Draft:US Army Chemical Corps Intelligence Agency

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The US Army Chemical Corps Intelligence Agency (CCIA) was small special-purpose intelligence agency assigned to the Chief Chemical Officer in the Headquarters, Department of the Army. It was officially organized as the "Chemical Corps Intelligence Agency" by Para II, DAGO 27, 1955.[1] The Chemical Corps Intelligence Agency was created with files and personnel previously belonging to the Intelligence Branch of the Planning,Training, and Intelligence Division in the Office of the Chief Chemical Officer that had been organized during World War II. According to a handwritten inventory of Army technical intelligence prepared in September 1953, Intelligence Branch consisted of 24 persons headed by a lieutenant coloner working in Building T-7 (no longer a standing building), Gravelly Point, Washington, DC.[2]

The Chemical Corps Intelligence Agency was redesignated the "US Army Chemical Corps Intelligence Agency" by Para IV, DAGO 10, 1957.[3] According to a list of the tenants of Arlington Hall Station, VA, in 1958 [4] the CCIA was relocated to Arlington Hall Station, Arlington, VA, on March 21 1958.

Army Field Manual, FM 3-130, 1958, describes the Chemical Corps intelligence program and the role of the US Army Corps Intelligence Agency in that program.[5]

In 1962, the organization was discontinued with personnel and files concerned with technical intelligence transferred to The United States Army Foreign Science and Technology Center (FSTC) and the personnel and files concerned with area analysis transferred to the US Army Area Analysis Intelligence Agency in accordance with Army Reorganization Planning Directive 381-2, 1962.[6]. The CCIA was formally transferred to FSTC by Para X, DAGO 46, 1962.[7]

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US Army Chemical Corps Intelligence Agency Category: Defunct United States intelligence agencies