One of our most valuable assets on any mission or action is information. Responsible for both protecting our information as well as collecting data from external threats, Intelligence Officers are essential to operational planning and ultimate success. From analyzing data to coordinating with other services or determining the capabilities and vulnerabilities of an adversary, these highly trained officers provide indispensable knowledge pivotal to Guardians successfully completing their missions.

Career Categories




Career Duties

  • Lead and perform intelligence activities across the full range of military operations
  • Oversee the analysis and merging of collected intelligence
  • Develop intelligence plans and policies
  • Produce accurate intelligence analysis
  • Exchange intelligence with other services, agencies and governments
  • Integrate intelligence with combat operations


Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: science, humanities, social sciences, structured analysis, engineering or mathematics
  • Some level of foreign language study is highly desirable


  • Completion of required training courses
  • Completion of 12 months in commissioned service after completing the Intelligence Officer Initial Skills course performing intelligence functions
  • Completion of a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
  • Completion of Officer Training School (OTS), Air Force Academy (USAFA) or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 42

Training & Education

How do we transform you into a leader and an officer in this field? From education to continued training, your Space Force path is here.
weeks of Officer Training