Former Intelligence Officer at United States Air Force
over 1 year ago
The military differs from the civilian workforce in several ways. One way is that career fields are assigned to service members instead of interviewing for them. A member will be assigned an Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) while they are still attending their commissioning source, i.e. the U.S. Air Force Academy, ROTC, or OTS. The Intelligence Officer AFSC is 14N. A cadet or officer candidate will submit a "dream" sheet that lists the AFSCs that he or she wants in priority order. Meaning, if you want to be a 14N, then you should put that first followed by any other career fields that you are interested in. Afterwards, the commissioning source will assign the AFSC based of merit and preference. Additionally, the intelligence discipline extends to the Enlisted force as well, which means someone can specialize in intelligence without going through the commission route first.