EDU 505 -Unit VI Demographic Trends

The 309th Military Intelligence Battalion is comprised of Active and Reserve component Soldiers, department of the Army civilians (DACs), and contracted instructors provided by companies such as Raytheon, General Dynamics, SAIC, Northrup Grumman, Engility and CACI who support the Military Intelligence professionals on Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Fort Huachuca and the United States Army Center of Intelligence (USAICoE) are charged with training and doctrine (TRADOC).

The history of the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion:

“The 309th Military Intelligence Battalion conducts initial entry, collective, and functional training to produce competent, disciplined, and physically fit military intelligence warriors, instilled with the Army values, ready to join the Army at war.” (IKN.mil)

Reference: https://www.ikn.army.mil/apps/IKNWMS/IKN_Websites/111th/309th%20MI%20BN/home.html

Demographics within the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion are:

Bottom Line up Front (BLUF) For the sakes of training and training purposes only

The age of Soldiers (adult learners) range from seventeen (17) and above. A student trainee must be at least a high school junior, with the consent of their parents to join the Army. Race and ethnicity are from all different walks of life. The medium community income of the student trainee ranges depending on their rank, time in service and date of rank.

  • Active and Reserve component Soldiers
  • Department of the Army civilians (DACs)
  • Contracted instructors provided by companies such as Raytheon, General Dynamics, SAIC, Northrup Grumman, Engility, Sotera, STG and CACI
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2 thoughts on “EDU 505 -Unit VI Demographic Trends

  1. Are there demographic trends that you read/learned about outside of your specific environment that might impact the age, ethnicity, or educational abilities of the people who do enter your program?

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    1. Good evening professor,

      By law, an adult learner must be at least seventeen (17) years of age to enter the Army. In regards to ethnicity, the Army is diverse, and especially in the human intelligence (HUMINT) profession, I personally feel that all shapes, sizes and breeds are best. I look at anyone who wants to pursue this profession, should embrace the lifestyle of a chameleon because we will go places where we are not from and we have to embrace new cultures, new people, new religions, new dialects to say the least.

      In regards to educational abilities, a person must meet the criteria needed to join the Army. There are some disabilities that would disqualify an adult learner wanting to pursue a profession in HUMINT. In regards to demographic trends and environment, I have seen all types of people to include various ages, from late teens, to individuals in their forties (these individuals are people who have been in the Army and decided to make a career change).

      There are some adults who did not have anything back at home, so anything is good for them. As I personally get to know and understand each adult learner, I identify that this profession is not for everyone. Just because someone qualifies to join a profession does not mean they are a good candidate for the job. Interpersonal skills are imperative, and other attributes needed to function properly are grammar, typing and embracing change, understanding culture, and role playing. I truly feel that individuals pursuing a career in HUMINT need to be able to turn a negative response into a positive and just because something negative is stated, one must be able to overcome adversity which means employing an active ear and listening for key words that enable one to identify tangible or intangible motivations.

      I was reading some information in regards to demographic trends and I wanted to share what I thought was relevant:

      Four Demographic Trends

      “The NIC’s treatment of demography identifies four trends that its authors argue will substantially influence the future of international relations – to 2030 and beyond:
      Aging, which they call “a tectonic shift” for developed countries but also increasingly many developing; Youthful Societies and States, which they note is a shrinking but still-significant number; Migration, which is expected to be more cross-border and increasingly common; and Urbanization, which is a continued trend that will accelerate and take center stage as its side-effects impact Africa and parts of Asia.” (Null, S., & Diamond, K. (2012, December 11). National Intelligence Council Releases ‘Global Trends 2030’: Prominent Roles Predicted for Demographic and Environmental Trends | New Security Beat. Retrieved February 18, 2016, from https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2012/12/national-intelligence-council-releases-global-trends-2030-prominent-roles-predicted-demographic-environmental-trends/).

      Reference: https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2012/12/national-intelligence-council-releases-global-trends-2030-prominent-roles-predicted-demographic-environmental-trends/

      Here are some additional intersting readings I wanted to share in regards to HUMINT.

      Reference(s):
      The HUMINT bible: http://fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm2-22-3.pdf
      http://personalityresearch.org/papers/skottke.html
      https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/Demo_Trends_For_Web.pdf

      I hope that I was able to expound, if not clarify and answer your question professor.

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