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ISs connect the right information to the right person at the right time. You'll plan and execute intelligence operations to collect information from adversaries to ensure the success of Coast Guard missions. You'll use advanced technology and geospatial techniques to predict and communicate locations and actions of adversaries. ISs are typically assigned to shoreside sectors, districts, cutters, and major intelligence units.

  • Analytical with a critical thinking mindset? 
  • Interested in a STEM-related career? 
  • Interested in using computers and data to solve problems?
  • Comfortable keeping secrets?

Intelligence collection and analysis
Research techniques
Critical thinking

  • ISs receive a 12-week rating course in Yorktown, VA, with instruction in intelligence disciplines, intelligence analysis and briefing, and protecting classified information.
  • Advanced training in intelligence collection and analysis, counterintelligence analysis, and operations, as well as advanced training in human intelligence, signals intelligence, cyber intelligence, and geospatial intelligence.
  • Specifically, the Strategic Intelligence program is available to the IS rating.

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Intelligence Collection Manager
  • Intelligence Collector
  • Counterintelligence Specialist
  • Counterterrorism Specialist