Does it help to be ex-military to get into the CIA or NSA?
I would like to get involved in the intelligence community, namely the CIA or NSA (National Security Agency). I heard that being in the military, especially in the special forces, increases your chances of getting a job in intelligence.
Asked By: Michael E - 3/13/2008
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Special forces doenst qualify you for NSA. It "might" give you a leg up. You will get your veterans preference... More
Answered By: =Death=From=Above= - 3/13/2008
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Yes if you are a veteran you get veteran's preference points
Answered By: SHSU - 3/13/2008
I do believe that what counts is how high of a security clearance you can obtain whether or not you can work with intellegence...there are people in the Special Forces, Airborne, etc. who cannot obtain higher than a classified clearance. Bad credit can keep you from a security clearance.
Answered By: Constance B - 3/13/2008
Any previously held federal position (military included) will increase your likely hood of being hired. Its all a points based system for hiring and you are spotted points for being a prior federal employee. So yes, the military would qualify. Now, I cant speak directly to the special forces aspect, but I think we... More
Answered By: at3wells - 3/13/2008
Sign up for ARMY intel. Talk to your recruiter.
Answered By: carpe diem - 3/13/2008
The thing that will most help you get a job in that field is to be involved in intelligence work in the military. For the NSA you might seriously consider looking at 35N, 35P, or 35S. The CIA is a little different. SF in your background can be an asset, but you would be just as well off going to the most prestigeous... More
Answered By: G.I. Reaux - 3/13/2008
I supose it would, I was in the army and as a E-8 was doing things for the NSA.
Answered By: Kluge - 3/13/2008
If you want a job in intelligence as a civilian, and want to use military experience as a way of getting your foot in the door, it's a logical step to get into intelligence in the military. Having military experience helps, yes; but it's much better if you were in MI, AND had a clearance. Bear in mind that some MI... More
Answered By: Brendon - 3/13/2008
Email me with a more specific interest I can give you targeted advice.
Answered By: thereturnoffish - 3/13/2008
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