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should be added, the additional personnel should be, as far as
possible, chosen and trained by those who have the operational
responsibility. In following the above pattern of expansion, the
basic idea is to add personnel only because of purposeful conviction
on the operational level of the desirability of the expansion and
only by means of "hand-picking" with specific jobs in mind. A
wholesale creation of a T.A. staff with the a priori idea of providing
a sufficienr quantity of people to exhaust the field of T.A. lends
to the necessity of susequently culling the unsuited from the
staff, which is wasteful and operationally inefficient. On this
basis the recruiting policy of Sixta has been altogether commendable.
II. The ploicy on training shoul emphasize individual breadth
of view and thoroughness of understanding. every traffic analyst,
regardless of how menial his eventual assignment may be, should
first be given a course in the practical cryptography relevant to
the T.A. with which he will be connected. Following this., he should
be given a series of lectures on the intelligence which derives from
the cryptographic and T.A. enterprise. The last and probably longest
period of his training should be devoted to all aspects of T.A.
and the interdependency of T.A., Cryptography and Intelligence.
We Americans were given a similar training course upon coming into Sixta.
We, therefore, took up our duties with some idea of the ultimate
prupose of the tasks assigned to us. Sixta did not, however, provide
similar training for previous additions of personnel, althoug the
lesson had been learnt by the time of our arrival in October, 1943.