Community Overview: 

As an Intelligence Officer, you will take on a wide variety of assignments, each one essential in its related mission or objective. Such as:

  • Leading the planning, development, testing and deployment of information systems crucial to the intelligence process.
  • Delivering near-real-time operational intelligence assessment to high-level decision makers.
  • Monitoring and analyzing maritime activities that pose a threat to national security, such as drug smuggling, illegal immigration, arms transfers, environmental mishaps and violations of UN sanctions.
  • Planning intelligence operations and managing intelligence programs.
  • Leading teams of Enlisted experts who identify enemy targets for US or coalition forces.
Training Pipeline After Commission: 

Those wishing to become an Intelligence Officer, must first pass the 13-week Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, R.I. Following this, they attend a five-month basic course of instruction at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, Va. Here you will receive training in: electronics, anti-submarine, anti-surface, anti-air, amphibious and strike warfare; counterintelligence; strategic intelligence; air defense analysis; and combat mission planning.

Following this, Intelligence officers embark on a 30-month operational fleet tour -typically an assignment with an aviation squadron, with an air wing staff or on board an aircraft carrier or amphibious command ship.

Special Pay/Bonuses: 


Active Duty Obligation: 
4-year active duty commitment after commissioning
Service Obligation: 
At least eight years total active and inactive duty commitment.
Age Requirement: 
You must be at least 19 and less than 35 at time of commission.
Education Requirements: 
BA/BS in International Relations, Political Science, Gov’t, Engineering, Physical or Natural Science, and Comp. Science preferred.
Medical Requirements: 
Depth perception not required
Color vision not required.
PRK and LASIK only eye surgeries waiverable.
Special Requirements: 
No financial, legal, or drug issues.