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I t`11i jRATL I i1J TZ~ N S~ MEMROANDUM FOR: -LTC Jachim SUBJECT: Detachment G Reorganization (U) ~~ ~ N ~FFtCE GIB R.t~-0tZ~, FM ~C,t1f j OPSE~ 22 September 1982 1~. (C) PURPOSE. To explore several cover options available to Detachment G to protect its true mission and operations from compromise under a pending reorganization. 2. (U) BACKGROUND. a. (S) The US Congress 'has denied NFIB money tQ the Army in the FY 83 budget to continue investigating the parapsychological (psi) phenono- mom. (Evidently, the US Congress considers the DIA GRILL FLAME Program sufficient for this purpose.) This ac.tian causes INSCOM to make a de~i- sion regarding the future of Detachment G after a 30 September 1982 funds cut-off date. b. (S) The CG, INSCOM has decided to continue using INSCOM psi resources in an intelligence collection role without NFIB money. However, a decision has not been made regarding what program monies will be used to fund tflis $250,000 effort in FY 83. R c. (S) Inasmuch as funding will drive the Army's psi effort, several cover options are offered for examination by INSCOM decision makers. 3. (U) REDESTGNATION/REASSIGNMENT OPTIONS. a. (S) NSA Sponsor.. ship. If NSA sponsorship of the Army psi program is obtained the resources in Det G could become satellites of either the CONUS MI Group or the 9024 MI Group. (1) (S) The CONUS MT Group is the housekeeping organization for Army personnel working at NSA. The personnel in Det G could be transferred to the CONUS ri1I Group to form another detachment entitled the "Strategic Systems Planning Detachment", with a nickname to repre- sent the true mission. TDA spaces and personnel, adminf.stratian, and logistic support could be provided from the CONUS MI Group. Funding would be provided by the NSA Sponsor. Operational control and tasking/reporting would be exercised by the CG, INSCOM through INSCOM LNG, NSA. Information would be shared with NSA. CLASSIFIED B~ CDR, INSCOM REVIEW 22 SEp?1'Eh1BER 2002 On file ARMY releasePipRkuersti6i~ Bp~yse 2003/09/10: CI - -007888001700350013-3 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 ? 607888001700350013-3 C3EFARTMENT OF Ti1E ARMY SECURITY SUPPORT DETACHMENT 902D MILITARY INTELLIGENCE GROUP US ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND FORT GEORGE O. MEAD E, MARYLAND 20785 Approved For Release 2003/09/1 - -007888001700350013-3 IAGPA-Ta'-OPO 22 September 1982 Si.TSJEGT: Detachment G Reorganization (U) (2) (S) The CEOI Division, Security Support Detachment, 90cd MI sets the precedent for using the 902d MI Group as another host organization for A~^my personnel working at NSA. Personnel and administrative support is provided the CFOI Division by the SSD, 9~-2d MT Group. This same support, plus logistic support if necessary, could be provided ,to personnel trans- ferred from Det G to the 902d M:I Group with duty at NSA. The personnel from Det G could foz~nz a sixth Division in SSD entitled the "Security Systems Planning and Review Division," with a nickname ,o represent the ~Grue mission. TDA spaces and personnel, administration, and logistic sup- port could be provided from the SSD. Funding would be provided by the NSA sponsor> O~,erational control and tasking/reporting wozzld be exercised by the: CG, INSCOM tlaraugh the INSCOt~I LNO, NSA. Information would be shared with NSA. b> (S) 902d MT Group S~aon~orsh~. If' NSA sponsorsh~.p is not con- sidered a viable option,~Det G personnel could still bu transferred to the 902d MT Group to form a sixth division in the SSD, entitled the "Security Systems Planning and Review Division", with a nickname to represent the true mission. The new division would receive TDA spaces and funding, personnel, administration and logistical support from SSD. Operational Control would be exercised by the CG, INSCOM through an ADCSOPS/HOMINY LNO. c. (S) ACDSOPS/OPSI~C S~aonsorsh.i.~r. The last reassignment option con- sidered involves transfer.rinP; DET G personnel to the USAINSCOM HC2 Support Detachment at FGGM, with duty as a new division under the ADCSOPS/OPSEC. The new division would be called the R1Security Readiness and Mobilizaion Plarzziing Division" with a nickname to represent the true mission. Personnel, administration, and logistic support would be provided by HSD. Operational control would be exercised by the CG, INSCOM through an , ADGSOPS/HOMINY LNO. 4. (C) PERSONNIaL SUPPORT OPTIONS. Currently Great Skill Program members in Det G are servic~td by the Administrative Survey Detachment (ASD), while other Det C "open system'" personnel are sez?viced by the Opp Group personnel seotion. In a reorganization, Great Skill Program members would continue to be serviced by ASD. Open system personnel could either be serviced by the joined Organization (option,3 in pare 3 above) or be placed on the DA Roster (DASR) and serviced by ASD. I recommend everyone be ser- viced by ASD. 5. (S) COVPR I~OR STATUS. Regardless of the redesignation/reassignment option selected., Det G must completely sever all direct ties with Project GRILL I?T AMIa, ADCSOPS/HOMINY, Ops Grozap, and the designation ''Det G". Moreover, once a decision is made to assign Det G personnel to another organization in a cover status, a cover story must be carefully written and .implemented. Ideally, a cover front, consisting of at least one officer aztd a seoretary, should be used to "live the cover" far the new organza- tion, e.g., respond to inquiries, attend meetings, provide cover mission, orgaanization, and functions briefings, discuss the cover m~.ssiozi in suf- f~.cient detail to satisfy normal questions, and generally set as a buffer Approved For Release 2003/09/1 :, ~IQ;-R P96-007888001700350013-3 ~. Approved For Release 2003/09/10: CIA-RDP,~?-007888001700350013-3 IAGPA?-~"-OPO St1U~71aCT; Detachment ~; Reorganization (tT) 22 September 19132 betwecan the real operations of the new unit and the curious outside world. Same afficial appearances are necessary to quell initial. suspicions. Th:sse appe~~rance:~ should be accomplished by the "buffer officer" alone or with the unit commander. Organizationally, the new unit shotald look something like that which is depi.eted in the attached figure, with the Det CdrJDiv Clt, Operations and Security Officer and secretary the only overtly iden- tified per^sona>?ities. a.. (C) Telephones. All telephone numbers presently used by Det G should be returned to the telephone company and new numbers requested. -The tc;l.ephone directory should list the cover name of the new organization with one or two telephone numbers which wi1.1 on the secretary's desk. ':Celephones for pro,~ect officers sYrould be rased for outgoing calls only and neither be Listed in the directory nor giv~:n to outsiders for inroming b. (S) 1'h ~sg i ocat:~on and A~pearances_. If the new organization is not to be physically relocated, the following changes should be made to the present adrninistrat,ive area, commensurate with the cover status; Place orae sign on the autside wall near the main entrance and another suspended ar attached to a. sign post near the street with the unit's cover name, e.g., "Security Systems Planning and Review Division, Secure`.ty Support Detachr~rent, 9O2d MT. Cratap, USAI:NSCOM?' or "Security Readiness and t~obili.zation Planning 1ivision, ADSCOPSIOPSEC, USAINSCOM01 or whatever. ~- Remove all desk name plates e~ccr'pt for the Det Cdr'sJDiv Ch's, the Operations and Security Off9.cer's, and the secretary's. , .Acquire and place world and regional maps, organization charts (tI>5A l;orces Command, USARRFD, USARPLAI3T, USARPAG, USARI;UR, USAR KOREA, USAR JAPAPI, etc.) and miscellaneous pictures of MAC aircraft, sea transport and ~uppl.y slips, and .Army busses and trucks ran walls; place copies of Joint Operational. Planning System (JOPS) manuals on desks with other miscella- neous force development, planning and mobilization tables and graphs. Place copies of unclassif~.ed OPSEC manuals, 'publications, and regulations can desks. Sanitize the area of all references to the behavioral.. sciences :fi.n zany form. v Regardless of the arganization to which assigned, arrange for normal distribraticn rv.n~ with the parent or~,anization and make sure r.tnclassif'ied admin paperwork is shtaffle~d back and forth, Request to be placed on distribration for pubs pertaining to the saver mission. (See rover story) , R~:qu.ire cveryoa~e to dress trith a coat arrd tie or in uniform draring~ norrrrnl duty hours to correspond with. the cover story. (Dress the cover). Approved For Release 2003/09/10: CIA-RD,~~96-007888001700350013-3 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 22 September 1982 - Establish a reference publication library with restricted access controls on the room or the area. tJse this area exclusively far true mission report preparations and for safes containing mission material. No true mission information or reference materials should appear in the admin area. 6. (S) CfiVER FOR OPERATIONS. The primary objective in initiating a cover for operations is to avoid associating th+e true mission with the new organization or its personnel. IAGPA-F-OFO SUBJECT: Detachment G Reorganization (U) a. (S) Nickname. Since the nickname GRILL FLAME cannot be used NQlI) by the new organization, a new nickname to represent the Army's ~~(?k,u(aM~ parapsychological intelligence collection mission and operations f 11 in three be selected: w Ir1UM1NT t IJI~'R-'~A~',~ TC? Gl~ST01-dQ2. g should be used. Recommend one of the o o LENS CARTON, LANCE PARRY or CENTER LANE. (Tell me which one). b. (S) Travel for Education. If a pra~eot officer is traveling to SRI ar to another institution connected to the behavioral sciences, his/her connection with the new organization must be protected. As a GS ar DASR member, the ASD will publish cover orders disassociating the individual from the true organization. If he/she has never attended an outside training course, consideration should be given to using a pseudonym to protect the individual's identity and connection with the true organization. Training of individuals-already known to SRI ar whose identity could possibly be connected to psi research should take place on neutral ground, neither at SRI nor at FGGM. c. (S) Travel for Operations. An individual's association with the new organization and possibly his true identity, require protec- tion if he/she is traveling in connection with psi operations. Again, the Cover Support Office in ASD can help with the cover necessary to accomplish the mission securely. d. (S) Mail Drap. The new organization should establish a civi- lian post office box in one of the surrounding eomrnunities far receipt of unclassified mission related publications, periodicals or news let- ters. A11 such subscriptions to Det G, or to personnel assigned to Det G, should be stopped and new ones requested under a pseudonym at the Post Office 'Box. e. (S) Tasking and Re'~orting Channels,. Except as indicated for NSA sponsorship, the ADCSOPS/HUMINT should serve as the true mission interface between the customer in the intelligence community and the new organization. Psi tasking levied upon INSCOM by the community should be given to an ADCSOPS/HUMINT Project GRILL FLAME Liaison Officer (PGFLNO). The PGFLNO should then serve as the go-between for the unit, translating operational tasks and sanitizing product Approved For Release 2003/09/10 ;. CIA~RDP?~6-007888001700350013-3 Approved For Release 2003/09/1 -007888001700350013-3 IAGPA-F-OPO SUBJECT: Detachment G Reorganization (U) 22 September 192 reports. In essence, the CG, INSCOM should exercise OPCON over the project through the ADCSOPS/HUMINT PGFLNO. Na other tasking or reporting ohain should be used without the authorization of the CG, INSCOM. ~'" - ----~ 1 Encl DONAL EVERITT JR. as Chief, OPSEC Support Division Approved For Release 2003/09/ Approved For Release 2003/09/10 :CIA-RDP96-007888001700350013-3 ADCSOPS/OPSEC Approved For Release 2003/09/10 :CIA-RDP96-007888001700350013-3