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Contributions to the Military Intelligence Corps through NCO support.

This quarter's CSM Forum highlights critical events and contributions made by the Military Intelligence (MI) Corps' senior noncommissioned officers (NCOs). From its inception in 1987, the MI Corps Command Sergeants Major (CSM) have taken the responsibility and the lead in ensuring that all MI soldiers were trained to meet the intelligence missions.

CSM Robert H. Retter--July 1987 to February 1989

Driving force behind the development and implementation of the Operations and Intelligence (O&I) Course.

Noncommissioned Officers Academy (NCOA) is established on 1 July 1987, consolidating all MI Advanced Noncommissioned Officer training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Develops and implements the Pre-Assignment Course for all MI CSM and SGM.

CSM David P. Klehn--February 1989 to January 1991

Training is developed to provide prescriptive tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for Intelligence personnel involved in the Department of Defense (DOD) Counter Narcotics Program.

Leadership Assessment Development Program is implemented in the NCOA based on a Program of Instruction (POI) developed by the Sergeants Major Academy.

Changes come to Career Management Field (CMF) 33, Electronic Warfare/Intercept (EW/I) Systems Maintenance. Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 33P10 EW/I Strategic Receiving Subsystems Repairer and MOS 33Q10 EW/I Strategic Processing and Storage Subsystems Repairer are consolidated into MOS 33Y10, EW/I Strategic Systems Repairer in October 1991.

Changes come to CMF 96. MOS 96U, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Operator, is created. MOS 96H, Aerial Intelligence Specialist is restructured to Ground Station Module (GSM) Operator for Joint STARS.

The UAV platoon is deployed to the CENTCOM AOR.

CSM James A. Johnson--January 1991 to July 1993

MOS 97L, Translator/Interpreter, is created for Army Reserve Component (RC) linguists. The Language Working Group is established at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Doctrine for the handling of Enemy Prisoners of War (EPW) is revised.

Revolution in MI: Doctrinal and training focus moves to low intensity and regional conflict. Emphasis in the disciplines shifts from Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) to Human Intelligence (HUMINT).

MI training courses are transferred from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, to Fort Huachuca.

The UAV Task Force is established to coordinate all UAV issues for Fort Huachuca; UAV master plan is developed to serve as a guide for a national UAV training center.

The NCOA is accredited. The newly built NCO academic complex is dedicated.

CSM Robert T. Hall--July 1993 to January 1995

The All Source Analysis System (ASAS) is fielded. ASAS training is incorporated into selected Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and Basic Noncommissioned Officer Courses (BNCOCs).

The Army Family Team Building Program is implemented.

MIS 97L, Translator/Interpreter, created for Army Reserve Component (RC) linguists.

Environmental Awareness training is added to the BNCOC Common Core.

More emphasis is placed on language skills in the BNCOC and Advanced NCO Courses.

Changes come to CMF 98. MOS 98D, Emitter Locator/Identifier, is merged into MOS 98H to become MOS 98H Morse/Non-Morse Communications Interceptor/Locator.

CSM Randolph S. Hollingsworth--January 1995 to April 1998

Assisted in establishing and selecting the first G2 SGM for the Army.

The Intelligence XXI Vision is implemented wherein with the concepts of the commander drives intelligence, tactical tailoring, split-based operations, intelligence synchronization, and broadcast dissemination are emphasized.

MOS 96B, Intelligence Analyst, is identified as the "flagship" MOS in Intelligence Training XXI. There is intense evaluation and design to create "Cradle-to-Grave" training strategies to train 96Bs in all aspects of the 21st century battlefield.

All MI MOSs undergo Cradle-to-Grave studies to review training methods and POI content, eliminate redundant training, and ensure that all training builds upon previous training.

Implemented the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and the Dr. Mary Walker Programs.

Reinstated the Post Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year Recognition Programs.

CSM Lawrence J. Haubrich--January 2001 to December 2005

Developed selection criteria for the MI branch to ensure high quality and combat veteran NCOs were assigned as instructors to the NCOA and the MI Initial Military Training at USAIC and Fort Huachuca. Brought lessons leaned from Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM and Guantanamo and integrated them into POI.

Pursued the approval of bonuses for critical MI MOSs, thus ensuring recruitment and retention of critical skills and specialities in the MI Corps to include the UAV External pilots.

Spearheaded campaigns for the Combat Action Badge to be awarded to all combat support and combat service support MOSs when the badge was first introduced and the Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal to be awarded to all service members stationed at Guantanamo Bay and Colombia, South America.

Instrumental in the critical assignment of UAV personnel to ensure qualified soldiers went to Hunter UAV units. Created a tracking process for Hunter Operators upon graduation; ensured 3 to 6 students remained for the External Pilot course to maintain the External Pilot strength.

The tactical UAV (Shadow 200) platoon trains and deploys directly from Fort Huachuca to the CENTCOM AOR.

Instrumental in the restructure of the NCOES.

CSM Scott C. Chunn--April 1998 to January 2001

NCO training is dramatically revised based on the Cradle-to-Grave studies. The primary focus shifts from Common Leader training to advanced MI technical training. Thirteen MI MOS specific courses are established.

The NCOA is chosen as the test bed for the new Common leader training. The POI developed and validated during the pilot program conducted at Fort Huachuca would be used at 88 NCOA.

The intelligence companies of the Initial Brigade Combat Teams (IBCTs) begin Cadre/Cohesion, Operational Readiness Training (COHORT) at Fort Huachuca.

CMF 98 is restructured. The restructure includes the creation of MOS 98H (Hybrid) to replace MOS 96R, Ground Surveillance Systems Operator, and to eventually become MOS 98M Multi-Functional Collector.

I wish to thank Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca and SCM (Retired) Randolph S. Hollingsworth for their research.--The Editor.
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Title Annotation:CSM Forum
Publication:Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2005
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