Commander, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade
Col. Brendon Dever is a graduate of Brigham Young University and was commissioned into Military Intelligence (MI), branch-detailed Infantry, in 1999. Throughout his 22-year career, Dever has served in tactical, Training & Doctrine Command, U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command, Special Operations, and national-level intelligence agency assignments. (Link to complete bio)
Command Sergeant Major, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade
Command Sgt. Maj. Lance R. Kachermeyer is from Dunkirk, New York. He entered active-duty service in the U.S. Army on Sept. 28, 1998 in Buffalo, New York.
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The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade conducts Initial Military Training, Professional Military Education and functional training to produce intelligence warfighters to execute and lead intelligence core competencies in all domains at echelon, while caring for Soldiers, Civilians and their Families.
PROGRAMS OF INSTRUCTION
Military Intelligence Basic Officer Leader Course (MIBOLC)
MIBOLC teaches officers how to critically think and make assessments based on enemy reporting, doctrine and tactics. It helps identify biases that an individual may have and teaches cooperation.
Military Intelligence Captain Career Course (MICCC)
MICCC trains and develops intelligence and aviation leaders in Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield; Military Decision Making Process; Information Collection, Analysis & Synchronization; and Single Source Capabilities, so they are mentally and physically ready day one to utilize, lead and manage intelligence Soldiers and capabilities across the full spectrum of military operations.
Warrant Officer Training Branch (WOTB)
WOTB certifies warrant officers as technically and tactically competent to serve as warrant officers in a designated specialty. Warrant Officer Basic Course is the first major test a newly appointed officer must pass to continue serving in the Army as a warrant officer, as W01 appointments and award of a Warrant Officer MOS are contingent upon successfully completing WOBC.
Special Electronic Mission Aircraft (SEMA)
SEMA trains pilots and crew to gather and provide intelligence via fixed-wing airframes that allows ground force commanders to gather a more detailed picture of the battlefield environment. Pilots currently train on two airframes, the RC-12 and MC-12 and learn how to fly, maneuver and operate the aircrafts while the crew train on the payload systems inside, learning how to operate and employ said systems for different missions across the Army.
Tactical Signal Intelligence (TACSIGINT)
TACSIGINT provides signal intelligence Soldiers with the skills necessary to employ, deploy and maintain the Army’s program of record for tactical signals intelligence, including familiarization with mine-resistant ambush protected all-terrain vehicles, operation of systems on the truck and satellite communications, along with instruction on the manned portable collection systems used to intercept enemy communications.
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
OSINT provides Soldiers with the knowledge and skills needed to utilize open source intelligence effectively, conduct timely open source intelligence missions, employ methodologies for prosecuting criminal activity, understand mobile and digital forensics, employ social media investigative methodologies and legal fundamentals, and design, implement and oversee an open source intelligence program.
Information Collection Planners Course (ICPC)
ICPC graduates students capable of performing Information Collection intermediate-level competencies for use at the Brigade level. Students are taught how to plan and brief intelligence collection plans that synchronize assets across different echelons of the Army in order to collect on named areas of interests that assist in answering a Commander's Priority Intelligence Requirements. As collection planners, graduates will be able to task and synchronize assets, and work with national/theater intelligence capabilities to support combat operations across the full spectrum of operations.
ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL TRAINING
Intelligence Analyst: As an Intelligence Analyst, you’ll be responsible for providing the Army with crucial and reliable information about enemy forces and potential areas of conflict. You’ll analyze, assess, process and distribute tactical intelligence, as well as create, document, organize and cross-reference intelligence records and files.
Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst: As a Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst, you’ll analyze visual data to provide Army leadership with critical information about enemy forces, potential battle areas and mission support. You’ll use aerial imagery, geospatial data, full motion video and other electronic monitoring to help determine precise target coordinates, identify enemy positions, navigate obstacles, and design defense and combat plans.
Counterintelligence Agent: As a Counterintelligence Special Agent, you’ll conduct investigations, collect and process forensic and physical evidence to identify and detect foreign intelligence and international terrorist threats, and plan the appropriate countermeasures to neutralize them.
Human Intelligence Collector: As a Human Intelligence Collector, you’ll collect intelligence about an adversary’s intentions, strengths, vulnerabilities and capabilities, and you’ll share this critical information to help Army leaders better understand the enemy. You’ll debrief and interrogate human intelligence sources, analyze and prepare intelligence reports, and screen human intelligence sources and documents.
Signals Intelligence Analyst: As a Signals Intelligence Analyst, you’ll examine and analyze foreign communications and activity to find intelligence, and you’ll relay this critical information to senior leaders by producing strategic and tactical reports based on your analysis. You’ll help place, camouflage and recover surveillance equipment and identify, track and analyze a target’s operational patterns to assist leaders to formulate an attack plan. View yourself as a detective as you collect intelligence to help determine what the enemy is doing.
Signals Intelligence Voice Interceptor: As a Signals Intelligence Voice Interceptor, you’ll be responsible for identifying, categorizing, translating and summarizing foreign language communications from an assigned geographic area. You’ll also operate and oversee signals equipment used in signals intelligence operations. You’ll carry out basic Intelligence Oversight, help conduct military briefings and tip the appropriate authorities when needed. This role is crucial as the nation’s defense depends largely on information that comes from foreign languages.
Signals Collection Analyst: As a Signals Collection Analyst, you'll gather clues from radio frequencies and electronic signals to detect and collect coded foreign intelligence messages. You'll intercept and identify these nonverbal frequencies and keep logs in order to piece together secret tactical messages.
Military Intelligence Systems Maintainter/Integrator: As a Military Intelligence Systems Maintainer/Integrator, you’ll make sure we can always find, know and never lose the enemy by making sure the equipment used by the Military Intelligence Soldiers, including computers and networks, is kept in top working condition. You’ll maintain, test and repair communications equipment, and you’ll assess and extract the data from fixed, portable and wireless communication devices.