posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 02:56 PM
The Skills Required In Order To Be a Real CIA/DIA/NSA/FBI Agent
For those of you who truly are looking into getting into the
intelligence game, I can offer you some VERY specific advice.
These skills can ALL be learned to an intermediate level
within two years, but DON'T expect them to allow you
to be like James Bond with the "Company" Credit Card
to help you jet off into the sunset with Pussy Galore!
There are two types of intelligence agents:
2) Horse-riding Pioneers
In the NSA/DIA/CIA/FBI you have field agents (i.e. Horse-riding Pioneers)
and desk noids (i.e. Homesteaders) and they have very DIFFERENT jobs and
it is unlikely that (at least in the USA) that you will be doing BOTH!
It's ONE or the OTHER. - Make your choice as to what you want to be!
The Desk Noid will be spending their days looking
at websites, googling, phoning, photoshopping, interviewing,
phototaking & videotaping, translating, writing reports,
preparing and testing audiovisual gear, drawing maps and
mining data for small nuggets of information
and of course presenting that data verbally,
visually or in written form.
The only thing dangerous you'll ever partake in is the
office spitball fight against the IT DEPARTMENT (Who'll win
because they calculate their trajectories better!)
Desk Noid jobs are BORING for athletes, outdoor-types,
horse-riders and police beat officers because like I said,
it is UNLIKELY you will every leave the outside of the buildings
in Ft. Meade, Virgina, Maryland, Langley, Baltimore, etc.
during any typical day.
The irony of the matter is that Desk Noids will ALWAYS be better paid
than Field Agents because Brains NOT BRAWN are important here.
And although many think the field agent will have more fun,
the downside is that you might get shot at and death
just doesn't become me or you Desk Noids!
Being better paid and less likely to receive a 9mm slug in the butt, there
are a few prerequisites which require your attention if you want to be
a NSA/DIA/CIA/FBI Desk Noid.
I can definitely tell you that your recording and writing skills had
BETTER BE TOP NOTCH and you MUST be able to explain the difference
between Your and You're and There, They're and Their because written
words WILL BE ACTED UPON and those wrong names, places, dates, times
or bad spellings MAY get someone killed and it will be YOUR A** on the line!
Data YOU RESEARCH AND COMPILE will be sent to field operatives
and some of them will be acting violently upon YOUR DESK WORK,
so make sure is factual, timely, corroborated, researched
and peer-reviewed because ONE or MORE PEOPLES' lives
will depend upon it!