The Intelligence Analyst, working in an all-source environment, must maintain good
working relationships with other military intelligence personnel. The efforts of those
other specialties impact directly on the job of the analyst.
PART A: INTERROGATOR, MOS 97E
1. The Intelligence Analyst and Interrogator have to work hand-in-hand. Their
respective duties impact greatly on each other.
2. The Interrogator is tasked to gain information through line crossers, enemy prisoners
of war (EPW), refugees, and other sources that will answer information gaps determined
by the all-source analyst. The analyst must ensure that the information requested is of the
sort that an Interrogator can logically get from a source. The information received
through an interrogation is passed to the tactical operations center in one or two primary
a. A Spot Report is used to pass perishable, time-sensitive combat information.
This is information that has an immediate impact upon the conduct of the battle. This
information may be sent either by courier, radio, or hard copy message.
b. A Tactical Interrogation Report (TIR) is used to report all pertinent information
gained through the conduct of an interrogation. Unlike the Spot Report which may be
sent at any time during the interrogation, the TIR is not produced and disseminated until
the interrogation is complete. This report is quite lengthy and it may be hours before it is
received by the Intelligence Analyst to integrate with other information.
3. The Interrogator is also the primary person for translating captured documents. This
function is not normally performed at echelons below corps due to the amount of time it
may take and the lack of people to do the translations below corps. The information from
a Document Translation Report (DTR) is also used by the analyst to answer information
gaps and help confirm indicators.
4. The information received from an Interrogator may require an analyst to reassess his
analysis of enemy probable courses of action. This information could also be the basis
for further taskings of other military intelligence specialties.