As an Intelligence Officer you could find yourself leading a team of highly motivated, bright and flexible men and women as part of a Royal Air Force unit or within the Joint Forces Command organisation. Your training will ensure that you are equipped to develop a range of products using the latest reporting from a variety of sources. These sources include imagery, signals, human, cyber and open-source intelligence.
Very quickly you will be responsible for collecting, collating and evaluating vast quantities of information to produce actionable reports and prepare threat assessments for current and future operations. You may then brief senior officers, planning or operations staff to influence matters of international significance. You could lead a team of analysts in the management and production of reports and assessment from satellite or aerial imagery, or the collection of complex signals in order to provide details on known or potential threats. Within your first few years you can expect to be deployed frequently overseas in various roles. This could include supporting a front line flying squadron or providing tactical mission and intelligence support.
Your job will take you to new locations and test you in different roles every few years, working alongside counterparts in the Royal Navy and the Army, or in a NATO Position. There are opportunities to work overseas, including Europe and the US. Whatever role you are employed in, your contribution will be vital to on-going or future operations around the world.