Army Counterintelligence and DPTMS Partner to Host TARP-AT Training Briefs
July 31, 2012
FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - For the first time, the 902nd Military Intelligence Detachment and the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security will team up to host Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) and Antiterrorism (AT) Training. The venue will be Cochise Theater on 14 August 2012, with presentations at 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00.
These varied times are to accommodate as many schedules as possible to meet this annual training requirement: "We have reserved multiple times throughout the day, so we can fit into your schedule, not force you to fit into ours," said CPT Brandy Moralez, Commander of the 902nd Military Intelligence Detachment "We will be discussing indicators of Espionage, what Foreign Intelligence Services look for when they target US persons, Insider Threat indicators, what to do when you encounter a suspicious incident, what is reportable and how to report it." Radicalization, how it happens, and the dangers it poses will also be covered.
In what is expected to become an annual event, the DPTMS Antiterrorism Office will brief how these multiple threats have manifested themselves in the past, commonalities with today's attack methods, indicators of surveillance, suspicious activity, and the DANGER of not reporting.
"What makes this really good for us at the AT Office is the timing coincides with the Army's Antiterrorism Awareness Month, making our teaming with the 902nd a perfect fit. This event is user friendly, accommodating to personal schedules, and meets an annual requirement, making it a win-win situation for all," said Jesse Markum, the Installation Antiterrorism Officer.
If the video playing on the Commanders Access Channel is any indication, this will not be normal Power Point fare. "The video is definitely tongue-in cheek," said a smiling CPT Moralez. "It was a lot of fun taking a different approach to advertise the training, especially training of this nature, with a touch of humor," she added.
"There's no rule saying this can't be fun; even though it's a serious subject," said Markum. "We intend to educate and hopefully enlighten without being hard to listen to."
According to Moralez, Battalions are already requesting times to attend, and seats will fill quickly. If organizations still needing to meet the annual requirement cannot attend this training event, they can coordinate future training by calling 533.2214.