Military Intelligence -- this week in history
September 28, 2012
Fort Huachuca, AZ. - An Intelligence Organization and Stationing Study, ratified by the Army leadership in 1975, paved the way for the eventual consolidation of MI Training at the US Army Intelligence Center and School (USAICS), which had
been located at Fort Huachuca since 1971. The US Army Intelligence School at
Fort Devens had been responsible for all intelligence and electronic warfare
training for both officer and enlisted personnel, with help from its two
detachments at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, and Corry
Station, in Pensacola, Florida. Meanwhile, USAICS taught MI Officer Basic
and Advanced Courses, in addition to courses in combat intelligence,
tactical reconnaissance, and surveillance and counterintelligence.
A TRADOC-directed Review of Education and Training for Officers (RETO), a
comprehensive look at the jobs an MI officer performed, reinforced the need
for all-source intelligence officers, and concluded that instruction in all
officer specialties would best be accomplished in a single location: a
revised MI Officers Basic Course at Fort Huachuca. Therefore, USAICS took
over Specialty 37 (SIGINT and EW) officer training from Fort Devens in 1982.
This move consolidated all MI Officer training at Fort Huachuca.
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