Length/Scope: IFOI is a three-week course that provides international special operations forces and civilian equivalent personnel with the training needed to understand the basic intelligence processes in the intelligence cycle. This course enables students to anticipate and predict enemy operations, identify and locate enemy forces, and perform intelligence exploitation analysis of personnel and material. Course includes topics on intelligence preparation in an operational environment, determining intel requirements, collection management, threat tactics and evaluation, reporting procedures, intel report analysis, information delivery, reconnaissance, surveillance planning, targeting processes, and analytic tools necessary to analyze data. The course concludes with an operational intelligence practical exercise to ensure that all students have met course objectives.
Special information: Students attending the IFOI course must have basic computer skills with specific knowledge in Microsoft Office, be able to calculate basic mathematic equations, have 20/20 vision correctable, be physically fit, and be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs. overhead.