Air Force 1n4 Assignments


Fusion Analyst

Identify and interpret real-time threat warning data

Advise commanders on force protection and intelligence information

Exploit global communications to support Computer Network Operations

Isolate essential elements of information

Analyze and report intelligence information

Gain and maintain knowledge of global communications procedures

Career Tasks

Interpreting intelligence information

Intelligence is one of the best and most important weapons at our disposal. Responsible for acquiring and analyzing information, Fusion Analysts determine the value and implications of intelligence we receive from target network communications. Through research and assessment, these specialists gauge the impact of the information and distribute their findings to high-level decision-makers so we can take timely action to ensure the safety of Airmen and our country.


Qualifications Summary

Minimum EducationHigh school diploma, GED with 15 college credits, or GEDASVAB RequirementsGeneralQualifications
  • Successfully complete a polygraph test
  • Completion of a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and Top Secret clearance
  • No speech disorders or noticeable communication deficiencies
  • Completion of 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training as well as Airmen’s Week
  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 39
Training & Education
How do we transform you from a raw recruit to an expert Airman in this field? From hands-on experience to college credit toward a degree, the path begins here.
  • Basic military Training

    7.5 weeks

  • Airmen's Week

    1 week

  • Technical Training

    110 days

Tech School Location

Goodfellow AFB TX

Status upon Completion

Enlisted Airman with credits earned towards Intelligence Studies and Technology

Interests & Skills

  1. Engineering & Applied Science
  2. Natural Science
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1N4X1B - Network Intelligence Analyst

Official Description

More and more, the fighting isn't done just on the battlefield but in intelligence centers around the world, and thus recognizing and exploiting intelligence information can be the difference between victory and defeat. As a Network Intelligence Analyst, your responsibilities will range from producing technical and operations briefings to identifying real-time threat warning levels. You will literally be the eyes and ears of the Air Force.

ASVAB RequiredG-62
Security ClearanceTop Secret (SSBC)
CCAF EarnedComputer Applications Technology
Civilian marketabilityVery good
DeploymentsRare, but available
Base choicesPlenty, CONUS & OCONUS

Detailed Description

Very, very broad job. Almost no two bases are alike, and the missions accomplished at each are just as varied. In some bases, you could find yourself working as an intelligence analyst for a three-letter National Agency. Work a variety of missions across the gamut of the U.S. Intelligence Apparatus. At another installation you could be combining and fusing, multi-intelligence product reports into thorough, in-depth all-source reports that go directly to the desk of the Air Forces planners and policy makers.

In the field you could find yourself alongside a tactical task-force. Using various technical communication signals analysis skills to Find, Fix and Finish those that would do others harm. Finally you could potentially find yourself sitting in an operations floor, playing an integral part in the United States Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operations.

What an average day is like

It really depends. I've worked 7:30-4:30 days where I came in, gathered intelligence reports put out throughout the Intelligence Community (IC), typed up a summarized report and went home at the end of the shift. I've also worked 12hr shifts, for 7 months straight as I was forward deployed supporting a Joint Task Force (JTF) in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Some days are more exciting than others, and some missions are definitely more rewarding than others.

Other details

In this job, you'll work with some of the best and the brightest that the United States has to offer. Be prepared to learn and grow, and deal with some potentially challenging personality types.


It really depends on where you're potentially assigned. Some units have a very heavy military culture, some units are spread throughout mostly civilian offices. There are plenty of chances to deploy on assignments where you will not wear a uniform.

Tech School

School location: Goodfellow AFB [TX]

Length of course: 110 days

The school can be rather challenging. Especially now as the content being taught is rapidly changing to meet the ever changing needs of the Intelligence Community.

Career Development Courses (CDCs)

1NX - General Intellgence, 2 Volmes

1N451 - Network Intelligence Analysis, 3 Volumes

College degree earned: Communications Applications Technology

College credits earned: 30

Advanced Training

No 5 or 7 level school, but there are tons of advance training opportunities. Internships at National Agencies, to the National Intelligence University Bachelor and Master Degrees.

Ability to do schoolwork

All depends on where you are assigned. Some missions are non-stop, others you can sit in your office and accomplish school work.

Security Clearance

It is required to obtain a Top Secret, with Single Scope Background Investigation. At some assignments it will be required for you to accomplish a Counter-Intelligence (CI) Polygraph.

Base Choices



I've heard of some folks being on a 1 to 1 dwell ratio, but that seems to be the minority more than the majority. However, I can say that I've deployed on a 365 to Iraq, a 6 month to Afghanistan, a 3 month tour to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, and this summer I will be leaving on another 6-month tour overseas, that I volunteered for. Considering I've been in the career field for about 8 years, deployments aren't that often, many I've sought after. Oh, I also "deployed" state-side for 6 months.

Civilian marketability

Generally, once you complete an enlistment and obtain your SSBI, there are a wealth of Contractor opportunities and even Civil Service employment opportunities if you meet the right Education/Experience requirements.

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