Updated: Jan 2017

Specialty Summary

1N0X1 Operations Intelligence Duties: Analyzes multiple sources of information in developing, evaluating, and disseminating intelligence on potential threats to U.S. and allied forces.

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110 Days - Goodfellow AFB


Intelligence Studies and Technology

Duty Badge

Intelligence Badge








Total: 3260

For Entry Into This Specialty


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  • No speech disorders or noticeable communications deficiencies.
  • For award and retention of AFSC 1N0X1, when required for a current or future assignment, must successfully complete a polygraph test.
  • Specialty requires routine access to Top Secret material or similar environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Operates in a diverse and complex operational environment, supporting all aspects of Air Force operations to ensure U.S. dominance in air, space, and cyberspace. Supports Joint Force, Department of Defense, and National Intelligence Agency operations.

Advises commanders on threats to U.S. and allied forces and missions as well as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities and employment. Provides analysis of adversary threat systems and intelligence expertise necessary to develop detailed execution plans for air, space, and cyberspace operations. Uses state-of-the-art technology to produce all-source intelligence, situation estimates, order-of-battle studies, and other intelligence reports and studies. Assembles maps, charts, and performs threat analysis in support of mission planning. Prepares and presents intelligence reports and briefings. Conducts intelligence debriefings of U.S. and allied military personnel involved in combat operations. Prepares mission reports. Participates in the installation-level Threat Working Group (TWG)

Conducts external intelligence training. Instructs aircrews, security forces, explosive ordinance disposal and others on collecting and reporting requirements and procedures, recognition techniques, and assessing offensive and defensive weapon system capabilities. Assists Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) and Life Support personnel in training evasion, recovery and code of conduct.

Assesses vulnerabilities of U.S. forces’ telecommunications networks and information which could be collected and exploited by adversaries. Systematically assesses data using analytical procedures to document threats, isolate existing and potential vulnerabilities, identify procedures for minimizing and eliminating vulnerabilities, and recommend Information Operations (IO) techniques to exploit vulnerabilities to a friendly advantage.

Specialty Qualifications

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: intelligence organizations and systems; collection and reporting systems, procedures, and methods; intelligence sources; techniques of identifying, collating, evaluating, and analyzing information; geographical and cultural aspects of foreign countries; current military capabilities and employment tactics of potential enemy offensive and defensive weapon systems; special operations; procedures for acquiring, updating, and maintaining intelligence documents, maps, and charts; map and chart use techniques; graphic, oral, and written presentation; support to targeting; capabilities and application of automated data handling and management systems; security classification marking and control; US sensor systems; regional physical characteristics relative to radar significance; basic electromagnetic theory; computerized systems supporting mission planning digital terrain and feature databases.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or General Education Development equivalency, with courses in public speaking, journalism, geography, modern world history, statistics, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 1N031, completion of a basic operations intelligence course is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of AFSC indicated:

  • 1N051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N031.
  • 1N071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N051.

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