Women in the Army

Since 1 October 1994, the number of positions open to women has increased greatly. Except for military occupational specialty (MOS) 96R, Ground Surveillance Systems Operator, all military intelligence (MI) units are open to women. Of major importance, women can now serve in combat maneuver brigade headquarters and special forces group headquarters and headquarters companies.
Point of contact: Charlotte Borghardt, DSN 821-1188.

MOS 98D and 98H Merger

There are many issues to resolve before the Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence and Fort Huachuca (USAIC&FH) finalizes his recommendation on merging MOSs 98D and 98H. The USAIC&FH hosted several working groups during the past year concerning the MOS 98D and 98H merger proposal. Given the rapid pace of technological and mission changes, the primary concern is to ensure that any MOS revisions meet the Army's future requirements. To ensure that MI is looking to the future, USAIC&FH recently requested the National Security Agency provide additional data on technological and mission changes at the national level.
Point of contact: Master Sergeant Sames, DSN 821-1450.

CMF 33 AR 611-2O1 Updates

The following summarizes career management field (CMF) 33 revisions to AR 611-2O1 currently at U.S. Army Personnel Command for final resolution:
Points of contact: Master Sergeant Sagmoe and Sergeant First Class Savage, DSN 821-1182 or 1184.

CMF 33 Restructure

There is an ongoing front end analysis to determine MOS composition and future maintenance focus within CMF 33. Soldier survey analysis began in August 1995. Results will influence future training and force structure. A decision concerning conduct of a Critical Task Site Selection Board is yet to be determined.
Point of contact: Sergeant First Class Lowman, ATZS-TDI-C, DSN 879-1123.

Shortage of USAR and ARNG MI Warrant Officers

The U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) and Army National Guard (ARNG) are critically short of MI Warrant Officers. USAR has only 323 of its authorized 475 and the ARNG has only 75 of its fill of 342. The most critically short specialties for both components are MOS 351B, Counterintelligence Warrant Officer, and MOS 351E, Interrogation Warrant Officer. The Office of the Chief, Military Intelligence (OCMI) is working closely with the Office of the Chief of Army Reserves and the National Guard Bureau to increase the MI warrant officer fill for both components.
The OCMI Warrant Officer Professional Development Manager (WOPDM) recently made field assistance visits to several National Guard units to conduct predetermination reviews of warrant officer applications. These reviews reduce the application processing time by 3 to 6 months. During a recent visit to the 260th MI Battalion, Florida ARNG, the WOPDM screened 27 applicants of whom 24 were proponent qualified. This yielded an increase from 2 to 26 warrant officers.
Warrant officer applicants must meet the MI proponent prerequisites listed in Department of the Army (DA) Pamphlet 601-94-1, Warrant Officer Procurement. OCMI will, on a case-by-case basis, consider waiver of prerequisites. All applicants must attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School, a rigorous and high stress training environment.
Point of contact: Chief Warrant Officer Four Platt, OCMI WOPDM, DSN 821-1183 or commercial (520) 533-1183.

Civilian Intelligence Personnel Management System (CIPMS) Update

The Army is moving toward the regionalization of all civilian personnel servicing. The intelligence community is concurrently preparing a plan that complies with the DA guidance yet protects unique intelligence interests. Pay banding, rank-in-person, and exit management are integrated into a new system design. A reinvented CIPMS could be ready for implementation in fiscal year 1997.
Point of contact: Charlotte Borghardt, DSN 821-1188.

Foreign Language Proficiency Pay (FLPP) for Civilians

The Intelligence Authorization Act of 1990 provides for special pay for Department of Defense civilian employees who are proficient in a foreign language. The language must be important for effective collection, production, or dissemination of foreign intelligence. Civilians must also be serving in an intelligence or related position. These positions include support for arms control treaties or special operations. The Act also provides for inclusion of those who could be subject to assignment to such positions. Implementation for FLPP for eligible employees is projected to begin in fiscal year 1996. The DA FLPP User's Guide will be ready for distribution to the field in October 1995. Initially, DA sought centralized civilian FLPP funding. However, DA determined that if a command wishes to participate, steps should be taken to accommodate this program from local resources. The civilian FLPP program will provide special pay to employees for achieving and maintaining proficiency, as tested annually through the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT). An employee must show a DLPT proficiency level of 2 or greater in at least two skills (listening, speaking, or reading) for category I and II languages and 1 plus for category III and IV languages. The rate of pay for civilian FLPP will be $25 to $100 for one language per pay period with a maximum of $150 per pay period for multiple languages.
Point of contact: Charlotte Borghardt, DSN 821-1188.

Address Update

OCMI needs your help to update our address list. Accuracy is imperative to ensure timely dissemination of information to all units and activities with MI personnel. Please forward updates to either electrical message addresses and office symbols or E-mail addresses:
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-6OOO

E-mail address:
PROFS users: hua1(atzs-mi) or for3083(sagmoe)
Point of contact: Master Sergeant Sagmoe, DSN 821-1182/1184.