I am considering the most useful way for me to serve and wished to understand what is operational and defence intelligence. I've investigated the RNR website and this forum and will pitch up to the next meet & greet night at my nearest unit, but I wondered if any kind soul is prepared to offer a true description of what is involved? I appreciate the difference between the two roles, but which is more interesting (subjective, I know, but everybody has an opinion) and likely to provide job satisfaction (which is obviously important, especially when being performed for altruistic purposes). It may be I have an unrealistic expectation and should focus on something else, it's hard to tell from the thumbnail sketch provided officially. Many thanks for your help.