Originally posted by 35M48V4PF:
]This is incorrect information. There is now an active duty 37F positions at Fort Bragg. I know this for a fact because I taught them basic intel collection as an MTT instructor.
And? There's always been active duty 37F positions at Bragg and always will be.
I believe there was a misunderstanding on what you said.
You CAN go active duty in MISO, however it is NOT entry level (meaning you cannot go straight into PSYOPS/MISO).
I recommend that you think about 35M, 35F, 35Q, 35N or 35P.
35M - You need to be a certain type of person to succeed in this job. If you make friends easy and are personable, then this is definitely something to research. If you're interested in the mission and committed to developing a new understanding of human interaction, then this is definitely for you. If not, then don't pursue it.
35F - The generic MI soldier better known as a "PowerPoint Ranger". Basically you sit on a computer, making PowerPoints with information reported by the other INTs. You WILL have to brief people who outrank you (often it can be a CSM or a COL). If you have stage freight, learn to overcome it or pick something different. Another key point, is that you NEED to be open minded. You HAVE to be able to look at a problem from multiple perspectives and be able to analyze information or else you will be a fact reporter, not an analyst.
35Q - New Cyber Warfare/Counter Cyber Warfare MOS. If you know about that stuff and you love working on computers, go for this. It's new and growing with solid promotion potential.
35N - If you're interested in working in a very small field with limited human interaction (working by yourself or a very small team) and you're capable of analyzing people's interactions via verbal communication, then you should enjoy this.
35P - If you want to learn a language, then pick this MOS. You learn a lot of things the 35N's learn, however you get a language that will boost your pay and your post-Army prospects. Chances are however that you will not have much say in your language unless you score well and/or get it in contract.
Based on promotions, 35M is probably the hardest out of those I listed. It was over strength for E4 and below, however they flooded out a lot of those soldiers into other MOSs (such as 35L, 35P or 35F). If you pursue this MOS, be prepared for a very competitive promotion environment.
35F, 35N, 35P and 35Q are all understrength or growing. If you meet the standard and excel as a leader, you'll make rank.
Also, if you like looking at imagery and analyzing it, but don't want to get promoted pick 35G. I've NEVER met a 35G who didn't love his job, which is why they're hard to make rank in (as well as having one of the smaller communities in the 35 series).