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Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788 R001500040003-0 TAB ARMY review(s) completed. Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788 R001500040003-0 Approved For 15,616ase /0191 - CIA-RDP96-00788R001500040003-0 21 February 1979 MEMORANDUM FOR. THE RECORD SUBJECT: INSCOM PROJECT GRILL FLAME: PROGRESS REPORT` #f1 (U) 1. (U) Period Covered: 27 October 1978 - 16 February 1979 2. (U) Purpose: The purpose of the progress report is to provide periodic status reports concerning INSCOM's involvement in project GRILL FLAME. These reports will be shown to "keyt0 INSCOM personnel and then only after the INSCOM GRILL FLAME Project Officer has determined that a "need-to-know" exists. 3. (S/ORCON) Introduction: Sometime during the month of October 1978, Colonel A. W. Hamel, ADCSOPS-HUMINT, INSCOM, was tasked by the DCSOPS, INSCOM, to provide a Project Officer for a new program that INSCOM was becoming involved in at the direction of the ACSI. Major Murray B. Watt., PPPA, ADCSOPS-HUMINT, was selected to be the INSCOM Project Manager (PM) and on 27 October 1978 was so notified. In short, the new project involved the development of a program using parapsychology phenomena for intelligence applications. INSCOM was verb-- ally tasked (Note: There exists no written tasking between OACSI and HQ, INSCOM) to explore the technique of remote viewing using INSCOM selected personnel who would be trained by Stanford Research Institute - Inter- national (SRI). Remote viewing pertains to the ability of certain individual.:, to access and describe, by means of mental. processes, informa-. tion sources blocked from ordinary perception, and generally accepted as secure against such access. 4. (S/ORCON) Tasking: As previously stated, HQ INSCOM never received any written tasking on this subject. However, the CG, INSCOM and the ACSI had agreed upon the concept of remote viewing and the need for Army involvement in this area. At TAB A is a copy of the revised Statement of Work which provides for the training of three INSCOM personnel by SRI. ARMY review(s) completed. CLASSIFIED BY: Director, DIA DECLASSIFY ON: 22 Feb 99 EXTENDED BY: Director, DIA REASON: 2-301-C (3) (6) Apprgw, eAff or lease 2005/03/09: CIA-RDP96-00788 R00150QD+ fl 3-O1 " C n1 i / oar c~ O~ DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY US ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MARYLAND 20755 pproved ~o'rRelea['se'20Q5103109: "CIA-RDP96-067$$R6bi500 40003 IAFM--oP~03-HU 21 February 1979 SUBJECT: INSCOM PROJECT GRILL FLAME: PROGRESS REPORT #1 (U) 5. (S/ORCON) Project Development: The initial concern of the Project Manager (I'M) was to develop a full. understanding of parapsychology and the various aspects of the phenomena. Towards this end, the PM has been greatly assisted by Lieutenant Frederick H. Atwater. LT Atwater, although assigned to the Special Security Detachment, 902d MI Group, was attached to the GRILL FLAME project because of previous research into this area during work on a separate project. a. To develop a sense of appreciation for an understanding of para- psychology, the PM undertook a vigorous Research Program (which is still ongoing) to include the following: (1) Extensive reading on the subject matter. (2) Visits to DOD officials with knowledge of the subject matter. (3) Visits to SRI (see TABs B and C). (4) Visits to AMSAA (see TABs D and E). b. On 24 November 1978, the tentative milestone schedule for INSCOM GRILL FLAME activity was submitted to the ADCSOPS-HUMINT (COL Hamel) for his approval (see TAB F). c. DOD Committee Action: On 28 November 1978, the first meeting of the Working Group Committee of the DOD Special Sensors Project met at DIA. (See TAB (3.) One of the first actions of the Working Group was to form- ally change the name of the group to the DOD GRILL FLAME Committee. The Working Group will meet at the call of the Chairperson, Dr. Jack Vorona, DIA. MAJ Watt, not only is a member of the Working Group, but he also sits on the two Ad Hoc Committees formed to establish "Goals and Objec- tives" and to develop "experimental protocol and methods for validating experiments. " d. DA GRILL FLAME Committee: DA representatives met at HQ DARCOM on 28 November 1978 to discuss Project: GRILL FLAME and what the Army position should be (see TAB H). e. Procedures for conducting "Survey" --?- Throughout the orientation period, MAJ Watt and LT Atwater were busy preparing a method that would help them select the INSCOM personnel who would volunteer for participa- tion in the GRILL FLAME Project that INSCOM was going to carry out. It was decided to conduct an interview with selected INSCOM personnel throughout the great:er Washington. area. The interviews would serve as the "guise" under which project personnel could obtain viewpoints, Approved For Release 2005103109 : 9A-RDP96-00788R001500040003-0 pj r~ov~ Vor Release 20Q5/03/r~0 CfJ4=RDP'9 =067 $F Q'f 0004 103-0 IAF@1--OPS-HU 21 February 1979 SUBJECT: INSCOM PROJECT GRILL FLAME:. PROGRESS REPORT ##1 (U) opinions, and general feelings toward the subject of parapsychology and the uses to which such psychic ability should be applied. The following chart. denotes the number of personnel considered and interviewed. For security purposes the number of personnel actually selected has been omitted--such data can be readily obtained from project personnel only on a very strict "need--to-know" basis. CONSIDERED INTERVIEWED SOD 24 21 IIPD 48 27 DCI 17 7 902d 1.2 4 ADCSOPS-H.UMINT 20 14 OP S (,P 25 1.0 DCSOPS 41 13 ITAC 55 12 Misc. _9 9 Total 25.1 117 The large difference between number considered and number interviewed is due to the elimination factors that were initially applied when meeting with the various unit commanders or principal staff officers. The selec- tion criteria/process was carried out in the following manner: (1) Decision made to interview only WO/OFF/Civilians (GS9 and above).* (2) Initial elimination based on: (a) Commander's evaluation. (b) Retainability - at least 20 months. (c) Health. (d) Not readily available (programmed TDY, schools, etc.). (3) Conduct personal interviews/survey. (4) Reassessment process. (5) Request specific personnel to volunteer for INSCOM program.. Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788 R001500040003-0 IAF4-OPS-H.U 21 February 1979 SUBJECT: INSCOM PROJECT GRILL FLAME: PROGRESS REPORT #1 (U) (6) SRI personnel interview selected personnel. (7) Final decision/selection of personnel. *Exceptions to this rule were made in three cases when project personnel received strong recommendations concerning three individuals who did not meet original criteria. f. Security Aspects: Throughout the developmental phases of this project., security has been of primary concern--not only security of GRILL FLAME itself but security/safety of personnel involved with the project:. Access to GRILL FLAME. information is limited to a "Strict Need-to- Know Basis" and the PM maintains a Security Access Roster of all INSCOM personnel with knowledge of the activities of the program. Further, the PM serves as POC for all other agencies desiring GRILL FLAME information including security status as regards GRILL FLAN, 6. (S/ORCON) Future Plans: The coming weeks will basically be devoted to the following activities: a. Initial in-house training of all project personnel. b. Training at SRI. c. Establishing procedures and determining appropriate applications. MURRAY 3. WATT Major, I INSCOM GRILL FLAME Project Officer Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788 R001500040003-0 Approved For Release J G RE16-00788 R001500040003-0 INFORMATION PAPER SUBJECT: CENTER LANE Operational Accomplishments (U) IAGPA-F-SD 10 Oct 84 ISSUE: (U) To provide the Director, DIA with statistical and narrative information on CENTER LANE operations. 1. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Total number of projects from 1 September 1979 to 28 September 1984: 2. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Number of projects rated by sponsor as having intelligence value: 3. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Number of projects rated by sponsor as having no intelligence value: 4. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Number of projects reporting information not verifiable by the sponsor: 5. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Number of projects without evaluations from the sponsor: 7 6. S/CL-3/NOFORN) Number of projects cancelled: 12 7. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Number of ongoing projects: 6 (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Attached is a summary of all operational projects listed by project number, task, and value of information obtained. LTC Brian Buzby/AVN 923-2656 WARNING NOTICE: CENTER LANE SPECIAL ACCESS PROGRAM RESTRICT DISSEMINATION TO THOSE WITH VERIFIED ACCESS TO CATEGORY THREE (3) SENSITIVE INTELLIGENCE SOURCES AND METHODS INVOLVED NOT RELEASABLE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS CLASSIFIED BY: CDR, INSCOM DECLASSIFY ON: OADR COPY / OF COPIES Approved For Release ipi~5~?~ R 067$81R 01500040003-0 r. I Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788 R001500040003-0 TAB Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788 R001500040003-0 RDP96-00788R001500040003-0 0516307 JUL 78 DA !JAS11DC//Dl Ar1I-ISH// DIA UASHDC//D7// CDRDARCOf1 ALEXANDRIA VA//DRCDE// CDFAr1SAA APCG MD//DRCSY-DD// CURr1IA REDSTONE ARSENAL AL//DFiD',1I-YE// S :: C f? E T/NOFOi N Lil.1, CC 1 ? ISSUAP.CE OF UNCLASSIFIED NIC!,.:NAr1E--CRTLL FLAME {U} ` JL?)FORN} RECENTLY INCREASED HIGH LEVEL INTEREST IN 1ILITA ' OF ULJEO : J. IT,L F'LA'ME (TT STAFF, INSCOM. N'SG %~~il?IS UJIa 9163OZ JUL 7d, SUBJECT: tr NIC'."J.A M ' IT FLANK, (U) ISSUA~lC_ OF tUJCLASSI- ~'S/NO ORN) IN `?'IE PAST FEW WEEKS A GREAT DEAL OF INNTEPEST IN ILITARY-RELATED PARAPSYCHOLOGY HAS I3EF'N GENERATED AT THE DEPARTMENT I ma ARMY LEVEL.. SPECIFICALLY, DR. LABEPGE, USOFA, IS PEPSONALLY N~OLV.ED, AND OACSI IS PUTTING TOGETHER AN INFORMATION PACKAGE FOR IN. O ASSURE ADEQUATE SECURITY PROTECTION FOR THIS INCREASINGLY : NSI`i'IV1 SUBJECT, THE EOLLO'ING POLICY MESSAGE (REF ABOVE) IS 11, m:rr NSMITTED: QUOTE 'RECENTLY INCREASED NIGH LFVET, INTEREST IN ;,:. pSYCEOLOGY/REMOT-,. VIEWING (PY/RV), ALONG WITH INHERENT SI,NS:[- _'r1TI:,S, NOW WARRANT USE OF AN UNCLASSIFIED NICKNAME. H I,;SSSIFIED NICKNAMV GRILL FLAME WILL REPLACE ANY OPEN IRFFE'R.EN CE uS A MY INVOLVF'MFNT IN PY/DV RESEEARCH, EXPERIMENTS, APPLICATION, C. TRL, FACT OF US ARMY INTEREST OR WORK IN PY/RV IS CLASSIFII:'D ;GREY NO ORN. FROM THE US ..ARMY STANDPOINT, A STRICT "NEED-TO-'SNOW rV.EA? IS NOW OPERATIVE IN ANY SITUATION INVOLVING PY/RV. END UOTF. (S/NOEORN) IT IS KNOWN THAT A NUMBER OF DOD "PLAYERSWHO ;I,CSI IS TRYING TO IDENTIFY, ARE INVESTIGATING THE PY/RV PHENOMENA. .ACSI IS AWARE THAT INSCOM IS ALSO MOVING FORWARD IN AN ASPECT OF I S 1?NDE,AJOR. (t;/NOFOPN) THERE I S A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF ON-GOING .ACTIVITY -Y S 'VE,RAL ARMY OP FRAYING AGENCIES AND T)OD ELEMENTS REGARDING P'/RV 'T F , A13,D.kVELOPMENT, AND APPLICATION. TNEP IS NO DOUBT OF `I'. I I: OR A COPE'F NT ARMY/DOD PROGRAM. UNTIL SUCH TIME AS TER FULL .;iGE F OPTIONS ARE DEVELOPED BY OACSI, BEQUEST If,oSCOM HOLD IN YANC:E ANY PLANNED _EXE.CU_TI.ON WITH OUTSIDE AGti'NCI'ES OF ANY ?0JP(JTS OF THIS N'T'IPE. THIS OFFICE WILL K:EFP INS>COM UPIAT:ED '1ITH "P1_ TI0?: RECEIVED ANP OPTIONS DEVELOPED IN ORDER TO ENHANCE '!'"SAL ?LANNING AND FUTURE ACTION. INSCOM IS TO BE COMMENDET FOR ~zz I^NITIATIVE' TAYEN IN THIS ENDFAV1)'R. THla SENSITIVITY OF THE N'I';R1' SUBJJCT OF MILITARY-RELATED k'YIx1V IS SUCH TEAT `;A):IMUM UT IO d IS ADVISED, TO PRECLUDE POSSIBILITY rF C0MP?1.0MISr . NOTE : DELIVER TO ADDP' SSEF ONLY, DURING NORMAL DITTY :';UUIxS. 31 DEC 2008. /// S E C R E T /// Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788 R001500040003-0 Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788 R001500040003-0 TAB Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788 R001500040003-0 pproved For Re s etaWt/A3, Q FX t 6 pMi ft1500040003-0 I ESEARCH AND ENGINEERING 5 MA is M1 MORANDUM FOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF TEE ARMY (RESERACH, DE'VELOPMEN'r AND ACQUISITION) ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (RESEARCH, ENGINEERING AND SYSTEMS) ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND LOGISTICS) SUBJECT: GRILL FLAME. Activity (U) (S) This note is for the purpose of establishing policy with respect to OUSDRE support of investigations into parapsychology and its potential military applications. (S) Based upon the December 1979 report of the GRILL FLAME Scientific Evaluation Committee and upon my own sense of priorities for efforts within the OU DR , 1' believe it appropriate that the Recommendations of Chapter 3, pa;ns 10 and 11, relating to OUSDRE activities be implemented. S 'The' slibff:nc6 Uf. thine"rccaanmentiori thei-r-late ` _._..__.. OUSDRE is that it was found to be not -appropriate-t