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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Original Photo + Published Photo of Combat Photographer SP5 Robert Ault

Photos from Vietnam SP5 Robert Ault

Vietnam Era Photos credited to SP5 Robert Ault.

Replenishing Intrepid from Constitution May 1862 (LOC)

Aerial Reconnaissance Civil War

Aerial Reconnaissance at the Battle of Fair Oaks May 31 – 1 June, 1862
Remembering history will help us improve the future.

Hey, what happened here in Vietnam? – The answer from a soldier and CIA paramilitary case officer

A soldier and former CIA paramilitary case officer explores an answer to a question from his Vietnam Counterpart.

LTG Hughes at 50th Annv of CIA

In American Military You Can Grow – PVT to LT General Hughes

The journey of Private P.M.Hughes, Medic to Director of Defense Intelligence Agency and Lt General.

Army Intelligence Soldiers post Iraqi positions on one of the large-scale maps used during Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. (US Army photo)

Buildup for Operation DESERT STORM

On August 2, 1990, the Iraqi Republican Guard invaded the neighboring country of Kuwait. Within 48 hours, the military force had established a defensive line along the Saudi Arabian border. The United Nations (UN) issued a warning to Iraqi dictator, Saddam ussein, to remove his troops from Kuwait by January 15, 1991, or face a full attack by a multi-national force. Tension in the region remained high as Saudi Arabia anticipated an Iraqi offensive on its oil fields and ports in the Persian Gulf.

513th MI Bde

513th Military Intelligence Brigade in Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM

Vigilant Knights in the Desert On 2 August 1990, Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait and threatened Saudi Arabia. Four days later, the Army alerted the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade for eventual deployment as part of Operation DESERT SHIELD. By the end of the month, its first elements arrived in Saudi Arabia. Eventually, the brigade’s deployed strength ballooned to […]

Lou Rothenstein, CSM RET
Reflections from 1956-86 of Security During My Army Career and Afterlife

The reflections from Lou Rothenstein give great insight to Army Intelligence during the Cold War from 1956-86, through the eyes of an infantryman turned MI soldier. He has been in some interesting units. JRL

M915 tractor with M113 Armored Personnel Carriers waiting for the convoy to move out.

Eventful Convoy in Desert Storm

Boring convoys would be nice, but can get over exciting quickly. (Where is the ammo truck?)
During the convoy, at about 2am, on this super highway in the middle of the Saudi wasteland, there’s nothing but pitch blackness except for the dim illumination of our trucks headlights and the occasional passing motorist. Our vehicle intervals are stretched out to about 100 meters and we can barely make out who is ahead of us or who is behind us, except again, for the faint illumination of the lights of the trucks and our convoy manifest. We are tired and sleepy, having been driving for 20 hours or so.

South Korea: Yongsan USAG Taxi Service

In 2008, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) contracted a new taxi service called Friendly Taxi Network Holdings Co. Ltd. Stars and Stripes stated, “AAFES fired its former taxi provider, World Cup Arirang Tourism Co., because the company’s drivers had been on strike since April 2008. World Cup drivers also went on strike in 2006.” There are approximately 125 taxis operating on USAG Yongsan.
((NOT sure where, except never where I needed them!!))