John E. Reid & Associates, Inc., recognized as the world leader in non-coercive interview training, has provided instruction to United States military and intelligence assets in the arts of detection of deception and non-coercive questioning since 1977. Over that time span, we've trained in excess of 35,000 military and intelligence personnel from more than 275 United States government security agencies and military units.

In January 2009, the President of the United States issued an executive order mandating that the protocols described within Army Field Manual 2-22.3 ("the Manual") be followed with respect to Human Intelligence Collection. We are proud that even before the January 2009 Executive Order, our instructional program for military personnel (specifically the "Behavior Analysis Interview" and "Reid Nine Steps") had already conformed to the non-coercive questioning session protocols described within the Manual, as we've seamlessly integrated into the Reid military instructional program the Manual's five phases of every questioning session (i.e., screening, planning and preparation; approach and termination, questioning, and reporting) for use within controlled as well as uncontrolled environments.

It is presumed under the Reid Technique that non-coercive questioning sessions require at least two components for success: a) rapport between the HUMINT collector, Military Intelligence or Counterintelligence Special Agent and the source; and b) persuasive argumentation. The motivations of prevalent and emerging terrorist groups, long-standing European/Asian threats, and organized crime networks will affect the five phases and, as a consequence, the basis for rapport as well as the Collector's or Special Agent's choice of persuasive argument. Accordingly, instructional programs presented to the military by John E. Reid & Associates accommodate those shifting paradigms of ideology and motivation which are driven by geographical, cultural, political, socio-economic, and radical influences.

At its core, the Reid Technique of non-coercive questioning is pragmatic and user-friendly for those within a military theater of operations. It is built upon an understanding of a specific source's mentality, beliefs, and ideological framework that allows a Collector or Special Agent to efficiently establish rapport, plan a strategy, prepare for potential resistance or counter-measures, develop an approach, formulate questions, detect deception, and present motive-based persuasive arguments to obtain actionable intelligence during HUMINT, MI, and CI activity pertaining to those military source operations (MSOs) defined within the Manual as field/tactical questioning, screening, interrogation, elicitation, liaison, and debriefing.

In addition to its orientation toward the U.S. Army Field Manual protocols, the Reid Military Instructional Program differs from its counterpart law enforcement programs in three significant ways.

First, the Military Program expands application of the Reid technique to include uncontrolled environments. Whereas most HUMINT, MI, and CI questioning sessions occur within controlled environments, many military and tactical operations require proficiency in field questioning amidst the chaotic circumstances of a battlefield, an active shooter situation, sniper threats, asymmetrical threats of domestic/foreign terrorism, or within areas dominated by elements of organized criminal activity. The Reid Military Program adapts its classical instructional models to accommodate the risks and variables inherent within uncontrolled interview environments and then supports that adaptation through actual case histories.

Second, the Military Program is Reid's only instructional program which includes practical exercises involving class participants. The exercises are drawn upon events within the realm of their scope of work, thereby allowing class participants an opportunity to immediately apply lecture materials to circumstances that they will face down range.

Third, the Reid Military Program assimilates specific approaches (as set forth within the Manual) to those activities which are unique to the class participant's own theater of military or tactical operation. Persuasive "themes" are suggested to fit the audience's relevant issues, whether conventional warfare, terrorism, counterintelligence, kidnapping for ransom, drug trafficking, human trafficking, arms trafficking, or other elements of lawful and unlawful enemy combatant conduct.

Consider your options; but please give favorable consideration to John E. Reid & Associates' most contemporary training in Military Instruction for Non-Coercive HUMINT, Military Intelligence, and Counterintelligence Interviewing.

HumInt Collection: A look through non coercive field questioning and screening of jihadist combatants [2014] by Philip Mullenix and William Schrieber (Reid instructors)

Interrogation Theme Selection for Jihadist Combatants [2014] by Philip Mullenix

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