MI Corps Hall of Fame

The Military Intelligence (MI) Corps honored five professionals during the Hall of Fame (HOF) activities 27 and 28 June 1996 and dedicated one building.
This year's theme for HOF was Force XXI
The events began with the Office of the Chief of Military Intelligence (OCMI)-sponsored family golf tournament and various tours of the local area. The day's events ended at the Commanding General's reception, highlighted by the welcome address by Major General Charles W. Thomas. The June 28 activities began with a breakfast at the MI Museum, sponsored by the MI Corps Association (MICA). After the induction ceremony honoring this year's HOF selectees, held at Alvarado Hall, was a luncheon at the Lakeside Officers' and Civilians' Club. After lunch, the Directorate of Operations, Training, and Doctrine/G3 Operations building was dedicated in honor of the late Colonel Robert J. Kelly. The 1996 Hall of Fame activities culminated with the 34th annual MI Ball sponsored by the 111th MI Brigade. The 1996 HOF inductees were Specialist Harry M. Akune, Colonel John H. Black, Colonel James H.P. Kelsey, Colonel Kelly, and Major Kan Tagami. The MI Corps created the Hall of Fame in 1988 to commemorate the MI Corps soldiers and civilians who have dedicated their lives and careers to the defense of our country.

roponent Notes

Enlisted Force Structure

The Vice Chief of Staff, Army has directed that all Branch Proponents correct overgrading of the enlisted force. In order to meet this requirement, the MI Proponent Office (OCMI) will conduct a complete review of its enlisted structure. The review, which began in May, is expected to be completed by August 1996. The field should see the impact of any resulting changes beginning in FY 98.

(POC is SGM York or SFC Taylor, ATZS-MI, DSN 821-1174, email yorkp%hua1@huachuca-emh11.army.mil)

MOS 98D and 98H Merger

The Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 98D and 98H change packets have been forwarded to the Total Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM). The process that will merge MOS 98D into MOS 98H has begun. Once PERSCOM analyzes the proposal, the packet will be staffed to MACOMs for review and approval.
The proposed implementation date is 1 October 1997. On that date, all soldiers holding MOS 98D will be converted to MOS 98H and further identified with the transition additional skill identifier (ASI) Y2. The title for MOS 98H will change to Morse/Non-Morse Communications Interceptor/Locator to reflect the increased mission responsibilities. All transition training will be conducted at the unit with minimal impact on the unit's mission. The Intelligence Center will assist units during this transition by producing exportable training materials.

(POC is MSG Sames, ATZS-MI, DSN 821-1450, email sames@pentagon-hqdadss. army.mil)

MOS 98K Update

Recent technology and mission changes have required revisions to MOS 98K. The revisions were established during Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Training Advisory Council (STAC) meetings, which was held September 1995. The current title Non-Morse Interceptor/Analyst no longer accurately describes the 98K MOS mission. A recommendation has been forwarded to PERSCOM to change the MOS title to Signals Collection/Identification Analyst. The proposed effective date for the title change is 1 October 1997. Training for 98K has changed and the new training was effective 1 August 1994. Students no longer attend the 231-F30, Basic Morse Course.

(POC is MSG Sames, ATZS-MI, DSN 821-1450, email sames@pentagon-hqdadss. army.mil

Change to MOS 97L (Translator/Interpreter) Qualifications

The requirement for a qualifying score on the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) has been deleted from AR 611-201. Because of the requirement for a comprehension rating of L2-R2 in a foreign language, the need for the DLAB is unnecessary. This change was published in the May 96 end-of-cycle Notification of Future Change. Implementation guidance will be provided in the next update of the DA Circular 611 series.

(POC is Ms. Charlotte Borghardt, ATZS-MI, DSN 821-1188, E-mail borghard @pentagon- hqdadss .army.mil)

ASI Changes

The title for ASI Course 2T, ETUT/TUT/THMT TENCAP Operations, was changed based on a 9 November 1994 Course Administrative Data (CAD) request. The new title for ASI 2T is TENCAP Data Analyst. Units forwarding requests to send personnel to the ASI 2T Course are requested to use the new title.

(POC is MSG Sames, ATZS-MI, DSN 821-1450, email sames@pentagon-hqdadss.army.mil)

Warrant Officer Accessions

All Military Intelligence Warrant Officer Specialties are currently open for procurement. We are specifically looking for applicants for MOS 350B All Source Intelligence Technician and 351B Counterintelligence Technician. We try to maintain a ratio of three applications for each slot available in order to insure the very best are accepted into the program. If you, as a supervisor, have an outstanding NCO who may be interested in applying, we encourage you to present that as a career option to those soldiers. We continue to have openings for MOS 351E Interrogation Technician with at least a 2/2/2 language proficiency in Korean, Persian-Farsi and Arabic.
The United States Army Recruiting Command Warrant Officer Application Checklist and Sample Packet, Volume III, DEC 95 outlines the procedures to submit an application. DA Circular 601-94-1, 3 January 1994, Warrant Officer Procurement Program, lists all of the necessary prerequisites for each individual MOS. A new DA Circular is scheduled to be published this summer. Until it is released, the requirements in DA Circular 601-94-1 remain valid.

(POC is CW5 Williams, OCMI WO Professional Development Manager, ATZS-MI, DSN 821-1183, email williamr@pentagon-hqdadss.army.mil)

Utilization of Warrant Officers

As our MI Warrant Officers cycle through the Warrant Officer Advance Course, we are hearing with increasing frequency that they are being slotted in commissioned officer positions. AR 611-112, Manual of Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialties states Warrant Officers will not be utilized in a commissioned officer (except under the provisions of paragraph 1-7d(2) and (3), above) or noncommissioned officer position. The referenced paragraph states that prior to assigning a warrant officer to a position not classified within the individual's primary or additional MOS you must have HQDA concurrence, and that concurrence must be a permanent part of the individual's 201 file. AR 623-105 further states that a remark reflecting the concurrence will be entered on each OER pertaining to the individual during the time assigned.
Commanders need the latitude to organize their unit to best accomplish the mission. This means there are times when using a warrant officer in a commissioned officer slot may be necessary. Should that occasion arise, refer to the applicable regulations to ensure your warrant officer's future promotions and assignments are not put in jeopardy.

(POC is CW5 Williams, OCMI WO Professional Development Manager, ATZS-MI, DSN 821-1183, email williamr@pentagon-hqdadss.army.mil)