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MOS-37F-002

PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
37F10
37F20
37F30
37F40
37F50

Exhibit Dates: 6/96–5/09.

Career Management Field: 37 (Psychological Operations).

Description
Summary: Supervises, coordinates, and participates in analysis, planning, production, and dissemination of tactical, strategic, and consolidated psychological operations (PSYOP). Skill Level 10: Assists in identifying, collecting, and reporting PSYOP-related information; assists in processing information into intelligence to support PSYOP; assists in evaluating and analyzing current intelligence and PSYOP studies and estimates to determine PSYOP targets; assists in establishment and maintenance of situation maps to provide current intelligence/PSYOP information and identification, disposition, and movement of enemy forces; assists in the design of PSYOP products; assists in the development and administration of surveys to evaluate the effects of planned and executed products; assists in the packaging of PSYOP products for delivery; maintains journals, status boards, visual displays, charts, and graphs required to manage PSYOP; either manually or using automatic data processing equipment, prepares, stores, and retrieves information on PSYOP-related intelligence, plans, campaigns, and products; maintains and operates equipment, generators, and organic PSYOP production and dissemination team equipment; assists in establishing and maintaining systematic cross-referenced PSYOP records and files; safeguards classified information. Skill Level 20: Able to perform the duties required for Skill Level 10; provides technical guidance to subordinates; coordinates resource requirements for the development, production, and dissemination of PSYOP products; assists in the integration of PSYOP planning in support of conventional, special operations, and deception planning; develops and administers surveys to evaluate the effectiveness of PSYOP products; assists in determining the appropriate mix of media; analyzes current intelligence holdings to identify intelligence gaps and subsequent intelligence collection requirements to support PSYOP; assists in identifying psychological vulnerability and susceptibility of PSYOP targets; assists in evaluating translations of captured enemy documents and reports of interrogations; assists in the analysis of enemy propaganda and other foreign media; informs superiors of information of immediate tactical PSYOP value; packages PSYOP products for delivery by various means; identifies and maintains information on the availability of products and delivery means; establishes and maintains reference files of translated material. Skill Level 30: Able to perform the duties required for Skill Level 20; supervises receipt, analysis, and storage of PSYOP-related intelligence information; coordinates PSYOP intelligence collection requirements with supported command and higher headquarters; spot-checks analyses performed by subordinates; plans and advises on PSYOP in direct and general support of operational forces; plans and implements PSYOP campaigns; assists in planning, identification, mobilization, and deployment of PSYOP resources; supervises propaganda writers, broadcast specialists, journalists, and illustrators to develop and produce PSYOP products; supervises PSYOP dissemination and delivery sections and teams; determines dissemination requirements for PSYOP products; assists in the conduct of liaison with the supported command; provides guidance and training for subordinates; assists in preparing and conducting PSYOP training programs; analyzes enemy propaganda. Skill Level 40: Able to perform the duties required for Skill Level 30; plans and organizes work schedules and assigns tasks in support of tactical or strategic PSYOP missions; assists in supervision of the propaganda development and tactical operations centers; conducts general PSYOP training programs for the command; supervises planning and dissemination of PSYOP products; controls the execution of PSYOP campaigns; monitors preparation and production of PSYOP products and acquisition of resources necessary to support implementation of PSYOP campaigns; conducts liaison with supported commands; supervises intelligence analysts, interpreters, interrogators, and translators attached to PSYOP units. Skill Level 50: Able to perform the duties required for Skill Level 40; supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinates; provides liaison to supported staff and commands; assists PSYOP commanders and staff officers in planning, organizing, directing, supervising, training, and coordinating activities pertaining to PSYOP at all levels of command.

Recommendation, Skill Level 10
Credit may be granted on the basis of an individualized assessment of the student (6/96)(6/96).

Recommendation, Skill Level 20
Credit may be granted on the basis of an individualized assessment of the student (6/96)(6/96).

Recommendation, Skill Level 30
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in technical report writing, 1 in record keeping, and 3 in leadership. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours for field experience in management (6/96)(6/96).

Recommendation, Skill Level 40
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in technical report writing, 3 in record keeping, 3 in leadership, and 3 in instructor training techniques. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours for field experience in management (6/96)(6/96).

Recommendation, Skill Level 50
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in technical report writing, 3 in record keeping, 3 in leadership, and 3 in instructor training techniques. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours for field experience in management (6/96)(6/96).

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