Which Army job would best catapult me into the CIA?

I scored above 80 on the ASVAB. Although I have not yet enlisted, my recruiter tells me that there are intelligence jobs available. I know it is really early to look into this now, but I would like to know what the CIA needs. I have been looking at Psychological Operations Specialist (37F) and Intelligence Analyst (35F). Also, what is the chance of combat involvement in each of these MOS's?

Asked By: Q - 12/3/2008
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LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE. Your ability to express not only orally but in the written form is of the upmost importance within the CIA. I attended a College of Criminal justice...and a lot of my friend after the Marine corps....tried to enter the CIA. But since they didn't have any language abilities beyond... More
Answered By: Anomie - 12/3/2008
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I would say Intelligence or Special Forces. maybe signals if you are into the computer/hacker stuff.
Answered By: Zume - 12/3/2008
35F is good (that's my job), but from experience I would say 35M Human Intelligence Collector is your best bet, and its a cool job. they go out on patrols to talk to locals to see whats up and do see combat occasionally, but they often have their own security detail with them... More
Answered By: SSGVet - 12/3/2008
intelligence and languages. psychological operations may be sent to risky areas, such as in iraq to neighborhoods where we are still trying to win over the hearts and minds of the civilians. i doubt intel analyst would have much of a chance unless they hit an IED.
Answered By: Tom B - 12/3/2008
The CIA is really hard to get into. Intel jobs will NOT be much of a help into getting into the CIA other than having a clearance already. College degree, language proficiencies, weapons training, military record will play much bigger roles than your specific job.
Answered By: NightDD - 12/3/2008
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