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.
Colonel, US Army, Retired
President, MI Corps Association