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ASAS Master Analyst Program

Sly Fox Den ASI 1F Notes

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The role of the All-Source Analysis System (ASAS) Master Analyst (additional skill identifier (ASI) 1F) and of the MI noncommissioned officers (NCOs) are complementary by design. The attainment of a "Master" level certification for technical and tactical proficiency is a crowning achievement in any field. This note will highlight some of the key responsibilities and roles for the ASAS Master Analyst (AMA).

The certified ASAS Master Analyst (also known as the "Sly Fox") is responsible for the training of assigned soldiers and leaders, troubleshooting the system, and performance of intelligence analysis with the ASAS. The AMA's roles in the Analysis and Control Element (ACE) are to be an advocate, planner, and developer. These responsibilities and roles are key in the successful accomplishment of the ACE’s mission.

The ASAS Master Analyst provides both unit NCOs and officers in the ACE with a subject matter expert to facilitate the optimization of ASAS capabilities. These capabilities are successfully achieved through mission and system integration. The AMA serves as the primary point of contact on any issues relating to ASAS for unit commanders, NCOs, and soldiers.

The responsibilities and roles of the AMA demand mission and leader expertise. The NCO who meets the stringent training and certification requirements is prepared to "take charge," produce intelligence for the commander, and be always out front.

Master Sergeant Michael Fallon is the Chief of the AMA Program (AMAP) and Course Manager for the ASAS Master Analyst Course. For more information, readers can contact him via E-mail at [email protected] and telephonically at (520) 533-4652 or DSN 821-4652.