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Intelligence Specialists

Intelligence Specialists assist in every phase of the planning, collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence information. They assemble and analyze multi-source operational intelligence in support of all warfare areas, assist in support of intelligence briefings, reporting, and analytical programs.

Intelligence Specialists prepare and present intelligence briefings, as well as, prepare material for use in mission planning. They prepare graphics (annotated photographs, plot sheets, mosaics, overlays, etc.), and plot and prepare multi-sensor imagery. ISs draft intelligence reports, and provide input to and receive data from computerized intelligence systems from both ashore and afloat. ISs also maintain the intelligence files (photographs, maps, charts, photographic interpretation keys, etc.) and libraries.

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Latest Activity: Mar 26, 2020

For family members of Intelligence Specialists. Discussions and general information about our sailors in IS.

OPSEC Rules:

• Don’t discuss future destinations or ports of call

• Don’t discuss future operations, exercises or missions (including Family Day Cruises)

• Don’t discuss dates and times of when we will be in port or conducting exercises

• Don’t discuss readiness issues and numbers

• Don’t discuss specific training equipment or lack thereof

• Don’t speculate about future operations

• Don’t spread rumors about current, future, or past operations or movements

• Don’t discuss deployment or homecoming dates

• Don’t assume the enemy is not trying to collect information; they always are

• Don't discuss Security Procedures, movements, or arms

• Be smart, use your head, and always think OPSEC when using email, phone, chat rooms and message boards. There is no guarantee that a chat room or forum described as 'military' has any security for transmitting information or restricting membership to military personnel and their families only


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Discussion Forum

C school options for "IS"

Started by Gil. Last reply by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza Feb 18, 2014. 5 Replies

 Once sailors are done with "A" school, they are required to complete "C" school (specialty or technical school).  There are 5 different schools and as far as I know (I could be wrong) they don't get…Continue

IS Group for 2012

Started by Gil. Last reply by Becki Bohan Mar 18, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi everyone and happy 2012 to all of you!!  I’m very excited for our IS family. Our group page was created on June 2011 and I have to admit that I wasn’t sure if was going to work or not since…Continue

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Comment by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza on September 7, 2016 at 5:58am

Todd, Follow this link for a description of the IS rate. It may give you and idea of what to expect. As far as what he actually will be doing, we don't have a high enough security clearance. LOL!

Comment by Todd G. on September 6, 2016 at 8:49pm
Hi everyone my Son just graduated from C school and has been home on leave. He is in the FID duty sea duty and land duty. Will be heading to his first duty station in Washington DC. Hid visit was way to short. What are some expectations for his first duty on sea as an IS?
Comment by Jim Clemente on August 12, 2014 at 10:19pm

Hiya Dan C. everyone goes to Dam Neck, Va for A and C school. Great little town. And yes, standard three years sea two year shore for the new personnel. I will say if he wants to progress SS George Washington in Yokosuka, Japan. Now his shore duty is SubGru7 in Yokosuka. I think he likes Japan. If he takes sea duty first he will also get his TDY out of the way. He may be assigned to the galley, MA or anywhere else they need help.

Comment by Dan C on August 12, 2014 at 9:45pm

Hello Everyone,

My sailor will leave for GLRTC in less than four weeks and his rating is IS, his brother is on the Nimitz so we have a taste for Navy life.  Is there anything we should know about IS rating?  Do they all go to Va., or is there another A school.  Read they are assigned C school, Are they in the normal land sea rotation for assignments? Anything you could tell us to better prepare us for his future in the Navy would help.  thanks

Comment by Jeff Barrett on April 1, 2014 at 8:28pm
Good to find this group. Our daughter just finished C school and headed to her first post. Couldn't be a more proud Navy Dad! This is our 2nd child in grandfather was one of frogman in WWII in South Pacific. He always told stories of how they got to blow stuff up so marines to be able to land.
Comment by Gary Zaetz on March 2, 2013 at 5:22pm

My daughter (pictured here) is shown in her Sea Cadet NWUs.  When she enters the Navy, she aspires to becoming either a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI) or Foreign Area Officer (FAO), depending on whether she enters the enlisted ranks or becomes an officer.  She already has acquired, from courses shes taken, a fair knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic.

Comment by Gil on August 6, 2012 at 7:45pm

Bottoms up in honor of our fallen heroes - HOOYAH!!

Comment by Gil on August 5, 2012 at 11:36am

Every time I see this picture it fills me with pain and discomfort to think that many people (especially some of today's young people) see the business of being a man or woman who served the Armed Forces as something stupid or a waste of time . They take so lightly the freedom that we have in this great Nation. Even with all the situations that may be happening within politics and economy in this country, Never the less, our freedom and our opportunities are unique in the world! But like everything in life, everything has its price and our men and women of the Armed Forces (Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines) are the ones paying the price for us to continue enjoying that freedom and to help others to achieve that same freedom that they eagerly want. God richly bless all these men and women who know the true meaning of "Sacrifice" and those who lost their lives in trying to defend our freedom, God have close to Him, in great mercy! I honor the name of each the fallen men and women lost in combat, but also honor the parents of those men and women for having brought them into this world. OUR HEROES! HOOYAH!!!

Comment by Gil on August 5, 2012 at 11:18am

Meet JERRV..used by some Special Ops..this fellow can really save lives!!

Comment by Gil on August 5, 2012 at 11:13am

IS3 Ryan Roe and Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 stay on the lookout during their weeklong training at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan.



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