THE CLASS OF 2019 HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED!
The following five individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on 28 JUNE 2019. Full biographies will be available on the Hall of Fame Members page soon. Check back here for the Hall of Fame Schedule of Events.
Colonel James A. Bartlett
Often serving in assignments exceeding his rank, COL Bartlett commanded at all echelons, including the 11th MI Battalion, 163rd MI Battalion, 205th MI Brigade, and the Army's Foreign Science and Technology Center (FSTC). He served as the Chief of the MI Branch in the mid-1980s and the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, for US Army Europe (USAREUR). It was his significant efforts as the commander of the FSTC that led to the formation of the National Ground Intelligence Center with the FSTC as its nucleus in the mid-1990s.
Colonel Daniel T. Morris
COL Morris's career spans 1 year enlisted, 28 years as an MI officer, and 13 years as a Department of the Army (DA) Civilian. During Operation JUST CAUSE in Panama and Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM in Iraq, as commander of the 519th MI Battalion (TE) (Abn), he deployed the largest tactical interrogation facility operations in combat since Vietnam, and validated the concepts for Dragon Fix, a unique tactical single station HF/DF system in combat operations and the Corps' Long Range Surveillance Unit combat deployment options. Later in the early 1990s, he was hand-picked to build the new Joint Intelligence Center at US Central Command. He concluded his military career in 1999 as the J2, US Special Operations Command.
MAJ Rene J. Defourneaux
A French immigrant who joined the US Army in 1943, MAJ Defourneaux served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. During World War II, he served with the British Special Operations Executive and the US Office of Strategic Services, operating in occupied France to organize resistance against the Germans, and later in the China-Burma-India Theater to organize resistance against the Japanese. He spent the remainder of his 22-year military career as a Special Agent in the Counter Intelligence Corps with assignments in Europe and the Pacific. MAJ Defourneaux passed away on 1 April 2010.
CW5 Stephen T. Kiss
A Hungarian refugee who joined the US Army in 1958, Mr. Kiss served 43 years of continuous active duty and rose to become the Army's senior Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Collection Technician. Proficient in German, Hungarian, and Vietnamese, he led field interrogation teams during two deployments to Vietnam, was the Officer-in-Charge of the Border Resident Office Cham on the German-Czechoslovakian Border, served as the Counterintelligence (CI)/HUMINT Advisor for USAREUR, and participated in the USAREUR Intelligence Lessons Learned Bosnia Task Force. In addition, he developed and delivered CI/HUMINT training, including the Department of Defense's initial Strategic Debriefer and Interrogation Course. Mr. Kiss passed away in February 2008.
Mr. Maurice J. Sheley
After a 20-year military career as a Counterintelligence Agent, MSG Sheley retired from the US Army in 1987. He continued to serve as a DA Civilian for an additional 27 years, culminating his career in 2014 as the Director of Operations for the US Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity. The Army’s foremost expert in Offensive Counterintelligence Operations, Mr. Sheley spearheaded operations that led to the exploitation and/or neutralization of entire espionage networks targeting the US Army and the Nation. Mr. Sheley passed away on 20 August 2016.