Be an Intel Specialist!

Protect national security with the unique abilities of an intelligence operative.


If you are keen of making our Country safer and wiser while serving in the ARMY, you have the option to become an Intelligence Officer and join the AFP Intelligence Community (IC). In the IC, you will have wide range of opportunities here and abroad. It offers a very rewarding career and different kind of specialized jobs. Detecting the threats, stopping conflicts or war and, saving lives will become your career focus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collect and process Information
  • Disseminate Intelligence to right users and decision makers
  • Secure vital information to avoid organizational embarrassment or damage
  • Protect VIPs and own troops
  • Contribute to overall accomplishment of Unit's Mission

How to be an Army Intelligence Officer:

Step 1: Online Application
  1. If you are a college graduate and not a day older than 29 years, , apply here for Officer Candidate Course (OCC).

  2. If you are a college graduate and finished advanced ROTC, apply here for Officer Preparatory Course (OPC).

  3. If you are a Senior High School graduate not a day older than 22 years, apply here for the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

Step 2: Qualify
  1. For OCC and OPC, pass entrance examinations
    1. Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Exam (AFPSAT) - Math, English, General Knowledge
    2. Army Qualifying Exam (AQE) - I.Q. Test
    3. Special Written Exam (SWE) - Essay on Current Events

  2. For PMA, pass the PMA entrance exam.
  3. See other qualifications for OCC,OPC, and PMA.
  4. You must be strong enough to do at least:
    1. 47 Push-ups in 2mins
    2. 55 Sit-ups in 2mins
    3. 3.2 km run in 17mins

    *See the proper way to execute these exercises. Click here.

Step 3: Train to be an Officer
  1. OCC is a 1-yearschooling to prepare you to become an Army officer. You will learn everything you need to be an officer and a gentleman. Upon graduating, you will be a 2nd Lieutenant (2Lt) in the regular force.

  2. OPC is a 6-month training to on becoming an Army officer. You will continue your education with the military taking off from what you've learned in ROTC. Upon graduating, you will be a 2Lt in the reserve force in active service.

  3. PMA is a 4-year degree in Military Science. Upon graduating, you will be a 2Lt in the regular force.

Step 4: Take Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course (MIOBC)

MIOBC is the first career course that all Army Lieutenants who aspire to become an Intelligence Officer has to take. It is a compact 16-weeks training that prepares the students to occupy Tactical Intelligence positions after graduation.

Ideal Qualifications/Traits
  • Eloquent writer/analyst
  • Resourceful
  • Believes on purity of purpose
  • Competent
  • Loyal
  • Honest
  • Generous
  • Kind
  • Can resist temptation
  • Has the ability to adapt to changing operational environment