Accession Number:



Fighting for Intelligence: Preparing Division Intelligence Operations for Large Scale Combat

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Monograph]

Corporate Author:

US Army School for Advanced Military Studies

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:


Pagination or Media Count:



The last seventeen years of counterinsurgency operations saw many of the Armys division-level intelligence analysts and equipment remain in static, centralized tactical operations centers to facilitate intelligence support to ground operations. The recently published Field Manual FM 3-0, Operations October 2017, shifts the Armys focus from counterinsurgency to large scale ground combat operations. These operations bring with them the requirement for divisions to be able to establish multiple forward command posts CPs that are survivable and able to facilitate mission command in degraded and contested domains. To support large scale combat, intelligence sections must rebalance personnel, capabilities, and equipment across all CPs a division is capable of establishing to enable the survivability of the divisions Intelligence Warfighting Function. This requires moving personnel and intelligence specific equipment out of the Main Command Post and the Tactical Command Post to support the Support AreaEarly Entry Command Post and the Mobile Command Group if desired by the commander. To account for US peer threat adversaries ability to contest the US Armys access to the space domain through electronic and cyber-attack, this reorganization also requires adjustments in the divisions communication plan to account for analog communication.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]