Information Activities (IA) Group provides planning support focusing on the behavioural analysis of actors, audiences and adversaries. It provides detail on motivations, narratives and perceptions and provides options for levers of influence.
The Task Group provides the deployable framework to deliver Information Activity and Outreach (IA&O) either independently, or in support of a composite force package.
We deliver professionalised Security Capacity Building (SCB) expertise.
We support wider MOD and Cross-HMG objectives with linkages to infrastructure and the military contribution of support to Governance in the context of a host nation’s security framework.
Our remit is to support the development of institutional capability and capacity of foreign security forces and their supporting institutions.
Personnel from the Outreach Group provide support to Defence Attaches and host nation upstream as a preventative lever. They augment the Tactical Engagement Teams in the Task Group to provide subject matter expertise and provide support post-conflict through early recovery, stability operations and longer-term institutional develop.
Our team members are permanently embedded within the Operations Centre to inform the planning of future and current operations.
We are mainly Army Reservists with collect content capability and can deploy Combat Camera Teams (CCTs) and Communications Operations Officers to support Defence Strategy Communications and operational support.
We are able to support various operations, projects and functions with media related expertise.
The Staff Corps consists of around 100 Group B reservist officers who operate at predominantly chief executive, director, and senior technical or operation manager level in large commercial enterprises or organisations. Currently the Staff Corps is made up of two distinct groupings: the General Staff Corps (GSC) and the Engineer & Logistic Staff Corps (ELSC).
A ‘Group B’ Officer organisation, the ELSC was originally formed following the Napoleonic wars. Charles Manby, Hon Sec of the Institution of Civil Engineers, proposed the formation of a “Volunteer Engineering Staff Corps for the Arrangement of Transport of Troops and Stores, the Construction of defensive works and the destruction of other works in case of Invasion”. Thus, on 4th January 1865, the Queen accepted the services of the Engineer and Railway Staff Corps.
In 2015, the ELSC was subordinated to 77th Brigade; since then the Staff Corps cohort has grown considerably and now boasts not only specialists in Engineering and Logistics, but also in the following areas: Technical Communications, Corporate, Stratcoms, Advertising, Marketing, Digital Commerce, Banking and Academia among others.
Group B officers provide strategic level consultancy to a variety of areas within Defence and Government.