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When the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) finalized the Military Technical Agreement, it incurred the immediate task of organizing and deploying the U.S.-led contingent of NATO Kosovo Force, Multinational Brigade-East (MN Immediately after the signing, the 101st Military Intelligence Battalion quickly deployed assets, including Analysis and Control Teams (ACTs) throughout the MNB-E sector, to the U.S. and the newly identified allied battalions in the U.S. sector. This article discusses how they trained, organized, and operated during one of the most complicated peace enforcement operations in history.
Organization of the ACTs
The 101st Ml Battalion, 1st Infantry Division (1ID), used ACTs to support maneuver battalions in the MNB-E sector of Kosovo during the KFOR-1A and -1B rotations. During the KFOR-1A, all four ACTs from B Company, the direct support MI company, we were based at Camp Monteith. One ACT remained on Camp Monteith and provided support to Task Force (TF) 1-26 Infantry and TF 1-77 Armor (AR) from 1ID's 2d Brigade Combat Team (BCT). The other three ACTs deployed to remote sites and provided support to allied units: the Greek 501st Mechanized (Mech) Battalion, Polish 18th Air Assault Battalion, and Russian 13th Tactical Group (TG). For the KFOR-1B rotation, beginning in December 1999, the 101st MI Battalion reorganized into general support (GS) areas of responsibility. C Company replaced the Russian ACT and the Monteith ACT, which were now providing support to TF 2-2 IN and TF 1-63 AR from 3d BCT. D Company replaced the Greek and Polish ACTs.
Each ACT consisted of one MI Lieutenant, one Intelligence Analyst or Counterintelligence Agent (96B or 97B, respectively) noncommissioned officer in charge, and one or two 96B enlisted soldiers. The Russian ACT had one Voice Intercept Operator (98G) Russian linguist added to provide translation between the ACT and Russian unit. Each ACT used maps, overlays, the TF Falcon human intelligence database (known as Krypton), and mobile subscriber equipment to accomplish its mission. They also used a computer with connectivity to TF …