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MI soldier: update.

I would like to open by stating that the sharing of information among Military Intelligence (MI) professionals is very important within our ranks. In an effort to enhance this ability, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca (USAIC&FH) has created the Intelligence Center Online Network (ICON) at https://icon.army.mil. At the ICON portal you will find links to many sites to include the Staff and Faculty Development Division, the MI Officer Basic Course, the Staff Weather Officer Course, the Office of the Chief of MI (OCMI), the International Military Student Office, the University of Military Intelligence, the Military Intelligence Online Library, Lessons Learned, and other informative sites. I challenge you to visit the ICON site to become familiar with the products available and to share your lessons learned comments.

Critical Task Site Selection Boards

The Critical Task Site Selection Board (CTSSB) is the vehicle we use to keep training current and relevant with the ever changing missions of our highly technical MI Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs). Critical tasks are adjusted as a result of recommendations made by the CTSSBs, which in turn cause changes to MOSs. It is very important to have as many units as possible participate in the CTSSBs to ensure that new tasks are captured and tasks that are no longer required are deleted to focus limited training resources on the tasks and skills our Soldiers need today and tomorrow. It is critical that you send your sharpest and brightest. Here is a list of scheduled full CTSSBs; those scheduled more than six months out are subject to change. You can check for any changes to the CTSSB schedule on Army Knowledge Online (AKO).

Changes in MI MOSs

It is important for the Soldiers within your organizations to understand the changes affecting the MI Corps. OCMI provides update briefs for the officer, warrant officer (WO) and noncommissioned officer (NCO) training courses conducted at Fort Huachuca. OCMI is also available to provide Officer Professional Development (OPD) and NCOPD for organizations. An abbreviated version of the information these briefs provide follows.

MOS Recoding

Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) directed the recoding of MOSs across the force to align Career Management Fields (CMFs). The MI WO MOSs was recoded 30 September 2005.

Specific MOS Changes CMF 33.

Approximately 212 MOS 33W (35T) UAV coded positions are projected to convert to the aviation MOS 15J, OH-58D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer effective Fiscal Year (FY) 09. The 33W Soldiers currently filling those positions will not reclassify unless they request to do so. Soldiers currently qualified in MOS 15J will attend UAV training incrementally to replace MOS 33W in UAV units.

CMF 96.

Requirements are projected to increase for most of CMF 96 during the transformation to the Modular Force. MOS 96B increases from 4088 to 5652, MOS 96D decreases from 820 to 796, and MOS 96H increases from 694 to 738. A big concern for MOS 96D and 96H career progression is the decrease in Master Sergeant (MSG) positions from 27 to 12. Based on this decrease and recommendations from Sergeants Major across the force, OCMI recommended capping MOS 96Z at MSG versus the Sergeant Major (SGM) level. The Commanding General, USAIC&FH approved this recommendation in the FY06 Military Occupational Classification and Structure (MOCS) proposal. If approved by HQDA, this will result in a better distribution of MSG slots for the entire CMF 96. OCMI has requested early implementation of this action to occur before FY09.

MOS 96B and 96D remain on the STAR MOS list for both Sergeant (SGT) and Staff Sergeant (SSG). Major General Fast and I need every leader to take a hard look at your formations and make sure all eligible Soldiers in STAR MOSs are counseled properly, if they are not recommended for promotion. Sixteen eligible 96B and 96D Soldiers were selected for DA Directed Automatic List Integration (DALI) to SGT for January 2006. The DALI was established by DA to help fix NCO shortage issues within STAR MOSs. Soldiers in the primary zone and eligible for promotion (but not recommended) can now be DA-selected for promotion with 350 promotion points.

The FY05 CTSSB for MOSs 96D and 96H recommended some changes that bring the skill sets of these two MOS closer together. The Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) "Cradle to Grave" Study is scheduled to begin March 2006 to evaluate every aspect of IMINT, similar to the recently conducted Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) "Cradle to Grave" Study. During this study the possibility of merging MOSs 96D and 96H will be reviewed. Of note, the 96D FY05 CTSSB, held 5 to 16 December 2005, added nine Skill Level (SL) 1 tasks emphasizing Moving Target Indicator (MTI), (traditionally an MOS 96H function), the All-source Analysis System (ASAS), and Distributed Common Ground Station (DCGS)-A Operations. Five additional tasks were added to SLs 3 and 4 which emphasize higher imagery analysis skills and management. The MOS 96H FY05 CTSSB, held 15 to 19 August 2005, added a TOP SECRET (TS) clearance requirement to this MOS; changed the duty title from Operator to Analyst; added 15 new tasks emphasizing the Joint Tactical Terminal (JTT), MTI Forensics, and UAV Remote Video Terminal (RVT).

Effective 1 October 2006 MOS 96R, Ground Surveillance System Operator, is deleted from the Active Component. While it is preferable that MOS 96R Soldiers reclassify into another MI MOS, it may not be possible for all to do so. In order to avoid mandatory reclassification based on needs of the Army, MOS 96R Soldiers need a projected class seat prior to July 2006, although the actual class may not start until after October 2006. OCMI continues to work waiver issues with the Human Resources Command (HRC) for MOS 96R Soldiers who wish to remain MI but are lacking prerequisites.

MOS 96U transitions to the Aviation Branch Proponency by FY08 and will become MOS 15W.

Effective 1 October 2006, MOS 97B will no longer be an entry-level MOS and all current 97B10 positions will be recoded to 97E10. MOS 97B will begin at the rank of SGT, creating a significant in-service recruiting requirement. MOS 97E is the MOS of choice for in-service recruiting for MOS 97B applicants, but MOS 97E Soldiers who choose to re-classify into MOS 97B are still required to go through the full MOS 97B (CI Applicant) process. MOS 97B requirements decrease from 1645 to 1305 during transformation to the Modular Force. MOS 97E requirements increase from 967 to 3330. MOS 97B remains on the STAR MOS list for SSG and 97E remains on the STAR MOS list for SGT and SSG. An additional MOS 97B issue being worked between OCMI, HRC, and HQDA G1 are the MOS 97B10 Soldiers who are currently in the force. Per the Notification of Future Change (NOFC) 0404-27, MOS 97B10 Soldiers can serve in MOS 97E10 positions thru FY09. By the end of FY09 most, if not all MOS 97B10 Soldiers, will either be promoted to MOS 97B20 or will have left the Army. Therefore, there is no immediate need to reclassify the MOS 97B10 Soldiers in the force. Implementation clarification is currently at HQDA G1 for comment. Updates related to this particular issue will be addressed in the future.

On 19 December 2005, the CG, USAIC&FH, briefed the Deputy Chief of Staff, G2 and the CG, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) concerning MOS 97E. The briefing outlined the results and recommendations from an MOS review conducted by USAIC&FH with USAIC&FH as the lead, and HQDA, HRC, and U.S Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) in support. A complete evaluation of MOSs 97E and 97B Force Structures and Standard of Grade (SOG) are being conducted by Directorate of Combat Developments (DCD). If approved by DA, the following changes are expected by Spring 2006:

[] A temporary suspension of the language requirement for promotion eligibility for all MOS 97E Soldiers at all grades. This suspension will be re-evaluated annually. Soldiers awarded MOS 97E during the suspension period are considered "grandfathered" and will not require a language for the duration of their career. However, they will be allowed to attend language training if they request to do so.

[] Only a limited number of MOS 97E Soldiers will reclassify to MOS 97B until the MOS 97E strength is at or near 90 percent.

[] The maximum selective reenlistment bonus (SRB) will increase from $20K to $40K, and the Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) will increase to a maximum of $150K with a 6-year extension for retirement eligible Sergeants First Class (SFC) and MSGs, regardless of their retention control point (RCP).

CMF 98.

CMF 98 went through a major transformation on 1 October 2005. First, MOS 98C absorbed the Operational Electronic Intelligence (OPELINT) skill sets from MOS 98J. Soldiers formerly qualified in either of these MOSs must attend transition training in order to become MOS qualified as a "new" 98C. MOS 98C requirements increase during transformation to the Modular Force from 2094 to 3177. Second, MOS 98Y was formed by merging 98J and 98K. MOS 98Y absorbed the Technical Electronic Intelligence (TECHELINT) skill sets from MOS 98J. Soldiers formerly qualified in either of these MOS must attend transition training in order to become MOS 98Y qualified. MOS 98Y requirements will increase during transformation to the Modular Force from 905 to 1042.

MOS 98H merged into MOS 98G and identified by Skill Qualification Identifier (SQI) A, meaning Morse vice a language. Subsequently, INSCOM requested that 98GA positions be recoded to MOS 98Y. MOS 98GA will be deleted effective 1 October 2006, requiring Soldiers in MOS 98GA to reclassify. Please have your 98GA Soldiers work with their retention NCOs and HRC to reclassify into a new MOS as soon as possible. It is our goal to maintain as many 98GAs in the MI community as possible.

Current Status of Transition Training Funding. Though MTSA funding for the four CMF 98 transition training courses may now be used for this training, units are still being asked to pay for some of their Soldier's training out of operational budgets. This is because 30 percent of the class seats have been coded in the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) as MTSA funded with temporary duty (TDY) enroute and in conjunction with a permanent change of station (PCS). The other 70 percent are coded TDY and return to duty station which are paid for by the unit. We have not yet filled the 30 percent of the MTSA funded class seats in ATRRS. If any unit wants to send a Soldier to training in a TDY and return status, but does not have sufficient training funds to do so, HQDA G3 has asked to be notified (through HRC MI Branch) immediately. Additionally, Fort Huachuca is currently cross-walking an INSCOM proposal of using alternate National Cryptologic School (NCS) courses to meet the transition qualification requirements. This may also provide another avenue for Soldiers to be trained. Note: The resident transition courses are programmed to be available for FY06-FY11.

Scheduled Class Dates

MOS 98C to 98C (Fort Huachuca, AZ) Start dates:

TY06: 10 April, 8 May, 5 June, 10 July, 31 July, 28 August, 25 September, 16 October, 13 Nov,

TY07: 8 January, 5 February, 5 March, 2 April, 30 April, 21 May, 18 June, 16 July, 6 August, 10 September

MOS 98K to 98Y (Fort Huachuca, AZ) Start dates:

TY06: 30 May, 19 June, 24 July, 21 August, 16 October,

TY07: 8 January, 5 March, 30 April, 25 June, 20 August

MOS 98J to 98C (Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX) Start dates:

TY06: 3 May, 2 August,

TY07: 26 January, 27 April, 27 July

MOS98J to 98Y (Pensacola, FL)

Start dates:

TY06: 17 April, 1 May, 15 May, 30 May, 5 June, 19 June, 3 July, 17 July, 31 July, 7 August, 21 August, 5 September, 18 September,

TY07: 16 January, 22 January, 5 February, 12 February, 26 February, 19 March, 26 March, 9 April, 30 April, 21 May, 29 May, 11 June, 2 July, 23 July, 13 August, 20 August, 4 September, 24 September.

MOS 09L. The MI Corps is working to establish a new Active Duty MOS 09L (Interpreter/Translator). Analysis on proposed structure and lifecycle is ongoing. A Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) with 104 positions has been established. This MOS is planned to have a full lifecycle from E3-E9.

Combat Tracking Course

USAIC&FH recently established a Combat Tracking Course to prepare Soldiers and law enforcement personnel (Homeland Defense) for combat and tactical tracking operations against insurgents and criminal elements; provide training in gathering forensic evidence tying criminals and/or enemy forces to incidents; and educate students in the fundamentals of tracking human subjects in varying terrain and weather conditions to generate targetable intelligence. This course ties to "Every Soldier is a Sensor" concept. The Basic Tracking Course is 5 days; the expanded course is 10 days. The website, at http: www.universityofmilitaryintelligence. us/homeland/ctc/default.asp, gives examples of the intelligence value gained from the course. If you have questions about the course, contact COL Stephanie Hap at (520) 533-9496 DSN 821-9496. This is not, and will not be, a Mobile Training Team. Fort Huachuca can replicate the appropriate training environments.

Conclusion

The MI Corps is undergoing many changes in our enlisted MOSs at this time and it is important for all Soldiers to stay informed. I will continue to distribute updates through the CSMs and SGMs via email. I am extremely proud of our Intelligence Warriors and the contributions you make each day to support our Nation at War!

Command Sergeant Major Franklin A. Saunders

Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huahcuca
Mos Date Location

98C/352N 01-12 May 2006 Goodfellow AFB, TX
33W/353T 07-18 Aug 2006 Fort Huachuca, AZ
98Y/352S 16-27 Oct 2006 Fort Huachuca, AZ
97E/351L Fall 2006 Fort Huachuca, AZ
97B/351L/35E April 2007 Fort Huachuca, AZ
35C/35D/35G Oct 2007 Fort Huachuca, AZ
96D/350G Dec 2007 Fort Huachuca, AZ

 MOS 352 Signals Intelligence/
 MOS 350 Military Intelligence Electronic Warfare (IEW)

 350B (350F) All Source Analysis 352C (352N) Traffic Analysis
 Technician Technician

 350D (350G) Imagery Intelligence 352G (352P) Voice Intercept
 Technician Technician

 350L (350Z) Attache Technician 352H (352Q) Communications
 Interceptor/Technician

 350U (350K) Tactical Unmanned 352J (352R) Emanations Analysis
 Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) Operations Technician
 Technician

 MOS 351 Human Intelligence 352K (352S) Non-Morse Intercept
 (HUMINT) Technician

 351B (351L) Counterintelligence MOS 353 Intelligence and
 Technician Electronic Warfare

 351C (351Y) Area Intelligence 353A (353T) IEW Systems
 Technician Maintenance Technician

 351 E (351 M) Human Intelligence
 Collection


CMF 96, 98, and 33 will be recoded to CMF 35 effective 30 September 2007. Coding of the officer areas of concentration (ADCs) will not change.
 CMF 96 Military Intelligence CMF 98 Signals Intelligence/
 Electronic Warfare Operations

 96B (35F) Intelligence Analyst 98C (35N) Signals Intelligence
 Analyst

 96D (35G) Imagery Analyst 98G (35P) Cryptologic Linguist
 Interceptor/Locator

 96H (35H) Common Ground Station 98Y (35S) Signals Collector/
 Operator Analyst

 96Z (35X) Intelligence Senior 98Z (35Z) Signals Intelligence
 Sergeant (SIGINT) Senior Sergeant

97B (35L) Counterintelligence (CI) CMF 33 MI Systems Maintenance and
 Agent Integration

 97E (35M) Human Intelligence 33W (35T) MI Systems Maintainer/
 (HUMINT) Collector Integrator

 97Z (35Y) CI HUMINT Senior
 Sergeant
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Title Annotation:CSM Forum
Author:Saunders, Franklin A.
Publication:Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin
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Date:Oct 1, 2005
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