

Imagery Intelligence

The exploitation and assessment of imagery acquired by a variety of sensors carried by air, space, ground or sea platforms, combined with information from other intelligence disciplines and sources.

Signals Intelligence

Information derived from intercepted signals, such as those from communications systems, radars and weapons systems.

Material and Personnel Exploitation

The systematic collection, information processing and dissemination of intelligence obtained by specialist debriefing and the extraction of data from recovered material.

Operator Technical Intelligence (OPTI)

Linguist

The opportunity exists for INT CORPS personnel to be trained in the use of a number of different languages. Currently the major languages that the INT CORPS trains personnel in are Arabic, Farsi and French. On completion of the 24 month duration language course the individual is then provided the opportunity to use their language in support of operational requirements.

Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)

SIGINT specialists glean information from enemy transmissions and use leading-edge technology to intercept anything from enemy radios to satellite communications.

SIGINT operators need to identify key elements of intelligence from within the vast array of transmissions that take place every day. In fact, the most sophisticated equipment in the world would be useless if it did not have a sharp thinking SIGINT operator to identify the important from among the worthless.

Once identified, intelligence from SIGINT sources is carefully analysed and quickly processed into a report and communicated to the operational commanders. SIGINT operators are often linguists, working quickly in real time to decode cryptic messages passed in a foreign language.

Cyber Threat Analysis

Military Intelligence Operators may be required to counter the cyber threat to the Army and the wider military environment.

This may be by identifying the source of potential and actual threats as part of a counter-intelligence team; by developing measures to mitigate the threat whether by technical means or revised operating procedures, or by ensuring that the security measures taken by the military to protect their Communications Infrastructure Systems (CIS) remain robust and fit for purpose.

Officer in the Intelligence Corps

Officers in the Intelligence Corps will lead small teams of soldiers in finding, evaluating and producing intelligence.

Intelligence Corps Officers will be in command of some of the most capable and highly motivated analysts in the British Army, overseeing numerous work strands and directing analytical capability.

They will need to be robust and able to constantly challenge their soldiers assessments and thought processes, in addition to having the capability to step in to the role of an Intelligence Corps analyst when necessary.