What this job is about
Coolness factor: 1000 percent. A Communications Research Officer is the actual title for the expert who intercepts and deciphers messages from other foreign units, some of which might actually be in code. Being the person who relays information that was meant to be secret: Basically the closest you'll ever get to actually becoming James Bond. It's a highly specialized department and requires training, but also a natural knack for communications and critical thinking. You'll work with commanding officers to make sure the armed forces always know what it's up against. So we guess you could say it's kind of a big deal.