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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-2905) from the Army General School at Ft. Riley, Kansas. The Army General School was a short-lived school that trained 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 a through description of the technical intelligence cycle and of the responsibilities and duties of personnel at each echelon and of general and technical service officers. At that time the Technical services were the Chemical Corps, the Corps of Engineers, the Medical Department, the Ordnance Corps, the Quartermaster Corps, and the Signal Corps.

The last six pages of the document are a “Student Summary” describing the organization of technical intelligence. .

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. The “History of Technical Intelligence” is described in Instructor Folder I-2906 (https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dodmilintel/102/).