IO Training

Training Schedule | Registration Information

Command Sponsored Courses include:



IOCAP Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 80 hour course provides intensive information operations (IO) training for 1st IO Command personnel and for interested and qualified personnel from external organizations and services. The course provides an in-depth look at each of the core and supporting elements of Information Operations, IO related activities, and subject areas and disciplines pertinent to information operations including the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), intelligence support to IO, Targeting, and others. The training focuses upon synchronization and coordination of these areas and disciplines to achieve IO objectives intended to shape the operational environment in support of military operations. The training uses a combination of classroom lecture, individual student activities, and structured practical exercises conducted in a simulated IO staff environment. The training provides a basis for staff planners to support the full spectrum of military operations at the Army division and higher levels of command. The training is conducted at the Collateral SECRET level.

PREREQUISITES: The IOCAP course is open to all members of U.S. Armed Services and DoD components that meet these prerequisites:

a. Military service personnel in grade of E-6 or above or DA/DoD Civilian GS-9 or above, and have a requirement to be knowledgeable of Army IO.

b. Hold a current U.S. SECRET clearance.

c. U.S. citizen.

Enroll via ATRRS or submit a SF 182 to reserve your seat for attendance. Address Fax Cover Page to: Training Administrator 1st IO Command, ATTN: Training Branch (703) 428-4969 FAX DSN: 328-4969. Additional queries for attendance to the IOCAP Course can be sent via email to: usarmy.belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.training-support@mail.mil.

IO Fundamentals Course (This 40 hr course is available via mobile training team only)

COURSE DESCRIPTON: This 40 hour course is offered as an on-site training package via Mobile Training Team ONLY to units or organizations needing familiarization with the fundamentals of Army Information Operations. The course provides insight into the various Army capabilities used to generate information effects in support of a unit mission and stresses the integration of all available means to affect an adversary’s decision making, influence attitudes and behaviors, and to protect friendly use of information. Experienced instructors provide discussion of capabilities inherent to all IO elements and related activities plus exposure to other relevant topics including intelligence support to IO, targeting, center of gravity analysis, and others. Students are introduced to integrating IO planning with unit mission planning and generating an IO Concept of Support. This course can be presented at the unclassified or secret level depending on the desires of the unit. There is no maximum class size but a minimum of 12 students is required. The trained unit must provide funding for TDY cost of deploying the training team. Course materials are unclassified but SECRET clearance is required due to contemporary OE discussions. Units request this course using the MTT Request form located on this page.

PREREQUISITES: The IOFC course is open to all members of U.S. Armed Services and DoD components that meet these prerequisites:

a. Military service personnel in grade of E-6 or above or DA/DoD Civilian GS-9 or above, and have a requirement to be knowledgeable of Army IO.

b. Hold a current U.S. SECRET clearance.

Military Deception Planners' Course (MDPC)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The MDPC consists of 40-hours formal classroom instruction and a hands-on practical exercise. The training follows the five-phase military deception planning cycle (Capability Development, Assessment Phase, Planning Phase, Execution Phase, and Termination Phase) described in the Department of the Army Military Deception Planners Guide and the Air, Land, Sea Application Center’s Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Military Deception. The instruction covers MILDEC policy, doctrine, terminology, fundamentals, and principles; and time proven tactics, techniques and procedures. Students receive eight hours of formal lecture, with the remaining 32 hours devoted to walking each participant through the entire deception cycle following a realistic training scenario. Each day, students view a video of a different historical case study to reinforce learning objectives. All students receive a bound student guide, key consideration book, and a copy of the Department of the Army Military Deception Planners’ Guide or the Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Military Deception. Units can request a MDPC mobile training team using the MTT Request form located on this page.

PREREQUISITES: Students must meet the following criteria:

a. Be assigned to, programmed to support, or perform MILDEC-related duties.

b. Be in grade of E6 or above or GS-9 or above DA/DoD Civilian. (Contractors accepted on space available basis).

c. Hold a U.S. Government SECRET or above security clearance.

d. Due to security clearance requirements, this course is restricted to U.S. personnel only.

Enroll via ATRRS or submit a SF 182 to reserve your seat for attendance. Address Fax Cover Page to: Training Administrator 1st IO Command, ATTN: Training Branch (703) 428-4969 FAX DSN: 328-4969. Additional queries for attendance to the MDPC can be sent via email to: usarmy.belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.training-support@mail.mil.

Sociocultural Information Integration Course-Afghanistan (SIIC)

Course Description: A 40-hour course that introduces the student to a narrative approach to the socio-cultural component of the information environment and provides them with the skills necessary to analyze, plan, and operate in that environment.

The SIIC is a two-part course consisting of:

a. Core component that provides student with a narrative theory, model, and tools to collect, analyze, and employ socio-cultural information into planning.

b. Afghanistan country component focuses on the narrative environment of Afghanistan. The core curriculum develops socio-cultural knowledge applicable to any mission, while the country study provides in-depth socio-cultural information on a specific region.

PREREQUISITES: This course is open to E4 and above, DoD Civilians GG09 and above and contractors on a space available basis. Enroll via ATRRS or submit a SF 182 to reserve your seat for attendance. Address Fax Cover Page to: Training Administrator 1st IO Command, ATTN: Training Branch (703) 428-4969 FAX DSN: 328-4969. Additional queries for attendance to the SIIC Course can be sent via email to: usarmy.belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.training-support@mail.mil.

Military Information Support Operations Integration Course (MISOIC)

Course Description: The Military Information Support Operations Integration Course (MISOIC) is designed to introduce Operational Planners to the concepts, fundamentals, doctrine, and US Army capabilities of Military Information Support Operations (MISO) from an IO planning perspective. Through 40 hours of platform instruction and hands-on practical exercises, the MISOIC provides the Operational Planner with an overview of MISO roles and responsibilities; key terms and definitions; history of MISO; task organization; key equipment and capabilities; programs and authorities of MISO; the seven-phase MISO development process; countering adversary information; IO and MISO support to the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) and the targeting process; discussion of several MISO case studies; and most importantly, the integration of MISO with the other IO elements. The MISOIC is NOT a qualification course for MISO, previously known as Psychological Operations (PSYOP); nor does it provide training on how to conduct MISO. TIOGs can request a MISOIC Mobile Training Team using the MTT request form located on this page. (Requests for a mobile training team by units other than TIOGs will be considered based upon operational necessity.)

PREREQUISITES: Students must have attended a service-related IO Course; hold a current U.S. SECRET Clearance; and be in an Operational Planner position. Course is open to DoD Civilians in grade GG-09 and above and contractors on a space available basis. Enroll via ATRRS or submit a SF 182 to reserve your seat for attendance. Address Fax Cover Page to: Training Administrator 1st IO Command, ATTN: Training Branch (703) 428-4969 FAX DSN: 328-4969. Additional queries for attendance to the MISOIC can be sent via email to: usarmy.belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.training-support@mail.mil.

Army Cyberspace Operations Planners Course (ACOPC)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: To prepare students to integrate, synchronize, and coordinate the employment of Cyberspace Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Cyberspace Attack, Cyberspace Operational Preparation of the Environment; and Cyberspace Defense Activities into cyberspace concepts of support for military operations. COURSE SCOPE: Students are provided a challenging curriculum from understanding the complexity of Cyberspace Operations; to recognizing key concepts at the Executive, DoD, Joint, and Army levels; to planning for a notional mission through application of the Adaptive Planning and Execution System and the Military Decision Making Process. Focuses on examining Intelligence Support to Cyberspace Operations Planning; identifying Cyberspace Operations authorities, organizational relationships, legal considerations, and capabilities; recognizing the basic policies and processes necessary to gain approvals for Offensive Cyberspace Operations, and Defensive Cyberspace Operations; evaluating how Cyberspace Attack, Cyberspace Defense, Cyberspace Operational Preparation of the Environment, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance relate to each other, other information related capabilities, and friendly and adversary operations in cyberspace. The training is conducted at the TOP SECRET/SCI level.

PREREQUISITES:

a. Military service personnel in grade of E-6 or above or DA/DoD Civilian GS-9 or above. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

b. Hold a current U.S. TOP SECRET/SCI clearance.

c. U.S. citizen.

Enroll via ATRRS or submit a SF 182 to reserve your seat for attendance. Address Fax Cover Page to: Training Administrator 1st IO Command, ATTN: Training Branch (703) 428-4969 FAX DSN: 328-4969. Additional queries for attendance to the ACOPC can be sent via email to: usarmy.belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.training-support@mail.mil.

Executive Cyberspace Operations Planners Seminar (ECOPS)

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: The Executive Cyberspace Operations Planners Seminar (ECOPS) is an 8 hour seminar which provides a strategic/ operational level introduction to cyberspace and cyberspace operations planning. The target audience for the ECOPS is general/flag officers and their senior staff members. The topics covered in the ECOPS include cyber doctrine, authorities, policies, organizations, command relationships, processes for integration into military planning, and current operations. Content and discussions are at the TOP SECRET//SI level. At the discretion of the requestor, the course can be taught as a one-day (eight hours) seminar or may be taught over two consecutive days (four hours per day).

Electronic Warfare Integration Course (EWIC)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides students the ability and knowledge to integrate, synchronize and coordinate EW planning and execution with full spectrum Information Operations (IO). Students are introduced to EW concepts, fundamentals, doctrine and capabilities within the Department of Defense (DoD) to include an introduction to the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) and effects of radio and radars within the EMS arena, Electronic Warfare systems and capabilities, Electromagnetic Spectrum management, EW emerging technologies and a survey of electronic systems populating the Operational Environment. The training includes an overview of current and emerging DoD EW Doctrine, Army EW organization, EW platforms and missions, intelligence support to EW and duties and responsibilities of an Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) operating within a theater level Electronic Warfare Coordination Cell (EWCC). TIOGs can request an EWIC Mobile Training Team using the MTT request form located on this page. (Requests for a mobile training team by units other than TIOGs will be considered based upon operational necessity.)

PREREQUISITES:

The EWIC is open to all members of U.S. Armed Services and DoD components that meet these prerequisites:

a. Completed 1st IO Command Information Operations Capabilities Application and Planning (IOCAP) course or other Service IO training.

b. Military service personnel in grade of E-6 or above or DA/DoD Civilian GS-9 or above, and be assigned to, or projected to perform EW-related duties in support of an IO cell interaction with a Division level or above EWO.

c. Hold a current U.S. SECRET clearance.

d. U.S. citizen.

Enroll via ATRRS or submit a SF 182 to reserve your seat for attendance. Address Fax Cover Page to: Training Administrator 1st IO Command, ATTN: Training Branch (703) 428-4969 FAX DSN: 328-4969. Additional queries for attendance to the EWIC can be sent via email to: usarmy.belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.training-support@mail.mil.



FY14 Course Schedule

ACOPC

  • 001 - 24 FEB - 7 MAR 14
  • 002 – 28 APR – 9 MAY 14
  • 003 – 16 – 27 JUN 14
  • 004 – 4 – 15 AUG 14
  • 005 – 15 – 26 SEP 14

SIIC

  • 001 – 13 – 17 JAN 14 (CANCELLED)
  • 002 – 24 – 28 MAR 14
  • 003 – 9 – 13 JUN 14
  • 004 – 8 – 12 SEP 14

 

EWIC

  • 001 – 13 – 17 JAN 14
  • 002 – 17 – 21 MAR 14
  • 003 – 2 – 6 JUN 14
  • 004 – 25 – 29 AUG 14

MDPC

  • 001 – 07 – 11 OCT 13
  • 002 – 27 – 31 JAN 14
  • 003 – 31 MAR - 4 APR 14
  • 004 – 14 – 18 JUL 14

IOCAP

  • 001 – 21 OCT – 1 NOV 13
  • 002 – 3 – 14 FEB 14
  • 003 – 7 – 18 APR 14
  • 004 – 21 JUL – 1 AUG 14

MISOIC

  • 001 – 6 – 10 JAN 14
  • 002 – 10 – 14 MAR 14
  • 003 – 21 – 25 APR 14
  • 004 – 18 – 22 AUG 14


FY15 Course Schedule

ACOPC

  • 001 - 23 FEB - 6 MAR 15
  • 002 – 27 APR – 8 MAY 15
  • 003 – 15 – 26 JUN 15
  • 004 – 3 – 14 AUG 15
  • 005 – 14 – 25 SEP 15

SIIC

  • 001 – 6 – 10 OCT 14
  • 002 – 12 – 16 JAN 15
  • 003 – 8 – 12 JUN 15
  • 004 – 17 – 21 AUG 15

 

EWIC***

  • 001 – 5 – 9 JAN 15
  • 002 – 16 – 20 MAR 15
  • 003 – 1 – 5 JUN 15
  • 004 – 31 AUG – 4 SEP 15

MDPC

  • 001 – 20 – 24 OCT 14
  • 002 – 26 – 30 JAN 15
  • 003 – 30 MAR – 3 APR 15
  • 004 – 13 – 17 JUL 15

IOCAP

  • 001 – 27 OCT – 7 NOV 14
  • 002 – 2 – 13 FEB 15
  • 003 – 6 – 17 APR 15
  • 004 – 20 – 31 JUL 15

MISOIC***

  • 001 – 17 – 21 NOV 14
  • 002 – 9 – 13 MAR 15
  • 003 – 11 – 15 MAY 15
  • 004 – 24 – 28 AUG 15
*** Requires prior IO training to attend.


For additional information on course content and registration procedures, please contact the Training Branch POC’s:

Training administrator
COMM: (703) 428-4391
DSN: 328-4391
FAX: 703-428-4969
Email: usarmy.belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.training-support@mail.mil

Download Mobile Training Request form here: MTT Request Form

You can register for 1st IO Command resident courses in ATRRS (School Code 024) by completing SF182
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