Accession Number : ADA264579


Title :   The 13th Psychological Operations Battalion (EPW) during Mobilization, Desert Shield / Desert Storm and Demobilization


Descriptive Note : Individual study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Noll, James P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264579.pdf


Report Date : 10 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 170


Abstract : From January 23, 1988 to August 23, 1991, I commanded the 13th Psychological Operations Battalion (Enemy Prisoner of War-EPW) headquartered at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. My unit was the only Reserve psychological operations battalion (POB) activated for Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The purpose of this paper is to describe my personal experiences as commander of the 13th Battalion from activation to demobilization, and record the events which occurred during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Pre-testing and post-testing of psyop products on EPW along with procurement of psyop relevant information from the prisoners was an important wartime function performed by the 13th Battalion. An equally important wartime mission was acting as a force multiplier for the 800th Military Police (MP) Brigade (EWP). Numerous disturbances within the EPW camps were defused by direct intervention of 13th Battalion psyop camp teams with back-pack loudspeakers


Descriptors :   *PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE , *PRISONERS OF WAR , MILITARY RESERVES , BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE