Land Information Assurance Group
'On Information Warfare... Our potential
adversaries may choose to adoptExtract from The Strategic Defence Review, 1998
alternative weapons and unconventional
(or asymmetric) strategies, perhaps
attacking us through vulnerabilities in
our open civil societies.'
The LIAG is a specialist TA unit - unlike units of the more common independent kind, which are formed by volunteers with all manner of professional and personal backgrounds, LIAG (like other specialist units in medical and communications areas) consists of professionals selected for their professional skills. This reduces the training burden on the military such that only military skills need to be provided to these volunteers - their technical skills are the main selection criteria.
It is also unusual that LIAG is a multi-cap-badged unit and has members who have served with the Royal Navy; Army units: Royal Artillery and Infantry Units and the Royal Air Force. It consists entirely of commissioned Officers - the CO is a Lieutenant Colonel, and the unit is comprised in the main of Majors and Captains.
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