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S-2 Section
The principal staff officer for all matters concerning military intelligence (MI), counterintelligence, security operations, and military intelligence training. An intelligence officer is located at every echelon from battalion through corps.

Military intelligence (MI):
Disseminating intelligence to commanders and other users in a timely manner. Collecting, processing, producing, and disseminating intelligence. Conducting and coordinating intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB). Recommending unit area of interest and assisting the staff in defining unit battlespace. Describing the effects of the battlefield environment on friendly and enemy capabilities. Evaluating the threat (their doctrine, order of battle factors, high-value targets (HVTs), capabilities, and weaknesses).

Determining enemy most probable and most dangerous courses of action. Coordinating with the entire staff and recommending PIR for the commander's critical information requirements. Integrating staff input to IPB products for staff planning, decision making, and targeting.Coordinating with the S3 and Provost Marshall (PM) for processing (for intelligence purposes) materials taken from EPWs and civilian internees. Coordinating ground and aerial reconnaissance and surveillance operations with other collection assets. Participating in targeting meeting. Debriefing personnel returning from enemy control. Analyzing, in coordination with the S3 (engineer coordinator (ENCOORD), enemy capability to use environmental manipulation as a means to impede friendly forces or jeopardize long-term objectives. Coordinating technical intelligence activities and disseminating information.

Assisting the S3 in planning target acquisition activities for collection of target information. Coordination with the chemical officer to analyze the enemy's capability and predictability of using nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons. Coordinating with the S1 the enemy situation that may affect evacuation or hospitalization plans. Coordinating with the S4 the enemy situation that may affect logistics operations. Coordinating with the G5 the enemy situation that may affect civil-military operations. Assisting the S3 (deception officer) in preparing deception plans by recommending the target and objective based on assessed enemy collection capability and susceptibility to deception. Assisting the S3 in information operations, to include command and control warfare (C 2 W).

Planning and managing intelligence collection operations in coordination with the S3 and fire support planners. Recording, evaluating, and analyzing collected information to produce all-source intelligence that answers the commander's priority intelligence requirements and information requirements (IR), including battle damage assessments (BDAs). Maintaining the current situation regarding the enemy and environmental factors and updating IPB and the intelligence estimate.Determining map requirements and managing the acquisition and distribution of map and terrain products.

Counterintelligence (CI):
Identifying enemy intelligence collection capabilities, such as human intelligence (HUMINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), imagery intelligence (IMINT), and efforts targeted against the unit. Evaluating enemy intelligence capabilities as they affect the areas of OPSEC, countersurveillance, signals security (SIGSEC), security operations, deceptions planning, psychological operations (PSYOP), rear area operations, and force protection. Conducting counterintelligence liaison for security and force protection. Conducting counterintelligence force protection source operations.

Security operations:
Supervising the command and personnel security program. Evaluating physical security vulnerabilities to support the S3. Coordinating security checks for indigenous personnel.

Intelligence training:
Preparing the command intelligence training plan and integrating intelligence, counterintelligence, operational security, enemy (organization, equipment, and operations), and intelligence preparation of the battlefield considerations into other training plans. Exercising staff supervision of MI support to the commands intelligence training program.

 

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