WHICH JOB?

Which job is the best/most interesting?

  • ANALYST

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  • LINGUIST

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#1
I've read many things here about which is better. Linguits or Analyst. Darksider or Lightsider.

I've passed the BARB test and the ADSC and I'm looking to join the Int Corps. Can anyone help on this?
 
#3
On the darkside it's fairly simple; the linguists do all the work, the analysts take all the credit. :roll:

CR's right, you need some more options for lightsiders.
 
#4
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
you might want to add some more options then, young padowan :)
Hope you aren't at work! other options might include, brewmaker, biscuit bitch and CR's catemite (2 of these are genuine options in CR's office-the choice is yours) :D
 
#9
piespies said:
craftsmanx said:
Linguits must speak obscure and mis-spelt languages
Welsh, you mean? :)
I have just received a speeding ticket in Welsh. B@stards! 35 Mph in a 30 Mph zone. 60 quid and three points. Must have been a mobile sheep camera.

However, as I'm not a linguist I cant tell what it says. :D
 
#11
Perevodchik is correct, and the biggst loss to the Corps is the analyst trade. Analysis is somethign that can be taught but as usual, when the belt is tightened the Corps falls back on the old adage that it employs intelligent personnel therefore they can analyse. Wrong!! they can collate (see any dim-sider) but they can't all pull the intelligence out of that collation. It doesn't need to be the old 12/16 week course (although that would reap benefits from moment 1) but a good four week course would suit. I know of the IPC at Chicksands but that (certain parts of) should be given to all Int Corps soldiers not just those destined for a certain posting.
Rant over.
 
#12
Perevodchik said:
Both trades you mention belong(ed) to the Darkside. Except there aren't any analysts any more. Apparently we don't need them.....
If we don't need them, what are all the spare-cocks doing then? :wink:

The Corps is clearly aware of the need for analysis training (see Cognitio 76), but it seems blatantly apparent that nothing has actually been done about it.
 
#13
So what are the jobs currently available in the Int Corps after you finish Phase 2? I had thought you get taught intelligence analysis as part of Phase 2 training together with introductions to security, counterintelligence, combat intelligence, humint, imint and sigint...?
 
#14
Romeo_Oscar said:
So what are the jobs currently available in the Int Corps after you finish Phase 2? I had thought you get taught intelligence analysis as part of Phase 2 training together with introductions to security, counterintelligence, combat intelligence, humint, imint and sigint...?
you need to rethink then. They get taught collation not analysis. You might get posted to an Sy section, cool you are taught Sy, fence checking etc. You may getposted to an Int Section, collation city. You may get posted to Digby or 14 Sigs, analyisi req'd OJT goodbye to your first 12 months until you learn something.
 
#15
Fraser said:
Perevodchik said:
Both trades you mention belong(ed) to the Darkside. Except there aren't any analysts any more. Apparently we don't need them.....
If we don't need them, what are all the spare-cocks doing then? :wink:

The Corps is clearly aware of the need for analysis training (see Cognitio 76), but it seems blatantly apparent that nothing has actually been done about it.
Don't you start poking me with a stick, ya wee wart!

;-)
 
#16
Before this turns into the old Darksider v Lightsider (And these are the wrong way round historically if you ask me!)...

I worked in an Op Int unit as a Darksider towards the end of my career (2nd last posting mid-late 90s - WO2). I found that their intelligence (personal), motivation, keeness etc was the match for any Darksider I had worked with. Their product was very good too. However, I honestly believe that had they received some formal training and experience of analysis, their product would have been more user friendly at the end of the day. Nothing they produced was sloppy or unuseful, its just that I felt it was less user-friendly than the product I was used to providing, and that customers had to work hard to glean meaningful intelligence from it (rather than lists of facts i.e information)! The other thing I experienced (although this may have been theatre- or unit-specific was that the final product leaving the Section was usually written by an officer (with the exception of one CPL who had moved from the Dark to the Light side - his product was exceptional and the officers often passed their work to him for checking), whereas I had routinely issued detailed and technical product when a CPL.

So, forget Dark vs Light and concentrate on producing the best intelligence you can - and I think that analytical skills (along with others such as collation skills etc) are an essential building block for this.
 
#17
Lets hope SO3 Trg is reading hthis and getting the message.

edited for red wine fingers!!
 

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