Enlist with the U.S. Army Reserve as a Psychological Operations Specialist 37F! Born from the counter propaganda and resistance efforts of World War I, modern-day Psychological Operations Soldiers use the power of influence to shape the global security environment and achieve United States national security goals. As the Department of Defense’s primary influence capability, members of the Psychological Operations Regiment support commanders, U.S. ambassadors, allies, and other governmental agencies. PSYOP Soldiers typically operate in small, autonomous teams or with other Special Operations forces to develop relationships with a country’s civilian population, government figures, and military and law enforcement agencies. Experts in their field, they specialize in unconventional capabilities, cultural expertise, language proficiency, military deception, and advanced communications techniques encompassing all forms of media.
- High school graduate or equivalent.
- U.S. citizen or I-551 permanent resident / green cardholder.
- No major criminal history.
- No major medical issues, not currently being treated for any medical issues.
- Researching and analyzing methods of influencing foreign populations
- Developing a variety of marketing and media products
- Operating and maintaining PSYOP equipment, such as ground tactical vehicles and shelter systems, loudspeaker systems, state of the art computers, analog and digital recording and playback devices and communication systems.
- Disseminating and broadcasting important information via television, radio, Internet and newspaper media.
- Traveling to overseas locations in peace, crisis and conflict to assist U.S. and foreign governments, militaries and civilian populations.
Psychological operations specialists attend military police One Station Unit Training (OSUT), which combines Army Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training in a 20-week course.
Upon graduation, psychological operations specialists will attend Airborne training, followed by a 10-day Psychological Operations Specialist Assessment and Selection program. This program allows an opportunity to assess each Soldier’s capabilities by testing their psychological, intellectual, physical and problem-solving (dilemma-based) with team event assessments.
If the recruit passes, they’ll move on to the Psychological Operations Specialist Qualification Course to develop the necessary skills of a PSYOP Soldier. The course is currently divided into five phases:
- Language and Culture
- PSYOP Core
- PSYOP Culmination Exercise
For more information about the training, visit (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below) to learn more about what to expect.
Army Reserve Benefits:
- Medical insurance for $42.83 for you, $218.01 for you and your immediate family
- GI Bill college scholarship
- Well qualified applicants can also get the "Kicker" program and extra $368 per month for 36 months
- Serve your country while staying in your home community
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