The Office of the Chief, Military Intelligence (OCMI) staffed an action with the Department of the Army (DA) that will consolidate/cap the following military occupational specialties (MOSs):
Consolidation of these MOSs at E-8 vice E-9 will improve grade structure and provide more equitable promotions. The consolidated E-8 positions have been loaded into the enlisted distribution and assignment system (EDAS) allowing eligible E-7s in MOS 35F (96B), 35G (96D), and 35H (96H) to be considered for promotion to E-8 in MOS 35X (96Z) and eligible E-7s in MOS 35L (97B) and 35M (97E) to be considered for promotion to E-8 in MOS 35Y during the next E-8 board. This change in MOS structure will be addressed by OCMI in its guidance to the promotion board.
HUMINT NCO Special Recruiting Program
Currently, we have 14 Soldiers attending our initial class that began on 14 May 2007. Thirty six Soldiers were selected to attend the next class which began 20 August 2007. An additional class will be added to this program and is currently scheduled for February 2008. We are reopening the window for submission of applications for Soldiers who are interested in attending this class. The deadline for submission of these packets to OCMI is 15 September 2007. Interested applicants should go to the HQDA G2 Sergeant Major's website for more information on this class at http://www.dami.army.pentagon.mil/sgm/index.asp.
MOS 98C BNCOC
Starting in September 2007, the training and access to the National Security Agency's (NSA) databases during BNCOC will require ALL 98C students to complete the ANNEX P process and obtain a Personal Key Identifier (PKI). In addition, all students must have an up-to-date (not older than 5 years) polygraph. If the polygraph cannot be accomplished in time, the Soldier must download, complete, and sign a Pre-Polygraph CSP Consent Form as a waiver for access to the NSA databases. Please make sure that if you have NCOs attending this course that they are aware of and comply with these requirements. For additional information please contact SFC Daryl McNeil, 98C Senior Instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 533-6198/(DSN) 821-6198.
There are 38 Soldiers within our ranks that still hold the MOS 98GA. Please make sure that these Soldiers are working with their career counselor in exploring their reclassification options before the Army chooses an MOS for them. MOS 98C/Y (35N/S) Transition Training
Continue to send your 98C/Y Soldiers to transition training. Information on the following classes can be found in ATTRS at https://www.atrrs.army.mil/atrrscc/.
* 232-98C1/2/3/4 (98C) (T) 98C to 98C Transition 4 Weeks (Fort Huachuca, Arizona), 1,314 98C Soldiers still show in EDAS as needing Transition Training as of July 2007.
* 233-98Y1/2/3/4 (98K) (T) 98K to 98Y Transition 7 Weeks (Fort Huachuca, Arizona), 294 98Y Soldiers still show in EDAS as needing Transition Training.
* 232-98C1/2/3/4 (98J) (T) 98J to 98C Transition 7 Weeks (Goodfellow AFB, Texas), 152 98C Soldiers still show in EDAS as needing Transition Training.
* 233-98Y1/2/3/4 (98J) (T) 98J to 98Y Transition 16 Weeks 2 Days (Corry Station, Florida), 168 98Y Soldiers still show in EDAS as needing Transition Training.
The previous Commanding General (CG), U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca (USAIC and FH), MG Fast approved the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command's Alternative Transition Training courses listed below. Upon completion of this alternate training, the unit S3/G3 must forward a memorandum to OCMI stating that Soldier has completed the required courses. The memorandum must include Soldier's name, SSN, MOS, and date that training was completed and can be faxed to OCMI at (520) 533-1186, DSN 821-1186 or emailed to SFC Teddy Woods at email@example.com.
* MOS 98Cs (former 98Cs who need OPELINT skills) can attend FUSE 1100 and SIGE3110DV to receive credit for transition training.
* MOS 98Ys (Former 98Ks only) can attend MATH1030, and SIGE2810 to receive credit for transition training.
STAR MOS List (As of July 2007)
After 31 months on the STAR MOS list at E-6, MOS 96D has been removed. This is good news, however attention still needs to be given to this issue especially with MOSs 96B, 97B, and 97E.
In addition 98G is a STAR MOS at Skill Level (SL) 2 in the following languages: Indonesian, Pashtu, Hebrew, Portuguese, and Vietnamese. # of Eligible E-5 Soldiers that Primary Secondary Months MOS # Needed could be boarded Zone Zone on List 09L 30 22 0 22 9 96D 17 57 36 21 24
In addition 98G is a STAR MOS at Skill Level (SL) 2 in the following languages: Indonesian, Pashtu, Hebrew, Portuguese, and Vietnamese.
# of Eligible E-6 Soldiers that Primary Secondary Months MOS # Needed could be boarded Zone Zone on List 09L 22 0 0 0 9 33W 2 117 30 87 3 96B 290 589 139 450 40 97B 85 162 30 132 22 97E 332 324 72 252 37 98C 11 371 47 324 12
98G STAR at SL 3 in Arabic, French, Hebrew, German, Korean, Indonesian, Persian-Farsi, Portuguese, Pashtu, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, and Urdu.
MI MOS Data Updated on COOL Website
The Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) website has been updated to reflect criteria for certification programs that qualify for specified MOS promotion points. For more information go to the COOL website and review the fact sheet at https://www.cool.army.mil/pubs/promoPointsFactSheet.pdf. Additional information can be found at the HRC Technical Certification Matrixes link at https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/active/select/techCert.htm and the search link for each MOS at https://www.cool.army.mil/search.htm.
A Force Design Update (FDU) that will stand up two companies with 149 09L Soldiers per company has been approved by the Vice Chief of Staff Army. This FDU creates force structure for this MOS through the rank of E-8.
MOS 35G (96D)
A proposal for MOS (35G) 96D to assume all duties, functions, positions and personnel from MOS (35H) 96H is included in the fiscal year (FY) 2007 Military Occupational Classification and Structure (MOCS) submission (for implementation in FY 2011). The previous CG, USAIC and FH, approved the creation of an additional skill identifier (ASI) for use with MOS 35G to identify Common Ground Station operators when MOS 35G assumes the functions of MOS 35H. Former 35H Soldiers will be awarded this ASI upon reclassification to MOS 96H.
MOS 35H (96H)
The previous CG, USAIC and FH, also approved a 10 week reclassification course for 96Hs to become 96Ds as a result of an earlier decision approving the recommendation to recode and reclassify 96H Soldiers and positions to MOS 96D and subsequently delete 96H. The creation of an ASI for use with MOS 35G (96D) to identify CGS operators has also been approved.
MOS 35K (FY 2008) and 15W (FY 2009) (96U)
The FY 2007 MOCS contains a proposal that MOS 96U Soldiers must complete an Army Class III medical physical prior to arrival at training base. Additionally, they must annually maintain this Class III medical physical. The proposal also states that Soldiers in this MOS are not required to complete or pass the Type II decompression sickness/chamber training requirement.
MOS 35L (97B)
We need to ensure every effort is taken to send qualified 35L (97B) Soldiers in the rank of E-5 to the promotion board at their earliest eligibility. Promoting qualified E-5s to E-6s will help the overall MOS health by improving our strengths at E-6 and decreasing our on-hand strengths at E-5, allowing for the promotion of remaining 460 SL10 Soldiers.
MOS 35M (97E)
Effective 1 October 2012, a TOP SECRET (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access eligibility is required to hold this MOS. Effective 1 October 2008, all Soldiers accessing into MOS will be submitted for TS clearance and SCI access eligibility.
A five-year language suspension for 97E Soldiers in the U.S. Army Reserves (USAR) has been approved by HQDA in a memorandum dated 19 May 2007. This suspension remains in effect until 1 April 2012. The suspension is requested to mitigate 97E/35M shortages in the USAR.
As a result of a joint decision made by the previous CG, USAIC and FH; CG, INSCOM, and DCS, G2 during the 31 May 2007 General Officer Steering Committee, language will return as a 35M MOSQ requirement at all skill levels in FY 2010 in the Active Component. Soldiers accessed into the Active Army during the language suspension period will not be required to hold a foreign language in order to meet MOSQ or promotion eligibility standards. The language suspension period for the Active Army is 5 May 2006 through 30 September 2008. OCMI has produced and submitted the Out of Cycle (OOC) MOCS package detailing this MOSQ revision and it is currently being staffed at TRADOC.
This MOS has a significant shortage of NCOs due to the rapid increase in requirements (E-6 44% fill and E-7 77% fill). We need the help of leaders at all levels to encourage the retention of these Soldiers. The current selected reenlistment bonus is 4A/4B/4.5C with a max cap of $30K. We also need your support in reclassifying quality NCOs into this MOS.
As demonstrated in the STAR promotion stats above, we need to ensure every effort is taken to send qualified 35M (97E) Soldiers to the promotion board at their earliest eligibility. This will help the MOS health.
MOS 35N (98C), 35P (98G), and 35S (98Y)
INSCOM requested adding a requirement for a CI Scope Polygraph for all Signals Intelligence MOSs. This proposal was approved by the previous CG, USAIC and FH, and is currently being staffed with HQDA.
"Soldiers are Our Credentials"
by Command Sergeant Major Franklin A. Saunders
Command Sergeant Major
U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca
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|Author:||Saunders, Franklin A.|
|Publication:||Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2007|
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