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S-2 intelligence staff officer

Definition/Scope: (ATTP 5-0.1) The ACOS, G-2 (S-2) is the chief of the intelligence warfighting function and the principal staff officer responsible for providing intelligence to support current and future operations and plans. This officer gathers and analyzes knowledge on enemy, terrain, weather, and civil considerations for the commander. The G-2 (S-2) leads the staff in the intelligence preparation of the battlefield process and assists the G-3 (S-3) with developing and executing the reconnaissance and surveillance plan. The G-2 (S-2) provides intelligence support to lethal and nonlethal targeting operations, ensuring units base targeting priorities on intelligence threat assessments and include the priorities in the reconnaissance and surveillance plan. The G-2 (S-2) prepares Annex B (Intelligence) to the operation order or operation plan. (See FM 2-0 and FM 7-15 for more information on the duties and responsibilities of the G-2 [S-2].)

Broader Terms:

Coordinating Staff Officer

Related Terms:

Chief of fires
Chief of protection
Chief of sustainment
G-5 plans staff officer
G-8 resource management staff officer
S-1 personnel staff officer
S-3 operations staff officer
S-4 logistics staff officer
S-6 signal staff officer
S-7 inform and influence activities staff officer
S-9 civil affairs operations staff officer

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