An Intelligence Officer For The Australian Army

1261 WordsJun 2, 20166 Pages
As an Intelligence Officer for the Australian Army, the main role is to provide the intelligence support required by commanders and staff at all levels. The role requires the highest calibre of noetic suppleness and flexibility and the facility to operate at the tactical, operational and strategic levels and to integrate with joint, inter-agency, inter-governmental and multi-national agencies. This environment will additionally demand culturally astute and situationally vigilant officers, comfortable in dealing with capricious circumstances in an asymmetric battlespace (Defence, 2016). As an Intelligence Officer for the Army, virtually all forms of communication are utilised. This includes logical fallacies, mediated communication, mass…show more content…
This is due to the fact that an Intelligence Officer must compose and distribute reports and briefings to military units and other military leaders, effectively lead the soldiers they may have under their command and finally, they have to be able to interrogate people captured by military combat units. When presenting briefings and reports, the officer, as the sender, must be able to articulate, ascertaining the receiver understands the message even if there are other environmental conditions mitigating his ability to hear. Doing this will ensure that whenever those who attended the briefing are deployed or go to make plans they will be able to have the best information ensuring that the objective can be accomplished. Another reason that interpersonal communication is so important for an Intelligence Officer is that without being effective at interpersonal communication they will not be able to effectively lead soldiers in their platoon (Hawkins, 1985). Communication in the army goes far beyond that of simply exchanging information. Commanders use communication to strengthen bonds within a command. Communication builds trust, cooperation, cohesion, and shared understanding (Ford, 2015). As an intelligence officer, the soldiers that you lead are more than likely intelligence analysts themselves. This means that communicating with them about work-related issues is most likely to be easy as they will be to
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