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Special honors accorded late human intelligence officer
Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Bill Hess

Posted on 06/28/2014 3:32:19 PM PDT by SandRat

FORT HUACUCA — Friday’s induction of the late Army Col. Kurush Bharucha-Reid into the Military Intelligence Corps of Hall of Fame was one of two special recognitions given to him.

An award, established this year, recognizing honor graduates of the Human Intelligence Training Joint Center of Excellence has been established and the first five recipients have been named — Capt. Robert Hammond, Capt. Todd Miguel, 1st Lt. Janie D’Amato, Staff Sgt. Eric Hack and Spc. Mark Phelps — as winners of the Col. KB Reid HUMINT Award for the Special Operations Course and the Defense Advanced Tradecraft Course.

Col. Kurush Bharucha-Reid, known to most as KB, enlisted in the Army in 1973 under the Special Forces enlistment option. In 1983, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Military Intelligence. In 1987, then Capt. Bharucha-Reid was selected for membership into the Military Intelligence Excepted Career (Great Skill) Program, asensitive program which requires a rigorous screening and selection process. Bharucha-Reid served the next 23 years in some of the most challenging and sensitive Army military intelligence assignments.

His final assignment was as the commander of the U.S. Army Field Support Center at Fort Meade, Md. It was during this assignment that he lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bharucha-Reid was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 9, 2010.

To be considered for the KB Reid HUMINT award, Army personnel must exceed course standards set by the Student Evaluation Plan for both the Source Operations Course and the Defense Advanced Tradecraft Course. When more than one student exceeds course standards, an internal panel will make a recommendation for Distinguished Honor Graduate recognition based on established criteria.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: fthuachuca; honnors

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