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Volume 29, Number 5 FOR THE MILITARY INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONAL Fall 2006

Table of Contents
2 From the commander’s desk
3 Setting the standard
4 NCO of the year
7 Soldier of the year
10 Ring of fire
15 Double Jeopardy!
18 Practice makes perfect illustration by Spc. James Felkins

21 Teed off The INSCOM Journal (ISSN


0270-8906) is published quarterly by
24 A guarded approach the U.S. Army Intelligence and Secu-
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official command information publi-
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sions of AR 360-1. The magazine
serves the members of INSCOM,
the intelligence community, and
On the cover the warfighter. Circulation is 5,500
copies per issue.
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Maj. Gen. John DeFreitas, III


photo by Master Sgt. Mike Buytas Commanding General

Command Sgt. Maj.


Maureen Johnson
1st Place, Magazine Category Command Sergeant Major

Keith L. Ware Journalism Competition J.P. Barham

2005
Acting Public Affairs Officer

Brian Murphy
Senior Editor

Staff Sgt. Christina M. O’Connell


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From the commander’s desk
By Maj. Gen. John DeFreitas, III grounded in the basic values of
Commander, INSCOM the Army. These values must

I
n today’s dynamic, become the bedrock of every
challenging and leader. Integrity in every activity,
complex environ- moral courage, a sense of duty,
ment, leadership remains a key loyalty, respect for others, etc.
to success. Leaders must be must be demonstrated consis-
developed through a continuous tently by all good leaders. Your
process of education and prac- leadership development must
tical experience. Within the U.S. consistently touch basic values
Army Intelligence and Security and ensure that they are under-
Command, we must commit stood and demonstrated by all.
ourselves to strong and effective Effective leaders must
leadership development. develop the technical and tactical
As we rapidly grow our skills necessary to be effective
intelligence force, strong leaders and care for their soldiers. As we
will be needed to help train develop new methods of fighting
and integrate a large number of against evolving threats, leaders
newly minted soldiers. Many of must continuously update and
our noncommissioned officers hone their technical and tactical photo by Bob Bills
and junior officers will be called skills. Leader development Maj. Gen. John DeFreitas, III.
on to train a rapidly expanding must capture and train lessons and use the organizational tools
Iraqi Army and police force. learned to ensure that leaders are at hand to respond to changing
Additionally, our Army prepared to handle a multitude of situations. Both types of agility
Force Generation process challenges as they arise. Main- are needed for leaders to be
presents a set of conditions in taining relevant skills is required effective.
which units are formed just in for all who will lead from the Finally, our leaders must
time to meet, train and deploy front. develop an understanding of
into combat. Consequently, our In today’s dynamic envi- battle command and warfighting.
leaders will be challenged by ronment, leaders must develop The use of intelligence to enable
these increasing demands. Solid mental and organizational battle command and warfighting
leadership skills will be needed agility. We often face new, are paramount for any intel-
to help meet these challenges ambiguous and complex situa- ligence leader. This is the one
and we must take an active roll tions. Adjusting to these situa- area of leader development that
in leader development. tions depends on our ability to must be conducted personally by
Leadership development at confidently assess the situation our senior leaders.
all levels must address four key and develop creative and effec- At INSCOM, we have a
areas: developing basic leader- tive solutions. large family of military and
ship skills, developing technical Our leaders need to develop civilian personnel. Leader devel-
and tactical competence, devel- mental agility - the ability to opment is equally important for
oping mental and organizational effectively respond to rapidly all of our folks and I challenge
agility, and developing an under- changing situations. Just as every leader to concentrate much
standing of battle command and importantly, our leaders need to of his or her time and talent
the application of military force. develop organizational agility toward developing strong leaders
All leaders must be – the ability to effectively tailor for today and for the future.
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Setting the standard
By Command Sgt. Maj. are competent in and committed
Maureen Johnson to the profession of arms; uphold

T
Headquarters, INSCOM the dignity and respect of all
hroughout the individuals; are physically and
history of our Army, morally courageous; candid and
leadership and leader straightforward when dealing
development have received with others; and are willingly
continuous attention. The responsible for the performance
development of confident and of their unit and every individual
competent leaders in the Army entrusted to their care.
– both civilian and military – is Army ethics contain the
our most enduring legacy to the values that guide leaders, and
future of the Army, and more set the moral context for service
importantly, the nation. to the nation. These ethics also
The Army provides the inspire the sense of purpose
necessary training and education necessary to preserve our nation
to grow our future leaders and and protect our national interests
we must support our Soldiers worldwide.
and ensure they receive this When taking the oath of
training and education. Each service, leaders must embody
unit has its challenges to maxi- loyalty to the nation, the Army, photo by Bob Bills

mize every developmental and the unit and each individual Command Sgt. Maj. Maureen Johnson.
opportunity available but we in it. By their actions, leaders Eisenhower’s words are
as Leader’s must insist that our must display uninhibited loyalty, in line with our stated goal of
future leaders attend. selfless service, unquestionable building a ready and relevant
The lessons taught initially integrity, and a total commitment Army, as we continue to fight the
at basic training, and reinforced to fully performing assigned Global War on Terrorism with a
at schools such as the Warrior and implied duties. This is not joint and expeditionary mindset.
Leader Course, and the Basic optional. The lessons learned over the last
and Advanced Noncommis- “I think that there is some- five years have propelled a wide
sioned Officer Courses, the thing to the expression ’born series of changes in the way we
Officer Education System to lead,’” said Gen. Dwight D. conduct business.
provide our future leaders the Eisenhower. “But there are many As each unit rotates in and
guidance and knowledge needed people who have the potential out of places such as Iraq and
for success. A trained and ready for leadership, just as there are Afghanistan, junior and senior
Army and civilian workforce probably many people born with NCOs and officers are thrust into
will always require leaders who the potential to be great artists real-world situations with real-
are professionals in every way, that never have the opportunity world consequences, whether
and who exemplify traditional or the training for the full devel- deployed or providing action-
Army values and ethics. opment of their talents. I think able intelligence from another
Values are the foundation of leadership is a product of native location. I can proudly say that
which professionals build from, ability plus environment. By they are answering the call and
and influence a leader’s attitude, environment, I mean training getting the job done, and it is
behavior, and decisions. History and the opportunity to exercise an honor to serve beside these
shows successful military leaders leadership.” difference makers.
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S
ome people seem-
ingly were born
determined to set
themselves apart from the pack.
During his childhood in St.
Cloud, Minn., Sgt. Eric J. Przy-
bylski developed a passion for
success early on, and he shows
no sign of letting up.
“I had an extremely good
upbringing, and somewhere
along the line I caught a drive
to succeed, which I’m sure
was because of my dad,” said
Przybylski. “But that drive
gave me a purpose and success
is born out of purpose. If you
have the purpose, the ability and
the drive, you can accomplish
anything.”
Przybylski decided after
high school that in order to
accomplish all the goals he had
set for himself, joining the mili-
tary was the best approach, and
given his 13-year background
as an Eagle Scout, it seemed a
natural step.
“Everyone else was going photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. O’Connell
to college, and I knew I was Sgt. Eric J. Przybylski, of the 704th MI Brigade enjoys running and was a
never going to set myself apart member of Fort Meade’s 2006 Army 10-miler team.
by doing the same thing as when he found that he had the pretty much anything when I
everyone else,” said Przybylski. time and ability to take classes came in, but finance was the
“I wanted to develop discipline while at his first assignment at most proactive for my profes-
and pride, and there are so many Fort Richardson, Ala., and his sional development for when
other benefits that are non- current assignment at the 704th I get out of the Army, and it
monetary in the military. Very MI Brigade at Fort Meade, Md. interests me the most,” said
few people know what they’re The 21-year-old Przybylski Przybylski.
going to do and for years they is working towards completing The Army has afforded
run in place at college. I thought his Bachelor’s degree with more than experience in the
‘Why not spend four years a triple major in Financial financial field to suit Przybyls-
in the Army bettering myself Management, Investment ki’s interests, as it encourages
physically and mentally?’ and Banking and Exercise Science another of his passions.
then go off to college and know through the University of “I love running,” said
what I want to do.” Alaska and Anchorage Central Przybylski, who was a member
But it didn’t take four years Texas College, and serves the of the 2006 Fort Meade10-miler
in the Army for Przybylski Army as a financial manage- team. “I love the runner’s high
to begin his college educa- ment technician. when you finish, the feeling
tion. His plan was accelerated “I had the choice to do afterward is so good. Plus it
Fall 2006 INSCOM JOURNAL 
photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. O’Connell
Sgt. Eric J. Przybylski, INSCOM’s NCO of the year, evaluates a casualty during common task training.

keeps you in good shape and at the right time with the right not put it past him. Either way,
relieves stress.” attitude. It feels good to have Przybylski is grateful for the
Although Przybylski accomplished this, but there is experience and opportunities the
seems to handle all obstacles in still more for me to do.” Army has given him during his
stride with a positive attitude, The unfaltering determina- enlistment that will add to his
stress may have been mounting tion of Przybylski has allowed future.
throughout the past year as he him only a short-lived celebra- “Joining the Army is easily
successfully worked his way tion of his accomplishment, as the best decision I ever made,”
through a series of Noncom- he digs into his next challenges, said Przybylski. “Ninety percent
missioned Officer of the Month which include becoming a of my high school class is still
boards until reaching his ulti- triathlete and competing in the within 100 yards of my high
mate goal of earning the title Iron Man World Championship school and I didn’t want to be
of U.S. Army Intelligence and by 2010, also to become heavily that. You never really know
Security Command’s NCO of involved in politics. what you’re getting into when
the Year for 2006. Whether Przybylski ulti- you join the military, but I think
“I’m not any better than mately becomes a difference I’ve had the best three years
anyone else,” said Przybylski. maker in D.C. remains to be anyone could get. I intended for
“I just had things work out seen, but with the persistence the Army to be a steppingstone
at the right time. I feel really and ambition he applies to all to my life but it’s enriched my
lucky -- I’m in the right place his endeavors, it may be best to entire life experience.”

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photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. O’Connell

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N
ot everyone is of both his grandfathers and lor’s degree in Criminal Justice
fortunate enough to serve his country in the military. from Penn State, Muto decided
grow up knowing But, he didn’t take off for basic to begin his Army career in the
exactly what they want to do training right after his high intelligence community as an
with their life. For many, dreams school graduation because he analyst in the fall of 2004.
of becoming a doctor or teacher had other goals to achieve first. “I’ve always been inter-
are left in their childhood. But “The Army is something ested in intelligence because
there are those who hold onto I’ve always wanted to do,” said you get to look at the big picture
those early dreams and make Muto. “But I did it backwards after putting it all together from
them a reality. from most people -- college first single sources,” said Muto. “It’s
Sgt. Frank Muto knew and then the Army.” an interesting way to look at the
when he was a child that he Once the 26-year-old Pitts- battlefield.”
wanted to follow in the footsteps burgh native earned his Bache- Muto’s college degree has
earned him more than an educa-
tion, says Staff Sgt. Benjamin
Smith, Muto’s supervisor at
the 66th Military Intelligence
Group. It has also given him
a maturity that other Soldiers
respect.
“He’s definitely a Soldier
who knows what to do,” said
Smith. “He’s mature and
dependable. He didn’t come
right out of high school, so he
already had an adult mentality.
He’s someone the troops really
do look up to.”
Muto has not let his fellow
Soldiers down as he proved his
Soldiering abilities when he was
selected the U.S. Army Intel-
ligence and Security Command
Soldier of the Year for 2006, and
was also promoted to sergeant
soon after.
“I started out with the
Soldier of the Month boards to
get some experience before the
promotion board,” said Muto.
His goal was to get
promoted, but Muto received
much more in the process. As
he continued through the boards
leading to the Soldier of the
year honors, Muto was given
the opportunity to travel, meet
photos by Staff Sgt. Christina M. O’Connell people from other units around
Sgt. Frank Muto was honored as INSCOM’s 2006 Soldier of the Year. the world, and make a name for
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Sgt. Frank Muto, of the 66th MI Group, enjoys staying in shape and being physically active.

himself in the intelligence field. ment would be a good fit for supportive because they know
“The Army has allowed Muto because he really enjoys that it makes him happy.
me opportunities that I wouldn’t the tactical side of the Army “The Army is a totally
have in normal life,” said Muto. and is involved in every 66th different way of life and it
“You just never know where it’s MI Group field exercise. Muto suits me,” said Muto. “I like
going to take you.” has also played a key role in the the structure, being physically
Muto has enjoyed his time Better Opportunities for Single active and working in the intel-
in the military and plans to reen- Soldiers program as a company ligence field. They see that I’m
list, with the hope of grabbing a representative, and still finds happy and they’re happy that I
slot for Airborne school en route time to participate on the am.”
to a Special Operations group community soccer and softball Despite the distance, Muto
so he can expand his strategic teams. stays close with his family and
background into the tactical side “He stays really busy,” said looks forward to trips home and
of the Army. Smith. “It’s his personality to be his favorite family tradition.
“Wherever I am, I feel like really active like that. Sgt. Muto “I don’t know how many
I need to make the most of my and two other Soldiers coordi- families actually do it anymore,
time and have no regrets,” said nate everything for our BOSS but family dinner is very impor-
Muto. “I don’t want to be one program, and he went to Italy tant to my family,” explained
of those people who get out of last year with the soccer team.” Muto. “We’re very family-
the Army and say ‘I drank a lot’ Soccer skills were some- centered and some traditions
while I was in. I want to say that thing Muto developed early never change. As far back as I
I never missed an opportunity. I on in his high school years in can remember, we would get
don’t want to just float my way Pittsburgh, where his family together for dinner. I absolutely
through -- there’s so much avail- still lives. Though his parents, look forward to a home-cooked
able to do.” and younger brother and sister, meal and seeing as much of my
Smith also feels that the worry about him being in the family as I can at one table when
Special Operations environ- Army, Muto says they are I’m home.”
Fall 2006 INSCOM JOURNAL 
courtesy photo

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photo by Spc. Teman Dudley
Sgt. 1st Class Christine Gilson, of the 513th MI Brigade, doesn’t consider herself a hero after saving a man’s life.

T
he plan was simple, the 513th Military Intelligence first heard the loud, thumping
Sgt. 1st Class Chris- Brigade, had spent the previous noise, she simply thought it was
tine Gilson just day coordinating the logistics her daughter kicking the coffee
wanted to spend a peaceful night as Soldiers from the 297th MI table. But when she figured out
at home with her eight-year-old Battalion redeployed after a that wasn’t the case she began
daughter. After finishing dinner, yearlong stint in the Middle to check around the rest of the
Gilson began washing dishes East. And if that wasn’t stressful apartment. Once she was sure
while Megan sat down to watch enough, her husband, Command the sound wasn’t coming from
some television. It’s the type Sgt. Maj. Roger A. Gilson, inside her residence, Gilson
of nondescript evening that can command sergeant major, 202nd quickly moved her investiga-
take place in any household MI Battalion, 513th MI Brigade, tion outside. That’s when she
anywhere in the country. had been in Kuwait for more saw one of her neighbors franti-
But as she found out, things than a week visiting some of cally attempting to smash open
don’t always go as planned. his troops. So a quiet night at another neighbor’s door with
Instead of enjoying some rest home involving loved ones and a chair. So much for peace and
and relaxation, Gilson will pajamas was just what the doctor tranquility.
forever remember the night of ordered, as far as Gilson was The door at the center
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, as the concerned. of attention belonged to Lee
night she saved a man’s life. Shortly after they turned Nottingham, or “Mr. Lee” as
Gilson, an operations the TV on, Gilson began to hear Gilson refers to him. Gilson
noncommissioned officer with a peculiar sound. When she had seen Nottingham roughly
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30 minutes earlier, so she knew thought he really still might be she nervously peered over her
he was home. The question alive.” shoulder something caught her
was – why was her neighbor And that was her last attention. It was Nottingham’s
attempting to bash in his door? thought before low-crawling arm, and it was barely visible
She initially thought her into the burning apartment with behind some furniture on the
neighbors were involved in some nothing more than a flashlight to other side of the living room.
sort of dispute, but quickly real- find “Mr. Lee.” Her one concern She hurried over to him on
ized that wasn’t the case when while in Nottingham’s apart- “all fours” and tried to pull his
she saw smoke coming out from ment was that the front door unconscious body to safety, but
under the door. That’s when the would shut and she would be that was easier said than done.
neighbor yelled to Gilson “He’s trapped. So Gilson kept looking “It felt like he was stuck,”
in there! He’s in there!” back to make sure the door she said. “I said ‘Dear God,
The neighbor gave up on was still open. The third time please don’t tell me something
the door and turned her attention
to the window, which had begun
to bow because of the heat from
inside Nottingham’s apartment.
“I told her to be careful
because the fire could blow up
in her face if she busted through
that window,” Gilson said,
admitting that the movie “Back-
draft” was fresh on her mind at
the time.
That’s when Michael, the
night manager, arrived with keys
in hand to unlock Nottingham’s
door. As soon as the door swung
open, clouds of black smoke
billowed out and immediately
made it impossible to see past
the doorway to the apartment.
The only thing they could see
was that the ceiling was on fire
and that flames were rapidly
making their way down the
walls.
Gilson grabbed a flashlight
from her truck and headed back
inside. But in that short time, the
night manager and everyone else
had vanished. If Nottingham was
alive, Gilson was the only person
still around to save him.
“The smoke rested about a
foot above the ground,” Gilson
said. “I hit the ground and could photo by Spc. Teman Dudley
see all the way to the back end Sgt. 1st Class Christine Gilson is always willing to lend a helping hand
of his apartment. That’s when I - whether it be to a fellow Soldier or a neighbor in need.

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photo by Brian Murphy
Gilson was awarded the Soldier’s Medal for “selflessly risking her own life to save another after a fire broke out.”
fell on him.’” gency medical technicians. She The last thing he remembered
Fortunately nothing had took his shirt and wiped the soot was the grease fire blowing up in
fallen on Nottingham, but there away from his face to ensure his his face. Gilson also learned that
was still a problem. He weighed airway wasn’t blocked and then she had separated Nottingham’s
significantly more than Gilson, checked his pulse. shoulder while pulling him out
making the one-person rescue all More than 20 minutes after of the apartment and that he had
the more difficult. Refusing to they first opened Nottingham’s suffered burns to two-thirds of
give up, Gilson rolled him over door the fire trucks finally his body. But most importantly,
and literally dragged Nottingham arrived on the scene. she was told he was going to
to the front of the apartment as “Within five minutes of the survive.
the flames continued to close fire department arriving parts of Nottingham spent nearly a
in on them. Once there, Gilson the building began to collapse,” week in a burn unit, and that’s
began to yell for help. Gilson said. “The stairs leading where Gilson was able to see
After three or four screams, to the second floor, and the porch him after the incident.
Michael the night manager on the second level – they were “They didn’t want to let me
reappeared and the two of them all gone. It was a shell of two by because I wasn’t family,” she
carried Nottingham up the six fours burning on the ground.” said. “But I threw a fit. I told
concrete steps and away from It wasn’t until several days them I was the one who pulled
the building. They laid him on later that Gilson learned the him out of the fire and I was
an exercise mat and that’s when details of that night. Nottingham going to see him.”
Gilson went into full-fledged was cooking dinner when the fire Although she only got
“Army mode.” She quickly began to grow out of control. He to see Nottingham for a few
evaluated the casualty while attempted to dowse it with water, minutes, it was an emotional
waiting for fire trucks and emer- which only made matters worse. visit.
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“He couldn’t even talk,
because he was hooked up to
machines,” she said. “He kept
trying to thank me over and over.
They had to ask me to leave
because it was messing up his
breathing and everything else.”
For her actions, Gilson was
awarded the Soldier’s Medal
during a ceremony at Alexander
Hall, Fort Gordon, Ga., Sept. 8.
“People go through their
entire lives without having the
opportunity to do something
like that,” said husband Roger.
“Not only did she have the
opportunity, but she answered
the call and rose up to the occa-
sion. There were others standing
around watching, but she did
something.”
While appreciative, Gilson
is embarrassed over all of the
headlines and newfound recogni-
tion that she’s received.
“I’m thankful for such a
high honor, but at the same time,
I don’t feel like I did anything
special,” Gilson said. “A man’s
life was at stake – and I did what
I could to save him. I didn’t
think of it as a big deal.”
They say things happen
for a reason, and it’s hard to
argue against it. The fact is,
Gilson and her family weren’t
even supposed to be living in
that apartment anymore. They
were waiting for contractors
to finish building their house,
which should have been done by
the end of October. But because
of excessive rain, everything
was running a week or two
behind schedule on the new
house, forcing her family to
pay a second month’s rent and
extending their stay in the apart- photo by Spc. Teman Dudley

ment next to “Mr. Lee.” Sgt. 1st Class Christine Gilson received the Soldier’s Medal, Sept. 8.

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photo illustration by Brian Murphy

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D
eployments have
a way of bringing
Soldiers together.
What starts as a small unit can
turn into a second family over
the course of an extended stay
away from home. In addition to
real-world experience and the
newfound friendships its funny
what type of opportunities can
come out of a six-month or
yearlong deployment.
Spc. Eugene Manning, a
linguist with the 732nd Military
Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI
Brigade, can honestly say that
he is more than $10,000 richer
because of his rotation to the
Middle East. Not because of any
hazardous duty pay or being in a
tax-free location – no, Manning
was able to make that hefty A six-month deployment opened many doors for Spc. Eugene Manning.
deposit into his savings account in Iraq to develop his current roughly 100 questions.
because Soldiers he deployed section, and ensure they provide “You’re never completely
with talked him into trying the best support to our deployed sure, but at the time I thought I
out for the popular gameshow, Soldiers.” did fairly well,” he said. “About
“Jeopardy!” And it was during some rare 100 people were in the room,
“I was working on a few downtime that Manning’s fellow and only about seven passed the
different missions, but when Soldiers figured out he wasn’t written test.”
I heard about this deployment your everyday average person. Everyone who scored a
opportunity, I volunteered,” he “’Jeopardy!’ was on the passing grade then moved on
said. “I wanted to go to Iraq and Armed Forces Network while to what Manning described as
do some real-world Army stuff.” we were over there,” he said. a “mock version of the show,”
Manning was temporarily “And we’d play along whenever complete with the hopeful
assigned to a small unit out of we happened to catch it. Several contestants using hand-held
the National Ground Intelligence of the guys were impressed and buzzers to answer questions.
Center and deployed in support tried to convince me to try out At the conclusion of the
of the Global War on Terrorism. for the show when we got back.” mock show, the producers
“Spc. Manning is a brilliant Manning, 29, returned from thanked everyone for their time
young man and a real asset to the Middle East last October. and that was it. It wasn’t until
the unit,” said Capt. Matthew As luck would have it, the a few weeks later that Manning
Hecker, commander, 406th MI popular gameshow held tryouts would find out how he did, when
Company, 732nd MI Battalion. in Hawaii in February, only he received a call offering him
“He volunteered for a year- a few months after Manning a chance to compete on “Jeop-
long deployment in support of redeployed. After some serious ardy!”
Operation Iraqi Freedom. He coaxing by the other Soldiers, Having just returned to the
excelled during the deployment Manning agreed to give it a shot. 500th MI Brigade after enjoying
and is currently using all of the The first part of the tryout a month-long honeymoon in
lessons learned from his time consisted of a written test with Paris with wife, Amy, Manning
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received the memorable call at
work. Once he gained permis-
sion from his chain of command,
Manning was set to be a contes-
tant during the 22nd-season of
“Jeopardy!” in the last week of
April.
Manning and his wife flew
out to Sony Pictures Studio, in
Los Angeles, ready to enjoy this
once in a lifetime opportunity.
“I was nervous,” Manning
admitted in the days leading
up to his appearance on the TV
show. “It wasn’t something that
I would have done on my own,
but if I was going to show up I courtesy photos

might as well do the best job I Spc. Eugene Manning poses with Jeopardy! host Alex Trebeck.

can.” of a blur,” he said. “I wasn’t Just enough time to get a drink


That morning, Manning nervous once I got up there. I of water and get back on set.
had about 100 different things was too focused on answering And although he didn’t win the
rushing through his head as he the questions to really think follow-up episode, he was more
went through his final prepara- about it. It wasn’t until I watched than happy to head home with
tions. And because he decided the show later that I actually his original winnings.
to wear his Class A uniform remembered what any of the When asked why he felt
during his TV show appearance, questions were.” he was successful on the chal-
Manning also had to make sure At the end of the first lenging TV show, Manning said
his uniform was in order before round, DiNucci led with $5,000. he has a good memory, and that
heading to the studio. Danelle Johnson, a postal clerk he “studied a lot of literature in
“They tape five episodes of from Utah, was in second with college, and is interested in a lot
‘Jeopardy!’ a day, so they had $4,800, and Manning was in of different subjects.”
us there pretty early,” he said. third with $4,000. But in the The Chicago native enlisted
“Then they read us the rules and second round Manning jumped in the Army in 2002 for two
randomly selected who went on ahead with such categories as reasons – to support his country
each show. The returning cham- “Music,” “Bodies of Water” and after the terrorist attacks of
pion when we arrived was a lady “Graveyard Shift.” Heading into Sept. 11, 2001, and to pay off
who had won two episodes, and the final round, Manning had his student loans from college.
then I watched her win three $15,000, Johnson was second Little did he know that in doing
more that morning before it was with $9,600 and DiNucci was in so he would set himself up to
my turn.” third with $7,400. win on one of the most popular
While appearing on a All three contestants quizshows in American history.
gameshow isn’t nearly as chal- missed the final question, but And in a roundabout
lenging as deploying in support when it was all said and done, way it all worked out, since
of the Global War on Terrorism, Manning was the winner with Manning used a large chunk
defeating Celeste DiNucci, a $10,000. But he didn’t have of the winnings to pay off his
five-day champion who won time to bask in the glory of his remaining student loans – all
more than $83,000 is no cake- accomplishment; there was because his fellow deployed
walk. only a 15-minute break before Soldiers wouldn’t take no for an
“Being on the show is kind they taped the next episode. answer.
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file photo
R
apid deployments MI Battalion, was deployed in produce these updates during
and the stress that support of the Global War on monthly battle assemblies.
accompanies them Terrorism, it became necessary “My current mission is
have caused the Army to focus to shift strategies in an effort an excellent opportunity to
attention on maintaining a to continue the intelligence obtain on-the-job training while
sufficient workforce to keep up production support of the U.S. supporting a real-life mission
with their demanding and ever- Army Reserve Pacific. One of alongside the active duty compo-
changing missions. those strategies was to support nent from my hometown,” said
With a mantra of “One the Hawaii-based battalion by Sgt. Ted L. Cooper, an intelli-
team, one goal,” the U.S. mobilizing elements of the 301st gence analyst with the 301st MI
Army Intelligence and Security MI Battalion, located in Phoenix, Battalion.
Command has also revaluated Ariz. The battalion also supports
the way it conducts business. “The 500th MI Brigade the U.S. Army Reserve Pacific
Take for example, the 500th leadership was forward-thinking by focusing on indication and
Military Intelligence Brigade, when they aggressively incorpo- warnings, a category of intel-
located in Hawaii, and the 301st rated the 301st MI Battalion into ligence covering PACOM
MI Battalion, based in Arizona. the Pacific Command intelli- countries. This analysis is done
These units have established a gence enterprise,” said Lt. Col. by four intelligence analysts who
working relationship between the Patricia A. Barth, the chief of the have volunteered to go on active
active duty and reserve Soldiers 301st MI Battalion Analysis and duty tours at the Joint Reserve
that produces results. Control Element. Intelligence Center, which is also
The 301st MI Battalion is The 301st MI Battalion in Phoenix.
the reserve component theater ACE provides weekly, monthly, “By working together we
support battalion within the quarterly and yearly country are able to share in our experi-
500th MI Brigade. When its updates for the PACOM area of ences and learn from one another
active duty sister-unit, the 205th operation. Intelligence analysts which further promotes a seam-

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photo by Tina Miles
A unit’s success rate dramatically increases when Soldiers, both active duty and reserve, work together.
less, cohesive unit working responsibility and provide long walk into the ongoing PACOM
towards the accomplishment of term, informed analysis of the intelligence mission and be
the mission,” said Cooper. “It countries within the Pacific.” successful,” said Barth. “The
also increases our effectiveness The 500th MI Brigade, in 500th MI Brigade has now
and our ability to successfully coordination with USARPAC confirmed the concept that an
carry out our missions once we security office, has developed active component theater intel-
deploy.” basic requirements for the 301st ligence brigade can count on
The success of the 301st MI Battalion in order to continue their reserve component theater
MI Battalion is one that will to answer some of USARPAC’s support battalion to success-
be capitalized on. The proven priority intelligence require- fully perform the mission. The
ability of the 301st MI Battalion ments on a recurring basis. 500th MI Brigade and 301st
Soldiers’ to perform on a daily The ongoing coordination MI Battalion should serve as
basis creates an opportunity to between the 500th MI Brigade role models in their respective
retain their skill sets as a primary and the USARPAC security components on how to operate.”
player in USARPAC’s produc- office will result in optimal This first integration of
tion effort. utilization of 301st MI Battalion active duty and reserve units is
“Since I joined the unit 13 Soldiers and assets, and their not meant to be the only integra-
years ago, the PACOM mission feedback will be fully integrated tion in the Army. With continued
is by far the most robust, real- into the 301st MI Battalion success, the units are hoping
world mission we have partici- annual training guidance and to provide a template for other
pated in,” Barth said. “Since the used as part of culminating military intelligence units down
turnover rate is much smaller training events trailing down to the road.
in the reserves, Soldiers who the team level. (Editor’s Note: 2nd Lt. Sara
participate monthly will retain “Many leaders were Fulkerson also contributed to
their knowledge of our area of skeptical that reservists could this article).
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Fall 2006 INSCOM JOURNAL 21
photos by Brian Murphy
(Above) Ron Gunter, one of the tournament coordinators, watches his tee shot head down the fairway.

N
(Below) Fortunately for some golfers, mulligans (or do-overs) were available for purchase before the tournament.
ot every shot on the featured ideal weather condi-
course was perfect. tions. The course was dry and
But then again, there was a cool breeze, but not
they didn’t have to be. to the point that the wind was
That’s the beauty of the altering anyone’s shots.
U.S. Army Intelligence and The golfers even had two
Security Command’s annual carts making their way around
golf tournament, held at the Fort the course to offer frosty and
Belvoir golf course, Sept. 8. refreshing beverages throughout
Instead of playing as indi- the tournament. And with the
viduals, golfers were teamed up way some of these teams were
in groups of four and played in a playing, drinks were welcomed.
scramble format. Scores on the day ranged
That means that all four from 58 (which is good) to 85
golfers on a team would tee off, (not so much).
and then the team selected which While none of the teams
shot to use. So if one golfer played well enough to challenge
misfires a shot into the woods, Tiger Woods or Phil Mickleson
the team still has three more for golf supremacy, the event
chances to hit the fairway. provided an enjoyable excuse to
After a week of on-again- get out of the office for a day of
off-again rain, the tournament team building and exercise.

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Teammates Gregg Potter and Jeffrey Young can’t believe Potter didn’t sink his putt during the INSCOM tournament.

Team results Other winners


A Flight winners: (58) B Flight winners: (65) Longest Drive:
John Creamer, John Chiu, John Wilson
Lloyd Marshall, Bill Holet,
Kevin Moylan, Dan Morris, Straightest Drive:
Don Valcheff Eric Metzger Debbie Pigg

Nearest to the Pin:


L. DiCarlo
Fall 2006 INSCOM JOURNAL 23
photo illustration by Brian Murphy
B
ig Brother is not
watching you, but
10 members of a
Virginia National Guard unit
might be.
The Manassas-based Data
Processing Unit activated a
team in July for one year to scan
official and unofficial Army
Web sites for operations security
violations.
The team, which works
under the direction of the Army
Web Risk Assessment Cell,
Army Office of Information file photo
Assurance and Compliance, noti- Wanted: military bloggers who violate operational security.
fies webmasters and blog writers written by servicemembers. or blog writer should be noti-
when they find documents, Lt. Col. Stephen Warnock, fied. Most notifications are
pictures and other items that may team leader and battalion made by e-mail, and the person
compromise security. commander of the Manassas responsible is given a few days
The team uses several unit, said his team combines to respond, depending on the
scanning tools to monitor sites guardsmen, reservists and active- severity of the issue.
for OPSEC violations. The tools duty Soldiers. It’s a combina- When secret documents are
search for such key words as tion, he notes, that is rarely seen found, the site owner is notified
“for official use only” or “top below the division or joint level. immediately by phone. Official
secret,” and records the number In addition to the Manassas sites are contacted through either
of times they are used on a site. unit, AWRAC works with the webmaster, or in some cases,
Analysts review the results to members of the National Guard the unit’s chain of command.
determine which, if any, need and reserves from Washington The most common viola-
further investigation. State, Texas and Maryland, as tions on official sites are
For the 10 Virginia well as active-duty Soldiers and For Official Use Only docu-
Guardsmen, the mission often contractors. ments and limited distribution
becomes personal. “I see this expanding documents, as well as home
“I have friends over in Iraq, considerably with the commu- addresses, birthdates and home
Kuwait and Afghanistan,” said nications tools that are out there phone numbers.
Sgt. Yaphet Benton, a network now,” said Sgt. 1st Class Irwin Unofficial blogs often show
technician in civilian life. “I see Walters, who oversees personnel pictures with sensitive informa-
a lot of things that can endanger issues for the unit. “I have tion in the background, including
Soldiers, such as bios, pictures, special concerns about Soldiers classified documents, entrances
names and birthdates. I consider leaving their families vulnerable. to camps or weapons.
that critical. Terrorists and They are giving up too much Although AWRAC contacts
people trying to steal your iden- information that we know terror- Soldiers who write unofficial
tity can use that information.” ists are capable of exploiting.” blogs, the team does not review
Based in Arlington, Va., When a team member sites that lack public access.
AWRAC was created in 2002 finds information that could be Team members identify them-
to monitor official Web sites. Its sensitive, he or she marks it for selves, and work with a legal
mission was expanded in August further investigation. Another counsel to ensure their actions
2005 by order of the Army Chief team member reviews the item adhere to Army regulations and
of Staff to include unofficial sites and determines if the webmaster the law.
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photo by Tina Miles
Soldiers from the 902nd Military Intelligence Group go through drownproofing at Fort Meade, Md.

26 INSCOM JOURNAL Fall 2006


photo by 2nd Lt. Sara Fulkerson
205th MI Battalion, 500th MI Brigade Soldiers and family members were reunited during a welcome-home ceremony at
the Fort Shafter Gym, Sept. 16. The troops returned home after spending nearly a year deployed in Iraq.

photo by Tina Miles


902nd Military Intelligence Group Soldiers use ropes to manuever over a wall on the obstacle course.

Fall 2006 INSCOM JOURNAL 27


photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Lock
An Opposing Forces Soldier shows a direct hit by a Warrior Week trainee during a 66th MI Group training exercise.

photo by Staff Sgt. Twana Atkinson


Members of the 406th Military Intelligence Company, 732nd MI Battalion, 500th MI Brigade’s family readiness group
go head-to-head during in combative training.

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photo by John D. Leipold
Soldiers salute as one of the American flags that was draped over the Pentagon after the terrorist attacks of Sept.
11, 2001, is lowered during a ceremony at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, in Washington, D.C. The
ceremony took place on the five-year anniversary of the attacks in the nation’s capital and New York.