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The diff between RCAF & Army as sigint specialist

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Hello,

Quick one - what does sigint NCM do differently in either Army or RCAF?

Where do sigints pvt go in rcaf for the first assignment?

Will there be enough housing for them? (If regular NCM..)
 

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Isn't that an Intelligence Operator or Communications Research Operator tasking?
 

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Just FYI, “Communications Research” changed name to “Signals Intelligence Specialist” some time last year. I guess they finally realized nobody was fooled but the old name.

As a “purple” trade, you could bounce between Army, Navy or Air Force postings. The colour of uniform you end up in won’t necessarily dictate that.

Many people in this trade end up at CFB Kingston, or in the south end of Ottawa for extended periods.
 

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It looks like Communication Research Operator has changed their name to Signals Intelligence Specialist.

According to the CAF recruiting website: Signals Intelligence Specialist | Canadian Armed Forces.

Signals Intelligence Specialists intercept and analyze electronic transmissions, including foreign communications. They also protect Government of Canada computer networks.

A Signals Intelligence Specialist has the following responsibilities:
  • Collect, process, analyze and report on electromagnetic activity on radio frequency, using highly sophisticated equipment
  • Manage and protect computer networks
  • Ensure information technology is secure
  • Use and maintain classified publications
Intelligence Operators collect information from various sources to support operations, planning and decision-making for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Government of Canada. Intelligence Operator | Canadian Armed Forces

Intelligence Operators:
  • Collect, process, analyze and disseminate intelligence
  • Identify and analyze intelligence and information from multiple sources, which is likely to affect military operations, national policies and objectives
  • Advise and assist in the coordination of intelligence tools and surveillance systems
  • Provide intelligence briefings and written products to commanders and their staff
  • Operate, manage and safeguard information technology systems
  • Work with and safeguard highly classified material
Signals Intelligence Specialists work with Int Ops.
 
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It looks like Communication Research Operator has changed their name to Signals Intelligence Specialist.

According to the CAF recruiting website: Signals Intelligence Specialist | Canadian Armed Forces.

Signals Intelligence Specialists intercept and analyze electronic transmissions, including foreign communications. They also protect Government of Canada computer networks.

A Signals Intelligence Specialist has the following responsibilities:
  • Collect, process, analyze and report on electromagnetic activity on radio frequency, using highly sophisticated equipment
  • Manage and protect computer networks
  • Ensure information technology is secure
  • Use and maintain classified publications
Intelligence Operators collect information from various sources to support operations, planning and decision-making for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Government of Canada. Intelligence Operator | Canadian Armed Forces

Intelligence Operators:
  • Collect, process, analyze and disseminate intelligence
  • Identify and analyze intelligence and information from multiple sources, which is likely to affect military operations, national policies and objectives
  • Advise and assist in the coordination of intelligence tools and surveillance systems
  • Provide intelligence briefings and written products to commanders and their staff
  • Operate, manage and safeguard information technology systems
  • Work with and safeguard highly classified material
Signals Intelligence Specialists work with Int Ops.
Thanks for this.

Can I sum it up then as in,
Listening to the highly-antique radio device with/without headphones every seconds,

while running Norton anti-virus & making sure spywares are filtered on DND IntraNet just in case someone naïvely gone in an inappropriate site in his/her own phone- time?

Aside my lame joke .. a layperson can't tell how int. Op /sigInt spc/ cyber Op/ signal Op are all different.. (thru three environments) throwing me off to confusion.

As per my other researching.. cAF is creating lots of soldiers grieving for PDL unfairness lately.
All they want , IMHO, is to see their kids &wives closely.

I'll keep on working for ma prep for interviews at detachment -this time knowing all about where I am actlly stepping into.
 

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Int Op - gathers and collates information from multiple sources to produce intelligence analysis for commanders at the strategic, operational and tactical levels
SIGINT Spec - Gathers and interprets informations from the enemy's use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum to provide to Int Ops to generate the above mentioned products
Cyber Op - Use the Cyber domain gather information on enemy activity, protect Canadian/Coalition Forces and deny the enemy the use of the Cyber domain when required
Sig Op - Provide Strategic/Operational/Tactical communications to commanders using anything from a manpack radio to backhaul satellite systems and everything in between
 

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Aside my lame joke .. a layperson can't tell how int. Op /sigInt spc/ cyber Op/ signal Op are all different.. (thru three environments) throwing me off to confusion.

As per my other researching.. cAF is creating lots of soldiers grieving for PDL unfairness lately.
All they want , IMHO, is to see their kids &wives closely.
For that trade, the uniform doesn't really change your job.

As for the other question, it's pretty natural/normal to want to be around your kids and family. The whole "I want to do cool things and go to war" usually lasts for a couple of years, but then you start to realize that seeing your family isn't such a bad thing.
 
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