IO Training

Training Schedule | Registration Information

Command Sponsored Courses include:



IOCAP Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION: IO Planners, and intelligence and information related capability support personnel will engage in 80 hours of intensive, fast-paced Information Operations (IO) training during the Information Operations Capabilities, Applications, and Planning Course (IOCAP). The course goal is for students to be able to Integrate Information Operations into staff planning in support of unit (Army) operations. The course curriculum details information operations; the role of the IO Planner; integrating Information Related Capabilities (IRC) into the Military Decision Making Process (focus on mission analysis and course of action development); the IO Planner's participation in other staff processes such as Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield, Targeting, and Assessment; and the importance of cultural considerations in information operations. IOCAP emphasizes the integration, synchronization and coordination of IRCs to shape the information environment in support of military operations. The training is entirely classroom based and uses lecture, discussion, problem-based/experiential learning-based facilitation, performance-based PEs, and a comprehensive capstone PE that employs a Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE) scenario. The training is conducted at the collateral SECRET level for resident courses and at the UNCLASSIFIED level for MTTs. Graduates are eligible for the P4 (Tactical IO Planner) Additional Skill Identifier. Training is recommended for IO Planners, intelligence specialists in support of IO, or IRC representatives in support of IO.

PREREQUISITES: The IOCAP course is open to all members of DoD who meet these prerequisites:

a. Uniformed military personnel in grade E-6 or above, DoD civilians GS/GG-9 or above, and contractors in support of DoD.

b. Unit/organization leadership has determined the applicant has a requirement for a working knowledge of IO.

c. Clearance: For the resident course all applicants must hold a current U.S. SECRET clearance. On MTTs this is not required if the course is conducted at the unclassified level.

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The IO Fundamentals Course (IOFC) is for Soldiers and DoD Civilians and Contractors who require an understanding of the doctrine and principals associated with Army Information Operations but are not expected to be IO planners. The course curriculum covers information operations; the role of the IO Planner; integrating Information Related Capabilities (IRC) into the Military Decision Making Process (focus on mission analysis and course of action development); the IO Planner's participation in other staff processes such as Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield, Targeting, and Assessment; and the importance of cultural considerations in information operations. The training is entirely classroom based and uses lecture, discussion, problem-based/experiential learning-based facilitation, and performance-based PEs. The training is conducted at the UNCLASSIFIED level and is only available as an MTT. Personnel who will serve as IO Planners, Intelligence Specialists in support of IO, or as an IRC representative in support of IO should attend IOCAP rather than IOFC.

PREREQUISITES: The IOFC is open to all members of DoD who meet these prerequisites:

a. Uniformed military personnel in grade E-6 or above, DoD Civilians GS/GG-9 or above, and contractors in support of DoD.

b. Unit/organization leadership has determined the applicant has a requirement for a working knowledge of IO.

c. Clearance: NA.

Military Deception Planners' Course (MDPC)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The 40-hour Military Deception Planners Course (MDPC) prepares students to plan, coordinate, and monitor the execution of military deception operations at any command and echelon level. Instruction is a combination of formal lecture and a practical exercise using a realistic training scenario. During the course, students are taught military deception terms and principles; legal and policy guidelines; military deception resources; and gain insight into time proven tactics, techniques, and procedures. The training is conducted at the SECRET level.

MPDC READING ASSIGNMENTS MS Powerpoint Document
Note: These reading assignments are for registered students only. After you are registered, the Course Manager will contact you with the password to provide access to these files.

PREREQUISITES: The MDPC course is open to all members of DoD who meet these prerequisites:

a. Uniformed military personnel in enlisted grade E6 or above, officer grade O3 or above, warrant officer grade WO1 or above, civilian grade GS/GG11 or above, and contractors in support of DoD as space is available.

b. Applicants must be assigned to or be programmed to support or perform MILDEC-related duties.

c. Current U.S. SECRET clearance.

d. U.S. Citizen

Military Information Support Operations Integration Course (MISOIC)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Military Information Support Operations Integration Course (MISOIC) is designed to introduce IO planners and IO capability specialists to the concepts, fundamentals, doctrine and capabilities of US Army Military Information Support Operations (MISO). Through 40 hours of platform instruction and hands-on practical exercises, the MISOIC provides IO planners and IO capability specialists with an overview of MISO roles and responsibilities; key terms and definitions; the history of MISO; MISO task organization; key equipment and capabilities; MISO programs and authorities; the seven-phase MISO development process; MISO's role in countering adversary information; discussion of several MISO case studies and most importantly the integration of MISO into IO planning using Military Decision Making (MDMP) and the targeting processes. The MISOIC is NOT a MISO qualification course, nor does it provide training on how to conduct MISO. The training is conducted at the SECRET level.

PREREQUISITES: The MISOIC is open to all members of DoD who meet these prerequisites:

a. Uniformed military personnel in grade E-6 or above, DoD Civilians GS/GG-9 or above, and contractors in support of DoD.

b. Applicants must have completed service-related IO training to attend this course. The following training suffices for this requirement: IOCAP, IOFC, TIOPC, JIOPC, IOIC (Air Force Training), IMIOPC (Marine CORPS), FA30, or IO 101 CBT.

c. Applicants must be currently or projected to perform or assist with IO planning.

d. Current U.S. SECRET clearance.

e. U.S. Citizen.

Army Cyberspace Operations Planners Course (ACOPC)

Per ARCYBER OPORD 2017-054, directing the transition of instructional responsibilities for ACOPC to the U.S. Army Cyber School at Fort Gordon, GA, 1st IO Command has ceased instruction of the course. To that end, the following FY17 iterations are cancelled:

Resident Courses
27 Feb - 10 Mar - Resident Course 17-02
1-12 May 2017 - Resident Course 17-03
19-30 June 2017 - Resident Course 17-04
31 July - 11 August 2017 - Resident Course 17-05
11-22 September 2017 - Resident Course 17-06

MTTs
23 Jan - 3 Feb 2017 Fort Gordon, GA
6-17 Mar 2017 Fort Gordon, GA
20-31 Mar 2017 Fort Bliss, TX
17-28 Apr 2017 Fort Meade, MD
24 Apr-5 May 2017 - Fort Gordon, GA
8-19 May 2017 - Germany
5-16 Jun 2017 - Fort Bragg, NC
5-16 Jun 2017 - Fort Gordon, GA
10-21 Jul 2017 - Colorado Springs, CO
14-25 Aug 2017 - Fort Drum, NY

Inquiries regarding future training opportunities should be coordinated with MAJ Nakia Summers, Chief of the Cyber Leader College, Army Cyber School, at nakia.j.summers.mil@mail.mil and/or CPT Dennis Caserza, ALCOC Course Manager, Army Cyber School, at dennis.a.caserza.mil@mail.mil or 706-791-3189.

For questions regarding future 1st IO Command IO-related Cyber Integration training contact Mr. Dave Painter at david.l.painter.civ@mail.mil.

Cyberspace Operations Planners Seminar (COPS)

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: The Cyberspace Operations Planners Seminar (COPS) is an eight-hour seminar that familiarizes senior leaders, staff officers and senior NCOs with Cyberspace Operations (CO) authorities, capabilities, organizations, policy considerations, and intelligence support to cyberspace operations planning; policies and procedures associated with requests and approvals for cyberspace operations capabilities; and lessons learned from recent and ongoing cyberspace operations. The seminar is not a prescheduled event, units must contact 1st IOC Training Branch (see below) to schedule the seminar.

SUITABILITY: The target audience for this seminar is O-5, O-4 Commanders and Staff Officers, CW5 and CW4 Warrant Officers, E-9 and E-8 Staff NCOs, and their civilian equivalents (GS-12 to GS-14). It is also suitable for O-6 Commanders and Staff Officers, and their civilian equivalents (GS-15).

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: All seminar participants must have a current Top Secret clearance and be read-on for SI/TK.

ATRRS: NA, this seminar is not in ATRRS.

Electronic Warfare Integration Course (EWIC)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 40-hour course provides Information Operations (IO) planners the ability and knowledge to integrate, synchronize and coordinate Electronic Warfare (EW) effects to support IO. Students are introduced to Army and Joint EW concepts, fundamentals, doctrine and capabilities, then apply them in simulated IO planning activities with the aim of making them better integrators of EW into IO mission planning. The EWIC requires students to have completed prior IO training so that they can focus on the integration aspects of EW as IO planners on a staff. Training is conducted at the collateral SECRET//NOFORN level.

PREREQUISITES: The IOCAP course is open to all members of DoD who meet these prerequisites:

a. Applicants must have completed service-related IO training to attend this course. The following training suffices for this requirement: IOCAP, IOFC, TIOPC, JIOPC, IOIC (Air Force Training), IMIOPC (Marine CORPS), FA30, or IO 101 CBT.

b. Applicants must be currently or projected to perform or assist with IO planning.

c. Current U.S. SECRET clearance.

d. U.S. citizen.



FY17 Course Schedule

Command Orientation Course

  • 001 – 20 – 21 OCT 16
  • 002 – 26 – 27 JAN 17
  • 003 – 13 – 14 APR 17
  • 004 – 13 – 14 JUL 17

 

EWIC***

  • 001 – 14 – 18 NOV 16
  • 002 – 13 – 17 FEB 17
  • 003 – 15 – 19 MAY 17
  • 004 – 14 – 18 AUG 17

MDPC

  • 001 – 17 – 21 OCT 16
  • 002 – 23 – 27 JAN 17
  • 003 – 10 – 14 APR 17
  • 004 – 10 – 14 JUL 17

IOCAP

  • 001 – 24 OCT – 4 NOV 16
  • 002 – 30 JAN – 10 FEB 17
  • 003 – 17 – 28 APR 17
  • 004 – 17 – 28 JUL 17

MISOIC***

  • 001 – 9 – 13 JAN 17
  • 002 – 20 – 24 MAR 17
  • 003 – 12 – 16 JUN 17
  • 004 – 21 – 25 AUG 17
*** 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) 428-4976/4336
DSN: 328-4976/4336
Email: usarmy.belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.training-support@mail.mil

RESIDENT ENROLLMENT: Uniformed military are required to enroll through ATRRS, school code 024. Where ATRRS enrollment is not available for uniformed military, and for all other applicants enrollment is done through SF 182 (click to download the form), submitted to: usarmy.belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.training-support@mail.mil. Follow-up through Mr. Ryan Brown at (703) 428-4976.

REQUEST AN MTT: Complete the MTT Request Form (click to download the form) and forward it to: usarmy.belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.training-support@mail.mil; follow-up through Mr. Davenport at (703) 428-4336, david.l.davenport14.civ@mail.mil.

MTT ENROLLMENT: Once the MTT is coordinated, 1st IOC will add the course to ATRRS. At that point unit training personnel are responsible for adding their personnel to the course.

PREREQUISITE WAIVER POLICY: Each TAB course has a list of prerequisites, as described above. The policy for waivers to certain prerequisites may be downloaded here: Prerequisite Waiver Policy Memorandum

ATRRS GRADUATION: After the course (resident or MTT) 1st IOC will reconcile SF 182s with ATRRS and graduate students in ATRRS as appropriate.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information contact the Training Administrator at (703) 428-4976 or 4336, or send an email to: usarmy.belvoir.1-io-cmd.list.training-support@mail.mil.