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INTERSCHOOL SUBCOURSE 3001

INTRODUCTION TO ORDER OF BATTLE

EDITION D

8 CREDIT HOURS

July 1998

Prepared by

U.S. ARMY INTELLIGENCE CENTER

Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-6000

 

This subcourse is designed to teach you basic procedures involved with Order of Battle (OB). Contained within this subcourse are instructions on how to understand Order of Battle and related factors, OB files and references, organizing and maintaining intelligence files, and determining priority intelligence requirements/information requirements (PIR/IR) for OB: You will also learn about tactical intelligence analysis along with intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB) and dissemination of OB information and intelligence reports.

This subcourse reflects the doctrine which was current at the time the subcourse was prepared. In your own work situation, always refer to the latest publications. There are no prerequisites for this subcourse. Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.

 

SCOPE NOTE

You will identify procedures for: Order of Battle (OB) and related factors, OB files and references, intelligence analysis techniques, dissemination of OB information, and intelligence reports. You will be given narrative information and illustrations from AR 25-400-2, AR 220-15, AR 380-5, FM 34-1, FM 34-3, FM 100-5, FM 101-5, and FM 101-5-1.

To demonstrate competency of this task, you must achieve a minimum of 70 percent on this subcourse examination.


Lesson 1   INTRODUCTION TO ORDER OF BATTLE

Lesson 2   ORDER OF BATTLE FILES AND REFERENCES

Lesson 3   ORGANIZATION AND MAINTENANCE OF INTELLIGENCE FILES AND DETERMINING INFORMATION/INTELLIGENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR OB

Lesson 4   TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

Lesson 5   DISSEMINATION OF ORDER OF BATTLE INFORMATION AND INTELLIGENCE

IS3001 Edition D Examination

Appendix A   FORMAT AND SAMPLE INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY

Appendix B   PERIODIC INTELLIGENCE REPORT FORMAT

Appendix C   FORMAT AND EXAMPLE ORDER OF BATTLE ANNEX TO PERINTREP FORMAT

Appendix D   ORDER OF BATTLE ANNEX

Appendix E   SAMPLE OF A DIVISION INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE

Appendix F   SAMPLE OF A DIVISION INTELLIGENCE ANNEX

Appendix G   INDICATES OF ENEMY COURSES OF ACTION

Appendix H   ENEMY STRENGTH COMPUTATIONS

Appendix I   ACRONYMS