Improving the Performance of Collectors in the Reserve Components
UNIV OF MILITARY INTELLIGENCE FORT HUACHUCA AZ
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As exemplified by military operations conducted since 11 September 2001, Reserve component Soldiers are an integral and important part of the forces of the United States Army. Soldiers from the Reserve components have been Each month, Reservists and Guard members typically meet over the course of a weekend for their two-day Battle Assembly. During monthly Battle Assemblies, Reserve Component Soldiers predominantly focus on the practice and completion of Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills WTBDs. These Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills are conducted along with other training elemental to a units mission and specialty. Resulting from limited training time and particular training requirements, Reservists are not adequately prepared to be effective collectors of intelligence for the units with which they will deploy down range. Therefore, it is imperative that Reserve component Soldiers train for intelligence collection during monthly Battle Assemblies. As noted in the Armys Counterinsurgency manual, In a counterinsurgency, the side with the better learning organization usually wins. Soldiers cannot wait until they are alerted to deploy to prepare for a COIN mission.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics