635th Military Intelligence Battalion
The 635th provided support to several Warfighter exercises, a large-scale battle simulation, and has a member in Washington D.C. working on a research project.
The Military Intelligence Battalion provides combat intelligence and electronic support to the 35th Division. This support consists of ground surveillance, force protection, interrogation of prisoners of war, electronic support and electronic attack assets. A division's IEW systems are organic, assigned, or operational control (OPCON) to the MI battalion. In some situations, IEW assets or units may be attached to maneuver units.
The MI battalion at division level provides ground based communications intercept, DF capability, ECM, HUMINT collection, and ground based surveillance.
- The QUICKFIX platoon, habitually OPCON to the MI battalion, provides aerial communications intercept/DF/ECM. It operates in GS to the division and allows for greater collection range and depth.
- LRS teams are deployed 15 to 80 kilometers (km) forward of the division forward line of own troops (FLOT) to observe selected NAIs. Their insertions are time phased to ensure continuous coverage of selected deep divisional NAIs.
- Ground surveillance systems are frequently attached to the maneuver units, to locate moving targets.
The remaining divisional assets are task organized into MI company teams GS to the division as a whole or DS to designated brigades. MI company teams may have ground based COMINT collection and EW, CI, and interrogation capability.
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