IO Fundamentals Course (IOFC)

SCOPE:  The IO Fundamentals Course (IOFC) is for Soldiers and DoD Civilians and Contractors who require an
understanding of the doctrine and principals associated with Army Information Operations, but are not expected to be IO
planners.  The course curriculum covers information operations; the role of the IO Planner; Integrating Information Related
Capabilities (IRC) into the Military Decision Making Process (focus on mission analysis and course of action development);
the IO Planner's participation in other staff processes such as Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield, Targeting, and
Assessment; and the importance of cultural considerations in information operations.  The training is entirely classroom
based and uses lecture, discussion, problem-based/experiental learning-based facilitation, and performance-based PEs.
The trainng is conducted at the UNCLASSIFIED level.  Personnel who will serve as IO Planners, Intelligence Specialists in
support of IO, or as an IRC representative in support of IO should attend AIOPC rather than IOFC.

DURATION:  40 hours (1 week)

FORMATS:  MTT or VTT if travel conditions prevent an MTT


CAPACITY:  Min 12; Max 48


a.  Uniformed military personnel in grade E-6 or above, DoD civilians GS/GG-9 or above, and contractors in support of DoD.

b.  Unit/organization leadership has determined the applicant has a requirement for a working knowledge of IO.

c.  U.S. Citizen.

d.  Clearance:  NA