Your MICA team continues to provide outstanding support to our Military Intelligence soldiers and Civilians. In the past several months, MICA hosted the annual Ft Huachuca BAll, sponsored an annual Scholarship fund raising event and provided scholarship support to deserving Military Intelligence Soldiers and their dependents. The FT Huachuca Ball was a resounding success. More than 800 soldiers and their guests attended the event honoring military intelligence history at FT Huachuca with a vision of continued success for the future. It was a fantastic event with everyone having a joyous time. A special thanks to the MICA Ball Planning team led by Mike Roberts, MICA National Vice President. In the last five years, MICA provided over $100,000.00 in scholarship funding to deserving Military Intelligence soldiers and their dependents. Again this year, 25 new college students received assistance pursuing education goals and future professional challenges. We honor these recipients in this issue of the Vanguard. One student received a $750 Scholarship for donations provided to honor the late MG Johnston. Join me in thanking our corporate sponsors and donors for their continued support of our Military Intelligence Professionals.
Your MICA Professional association is still on a successful path to preserve Military Intelligence History, educating leaders, honor professionals, share knowledge and provide a respected awards program. In 2022 thus far, MICA total membership increased by 2%, against a goal of 10% annual growth rate. We can still get there. Merchandise sales are up and you should be looking for specials with reduced prices in the coming months. We see an increase from last year in leaders recognizing outstanding performance through the MICA award programs. Please let us know if the merchandise we offer is meeting your expectations.
As an old soldier reflecting on a life of service to this great Nation, I find the one thing that is enduring other than the memories of serving with so many great soldiers, is the days that I was honored to take the Oath of enlistment and the Oath of office. I go back from time to time and read the words and find that I still “bear true faith and allegiance to the same”. I have deep respect and honor for today’s soldiers living the Warrior life.
Thanks for supporting your Military Intelligence Professional Association.
Colonel, US Army, Retired
President, MI Corps Association