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.)

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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.

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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 […]


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 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 […]

Fort Monmouth Garrison

Fort Monmouth, NJ – Army

The post was home to several units of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Communications Electronic Command (CECOM) and offices of the Army Acquisition Executive (AAE) that research and manage Command and Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities and related technology, as well as an interservice organization designed to coordinate C4ISR, an academic preparatory school, an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit, a 902d Military Intelligence Group Office, a garrison services unit, an Army health clinic, and a Veterans Administration health clinic. Other agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Federal Emergency Management Agency, have presences on the post.

The post was selected for closure by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2005. Most Army functions and personnel were required to be moved to Army facilities in Maryland, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and a few to Ohio by 2011. The fort officially closed on September 15, 2011.

Korea Tear Gas Shells Fired in 1987

Korea – 263,824 Tear Gas shells fired at demonstrators in 1987.

Korea Times article states that 263,824 Tear Gas shells fired at demonstrators in 1987.

I wonder how many of us sucked does some lungfuls.

Task Force Ranger

Task Force Ranger in Somalia – Isaiah 6:8 Click Here for Part 1 Task Force Ranger in Somalia – Isaiah 6:8 Click Here for Part 2 Photos from Mogadishu, Somalia. We were pretty busy and this was way before cell phones and cameras…the battle staff photo has then CDR Eric Olson and then Lt Col […]

COL Lansdale, CIC

CIC Detachment Ensures Success of the Manhattan Project

The United States program to develop the atomic bomb, codenamed the Manhattan Project, began in August 1942. From the beginning, the need for security was paramount. By February 1943, a more comprehensive counterintelligence program was warranted and Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) agents Capt. Horace K. Calvert and Capt. Robert J. McLeod were assigned to the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) to organize the Intelligence Section. More CIC personnel followed, with agents stationed at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Chicago; St. Louis; Site Y (Los Alamos, New Mexico); and Berkeley, California.

Mountain Dew

Caffeine Does Not Kill…CQ, Watch, Duty NCO, Staff Duty Proves That.

In the military, we all have had the honor or joy or horror to stand 24-hour duty. This normally starts at the end of the work day. Yes, you also had the honor of working that day also. This can test the human body and the crutches we use to excel on this duty, which for most of us are some form of caffeine.

Cold War -513th Military Intelligence Brigade Patch

513th Military Intelligence Brigade, US Army

Newspaper at Fort Monmouth with the activation of the US Army 513th Military Intelligence Brigade.

KS Arm Post 88 - Yoido Island-DLI 63

North Korea’s Surprise Attack, An Important Lesson in Battle Preparation

June 25 is a day that all military planners and intelligence professionals should remember as a lesson in proper battle preparation. On that date in 1950, North Korea surprised the U.S. military with an attack that swept U.S. and South Korean forces into the Pusan Perimeter and almost off the Korean peninsula. Defeat appeared quick and sudden.

It was only nine years after the devastation at Pearl Harbor and no one believed that a surprise attack could happen to U.S. forces ever again. But it did.

For the United States, intelligence focus on a former small Japanese-occupied territory was a low priority. The mistake was missing the buildup of Communist support and the large amount of combat equipment in North Korea compared to South Korea, obvious indicators of battle preparation that we can see in hindsight. Because the U.S. overlooked these signs of impending combat, North Korea’s invasion led to a long, bloody civil war.