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):

Report Date:

1993-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

170.0

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 ShieldDesert 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 ShieldDesert 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

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE