FM 34-8-2: Intelligence Officer's Handbook   [open pdf - 1MB]

This Army Field Manual (FM) is a roles and missions manual for G2/S2 sections. "As the companion handbook to FM 34-8, this manual is written for officers serving as the G2 or S2 in combat, CS, and CSS units. It provides guidance for officers and NCOs assigned to G2/S2 sections. G2s should find this handbook a useful MTP when executing intelligence training responsibilities. The proponent of this publication is the United States Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, Fort Huachuca, AZ. Send comments and recommendations on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Commander, US Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, ATTN: ATZS-TDL-D, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613- 6000. […] The G2/S2 must provide continuous intelligence and information for the commander to conduct operations and minimize risk. Intelligence is the commander's decision making tool. The commander, who drives intelligence, does so for planning before deployment, while en route, and during operations and redeployment. The S2/NCO-- Provides the commander timely and accurate intelligence, IPB, I&W, and vulnerability assessments for force protection, targeting, and BDA; Makes decisive predictions on when and where an action will take place; Prioritizes IR; Integrates with other staff elements on I&S issues; Provides the commander with a view of all facets of the battlefield; [and] Ensures his staff is trained."

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Army FM 34-8-2; Army Field Manual No. 34-8-2
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/
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