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Unit Intelligence Officer (TA)

#1
Does anybody know whether such a course exists, or whether it is possible for a TA officer to get a slot on the regular course?

Indeed do TA Battalions have an integral S2 capability?

Best

Badmash
 
#2
Badmash,

Your TA unit should have access to the DIN listing all Service courses.

It is unlikely that you would be put on a Regular Course, and I would have thought unlikely for you to deploy in the role of IO (assuming that you are Inf or Cav TA).

We don't call it 'S2' (An Americanism) - its G2 or J2.
 
#3
NTTT,

Thanks for the info. If TA INF and CAV battalions/regiments don't deploy with a G2 officer, who fulfills this role for them? Specialist Intelligence Corps personnel?

Sorry about the use of foreign terminology.

Best

Badmash
 
#4
Badmash,

You may find that the Joint Services/Staff (Can't remember to be honest) Intelligence Course is a good course to get on if you're not Int Corp but are undertaking a G/A/N/J2 role. When I did it, it was 2 weeks in duration but was a very busy two weeks and they were considering expanding it to 3 weeks. Matelots do it prior to doing the 4 week RN Intel course.

When I did it, there were a couple of TA and RNR officers on it. Majority of course attendees were commissioned (15 Matelots/Pongos of varying capbadges )though with only 4 plebs (3 RN Petty Officers including myself and 1 Colour Sgt RM) on it. A very very good course in my opinion.

And if you can't get on the course, just try and wing it on a daily basis-it worked for me until I could get a place on the course :D
 
#5
JSIC is the standard RNR N2 course now - but our N2 cell does things slightly differently to a normal TA unit as its IR's going to an HQ rather than a formed up cell of RNR types.
 

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