Hall of Fame

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2022!


ON 23-24 JUNE 2022 WE INDUCTED FIVE NEW MEMBERS INTO THE MI HALL OF FAME!


LT. COL. (Ret.) ANDREW GEMBARA

Lt. Col. Gembara helped safely evacuate several hundred US and foreign counterpart intelligence personnel during the fall of Saigon in 1975 and again in Iran after the capture of the U.S. Embassy by Iranian students in 1979. He was also the key action officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense during the effort to obtain Congressional approval for the creation of the U.S. Special Operations Command. During his 23-year active-duty career, he conducted myriad classified intelligence collection operations in Africa and the Middle East. 


MAJ. ALAN ROGERS (Deceased))

Maj. Rogers helped develop innovative methods to utilize biometric sensors and fielded more than 3,500 biometric systems to the Middle East, which led to the identification and neutralization of terrorists and saved countless American Soldiers’ lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, he was ahead of his times in championing diversity, inclusion, and equality for gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members, leading an initiative that eventually resulted in the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” in 2010. Major Rogers’ stellar career was only getting started when it was cut short by an IED in 2008.


CWO5 (Ret.) ANDREW MAYKOVICH

CWO5 Maykovich’s 30-year career included myriad special operations, conventional, institutional, and joint assignments. During his final assignment as the FORSCOM Senior Intelligence Warrant Officer Advisor from 2015-2019, he personally led the effort to integrate the DCGS-A Capability Drop 1 into the tactical force and established the FORSCOM Digital Intelligence Systems Master Gunner Course to enhance the abilities of all Army Intelligence personnel to incorporate DCGS-A into the Mission Command architecture. 


CWO4 (Ret.) THOMAS HENNEN

CWO4 Hennen made history as the first (and, to date, the only) U.S. Army Warrant Officer to fly aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle. An imagery interpreter, he was the project officer for the Tactical Exploitation of National Space Capabilities Program (TENCAP) at USAIC from 1981-1984 and then represented MI at the U.S. Army Space Program Office. On 24 November 1991, as a payload specialist on board NASA’s Atlantis, Hennen conducted the Terra Scout program to assess imagery resolution limits from space.


MS. ROXANNE HAMMOND, DISES, Retired

Ms. Hammond spent 17 of her 34-year career in Army MI driving the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBES) process in support of MI system acquisition. From 2009-2018, while the Director of Resource Integration in the DCS G-2, she and her staff acquired, distributed and provided policy oversight for $4B per year in base and contingency funding ensuring Army Intelligence warfighter requirements were met. Systems and capabilities we’ve come to rely on these past 20 years—the Joint Intelligence Operational Capability-Iraq, Joint Mobile Intelligence Communications Systems, and the Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment to name a few—would never have been fielded without Ms. Hammond’s efforts to secure the funding for their development. 


Full biographies are available on the Hall of Fame Members page of this website.