CENTRA has extensive experience in irregular warfare support at CONUS and OCONUS locations, including forward deployed locations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, and South America. CENTRA subject matter experts excel in delivering insightful analysis and incisive reporting for tactical and operational war fighters and senior consumers. CENTRA’s COIN contributions have been recognized by Human Terrain Analysis Branch leadership, Afghanistan-Pakistan Defense Intelligence senior leaders, and the commanders and J2s of both CENTCOM and ISAF.
- In Afghanistan, we have helped address gaps in COIN execution throughout ISAF and have provided major input for briefings, lessons learned, and operational reports and assessments.
- Our analysts have supported in-theater elements at ISAF Joint Command, Combined JIOC-Afghanistan, Village Stability Coordinating Cells, and ISAF Population Support Groups.
- COIN reachback support enabled by our analysts at CENTCOM has been provided to USSOCOM, tactical HUMINT teams, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, Provincial Reconstruction Teams, as well as to numerous US Army and Marine Corps units, all supporting COIN efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- Our support includes layered geospatial and qualitative products on social and geographic targets for reconstruction and development, key leader identification and assessments, city assessments, ethnic and tribal mapping, sentiment analysis, disaster relief, and personnel recovery.
Our personnel have also supported NATO/ISAF pre-deployment training in Counterinsurgency and Security Force Assistance to better prepare incoming units and individuals for COIN operations in the Afghanistan Theater. This training has been conducted at:
- NATO/ACT Joint Force Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland
- NATO HUMINT Center of Excellence in Oradea, Romania
- NATO School at Oberammergau, Germany
- Finnish Defense Forces International Center
- Swedish Armed Forces International Center