11th, 100th (Military Intelligence)
|(Editor’s note: “SPOTLIGHT” is a continuing series of
stories about tenant activities at Fort McCoy and their missions.)
What is it?
The 11th, 100th (Military Intelligence) (MI) Battalion (BN) provides
instructors for three core Military Intelligence discipline courses —
Intelligence Analyst (35F), Human Intelligence Collector (35M), and
Counter Intelligence Agents (35L) — and noncommisioned officer (NCO)
Unit instructors travel to Fort Devens, Mass., and train active-duty,
reserve and National Guard Soldiers attending MI Military Occupational
Specialty (MOS) reclassification training.
The unit is aligned under the MI 1st Brigade Headquarters, a subordinate
unit of the 100th Training Division (Operational Support) that falls
under the 80th Training Command.
The 11th, 100th (MI) BN has had a long-standing presence at Fort McCoy.
The unit has had several designations, and in 2005 became the 11th,
100th (MI) BN.
What have they done?
The unit’s mission changed about one-and-a-half years ago when MI
courses were consolidated at Fort Devens. Instructors now rotate through
Fort Devens year-round to provide instruction.
Prior to the change in mission, instruction was provided on-site at Fort
The unit also mobilized instructors to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., home of the
U.S. Army Intelligence Center, in 2004 to augment the cadre there.
In addition to instructing courses, unit personnel attend monthly drill
training at Fort McCoy to complete mandatory Army training and prepare
training for students.
What do they have planned?
The 11th, 100th (MI) BN recently began sending instructors to teach
operational security and imagery intelligence courses at Fort Devens
once a year for each course. The unit will continue to provide
instructors, as needed, to Army organizations.
Growth within its ranks also is anticipated. Authorizations currently
available in the unit are expected to be filled as Soldiers return
stateside from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Why are they important?
About 75-80 percent of the 40 Soldiers in the unit are instructors. This
allows the unit to provide instructors year-round for the MOS
reclassification courses that last, on average, 15 weeks and the two- to
three-week long NCO personal development courses.
The unit’s many senior members have deep institutional knowledge. Unit
members can adapt to doctrinal changes as needed while still providing
an excellent product to students in any MI organization.
For more information about the 11th, 100th (MI) BN, call 608-388-4102.