IO Qualification Course (IOQC)

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DESCRIPTION

Information Operations Proponent Office

The Information Operations Qualification Course (IOQC) is a 12-week, 480-hour resident course that consists of graduate-level education designed to produce qualified Information Operations (IO) and Military Deception (MILDEC) operators. Students receive instruction on the integration and synchronization of information-related capabilities (IRCs). The IOQC focuses on producing IO and MILDEC officers with the requisite operational skills and knowledge to prevail in a multi-domain fight during Large Scale Combat Operations (LSCO) with emphasis on tactics, targeting and the operational process. Students learn to integrate IO within the Military Decision Making Process by leading IO Working Groups, creating written products such as operations orders and Combined Information Overlays, and synthesizing information for decision briefs. The 10-day MILDEC block of instruction is one of the most extensive in the U.S. Army, and produces students able to conduct this critical activity upon graduation. The course’s capstone event is a course exercise to develop the students' ability to plan, prepare, execute, and assess the integration of IRCs and to adapt tactics, techniques, and procedures throughout Unified Land Operations within a decisive action training environment. The course culminates with an individual, comprehensive examination requiring students to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of IO doctrine and processes. Graduates of this course will have the requisite skills required to be effective IO and MILDEC staff officers.


COURSE DATES

Class Report Start Date End Date
20-001 12 Jan 20 13 Jan 20 3 Apr 20
20-00230 Aug 20 31 Aug 20 20 Nov 20

ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

Course attendance is determined by COMPO. Active duty officers are enrolled by HRC, whereas Reserve Component officers are enrolled by their respective unit.

Prerequisites: Commissioned officers, CPT through LTC, must be accessed as an FA30 or serving in a 30A authorization.

Welcome packet: Students will receive a welcome packet 30-45 days prior to course start date.


BILLETING

The FA30 Course Administrator will secure hotel reservations at the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Army Hotels- Hoge Barracks for enrolled students

Amenities include:

  • Complimentary internet
  • Internet Café (1st floor)
  • Kitchenette – microwave, toaster, coffee pot, and mini refrigerator
  • Irons/boards and hair dryers in each room
  • Cable television with HBO
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary washers and dryers
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Guest social each Wednesday
  • Shuttle to WalMart Monday and Thursday at 1700.
  • Within walking distance of: DFAC, PX, Commissary, Golf Course, Bowling Alley, Harney Gym, and the Lewis and Clark Building.

UNIFORM

The duty uniform is the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) or Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP).

The Army Physical Fitness Uniform (APFU) will be worn during the APFT and height/weight screening administered during the first week of the course.


DIRECTIONS

FROM Kansas City Airport (MCI)

  • Merge onto I-29N/US-71 N
  • Take Exit 20, MO-273 N
  • Turn left onto MO-273
  • Stay straight onto Belt St/MO-JJ
  • Turn right onto 92 Hwy/MO-92
  • Stay straight onto US-73N/KS-7/Metropolitan St
  • Turn right to enter the front gate and proceed on Grant Ave (North)
  • Follow Grant Ave. (30 mph changes to 20 mph at Reynolds Ave) through to Scott Ave.
  • Bear left on to McPherson Ave around curve in front of the old “USDB” prison.
  • Take an immediate RIGHT on Bluntville Ave which follows the west prison wall.
  • Bldg 391 is the first building on the Right on top of small hill with two gazebos and tiered parking lots in front.

FROM I-70

  • If you are traveling East or West on I-70, take Exit 224 onto U.S. 73/KS-7
  • Turn right onto US-73N/KS-7 toward Leavenworth (16.5 miles)
  • Turn left onto Metropolitan St
  • Turn right to enter the front gate and proceed on Grant Ave (North)
  • Follow Grant Ave. (30 mph changes to 20 mph at Reynolds Ave) through toScott Ave.
  • Bear left on to McPherson Ave around curve in front of the old “USDB” prison.
  • Take an immediate RIGHT on Bluntville Ave which follows the west prison wall.
  • Bldg 391 is the first building on the Right on top of small hill with two gazebos and tiered parking lots in front.