FO Podcast Episode 040 – Counterintelligence Skills – Forward Observer Shop

FO Podcast Episode 040 – Counterintelligence Skills

This week, we have Martin joining us.  Martin is a former Counterintelligence / Human Intelligence specialist in the Marine Corps.  He talks about the CI skill set and explains why we all need a little CI in our lives.





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Mike Shelby is a former military intelligence NCO and contract intelligence analyst. He spent three years in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now the intelligence and warfare researcher at Forward Observer.


  1. Wow! I’m practically new so I really appreciate all this. It’s going to take awhile for me to find the time to listen and watch all the hours of videos but Thanks is an understatement.

  2. Very good program. What you are teaching is what some of us older veterans can add to a survival group. Good points on explaining how you stood out and drawing attention to your self through the side arm on patrol. In Vietnam we were told about a rock star (singer) coming and he was not to be put in harms way (stay in base camp in other words). After much time no one was concerned about him and he was sent out to the line company’s on patrol in the bush. He had become cockey in base camp because everyone acted like he was sooo important. So when was out in the bush he made a big sniper target and it took only one shot. Same thing happened with a second louey (who thought he could shove people around in base camp) and poof he was a great target also. Keep up the good work.

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