Despite what D_Rob says, you're not going to be doing any "field" work. Chances are, you'll be assigned to a squadron or a CVW staff where you'll be doing little else except desk work. These stories of Intel guys running around with Teams guys that some of you are perpetuating are misleading those prospective Intel Officers into thinking that that's what their lot in life will be. If you believe that, then stand by to be disappointed.I've been reading a few things on this site and feel kinda close to pin pointing what I want to shoot for in the Navy. First of all, I am in the process of applying and have been talking to an officer recruiter in my area (STL). There are a few things I am intrigued about. First, this statement:
"Our other spy was an athelete and ran with us on the flight deck, boomed with us on the beach and tuned into the Ready Room from the get-go. He later went to Naval Special Warfare and deployed with Task Units fitting in with SEALs as part of the team there."
This was taken from heyjoe in the same thread...does this mean that an Intel guy has the opportunity to not sit behind a desk all day? I would much rather do some hands on work "in the field" than sit in a room going over papers. Sorry to sound so amateur, but there is quite a lot of information. Also, how I do I communicate this to my recruiter?
One more...any advice on how to get some interviews with Navy Intel officers in the STL region?