STARFLEET Intelligence primary function is collecting and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals which is used to advise Star Fleet policy makers.  The agency conducts covert operations, paramilitary actions, and exerts foreign political influence through its special activities division.

In addition to using covert agents to gather its information, Star Fleet Intelligence also gets it information from the SFSO Rangers, the SEALS, and Force Recon teams.  This information is poured over and passed down to the combat forces, so they can plan their space and ground battles.  They have the secondary functions of sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures, subversion and assistance to underground resistance movements, guerrillas, and refugee liberation movements.

It is recommended that anyone wishing to join the Intelligence department take classes in the following schools of the SFA and SFMCA:  School of Espionage, History, Insurgent Studies, Intelligence Gathering, Intelligence Technology, from the College of Intelligence Operations, the College of Cryptography.  If the Intelligence officer wishes further training, he can take the following courses from the SFMCA: Support Basic, Support Advanced, Combat Service Information Command OIC Course, and Military Intelligence OIC course from the Support school, and the Special Operations School.