Intelligence Support for the Enhanced
Three years ago, we began the design process for the MI Company of
the Enhanced Brigades. There were several guiding tenets for this
process: capabilities, end strength, affordability, sustainability,
and doctrinal soundness. One of the decisions made was to use
proven organizations and doctrine.
FM 71-3, The Armored and Mechanized Infantry Brigade, states that
Separate brigades normally conduct operations under corps
command, and are organized to provide their own support. The
enhanced brigades of the Army National Guard are separate brigades.
Their only enhancement is in an authorized over structure in
The doctrinal reference for the Enhanced Brigade MI company is
FM 34-35, The MI Company, ACR and Separate Brigade. This field
manual provides a good starting point for MI company operations and
organizations. The organization of the Enhanced Brigade MI Company
Analysis and Control Element (ACE) is under development.
With the fielding of the All- Source Analysis System (ASAS) to
the Enhanced Brigades, the current FM 34-35 becomes less relevant.
In light of this, a revision of FM 34-35 has been scheduled for
completion by the third quarter of fiscal year 1997 (FY 97). The
revised FM will address the question of how to fight the ACE of
the Enhanced Brigade. However, this FM alone does not provide a
total solution for collective training of the Enhanced Brigade's MI
battlefield operating system. To provide a total solution, the U.
S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca (USAIC&FH) is
developing a training support package (TSP) which will provide a
complete set of materials that allow a unit to conduct collective
training of their entire organization. The TSP replaces the Mission
Training Plan and Army Readiness Training Evaluation Program and
other such materials currently in use. The TSP for the Separate
Brigade and ACR MI company will be available by late FY 97. The
Reserve Forces Office, USAIC&FH, is planning a series of Reserve
Component Collective Training Workshops to bring together
The mission of these RC Collective Training Workshops will be
develop a concept and execution plan for collective MI training in
the Reserve Components that supports both Intelligence XXI and
Force XXI. Based on the results of the initial workshop, additional
sessions will follow over the next two years.
- Select Guard and Reserve unit level personnel.
- Doctrine writers and trainers from the USAIC&FH.
- Title XI trainers.
- CTC Intelligence.
- National Guard Bureau.
- The US Army Reserve Command will also be present.
National Guard G2/S2 Training Workshop
The annual G-2/S-2 Trainers Workshop has been tentatively
scheduled for 17 through 21 October 1996 at the Sierra Suites in
Sierra Vista, Arizona. The format will be similar to that of
previous years. The focus for this year will be on ASAS for the
National Guard. We strongly encourage attendance by Title 11 MI
personnel, Readiness Group MI trainers, and United States Army
Reserve, Army Reserve Intelligence Support Centers, Reserve Forces
Intelligence Schools, and other trainers.
Doctrinal Questions. RC organizations with MI-related questions
should not hesitate to contact the Reserve Forces Office, USAIC&FH.
Though we cannot provide publications, we can provide extracts and
other material on a case by case basis. Units can locate and
download doctrinal material and lesson plans from the 326th MI
Battalion page and others under the USAIC&FH Home Page on the
Internet (http:\\huachuca-usaic.army.mil). The doctrine page of
the Fort Leavenworth Command and General Staff College Internet
home page posts current brigade and division doctrine.
Colonel John Craig is the USAR point of contact (POC) and
Major Steve Ponder is the ARNG POC. Readers can reach them at (520)
533-1176/77, DSN 821-1176/77 and FAX 821-1762. Colonel Craig's
E-mail address is craig% [email protected] Major
Ponder's E-mail address is ponders@ aol.com