Air Education and Training Command - Administrative Control to the 149th Fighter Wing, Operational Control to the 17th Training Wing. The 217th Training Squadron is a Classic Associate unit under the Total Force Integration program, providing instructors to support the Active Duty mission of training Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Intelligence professionals.
Source and make available fully qualified instructors, experienced in current combat support roles, who serve as a stable cadre of instructors for the intelligence schoolhouse. Maintain Basic Mission Capable qualification of our instructors in current intelligence roles through regular participation in operational missions in the field. Maintain the highest-possible level of readiness to accomplish the Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) mission when directed by the Governor.
Defense Support to Civil Authorities:
The 217th TRS meets all DSCA training requirements and participates in additional tasking, training, and exercise opportunities to make our personnel more valuable to the Governor and Adjutant General when called upon. We maintain close and current liaison with local civil authorities and the community at large to remain engaged as a relevant part of our community and effective representatives of the State of Texas.
Total Force Integration:
The 217th TRS provides operationally-experienced instructors to help train more than 2,500 Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and regular Air Force officer, enlisted, and Marine Corps enlisted students annually. The courses of instruction include collection, analysis, and application of all-source intelligence to plan and execute combat operations. Our instructors support the Air Staff Executive Agent to train joint intermediate imagery analysis for all services and national intelligence agencies.
The 217th Training Squadron provides instructors and leadership for the following courses:
- 14N3 Intelligence Officer
- 1N031 Operations Intelligence Apprentice
- 1N131 Imagery Intelligence Apprentice
- 1N431 Network Intelligence Apprentice
- DCGS FTU Intermediate training for the Distributed Common Ground System
- Combat Targeting Course
- Intelligence Master Skills Course