U.S.

June 28, 2013

Military Intelligence – this week in history

June 24, 1974

Brig. Gen. Harry Hiestand, U. S. Army Intelligence Center and School commanding general, hands a military intelligence “MI Magazine” inaugural edition plaque to Maj. Gen. Harold Aaron, Army assistant chief of staff for Intelligence, in 1974. The MI sphinx statue moved to Fort Huachuca the same year.

The move of the U. S. Army Intelligence Center and School, or USAICS, from Fort Holabird, Md., to Fort Huachuca in 1971 was an important step in the professionalization of the Military Intelligence, or MI Branch, which was only nine years old by that time. Much organizational turbulence would follow within the next few years, as four separate intelligence organizations merged into a fully integrated center and school.

Brig. Gen. Harry Hiestand, the first general officer to command USAICS, commented in the Annual Historical Summary that 1974 marked USAICS’ recognition as “THE Intelligence Center for the United States Army.” As part of that recognition, the commander encouraged a high level of dialogue between USAICS and MI units worldwide, “on as informal a basis as possible” in order to allow USAICS to refine training and combat development documents to keep them in line with the “real world.”

“MI Magazine” was part of that effort. The first issue was published on June 24, 1974, and it would continue to be published quarterly from then on, eventually evolving into today’s “Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin,” or “MIPB.” Its intent was to ensure an informal but highly productive media for contact with the field.

Capt. Terry Bearce, the first editor, noted that the magazine was a professional development tool of USAICS, but that it was intended for all Army intelligence personnel – military and civilian – and, due to its status as an authorized but unofficial publication, it could be used as a forum for open discussion of new ideas, concepts and areas of Army intelligence interest that needed and deserved discussion.

First-Edition-Cover

The inaugural issue of “MI Magazine” included an article by Maj. Gen. Harold Aaron, the assistant chief of staff for Intelligence, titled “The Soviet Armed Forces Today,” giving an analysis of the capabilities of the Soviet military from a perspective in the midst of the Cold War. Other featured articles included “Have Training Team – Will Travel” by Cpt. Michael J. O’Shea and Lt. Edward V. Grange, Jr., and “Integrated Training Support – A Way for MI to Get Involved” by Cpt. Arthur Hurtado.

The magazine also featured regular departments covering notes from the MI Schoolhouse, enlisted and officer branch notes, and a book review section. The inaugural issue concluded with letters from both Aaron, and Gen. Creighton Abrams, chief of staff of the Army, congratulating the members of the Military Intelligence Branch on their 12th anniversary on July 1.

 




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


 
 

 
Ebola

Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases researchers, with help from Thermo Fisher Scientific, are using a Q Exactive Plus Mass Spectrometry System and a Dyne...
 
 

Health center gets new enlisted leadership

Sgt. Maj. Arnold Hill, the new sergeant major of Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, gives his remarks after a change of responsibility and retirement ceremony May 15. The Soldiers and staff of Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center bid farewell to their senior enlisted leader, Sgt. Maj. Douglas Noetzleman, in a retirement and change...
 
 
213coc3_52015_lakosil

2/13th Aviation welcomes new commander, bids one farewell

Incoming Commander Lt. Col. Daniel Isabell, 2nd Battalion 13th Aviation Regiment, addresses the crowd as the new battalion commander during the change of command ceremony at Libby Army Airfield Wednesday.   Two Soldiers’...
 

 
Civ-of-the-Month-May

Civilian of the Month

Darrick Foote Civilian of the Month: Darrick Foote Agency: Network Enterprise Technology Command Position and duties: Financial management analyst supporting NETCOM’s major subordinate units How long at current assignment: 7 ...
 
 

Motorcycle safety is not just for May, but for entire year

Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration designates May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month which coincides with the beginning of motorcycle riding season for many Soldiers and also serves as the early kick-off for the annual “101 Critical Days of Summer Safety” program. Motorcycle accidents continue to be a leading cause of accidental death...
 
 
20150513_155409

Girl Scouts provide Community Library to FH residents

From left, Alexa Hopping, 12, Jordan Beatty, 12, and Lillian Snyder, 11, unload and place books on a bookshelf at the Mountain Vista Communities Community Center May 13. The seven members of Girl Scout Cadet Troop 603 collected...
 




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