Military intelligence

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  1. gill0610

    gill0610 Member

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    I thought I had heard that you cannot branch directly in to military intelligence. Is that correct? Also if your goal is military intelligence does it matter what your major is? (DS is majoring in engineering- probably biomedical or environmental). Thanks!
     
  2. Soldiergriz

    Soldiergriz Husband, Dad, Soldier

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    You can branch directly in to MI in the Army. Cannot speak for other services.
     
  3. DanGir

    DanGir 5-Year Member

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    For AROTC you can branch MI regardless of your major. However, anywhere from 55- 70% of all of those selected for MI get branch detailed their first few years. That means the LT years will be spent in IN, FA, AR or CM before transitioning to MI
     
  4. gill0610

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    Sorry but not familiar with all the branch abbreviations. Can you explain please? Thanks again
     
  5. Soldiergriz

    Soldiergriz Husband, Dad, Soldier

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    Military Intelligence requires fewer lieutenants; the branch has an inverted pyramid (needs fewer LTs and more CPTs/MAJs etc).

    So, they branch detail lieutenants for their first few years into IN (Infantry), AR (Armor), FA (Field Artillery). After leading platoons in those branches - the lieutenant transitions to MI.

    If you want to branch MI directly - compete to put yourself at or near the top of your peer group.
     
  6. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    AV= Aviation
    IN= Infantry
    AR= Armor
    MS=Medical Service
    MI= Military Intelligence
    EN= Engineer
    MP=Military Police
    FI= Finance
    FA= Field Artillery
    SC=Signal Corps
    AD= Air Defense
    AG=Adjutant General
    QM= Quarter Master
    CM=Chemical
    OD= Ordnance
    TC= Transportation
     
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  7. THParent

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    Just so you know, it's an oxymoron.

    (I can say that, I worked in Intelligence!)
     
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  8. Humey

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    I was waiting for someone to say that:groupwave: