In isolation, these activities may not be indicators of potential violence or terrorist activity, but may indicate that the individual is at risk of becoming an Insider Threat. These activities should be reported immediately to your Chain of Command and the Fort Knox Army Counterintelligence Office.


Indicators of a Potential Insider Threat

  • Encouraging disruptive behavior or disobedience to lawful orders.
  • Expressing hatred or intolerance of American society or culture.
  • Expressing sympathy for organizations that promote violence.
  • Expressing extreme anxiety about or refusing a deployment.
  • Associating with or expressing loyalty or support for terrorists.
  • Browsing websites that promote or advocate violence against the U.S, or distributing terrorist literature or propaganda via the Internet.
  • Expressing extreme outrage against U.S. Military operations.
  • Advocating violence to achieve political / religious / ideological goals.
  • Providing financial or other materiel support to a terrorist organization.
  • Seeking spiritual sanctioning for or an voicing an obligation to engage in violence in support of a radical or extremist organization or cause.
  • Membership in a violent, extremist or terrorist group, or adopting an ideology that advocates violence, extremism, or radicalism.
  • Purchasing bomb making materials or obtaining information on bomb construction and use.
  • Engaging in paramilitary training with radical or extremist organizations, either home or abroad.
  • Having ties to known or suspected international terrorists, extremists, radicals , or their supporters.
  • An employee released from or not selected for employment, promotion, or bonus; who exhibits severe signs of PTSD, and who appears disgruntled and violent.


The Radicalization Process

  • Jilted Believer
  • Acceptance Seeker
  • Protest Conversion
  • Belief Reinterpretation Stimulus
  • Self
  • Other
  • Mosque/Church
  • Internet
  • School
  • Employment
  • Individual accepts the cause
  • Increased isolation from former life
  • Begin to accept new social identity

Key Component

  • Overseas Experience
  • Ideological Training
  • Basic Paramilitary Training
Individual is convinced that action is required to support the cause.
  • Immersion into a group
  • Social Terrorist
  • Strengthening Social Identity
  • Increased Vetting Opportunities
  • Training Camp
  • Surveillance Activitiy
  • Finance
Individual knowingly engages in extremist activity

Operational Activities
  • Facilitation
  • Recruitment
  • Financing
  • Attacks
- Preparation
- Planning
- Execution

Conversion Reinterpretation



No Action

Propensity for Action

Ready for Action