Army

37F:PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

"Psy Ops" are used to influence the local population not to join insurgencies and be a source of information to assist Army soldiers on the ground. Getting into the head of the enemy combatants and helping them to leave the battlefield would be a vital role of the Psychological Operations Specialists.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

These specialists collect and report on psychological information, frequently while in the field. They gather intelligence and conduct studies to determine psyops targets. And they prepare and retrieve information on psyops-related intelligence, products, and campaigns. Based on the information collected, these soldiers can determine the psychological vulnerabilities of potential psyops targets. They learn what kinds of intelligence will be effective in persuading or influencing either an enemy (such as a warlord or dictator) or a population that may be affected by that enemy (such as the residents the warlord or dictator leads). These soldiers are trained to determine how to conduct a psyop campaign, and what mix of media to use. That determination is often made based on the available assets and the location of the operation. It wouldn't do much good, for instance, to suggest a psyop campaign using television ads in English in an area without regular access to electricity where the population speaks another language.

Military Duties Translated:

Public relations managers are tasked with fielding media questions and pitching stories to the media, preparing media kits and organizing press conferences. In addition to writing press releases, they write speeches for organizational leaders, develop advertising and marketing communications material and prepare articles for corporate newsletters. Public relations managers also release information to counter negative publicity and handle crisis and emergency communications.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

PR Manager