Friday, July 15, 2011

What's In A Name?

It’s been almost a year since the PSYOP/MISO name hullabaloo and I find myself back at DINFOS at the almost ½ waypoint in another exercise. As the IO maven (expert) I’m have had to explain why the 4th PSYOP Group is now the 4th Military Information Support Group (MISG), but the 2nd and 7th PSYOP Groups are still PSYOP Groups and all PSYOP Battalions are PSYOP Battalions. Mostly I’m net with a bunch of shoulder shrugs and a pitter patter of keyboard strokes and plans, orders and slides are dutifully updated.

The notion of a PSYOP Assessment Team (POAT) becoming a Military Information Support Operations (MISO) Assessment Team doesn’t seem to be quite as bitter a pill to swallow as the unit mish mash, at least so far.

Stay tuned to see how things get sorted out as the exercise picks up its optempo over next week.

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