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Modern GI Joe concepts given real-world/plausible treatment, dated 2010 August
    The Geopolitical Intelligence & JointOperations Executive August 2010 Office of the Director, Geopolitical Intelligence & Joint Operations Executive Not approved for public distribution, for internal use only    “Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated.”- Sun Tzu, The Art Of War     Document Outline ● Agency Description ● Agency History ● Agency Organization  – Command & Control Element (C2E)  – Analysis & Control Element (ACE)  – Security, Training, Encampment & Expeditionary Logistics (STEEL) Detachment  – Source Operations & Intelligence Collection (SONIC) Detachment  – Tactical Information Gathering & Expeditionary Reconnaissance (TIGER) Detachment ● Agency Headquarters ● Agency Recruitment, Eligibility Requirements, Training, Uniforms, and Equipment ● Appendices  – Appendix A : GIJOE Sub-unit Composition  – Appendix B : Comparative Enlisted Pay-Grades & Ranks  – Appendix C : Comparative Warrant Officer Pay-Grades & Ranks  – Appendix D : Comparative Officer Pay-Grades & Ranks  – Appendix E : Federal Government Pay-Scales & Their Approximate Military Pay-Grade Equivalents   – Appendix F : GIJOE Insignia  – Appendix G : Acronyms & Abbreviations  – Appendix H : Partial List of GIJOE Position-Specific Duties & Responsibilities  – Appendix I : Glossary of Select Terms  – Appendix J : Sample GIJOE Personnel Files     Agency Description The Geopolitical Intelligence and Joint O   perations Executive (GIJOE) is an independent agency of the United States government tasked with the clandestine and/or covert collection of actionablegeopolitical human-resource intelligence in foreign territory. The agency's statutory role is defined in such a way that the scope of its activities do not interfere with that of other agencies or executivebranch departments. The bulk of GIJOE operators are individual augmentees from the armed forces, with a small number of private contractors and federal employees seconded from the Departmentof Defense and the Department of State rounding out the remainder of the agency's approximately 300-strong workforce. Attached military personnel are authorized a substantial hazard pay amountthat keeps compensation competitive between the normally lower-paid Armed Forces personnel and their civilian counterparts.GIJOE's current operational focus is the gathering of actionable intelligence on the network of relationships linking established corporate entities to conventional weapons proliferation, terrorism, andstate and/or state-sponsored acts of terrorism in the United States and abroad. Of particular interest to the agency at this time are certain private military contractors and arms manufacturerssuspected of directly or indirectly providing training and matériel to militant organizations, international terrorist groups, and state sponsors of terrorism. Agency History Current agency director Joseph Colton, PhD, whose research in strategic studies provided much of the theoretical framework for the formation of GIJOE in 2010, cites the strategies and tacticsemployed by the United Kingdom's Special Operations Executive (1940-1946) as strongly influencing the basic concepts GIJOE would be founded upon.The idea of a small, partially autonomous, interagency counterterrorist intelligence gathering unit with limited organic combat and logistics assets was formally forwarded by Col. Colton (US Army, ret.)in his 2004 doctoral thesis entitled Modeling Adaptive Organizations in the Current Irregular Warfare Context. Drawing upon organization modeling theory and the real-world lessons learned from theIntelligence Community's lapses prior to the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, the continued misrepresentation of intelligence by key government figures that led to the contentious invasion of Iraqin 2003, and USSOCOM's past successes and failures in managing the growing threat of 21 st century terrorism, Colton successfully argued that an independent, operationally agile formationcomposed of volunteer individual military augmentees and government and private sector intelligence and security professionals would be more responsive and effective than the traditionallyorganized and regimented units the CIA, USSOCOM, and Department of Homeland Security utilize in countering emergent foreign and domestic terrorist threats. This same organization would also bemore accountable for its actions and be held to higher professional military and intelligence-gathering standards than the growing number of private military contractors being hired by theadministration to handle increasingly sensitive force protection and anti-terrorism duties.It was Dr. Colton's theories that provided the initial impetus for the joint proposal by the US House Committee on Armed Services and the US House Committee on Homeland Security for the creationof a small, independent, government agency capable of clandestine and covert human-resource intelligence gathering and limited armed engagement of targets of opportunity. Congress authorizedthe formation of the Geopolitical Intelligence and Joint Operations Executive (GIJOE) in April of 2009 and Dr. Colton himself was nominated by an ad hoc expert committee to head the newly-mintedagency. President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Colton as the first director of GIJOE in June of 2009. In August of the same year, President Obama issued Executive Order 12333a, amendingExecutive Order 12333 and granting GIJOE limited license to conduct covert operations in support of its mandate, making it only the second government agency (after the CIA) authorized to performlegally deniable military and paramilitary actions. Congress would later provide an authorizing resolution for the executive order the via the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. After aninitial round of recruiting, organizing, and training that stretched over several months, the agency was formally stood up on 20 June 2010 at its base of operations, the re-commissioned FortWadsworth installation on New York's Staten Island. Agency Organization The Geopolitical Intelligence and Joint Operations Executive is structured as a multi-unit task force comparable in size to a small battalion. Figure 1. GIJOE organizational structure  
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