I think you have a much more Hollywood view of 35L than you should to be honest.
If you expected to spend the rest of your career in some strategic assignment only doing "cool" things you're about to be blown away with the mundane-ness of the job of a 35L. Just sayin'.
Background investigations, TARP (formerly SAEDA) briefings, and endless reams of paperwork await you.
35L was a much more interesting job when they conducted source operations and whatnot.
The likelihood of you being assigned to an S2 shop is slim; most likely if you were assigned to a FORSCOM unit you would be in some BCT/SBCT in the Military Intelligence company tasked with providing force protection and threat and vulnerability assessments. Although we do have a CW2 351L in our S2 shop that oversees all of the 35Ls in the BDE.
Also, last time I checked the basic course is 18 weeks, not 24 weeks.
______________________________________________"an Army Linguist"
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