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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Scholarships

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Fort Huachuca

Fort Huachuca Ball

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Awards

Knowlton, Golder Rose, Van Deman & Order of the Sphinx

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

Hello again,

MICA is still serving the proud professional Soldiers, civilians and contractors of the Military Intelligence Corps with honor and dedication. In 2022, MICA increased overall membership by 7%, just short of making our annual ten percent growth goal. MI Senior Leaders continue to recognize outstanding individual performance with Knowlton, Van Deman, Sphinx, and Golden Rose awards. MICA processed and delivered 40% more awards in 2022 than the previous year. Recognition of MI professionalism and continued high performance levels stimulates self-pride, self-respect, and a feeling of great approval and liking. As a country, we ask our soldiers to sacrifice much for an ideal and belief that we call democracy. MICA is honored to recognize their superior performance through our established award programs.

What is coming in 2023? Well, MICA is hosting the Fort Huachuca Ball, on Saturday, May 20, 2023. This year we celebrate the United States Army – 248 years and counting by ‘Honoring the Past and Building to the Future.’ We expect more than 800 guests to attend the event at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. As in past events, MICA will sponsor soldiers in the rank of E6 and below and their significant others. Please join us for this always enjoyable event. However, don’t delay in making reservations as hotel rooms and tickets will go fast. There are only two months until the big day.

MICA will also provide support to the Intelligence Hall of Fame Ceremony with the traditional golf tournament to begin the celebratory events on Wednesday, 21 June 2023. This is a great opportunity for many of us “young” retired MI Professionals to get together, reminisce and demonstrate superb skills on the course. The word is out, the CG’s team is again the one to beat this year.

This year is off to a great start and could be one of MICA’s determining years with respect to organizational growth, sales, recognition programs, scholarship awards, and MI Professional support. MICA is introducing a new item for sale, the Knowlton Statue (see photos) to be unveiled during Hall of Fame week.

It remains an honor to serve this great Nation and the men and women of the MI Corps.

Respectfully,

Chuck 

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: Wednesday – Friday, 1100 – 1500 Select Saturdays from 1100 – 1500; Feb 8 & 22; Mar 14 & 28; Apr 25; May 9 & 23; Jun 13 & 27; Jul 11 & 25; Aug 8 & 22; Sep 12 & 26; Oct 24; Nov 14; Dec 12

The MICA GIFT STORE

Located in the MI Library and Museum off Hatfield Road

Ft. Huachuca, AZ

520-263-4842