IRAQ – Military Intelligence in action



CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – “Mission” can mean many different things for soldiers deployed to Iraq. For many their mission involves combined patrols with Iraqi counterparts, for others it means conducting resupply operations or providing food services to hungry soldiers.

For the Human Intelligence Collection Team members of Alpha Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division the mission can vary from day to day. The HCTs and the Operational Management Team that provides them collection guidance know that each day will present new challenges that require skills unique to HUMINT collectors.

“We complete a variety of training prior to arriving at our first duty station that provides us the skills necessary to successfully operate in the most challenging environments.” stated an HCT member conducting military source operations at Contingency Operating Base Adder.