I came upon this mos while looking at some of my interests. I wonder is this more like out in the field or a desk job. I wonder how much combat one may see, if any? So if someone could get back to me I would really appreciate it.
Here is some more information on 35M (human intelligence collector):
Much of the operational information on what 35Ms do is classified. Human intelligence collection is a classified field and you will not hear much besides that 35Ms meet with human sources to gather intelligence.
Anticipate that you will be "in the field" - we dont collect intelligence by osmosis through a desk. You have to be out there getting face time with people to do the job. If you like talking with people and enjoy being outdoors and outside the wire -- this might be an MOS for you.
I stress the talking to people - if you are intimidated by speaking with people that you dont know - dont sign up for this MOS
I enjoy talking to people a lot. I am very much a people person Would this mos be very dangerous? Also I heard this is like an interragator (spelling?) I always see in like movies and stuff them beating people up until they get an answer. Does this still happen?
Our HUMINT collectors show the highest regard for the treatment of detained personnel. Yes our collectors serve as our interrogators, but mainly they serve in the field meeting with locals.
Don't believe what you see on TV
Think of being a 35M as collecting puzzle pieces. In the end you want to know what the whole picture is, sometimes you'll be interviewing and when needed you'll be putting the information together. In the end it's your job to find the details the army needs to put the puzzle together. And this job requires a Top secret security clearance so don't expect to get a lot of details on actual duties preformed.