Essay On Army Counterintelligence

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The Army Counterintelligence field first began in 1942 as the Army Counter Intelligence Corps. Army CI has undergone many changes in the last 74 years since then. Some of the time, changes were made with the intention of furthering the successes of Army CI. Other times, changes were made to prevent shortfalls that were identified through previous failures. All in all, there are many things right with the Army CI and there are many things wrong. My intention is to identify one of the problems facing the profession and provide some solutions to the identified problem.
The Value of an Army Counterintelligence Corps
The current setup for the distribution of Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Counterintelligence (CI) Special Agents is different from most Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) in the Army. Anywhere that an Infantryman can go follows the same general progression. They go to a line platoon, move from soldier to team leader to squad leader to Platoon Sergeant. They all receive training on the M4 carbine, M249 Squad automatic Weapon, 240 Machine Gun, and M2 Machine Gun. CI Agents do not follow a path similar to the infantry setup. CI Agents can go to positions where they can be the only Agent in the entire Brigade and not do
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I conducted Host Nation Liaison, investigations, Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) briefs. The field office had a number of seasoned Agents that were full of knowledge. The field office fostered a positive learning environment in which I was able to learn and grow. My assignment after Japan was the field office in Hawaii which is a very robust office. In the first six months after arriving there, I conducted numerous investigations, wrote countless CI reports, attended two schools, and was scheduled for two additional schools. In less than two years, I was able to grow to be seasoned CI

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