DVIDS – News – IWTC San Diego Strengthens International Partnerships Through Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Initiative
Bogor, Indonesia – A group of 25 Indonesian military officers graduated from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) San Diego’s International Maritime Intelligence Course (IMIC) on August 26, which was conducted in Indonesia.
The course, delivered through a Mobile Training Team (MTT), was delivered to support intelligence training in a key Indo-Pacific partner nation, and was the first IWTC San Diego IMIC MTT completed over three years before the onset of the COVID -19 pandemic.
MTT directly supports the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Initiative (MSI), increasing maritime security and maritime domain awareness of foreign countries along the Sea of Southern China and South Asia as part of the Global Train and Equip (GTE) effort.
This flagship course provides basic intelligence training for international officers at pay levels O-1 through O-5. Upon completion, trainees are able to provide intelligence support to naval operations and planning in both afloat and ashore environments.
During the week-long course, military officers take courses covering various intelligence disciplines and processes, including practical exercises in briefing, analytical methods, and intelligence planning. The course prepares students to perform a variety of tasks centered on the evaluation, analysis, and dissemination of critical information to inform decision-makers through the production of actionable intelligence.
“It was an extremely unique experience. Having taught the course several times in San Diego, it was great to be able to see students in their home environment, working alongside their colleagues. There was a lot of two-way interaction and the students were very engaged,” said Lt. Miranda Rogers, one of the IMIC MTT instructors.
Additionally, the students had positive reviews for the instructors and thanked the staff for their help throughout the course.
“This course is very important for the commander’s decision-making. We hope this course will be continued and taken to the next level next year,” said Lt. Amir Mahmud of the Indonesian Navy, one of the course students.
With an average class size ranging from 25 to 35 students, more than 600 foreign military students have graduated IMIC with successful MTTs in Mexico City, Mexico; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Manila, Philippines.
“This course gave us the opportunity to deeply understand intelligence. I hope this program will be conducted every year. This course gave us knowledge and a chance to have interaction with United States Navy personnel to share information and experiences,” said Captain Bery Simanjuntzk, an Indonesian Marine, another student of the IMIC course.
Executing IMIC is a critical part of maintaining key relationships with partner nations around the world and enables the Department of Defense and State Department to achieve strategic objectives to help keep the high seas open. to the international community.
IWTC San Diego currently offers information technology, cryptology, and intelligence training courses with an instructor and support staff of more than 225 military, civilian, and contract members who train more than 4,500 students each year on training sites in San Diego, Hawaii, Pacific Northwest, and Yokosuka, Japan. As one of four Center for Information Warfare Training schools, Information Warfare Training Command San Diego provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare throughout the spectrum of military operations.
|Date posted:||26.08.2022 12:18|
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