The United States Army (USA) is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the

United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001.  As the largest and oldest/senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which was formed (14 June 1775) to fight the American Revolutionary War (1775–83)—before the U.S. was established as a country.  (Source Wikipedia.)

This is a great link to explain the many “Branches” or career fields in the Army.

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The FIRST Army SPeD Award Ceremony at the DoD Auditorium in the Pentagon, this was the program, inside many great US Army CECOM Security Specialist both in and outside of the CECOM G2 were mentioned.

Desert Uniform Name Tags (Desert Shield/Storm Era)

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Tactical Signals Intelligence Originates in World War I

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. After the invention of the radio in the 1890s, the first widespread use of the technology for military communications occurred during World War I.  The ease of intercepting radio messages quickly spurred advances in encryption and decryption […]

US Army’s First Code and Cipher Bureau Created June 10, 1917

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. When Ralph Van Deman established the War Department’s intelligence organization shortly after the US entered World War I, he was faced with building his section from nearly nothing.  Although his background was more in the field of […]

A Vietnam Veteran Returns to Vietnam

A Vietnam Veteran Army Retiree Returns to Vietnam – Again. By Lou Rothenstein I had previous trips to Vietnam after the War. One was a working one, the other was a healing return tour with Soldier’s Heart for Vietnam Veterans in 2012. My wife was with me on this tour and as a Nurse, decided […]

Therapeutic Email

By Lou Rothenstein Gen Milley’s statement brought back a lot of memories from early days in Vietnam. I also had a few of them pop up recently on a trip to Vietnam and a few places where I served. It also bugged me as I see many lessons learned not being read by enough people […]

Vietnam Architecture

By Lou Rothenstein A bit hard to believe that most of this city and country has been rebuilt – looks like completely in some areas. The only building I recognized was the old train station, the palaces and gates of the old, old Seoul, and areas on Yongsan Compound. Some might miss the Old Korea […]

Dennis Nolan Builds the First US Army G-2 Section

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. In May 1917, General John J. Pershing had cause to celebrate and lament his appointment as Commander-in-Chief of a “theoretical army which had yet to be constituted, equipped, trained, and sent abroad.”  As his first step in […]

Ralph Van Deman and the Birth of Modern American Military Intelligence

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. When the United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, the US Army’s intelligence efforts were nearly non-existent.  Early attempts to gather information about foreign armies resulted in the creation of a Military Information Division […]

CIC Beginnings

This recently declassified document shows the beginnings of the Counter Intelligence Corps.

World War I Counterintelligence Agents Get Their Man – February 1918

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. On August 13, 1917, the US Army’s Military Intelligence Section (later elevated to Division) created the Corps of Intelligence Police (CIP) to protect American forces in France from sabotage and subversion. CIP agents also conducted special investigations, […]

Decoded Zimmermann Telegram Sets US on Path to War – January 1917

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. “…we make Mexico a proposal of alliance on the following basis: make war together, make peace together, generous financial support and an understanding on our part that Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in Texas, New […]

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Intelligence and the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

The blame for the attack on Pearl Harbor cannot be laid solely on intelligence failures. The Pearl Harbor investigations affixed plenty of blame to faulty leadership, inflexible policies and procedures, and overall complacency after more than two decades of peace. These same investigations, however, called attention to the long overlooked concepts that intelligence work not only required expert personnel and continuity in time of peace, but that it also should be recognized as an essential function of command.

DMZ Golf in Korea

Some days are better – Unique Golf Course on DMZ in Korea

Many have played Golf in unique courses, hit straight or it might kill you. Minefields on three sides. Live well!

Manchuria 1945-1950

Aug 25, 2016 James E. Parker http://www.muleorations.com/blog/archives/11323 Over this past summer I took a look at how our US military went from world-beaters in 1945, defeating two highly industrialized countries with ferocious, dedicated military, to its unsuccessful fight with the sub-par North Vietnamese 1965/1975. Ended up where I never imagined. Yalta 1945. Allow me to […]

Fulton Interview – Part 2

Captain Richard Fulton is interviewed by John Thomas Wiseman. What is one of the more memorable or impactful experiences during your National Security Career? The answer would have to be found in the years I spent in the reserve components of the United States Army, especially the Infantry experiences. I was a student at Pittsburg […]

Fulton Interview – Part 1

Captain Richard Fulton is interviewed by John Thomas Wiseman.  How would you define National Security and in what capacity have you been involved with United States National Security.  How did you get involved? (Approximate dates and job titles if possible). My federal career started with enlistment in the USAF in 1962. When the Cuban Missile […]