Saturday, December 11, 2010

I love to share about my family but one thing that I have to be mindful of is OPSEC. So for some of you who arent sure, here is a article and definition. Remember OPEC is vital to the safety of your military member and yourself.

“OPSEC is a vital element in
protecting the Army’s soldiers and
missions, and I want to stress how
vital a role every member of the team
plays in ensuring that we deny our
adversaries potentially useful
“Whether we are on duty or off
duty, we cannot afford to let our
guard down. Your diligence in OPSEC
is key to ensuring our effectiveness in
operations and our collective safety.
Together, we will succeed.”

Maj. Gen. Keith B. Alexander
Commanding General
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command

Operations Security, or OPSEC, is keeping potential adversaries from discovering our critical information. As the name suggests, it protects our operations – planned, in progress, and those completed. Success depends on secrecy and surprise, so the military can accomplish the mission faster and with less risk. Our adversaries want our information, and they don’t concentrate on only soldiers to get it. They will be concentrating on the family member as well. 

Examples Of Critical Information

• Detailed information about the mission of assigned units.

• Details on locations and times of unit deployments.

• Personnel transactions that occur in large numbers (Example: pay information, powers of attorney, wills, deployment information).

• References to trends in unit morale or personnel problems.

• Details concerning security procedures.

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