Army

June 21, 2012

Military Intelligence — this week in history June 21, 2012

Tags:
USAICoE Command History Office

The Commandant’s Office Building at the Military Intelligence Training Center, Camp Ritchie, Md.

MI Training Center opens at Camp Ritchie, Md.

June 19, 1942

The Military Intelligence Training Center at Camp Ritchie began operations on June 19, 1942. It was the closest thing to a centralized school for intelligence the Army had up to that point.

General intelligence courses ran for about eight weeks; the first five focused on basic instruction in intelligence procedures. The remaining three weeks were reserved for specialty training.

The school’s curriculum changed to meet the express needs of field units overseas and to incorporate lessons learned. It began with courses in interrogation, interpretation, and translation, and quickly expanded to include terrain studies, signal communications, captured document analysis, staff duties, counterintelligence, order of battle, photograph interpretation and familiarity with enemy small arms.

The Ritchie Boys, a special group of counterintelligence specialists, trained at MITC. These drafted German refugees and Jews received specialized training before being sent into the European Theater in six-person teams assigned to combat divisions or to the Counter Intelligence Corps. Once overseas, they interrogated German prisoners, prepared propaganda leaflets and interpreted German documents and maps.

The MITC at Camp Ritchie phased out in October 1945. Throughout the war, the MITC trained just under 20,000 combat intelligence specialists.

“This Week in History” is a feature on the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence Command History Office website.

Those with AKO access, can go to their website, https://ikn.army.mil/apps/mi_history/.

To learn more about the 2012 MI Branch and Corps Commemoration, go to the public website, https://www.ikn.army.mil/apps/mi_comm/.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Antiterrorism Awareness Month: Army community must stay alert

WASHINGTON — A suspicious package arrives in the mail. An employee is acting erratically. A group is seen surveying an Army installation. A social media contact you’ve never met has taken a keen interest in your unit’s movements. The Army community needs to be aware of their surroundings and report anything that seems out of...
 
 
U.S. Army photo

New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

U.S. Army photo Capt. Leala McCollum poses in the Army Physical Fitness Uniform running jacket and pants. WASHINGTON — A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year. It...
 
 

How Office of Soldiers’ Counsel can assist with disability proceedings

The Office of Soldiers’ Counsel, OSC, is an organization of judge advocates and Civilian attorneys/paralegals spread out over 30 locations worldwide, with roughly 200 attorneys and paralegals. The organization has representatives ready to assist Soldiers throughout their disability process, with specific counsel for the Medical Evaluation Board, MEB, stage of their case, and other counsel...
 

 

ACS discusses AER, employment, SHARP, more

AER has two types of available loans Army Emergency Relief, AER, is a non-profit organization housed by the Army. AER extends no-interest, emergency loans to active duty, dependents, retirees, National Guard and Army Reserves on active duty for more than 30 consecutive days and on USC Title 10 orders. Orders that read USC Title 32...
 
 
U.S. Army photo

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

U.S. Army photo On June 10, 1783, Gen. George Washington presented the Badge of Military Merit to Sergeant Daniel Bissell, Jr. It was the third and final time the award was presented. Army sergeant fakes desertion, becomes spy,...
 
 
Courtesy photo

Air Force: Two Airmen join Army’s elite Rangers

Courtesy photo Senior Airman Austin Hairfield, 14th Air Support Operations Squadron tactical air control party member, poses as his mother, Melinda Harifield, pins his Ranger tab onto his uniform shortly after graduating from A...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin