1. A trained permanent member of an organization who serves as the nucleus of said organization and who will provide the critical administrative, operational and organizational skills in the event of expansion. (AFPM 3-8-1) 2. A nucleus or core group of trained personnel or active members of an organization who are capable of assuming leadership and indoctrinating others. ( PAM 3-0802) 3. A political activist or the local political leaders of the insurgency (oftentimes armed and supported by elements of the local forces). They are referred to as militants since they are actively engaged in struggling to accomplish insurgent goals. (PAM 3-0701-06)

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