Represent USMC interests and the CMC, ensure the proper administration of all Marine Corps matters on Fort Huachuca, and train Intelligence and UAS Marines in entry, intermediate, and advanced level MOS skills as well as supervise all related training attended by Marines at USAIC in order to provide qualified Marines to the Operating Forces and Supporting Establishment.
The history of our Detachment begins in 1955, when Marine instructors and students were first assigned to the Counter Intelligence School, Fort Ritchie, Maryland, and the Army General School, Fort Riley, Kansas. The senior Marine assumed the duty of Liaison Officer. These schools were consolidated into the US Army Intelligence Center (USAIC), Fort Huachuca, in 1971, and the senior Marine's title was changed to Marine Corps Representative.
Seven years later, the various Marine Corps elements were consolidated under a unified command structure and the present Marine Corps Detachment was established. The Detachment moved to its present location in 1993 and assumed several new training missions, including Manual Morse Intercept Operator, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Maintainers/Operators.
Marine Second Lieutenants received instruction in the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course (MIOBC) from 1994 through 1998. In 1999, the intelligence officer course relocated to the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, Virginia. In 2001, the Detachment formally came under the command of Training Command, Quantico, Virginia. That same year, the UAV training was moved to Pensacola, Florida and in 2007, the Marine UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Training relocated back to Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Today, the Detachment helps train an average of 400 Marines a year. Marines attend various courses on the Fort, but the majority consists of JSTARS Common Ground Station Operators, UAS Marines (Technicians, Mechanics, & Operators) and Human Intelligence/Counter-intelligence Marines as Strategic Debriefers and Advance Source Operators. Marines are also assigned to the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), where they conduct process & product evaluations and technical assistance throughout the life cycle of DoD Systems.
This course covers the full-spectrum advance HUMINT collection and source management operations cycle. Certifies students for all categories for Military Source Operations by DoD, where they will be capable of operating in urban, rural and combat environments, placing emphasis on operations that support the battlefield commander.
This course provides the doctrinal foundation and general tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) required by Military Intelligence (MI) personnel serving in a 2X staff section in the modular force. The 2X is a doctrinal term that refers to the staff officer and the staff element that manages counterintelligence (CI) and human intelligence (HUMINT) operations at all echelons of the Army from brigade combat team (BCT) to Corps/Division, or higher.
Common Ground Station Operators, operator/unit level maintenance, basic imagery interpretation, techniques and reporting of targets from radar, electro-optical, and infrared collection systems.
Trains U.S. personnel in strategic debriefing procedures. Includes techniques and methodologies for conducting strategic debriefings and preparing appropriate reports.
Trains Intel officers to manage IMINT collection, exploitation, processing, production, dissemination functions, systems, and organizations. It includes the organizational structure, procedures, functions, and products of the United States Imagery System and its Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and joint components. It emphasizes IMINT support to force protection and joint operations. It familiarizes officers with the knowledge, skills, and techniques used by imagery analysts.
Course trains Department of Defense collectors and analysts to perform duties in a GWOT environment with advanced collection and analytical skills. The course is conducted in three sections. The first section provides cultural, geographical, and historical orientation with a focus on terrorist groups, techniques/tactics/ procedures (TTPs), and personalities of specified areas of responsibility (AORs). During the second section, students receive training specific to their MOS. The HUMINT collectors receive advanced training in advanced collection techniques and reporting. Collectors participate in intensive daily practical exercises, use of interpreters, and are required to perform collection techniques taught during the course to successfully obtain intelligence information. Analysts receive advanced skills training using Methods of Analysis (temporal and link), Boolean Logic, and Analysis of Competing Hypotheses. Analysts are trained on Analyst Notebook (V6) and to build link diagrams and matrices. The link diagrams and matrices are the building blocks for the GWOT Threat Module used in the Section Three CAPSTONE Exercise. Section three is collective training where analysts and collectors work together under the Tiger Team concept. Analysts identify and brief intelligence gaps to assist the HUMINT collector preparing for daily mock debriefs.
Upon completion of this course, the trainee will be able to safely supervise the flight of the Shadow RQ-7B as a Mission Commander, within the parameters of pertinent Flight Manuals, in the Squadron environment- VMU-1 / VMU-2.
Students are given principles of the Electromagnetic Spectrum, Counter Radio Electronic Warfare (CREW), frequency management, tactical SIGINT & EW capabilities, hands-on training, convoy planner’s tool, and how to integrate AOR lessons learned in a tactical environment.
Train selected personnel the skills and knowledge to perform maintenance, inspections, assembly, disassembly, troubleshooting, and the use of special tools. The course will include maintaining the launch and recovery equipment, power plant, fuel system, flight control system, electrical system, launcher, arresting gear, and emplacement of the Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System.
The students will learn to conduct mission planning, launching, remote piloting, and recovering the aircraft, prepare and conduct air reconnaissance and surveillance missions; operate sensors for target detection; plan and analyze flight missions; deploy the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) ground and air systems; operate and perform operator level maintenance on communication equipment, power sources, light wheeled vehicles, Ground Control Stations, Ground Data Terminals, Portable Ground Control Stations, Portable Ground Data Terminals, Air Vehicle Transport, Launch/Recovery Trailer, Tactical Automatic Landing System, and assemble and disassemble the Shadow 200 UAS.
Train selected personnel the skills required to effectively perform maintenance, check out, inspection, assembly, disassembly, troubleshooting, use of Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System special tools and test equipment. Course includes maintenance and repair on launch/recovery equipment, Ground Control Station, Ground Data Terminal, aircraft avionics, and mission payloads.
From I-10, take exit 302 (AZ-90 south) and follow for approximately. 30 miles. Once entering Sierra Vista, take a right to enter the east gate of Ft. Huachuca. You will soon see a gas station on your right. Turn right here and follow this street until you pass Air Force 17th Training Detachment barracks where you will turn left into a large parking lot. Continue through this parking lot until you see the Marine Detachment sign on your left.
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