MI Branching

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  1. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

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    DS is trying to narrow down his choices and may be interested in MI. Can anybody give me some insight? What would a o-1 and o-2 do as a MI branched officer? Thanks.
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    Most of those that branch MI will be detailed to another branch for the first 3 years, Infantry, FA, Armor, Chem, and maybe a few others.

    MI is heavier at the Captain and higher level, not many 1 and 2LTs. To be honest I'm not sure just what junior officers do but the one thing I've heard is they'll get real good at Power Points.
     
  3. -Bull-

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    Fetch coffee.

    /sarcasm

    What JCleppe said is pretty accurate from what I've heard from a couple MI folks I know. I've known one or two that were PLs, but I don't think they were typical platoons and I'm not sure what they actually did.
     
  4. VB DAD

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    DS had 3 Guys/Gals go MI this year at the school he attened, none were branch detail, unlike other years. Jcleppe is correct for past years and maybe that will be the case for the 2016 crew.
     
  5. uniform 419

    uniform 419 GMU CDT

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    If you're a standout at BOLC (like top 5-10% of your class) and go to an early BOLC you can get some great gigs. Everything from supporting the Ranger's S-2 Shop to getting on Combatant Command Level Intel Staffs. Otherwise it's coffee, administering security clearances, and waiting to hit O-3.

    *All info second hand
     
  6. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Your son should have access to the talent management website and should have plenty of information to decide if MI is right for him

    Check out this link for info about all the branches. Click on the MI tab and watch the video
    https://branching-rotc.army.mil/resources/static/talentdemands.html

    MI LTs will be assistant S2s, staff officers, and platoon leaders, and yes...some will be branch detailed.
     
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  7. sheriff3

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    Thank you all for your responses. Clarkson, great website....
     
  8. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    That website is part to Cadet Commands talent management initiative. This year ll the Cadet's had to do some self assessment, and other activities to help them determine the best fit for them. There were also cadre assessments and a mentorship opportunity in the process. I'll bet your son has seen that website before.
     
  9. hawk

    hawk ButterBar Dad

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    USMA recent branching feedback was very few MI slots that were not branch detailed. Had to be extremely highly ranked or female, as there were fewer branch detail options available to them. (This from memory, and recent cadet/grad discussions)
     

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