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Re: 291 changes from signal to intel????
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2008, 15:14:12 »
BS. INT is a Purple trade. It is INT no matter what element you're in.
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Re: 291 changes from signal to intel????
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2008, 18:53:36 »
BS. INT is a Purple trade. It is INT no matter what element you're in.

No longer. As of about 5 years ago they split the trade into separate elements. During the QL-5A/officerrs course the first couple of months yis spent learning those basic int (or intel) principles that apply to all three elements (int cycle, security, int community, etc). After that, the students are split up into their separate elements and learn those principles that apply to those elements. Yes, there are some of the older folks who have been cross-trained and are posted based on their experience, but the new folks are posted based on the colour of their uniform.

Note: My comment is based on the status when I retired three years ago. I don't know what the current statre of affairs are.

As for the int/intel controversy: when I was in the army we were called "int."' When I was posted to Cold Lake it was "intel." When I was posted overseas it was for the most part intel. In other postings (NDHQ) either/or.
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