REID MILITARY INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM in NON-COERCIVE HUMINT, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, and COUNTERINTELLIGENCE INTERVIEWING

More than 35,000 military and intelligence personnel from more than 275 United States government security agencies and military units have been trained by John E. Reid & Associates since 1977 in the arts of detection of deception, tactical questioning, screening, debriefing, source contact operations, liaison, and interrogation. The Reid program for military intelligence, counterintelligence, and HUMINT source operations conforms to the non-coercive protocols described within Army Field Manual 2-22.3 (“the Manual”), as we've seamlessly integrated the Reid “Behavior Analysis Interview” and “Nine Steps” with the Manual's five phases of every questioning session (i.e., screening, planning and preparation; approach and termination, questioning, and reporting).

"I haven't had good training like that in years. I really kick myself for not getting onto the Reid program a decade ago and can't thank you enough."
-5th Special Forces Group, 2017

"The overwhelming feedback we have received from those CI agents and HUMINT collectors who attended the course has been extremely positive. Going forward from here, we will attempt to forecast this into a yearly training plan for our Soldiers. I also want to thank you for the ease of coordination to make this all happen."
- Sergeant Major, 7th Infantry Division, 2018

"The Marines were impressed with the course and the instructor's experience. We look forward to our continuing relationship with Reid & Associates."
- CI/HUMINT CWO3, 2017

Compared to the Army's CI Agent training, "the Reid course is more organized, more methodical, and it appears to hold more weight in real world scenarios. The Reid course is much better and much more in-depth."
- Army CI Special Agent, August 2016

"Outstanding job. Most valuable course I have attended in my 20 years of military service."
- HUMINT collector, Ft. Campbell, 2017

"The course exceeded my expectations, and I had already heard good things. This course has a good name in the intelligence community which I intend to bolster. I will push for this training in all my future assignments and endeavors."
- Army CI Special Agent, Ft. Campbell, 2017

Content can be adjusted to the MOS of the specific audience (for example, units not holding MOS 35M, 351M, 351E or 35L may request limitation of instruction to tactical questioning and screening).

The Reid Technique emphasizes three underlying components:

  1. a) rapport between the HUMINT collector, Military Intelligence or Counterintelligence Special Agent and the source;
  2. b) thorough direct questioning into the perceptions, memory, and sincerity of a source; and
  3. c) persuasive argumentation to obtain the truth based upon an understanding of a source’s mentality, beliefs, ideology and motivation.

The Reid Technique of non-coercive questioning is pragmatic and user-friendly for intelligence-gathering, HUMINT collection, as well as for tactical or special operations.

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 four significant ways.

    • Focusing themes and behavior assessment for maximum effectiveness within target geographic areas of responsibility (AORs)
    • The 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.
    • The military program includes recognition and resistance against elicitation tactics employed by hostiles against American military or intelligence personnel.
    • The military program is geared toward proactive intelligence collection in addition to after-action investigation.
    • The military program can include realistic practical exercises that allow class participants to apply lecture materials to circumstances which they will face down range.

Please give favorable consideration to John E. Reid & Associates' most contemporary training in Military Instruction for Non-Coercive HUMINT, Military Intelligence, and Counterintelligence Interviewing.


If you are interested in hosting this seminar please call Julie Rock at 1-855-479-3959.

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SPECIAL NOTE In 2019 we will be presenting an open registration military program: This program is for active military personnel only - proof of current status will be required.

September 10-13 in Las Vegas, NV. If you would like to register for this program Click Here.