PART B: IMAGERY ANALYST, MOS 96D
1. The Imagery Analyst is involved in nearly every function performer by the
2. During IPB the Imagery Analyst is invaluable for his experience in reading and
analyzing photography of the area. Many ties the topographic maps of an area are a few
years old. Through analysis of current photography, changes to the terrain, road systems,
cities, towns, railroad systems, and other pertinent information can be used to update the
3. The relationship does not stop with the completion of IPB. Imagery, weather
photography, side-looking airborne radar (SLAR), or infrared radar, is invaluable to the
Intelligence Analyst to detect or confirm enemy locations and numbers of vehicles,
personnel, and so on. Imagery is also an excellent way to detect locations of high value
targets (HVT) such as nuclear/chemical storage/firing sites, logistic activities, Command
Posts (CP) and other lucrative targets.
4. The Imagery Analyst and his products are used consistently by the Intelligence
Analyst to update information already available, detect new information, or to confirm
other information. The Imagery Analyst is intimately involved with the functions of the
Intelligence Analyst. Without the Intelligence Analyst, the Imagery Analyst could
probably not perform his duties.
PART C: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AGENT, MOS 97B
1. The Counterintelligence (CI) Agent performs numerous duties which have a direct
impact on the Intelligence Analyst.
2. The basic tactical operations conducted by the CI Agent are based upon IPB
performed by the analyst. These operations are varied and designed to aid in answering
information gaps about the enemy force while at the same time protecting the friendly
force from enemy observation.
3. The tactical CI Agent performs CI screening of line crossers, refugees, EPWs, and
others to gain information much as the Interrogator does. This information is more
towards what the enemy force knows about our operations and plans.
4. This information is then used to assist in performance of operations security
(OPSEC). OPSEC protects friendly force operations and intentions from being detected
by the enemy force. Without OPSEC, the analyst would be hard pressed to receive
information about the enemy as they would know numerous functions friendly forces are
performing and be able to counter them.