Read this 1st - OPMI - What it is like (The Basics)

lol

I was actually tipped off that the job was shit by a corps member who was sent to 'hang arouind with' on the evening when i arrived at ashford night before the interview.
 
lol

I was actually tipped off that the job was shit by a corps member who was sent to 'hang arouind with' on the evening when i arrived at ashford night before the interview.
Shame you listened to someone whomhad probably already signed off. Might have been the same person with with whom I conversed. I realised he was probably a shit soldier and operator and ignored him. Had a lovely time, probably all the better for you not joining! :)
 
:-D it was quite strange this guy showed up to my group of three in the bar, it was clear that he was sent to spy on our characters. Other than that we had great time and a few beers ... Cheers,
 
Look up dyslexic. This was (deliberately leaving out apostrophization) lol
I can see why they say what they say about army members like you ! You member !
Little of that made any sense.

You know the nice man who warned you off from joining the Intelligence Corps as it was crap? He was fibbing. The little tinker.

He spent 5 seconds in your company and thought, 'Nope: he is much better equipped for University'.

and hey .. be nice !
Be nice? Not a chance. You callously used 'Lol', twice, with malice aforethought.

Are you a 12-year old lesbian? Or a 45-year old divorcee?
 
What does the job entitle in say Afghanistan?

Is it basically manning the G2/J2 cell or does it sit separately?

Is it basically fusing together all the available Int (assuming Int Corps have access to Open Source, patrol reports, HUMINT, COMINT, SIGINT, etc etc) and coming up with deductions to supporting planning and ops?

Not looking for OPSEC but generally am I on the right track?
 
What does the job entitle in say Afghanistan?

Is it basically manning the G2/J2 cell or does it sit separately?

Is it basically fusing together all the available Int (assuming Int Corps have access to Open Source, patrol reports, HUMINT, COMINT, SIGINT, etc etc) and coming up with deductions to supporting planning and ops?

Not looking for OPSEC but generally am I on the right track?
Right now, yes, on the right track for Afghanistan, however, there are also roles to counter the insider threat. A lot of the roles that would have been done by a close support section, have been outsourced to contractors so the numbers of British military are kept low.

Your deductions are on the right track. But Afghanistan is now very much a NATO tour, which is clunky. There is a gravy train of contractors and snr officers, but the lads still do normal stuff, like you describe.
 
Right now, yes, on the right track for Afghanistan, however, there are also roles to counter the insider threat. A lot of the roles that would have been done by a close support section, have been outsourced to contractors so the numbers of British military are kept low.

Your deductions are on the right track. But Afghanistan is now very much a NATO tour, which is clunky. There is a gravy train of contractors and snr officers, but the lads still do normal stuff, like you describe.
So in a conventional type conflict am I likely to bump into them at S2 level or is G2 minimum?

At G2 level I assume around section strength?
 
I may contact someone privately but I have been out of the loop a long time and would be interested to know how SIW ended up.

I know it can't be discussed here but if someone could let me know what happened/does it still exist, etc in PM I have a genuine interest.
 
they way to look at G2, S2, J2 isn't so much that each relates to a level- The G is generally for and int cell or department that looks exclusively at ground. J is for the joint environment, and S is more an American / NATO etc for Staff. In most places the lowest level you will see Int Corps is as part of an Infantry Company- usually one bloke, LCpl - Cpl.
 
they way to look at G2, S2, J2 isn't so much that each relates to a level- The G is generally for and int cell or department that looks exclusively at ground. J is for the joint environment, and S is more an American / NATO etc for Staff. In most places the lowest level you will see Int Corps is as part of an Infantry Company- usually one bloke, LCpl - Cpl.
Welcome back, rumours of your demise were obviously incorrect.
 
they way to look at G2, S2, J2 isn't so much that each relates to a level- The G is generally for and int cell or department that looks exclusively at ground. J is for the joint environment, and S is more an American / NATO etc for Staff. In most places the lowest level you will see Int Corps is as part of an Infantry Company- usually one bloke, LCpl - Cpl.
For us, S is Bn Level, G is Bde level and J is above
 
Haven’t been on arrse in years. Embarrassingly I think my last post here was back in 2010 if I can get out before my 4 year point. I’m now a senior NCO still in the infantry.. Could someone enlighten me on how moving to the Int Corps as a senior would affect promotion/jobs/postings etc? Yes I’ve been on the OAVL, YES I’ve emailed them. No they haven’t replied.. cheers
 
I’m now a senior NCO still in the infantry.. Could someone enlighten me on how moving to the Int Corps as a senior would affect promotion/jobs/postings etc?
You'd be competing for promotion against INT CORPS SNCOs instead of Inf.

Your available jobs and postings would be INT CORPS roles, instead of Inf.

Hope this helps ;)



(if you've got more specific questions, that might help lol)
 
You'd be competing for promotion against INT CORPS SNCOs instead of Inf.

Your available jobs and postings would be INT CORPS roles, instead of Inf.

Hope this helps ;)



(if you've got more specific questions, that might help lol)
To add to what CR said, if you did transfer then expect to be trickle posted every 2-3 years on average. The range of possible posting locations and jobs is a long list and some are not appropriate for discussion on an Internet forum. Unless you have a specialist qualification that makes you eligible for a specific posting then expect to go to 1, 2 or 4 MI Bn’s after the OPMI course. If you know any Int Corps WO’s, SNCO’s or LE Officers these are the best people to approach with any detailed questions about the Corps.
 
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Thanks for the replies, standard sarcastic comment aside. I know my questions might seem broadbrush but having been sat in the same battalion for 8 years I know the ins and outs of my career path if I stay in the infantry. We tend to get massive tunnel vision and disregard everything that’s happening outside our own role, and very few people leave once they’ve committed to PSBC (Brecon)etc etc, my main concerns are being held back too long because I obviously wouldn’t be as experienced as an int corps SNCO, but if I were to progress at my current rate I would make LE here unless I **** up massively.. probably hard for people in corps to understand but it’s almost like cheating on your wife when you leave the infantry at this stage of the game. Will wait out for replies from recruitment end and have afew points of contact now since last post.
 

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