MIBOC-A in Kenya
US Marine Corps News
By Courtesy Story | Marine Corps Forces Africa | February 26, 2013
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The eigth iteration of the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course-Africa brings together officers from partner countries of Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and South Sudan for an eight-week course in Nairobi, Kenya, that began in January.
The MIBOC-A class will help strengthen interoperability between East African militaries by providing partner-nation officers with the skills to engage as part of a multi-national military-intelligence network and introduces topics such as: briefing fundamentals; creative and critical thinking; Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment (IPOE); social-network analysis; insurgency and counterinsurgency; and stability and peacekeeping operations.
MIBOC-A also enhances capacity for intelligence collection, analysis, information sharing among the participating nations, and provides an environment designed to promote collaboration methods within the region's military intelligence community.
Throughout the course, leadership training is presented and reinforced with individual briefs, group exercises in the classroom, and open discussion about intelligence techniques and procedures.
Course instructors include U.S. intelligence professionals from U.S. Africa Command's Regional Joint Intelligence Training Facility, Molesworth, U.K., with support from Marine Forces Africa, Stuttgart, Germany, and Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Upon completion of the course, participating officers will graduate and return to their home countries to put their skills to use. The program oftentimes invites graduates back to be assistant instructors for new iterations of the course.
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