Educating and Training Soldiers for Information Operations

Abstract

Military Training and Education is evolving because of the growing influence of Information Operations (IO) and Information Warfare (IW). This influence has grown from the tremendous changes in both technology and social issues. Traditional military training has dealt with key elements such as operational concepts of war, doctrine and law; leadership; combat skills; weapons skills; and operating effectively under stress. Yet the technology has changed from stones to cannons to silicon based weapons, while the basic curriculum for soldiers in some cases has not changed for centuries. One might say plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose but it is more than that. Traditional training and combat skills often do not match the modern battlefield. We must progress beyond the traditional combined arms doctrine. Modern soldiers must not only be traditional warriors; they must be competent in information operations and information warfare. This paper addresses how we are to initiate this integration.


AUTHORS

Photo of Aki-Mauri Huhtinen

Finnish National Defence University Helsinki
Finland

Dr. Aki-Mauri Huhtinen, (LTC [GS]) is a military professor in the Department of Leadership and Military Pedagogy at the Finnish National Defence University, Helsinki, Finland. His areas of expertise are military leadership, command and control, the philosophy of science in military organisational research, and the philosophy of war. He has published peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter, and books on information warfare and non-kinetic influence in the battle space. He has also organised and led several research and development projects in the Finnish Defence Forces from 2005 to 2015.

 

Peregrine Technical Solutions, LLC Yorktown, VA

Dr. Leigh Armistead is the President of Peregrine Technical Solutions, a certified 8(a) small business that specializes in cyber security, and the Chief Editor of the Journal  of  Information Warfare. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (1984), earned  a  master’s  degree  in Military History from Old Dominion University (1993), and a doctorate in Computer and Information Science from Edith Cowan University (2009). His major field of study is cyber power. He has published three books—all of which focus on the full spectrum of information warfare. He founded the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, and the Vice-Chair Working Group 9.10–ICT Uses in Peace and War. He is a retired Naval officer.

 

Photo of Dr Corey D. Schou

Informatics Research Institute, National Information Assurance Training & Education Center Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho,
USA

Dr Corey D. Schou is the University Professor of Informatics and the Associate Dean of the College of Business at Idaho State University. He has been involved in establishing computer security and information assurance training and standards for 25 years.

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