will typically benefit a fully staffed and trained organization in which COIST
personnel are equipped and uninhibited in the performance of their duties.
use digital systems to collect and analyze intelligence at the company level and pass it up to the battalion level.
Additionally, HNAT, AtN/NE, and COIST
are all methods to, on one hand, conduct supporting activities, and on the other, to both influence and neutralize relevant human actors across a large spectrum of irregular warfare operations and activities outlined in Joint Publication 3-26 Counterterrorism.
The current company COIST
model is not conducive to effectively engaging diverse combinations of regular and irregular forces simultaneously.
can serve as an extension of the commander's intent by executing critical intelligence tasks and ensuring platoons and squads retain crucial situational awareness.
Unlike the DSCA SIMEX, we did not train Soldiers from Battalion S2 sections or COISTs
during the NTC SIMEX.
We utilized our COIST
daily at NTC by partnering it with our Raven unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operator.
Forming a COIST
from within the company was hard, but forming a staff was nearly impossible and detracted from the COIST
Effective CoISTs contact adjacent units on company frequencies.
While there has been some continuity in COIST
makeup, many of the junior Soldiers were redistributed in order to meet line platoon shortages.
Gate 2 is designed to certify the brigade intelligence support element (BISE), with HCTs, Prophet teams, MFTs, or COISTs
supporting their respective companies.
Among its functions, CoISTs provide routine intelligence requirements such as patrol prebriefs and debriefs at remote locations.