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The document digitized is a xerographic copy of a document loaned to the depositor by the US Army Military History Institute in 1996.

This is an instructor’s folder (I-2906) from the Army General School at Ft. Riley. The Army General School was a short-lived school that trained many Army officers during the late 1940s and early 1950s. One mission of the school was to teach officers the duties of intelligence officers in tactical commands. The Army General School is described in the Army Almanac (1950), page 377-378.

When this document was issued, it was marked “Restricted.”


This is an excellent description of the history of Army technical intelligence during World War II. It gives good descriptions of technical intelligence in the various theaters of operation and of the lessons learned from each. The experience in the Pacific Theater was highlighted. The use of a Technical Intelligence Company in the Pacific has proven an influential model for the organization of technical intelligence in the field in later wars. The first part of the document is an outline showing how to present the material to the students. The final 8 pages are a summary of the material covered in the course for use by the students.

Given that this was written a few years after World War II, this may well have been written by officers with practical experience with technical intelligence operations during the war.