HALL OF FAME 2019
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday 27 JUNE
0730-1330 MI Corps Association Golf Tournament, Mountain View Golf Course
0900-1130 Historical Tour of Fort Huachuca
1800-UTC CG's Reception on Brown Parade Field
Friday 28 JUNE
0700-0830 305th MI Battalion Change of Command on Brown Parade Field
1000-1130 Hall of Fame Ceremony at Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2019!
Full biographies are now available on the Hall of Fame Members page.
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.
We are also honored to welcome as an Honorary Member of the MI Corps: HARRIET TUBMAN!
well known for her role with the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman also
acted as a spy and scout for the Union Army, operating against Confederate
forces and their civilian supporters in South Carolina, Florida, and
Georgia. In June 1863, her network of spies collected vital intelligence
on Confederate movements and the heavily mined waters of the Combahee River in
South Carolina. She personally participated in a successful raid of
six Southern plantations on the river, freeing 750 men, women, and children and
seizing millions of dollars of Conferate supplies. Brig. Gen. Rufus
Saxton, the Military Governor of Beaufort, South Carolina, said "This is
the only military command in American history wherein a woman, black or white,
led the raid, and under whose inspiration it was originated and