Radio Intelligence Operator

Control equipment to locate and record radio transmissions of enemies.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $69,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Radio Intelligence Operators do?

Controls equipment to intercept, locate, identify, and record radio transmissions of enemy or potential enemy: Tunes receiver over assigned frequency band. Obtains bearings on source of transmission, using electronic direction-finding equipment. Informs location plotters of bearings obtained to locate and identify station. Monitors stations, records intercepted transmissions, and forwards transcripts for decoding. May operate sound-recording equipment to preserve broadcast for analysis by other intelligence personnel.

Should I be a Radio Intelligence Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to Become a
    Radio Intelligence Operator

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