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Accession Number ADA574674
Title Taking the Lead in Professional Growth: The Development of a NATO SOF Intelligence Officer.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 83p
Personal Author C. S. Vores
Abstract This thesis analyzes intelligence support to NATO Special Operations and the training that facilitates this capability, and recommends a model to increase competence in the field of intelligence. The training provided by the NATO SOF Training and Education Program (NSTEP) has led NATO SOF intelligence personnel to fill critical positions that have afforded operational elements to execute missions. The successes of ISAF SOF have been attributed to the skilled analysts who have developed clear pictures of the enemy threat and competence in analyzing raw information. These skill sets are critical to ensuring that the commander's guidance is met and that gaps in intelligence are filled in for the operational elements. The steps taken by the NATO SOF Headquarters (NSHQ) to meet the need for skilled intelligence professionals have been pivotal to the growth of the NSTEP schoolhouse's course curriculum. Additionally, increased access to ISR assets and interactions with other intelligence agencies have levied added responsibilities on NATO SOF intelligence officers to become more knowledgeable about multidisciplinary intelligence operations. This requirement forces NATO SOF intelligence officers to become experts in multiple fields. This access enables these officers to seek out additional training to meet these needs. To ensure that these requirements are met, does NSHQ need to develop a curriculum that provides management training for intelligence officers to meet the need of overseeing multisource intelligence elements.
Keywords Afghanistan conflict
F3ea-d process
Intelligence support
Isaf(International security and assistance force)
Management training
Military capabilities
Military training
Nato forces
Nato sof training and education program
Nato special operations forces
Nscc(Nato sof coordination center)
Nshq(Nato sof headquarters)
Nstep(Nato sof training and education program)
Officer personnel
Personnel development
Sof fusion cells

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
88D - Personnel
92A - Job Training & Career Development
74 - Military Sciences
74F - Military Intelligence
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Defense Analysis Dept.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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