Intelligence Warfighting Function Support to the Regionally Aligned Force

  • Colonel James B. Botters

Twelve years of war, coupled with substantial Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding, allowed the Army to find materiel and personnel solutions to intelligence training and capability gaps. IWfF support to RAF builds upon these intelligence best practices and TTPs. Unfortunately, many of these solutions are cost prohibitive in the fiscally constrained environment and are now creating capabilities gaps that are unbeknownst to the senior leadership. Therefore, to meet the CSA’s specified tasks within the RAF concept, the IWfF must identify gaps created by this fiscally austere environment and prudently apply the resources needed to accomplish the mission. This paper uses the framework of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leader education, personnel and facilities (DOTMLPF) to assess these gaps which may impede the IWfF’s ability to effectively implement RAF across the Total Force.