Welcome to MICA

The Military Intelligence Corps Association (MICA) is the premier professional association of the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Corps, with the mission of preserving history, educating leaders, honoring professionals, sharing knowledge, and providing supporting award programs. MICA members represent the active duty, reserve component, and retired as well as defense contractors and others who support the MI mission and are dedicated to ensuring that Army Intelligence remains “Always Out Front!”

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2024 Hall of Fame Golf Scramble

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Now Available – The Knowlton Statue

The MI Corps Association has introduced a statue of MI Corps Hero, LTC Thomas Knowlton. As shown here, this memento is available for sale at the MICA Store online and in the MI Museum. “Having a statue to represent the historic legacy of Thomas Knowlton with his deep ties to the MI and Ranger communities has been a long-time goal,” MICA President Chuck Atkins said. MICA has worked diligently with a local entrepreneur to bring this historic product to fruition.

The Knowlton Statue is available as an appropriate gift for MI and Ranger unit farewells, retirements, and other occasions to recognize the professional excellence and devotion to duty of today’s Soldiers as embodied in the Commander of the first US Army unit dedicated to hazardous Intelligence and Reconnaissance functions – Knowlton’s Rangers.

In 1776, General George Washington established this organization and selected Knowlton as commander based on his heroic leadership at the Battle of Bunker Hill and daring January 1776 raid on Charlestown to capture British soldiers for interrogation. During one of their first active operations, LTC Thomas Knowlton was killed in action leading his Regiment in combat against British Army forces during the Battle of Harlem Heights. From the ranks of Knowlton’s Rangers, Captain Nathan Hale volunteered to perform espionage operations on British forces in and around New York City. When detained for questioning, notes on the British Army were found on his person, and he was charged as a spy. At the time, undercover spies were considered illegal combatants and CPT Hale was executed the next day.

General Washington’s use and staunch advocacy of intelligence operations coupled with the distinguished service and ultimate sacrifice of LTC Knowlton and CPT Hale serve as a constant reminder to all MI Corps and Ranger Soldiers of their proud lineage as well as the hazards of the Intelligence profession.

A Message from your MICA President

Greetings,

Your MICA Association is stronger today than ever before. Measurable goals in membership, financial well-being, and support to Military Intelligence Professionals are being accomplished, setting a positive trend moving into the Spring of 2024. This year we will continue our efforts to support MI Leaders as they recognize outstanding mission accomplishments by dedicated Soldiers, civilians and contractors through our awards programs. As I am sure you know by now, MICA introduced a statue of the MI Corps Hero, LTC Thomas Knowlton. The statue is available for purchase on the MICA website and in the MICA Store. The Knowlton statue is an appropriate gift for MI and Ranger unit farewells, retirements, and other occasions to recognize the professional excellence and devotion to duty of soldiers and civilians. Showing Intelligence Professionals that they have done well and deserve to be praised is always good stewardship of those we lead.

One of the ways Fort Huachuca continues to honor the past and remain at the leading edge of our Nation’s Defense is by retaining traditions like the annual historic Formal Dining-Outs. During these events Soldiers, including their spouse or guest, honor military unit traditions, history, and accomplishments. More importantly, the Dining-Out serves as an atmosphere to build and maintain professional camaraderie and esprit de corps. The 2024 Fort Huachuca Ball was held at the Westin La Paloma Resort on 13 April with over 800 attending. MICA continued to honor Soldiers in the grade of E-6 and below and their guests with free admission. MICA is proud to sponsor this outstanding event and could not be successful without the stellar support of our dedicated Corporate sponsors. As always, we recognized their substantial contributions at the event.

In June, MICA will support the Intelligence Hall-ofFame week ceremonies by hosting the annual kick-off Golf Scramble. This is a great opportunity to congratulate new Hall-of-Fame inductees, meet current Hall-of-Famers, and watch old Intel Professionals attempt the game of golf. In the past the challenge has been to beat the CG’s team, who I believe are the reigning champs. Please get your teams together and register early. I look forward to seeing you there. Thank you in advance for your continued support of our brave Soldiers as they defend what is so dear to us – Our Freedom.

Respectfully,

Chuck Atkin

Colonel, US Army, Retired
President, MI Corps Association

MICA is pleased to offer a venue for individuals to donate in support of future scholarship opportunities in memory of MG(R) Gary Johnston. 

CORPORATE MEMBERS

Hours: Monday - Thursday, and the first and third Saturday of each month, 1100 - 1500

The MICA GIFT STORE

Located in the MI Library and Museum off Hatfield Road

Ft. Huachuca, AZ

520-263-4842