U.S.

October 11, 2012

Military Intelligence – this week in history: October 11, 2012

Sphinx-at-Museum
USAICoE Command History Office Archives The Sphinx sits in front of the U.S. Army Intelligence Museum, in its first location at Jeffords Street, Fort Huachuca. When the museum closed in 1976, the Sphinx moved to her new home in front of Riley Barracks.

U.S. Army’s first MI Museum opens at Fort Huachuca
Oct. 10, 1974
On Oct. 10, 1974, the U.S. Army’s Intelligence Museum opened at Fort Huachuca with a ribbon cutting by Maj. Gen. Harold Aaron, the assistant chief of staff for Intelligence.

The Sphinx was moved from Fort Holabird, Md., to Fort Huachuca and took up its position in front of the museum. During the remainder of 1974, the museum welcomed 500 guests, both civilian and military, from the surrounding communities, around the U.S. and from foreign countries.

When it opened, the museum collection included more than 400 items on display, with another 1,000 items on hand to display as funds became available. The museum closed on July 24, 1976, due to the abolishment of the museum curator’s position but was scheduled to reopen in 1977 under the control of the director, Directorate of Training. The artifacts were packed up, shipped back east, and were lost as a collection.

In fact, it wasn’t until 1987, the year that the MI Corps was established, that the Chief of the MI Corps, Maj. Gen. Julius Parker, approved the establishment of an MI Corps historical holding, the first step in creating an MI museum.

On Aug. 14, 1995, the former Print Plant in Building 41411 was turned over for conversion into the U.S. Army Intelligence Museum. Renovation work began immediately with the MI Corps Association funding the work in the amount of $20,000. It was completed in time for a Nov. 2 opening and dedication ceremony, presided over by Brig. Gen. John Smith, deputy commanding general, and attended by over 200 invited dignitaries from Fort Huachuca and the local community.

“This Week in History” is a feature on the Command History Office website.

Those who have Army Knowledge Online access, can go to https://ikn.army.mil/apps/mi_history/.




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


 
 

 
Photos by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez

CSA makes first visit here, highlights unique capabilities

Photos by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speaks with 111th Military Intelligence Brigade leadership during his visit to Fort Huachuca, AZ, Dec. 9, 2014. Fort Huachuca leadership hosted Chief o...
 
 

Avoid becoming a DUI statistic over coming holidays

As Soldiers prepare for holiday block leave and Families plan their festive holiday gatherings, Army Substance Abuse Program personnel remind Soldiers, Civilians and the community that drunk or drugged driving can be a lethal combination with disastrous consequences, even death. In Arizona, if a person driving is impaired to the slightest degree, he or she...
 
 
City of Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista receives “Purple Heart City” designation

City of Sierra Vista Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller, city officials, senior leaders from Fort Huachuca and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart stand before the sign designating Sierra Vista a Purple Heart City. T...
 

 

Parking lots can be modern-day mazes

With the holidays fast approaching, parking lots tend to get more crowded as people jostle for spaces so they can mail cards and packages and do last-minute shopping for gifts, parties and holiday dinners. Many people find parking lots are among the most confusing places to drive, according to Anastasia Dean safety and occupational health...
 
 

Civilian of the Month

Debbie Short Civilian of the Month: Debbie Short Agency: Network Enterprise Technology Command Position and duties: Civilian workforce development specialist responsible for training, education and budgeting of the civilian development program How long at current assignment: 4 years, 7 months How long in government service: 30 years today Residence: Tucson Family: Son Joshua Short, 26...
 
 

ACS offers scholarships, resiliency training

AER provides scholarships Army Emergency Relief maintains two scholarship programs — the Spouse Education Assistance Program and the Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Both scholarships provide financial assistance for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Scholarship applications will be accepted from Jan. 2 to May 1 each year for...
 




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