Officer Issues Implementation of CPT-PME
On 31 July 1996, Headquarters, Training and Doctrine
Command directed the revision of MI OAC class schedules to
support the implementation of Captain Professional Military
Education (CPT-PME). CPT-PME provides a professional development
step for all officers earlier in their careers.
This change begins the transition from the current TDY-and- return
home Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3) schooling for
officers. Effective early in calendar year 1997, OAC graduates will
attend CAS3 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, immediately following OAC
graduation in a TDY-and-return-to-Fort Huachuca status. The MI
Branch Captains' Assignment Officer will continue to schedule
officers for additional skill training (AST) courses (for areas of
concentration: 35C Imagery Intelligence Officer, 35E
Counterintelligence Officer, and 35G Signals
Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Officer), either before or after
CAS3 (based on the officer's projected assignment and course seat
CPT-PME alleviates the situations in which officers cannot attend
CAS3 during a tour, usually due to mission requirements and officer
shortages in units. Those MIOAC graduates who have not yet
attended CAS3 must still do so at the earliest possible time. The
OCMI POC is Captain D. A. Dannewitz; readers can reach him at (520)
533-1180, DSN 821-1180, E-mail dannewitzd@huachuca-emh1 .army.mil.
Warrant Officer Accession Update
The OCMI has forwarded the warrant officer accession goals for the
upcoming year to U.S. Total Army Personnel Command. Key elements of
the accession plan are
The basic requirements to apply are listed in AR 135-100,
Appointment of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Army.
Specific requirements for each MOS are listed in DA Circular
601-94-1, Warrant Officer Procurement Program. This will be updated
and sent to the field in the second quarter, fiscal year 1997.
Accession boards for MI applicants are normally scheduled for the
third weeks of January, March, July, and September.
Applicants should forward their packets to the U.S. Army Recruiting
Command at least 45 days prior to the convening date of the board.
Those interested in applying should discuss the procedure with a
warrant officer in the applicant's career field or contact the OCMI
POC Chief Warrant Officer Five Rex A. Williams, MI Warrant Officer
Professional Development Manager, (520) 533-1183, DSN 821-1183, and
E-mail address williamr@ pentagon-hqdadss.army. mil.
- A significant increase in the number of accessions in MOS
350D Imagery Intelligence Technician.
- The closure of MOS 352D Emitter/Location Identification
Technician and 352H Morse Intercept Technician accessions for one
- Accessing applicants for MOS 351E Interrogation
Technician and 352G Voice Intercept Technician by specific
language. Current priority is for applicants with proficiency in
Arabic, Korean, Persian-Farsi, and Chinese Mandarin. Personnel with
other languages may still apply, but they may have to agree to
retrain into one of the languages listed if selected for warrant
- Continued high accession opportunities to fill projected
shortages in MOS 350B, the All-Source Intelligence Technician, and
351B, Counterintelligence Technician.