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Education Award Presented
     Col. G. Dickson Gribble Jr. was presented the "Distinguished Service to Education" award by the United Kingdom Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa on March 8. Gribble is the commander of the 713th MI Group at Menwith Hill Station, United Kingdom.
     Gribble is the first military person in the United Kingdom to receive the award by Phi Delta Kappa. According to Martha Duncan, president of the United Kingdom chapter, Gribble was selected because he exemplifies, through his daily support of education, the ideals of the fraternity. Duncan highlighted Gribble’s dedication to youth and youth activities, support of families and the unlimited time he devoted to Menwith Hill School.
     Phi Delta Kappa is dedicated to the ideal of high quality leadership through research, teaching and other professional services concerned with and directed to the improvement of education. (Submitted by Michele Kick)

Woosley Takes Command
     Col. Robert R. Murfin passed the reins of the 703d MI Brigade to Lt. Col. Thomas E. Woosley in a change of command ceremony at Sills Field on May 9. Woosley was previously assigned to the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters, Department of the Army. Woosley will be promoted to the rank of colonel on June 1.
     The 703d MI Brigade conducts signals intelligence operations responsive to warfighter and national requirements. It is the Army component of the jointly staffed Kunia Regional Signals Intelligence Operations Center.
     Murfin’s next assignment is with the National Security Agency at Fort George G. Meade, Md. (Submitted by Spc. William Boldt)

Antiterrorism Award Presented
     The U.S. Army Counterintelligence Center, 716th MI Battalion, 902d MI Group, received an honorable mention for the "Best Antiterrorism Program (Comparable Level) in September 1996. Lt. Col. Timothy O’Neil, 716th MI Battalion commander, accepted the award at the DoD Worldwide Antiterrorism Conference held at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
     The U.S. Army Counterintelligence Center was recognized for providing intelligence and threat analytic support to the U.S. Army Forces Command G2, Fort McPherson, Ga., in its effort to safeguard U.S. Army personnel supporting the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ga.
     The unprecedented level of DoD involvement in the 1996 Olympics support included 10,000 Army National Guard troops. Center personnel worked directly with the G2’s Joint Task Force-Olympics to advise Army personnel on terrorist threats to the Olympics and all supporting assets. (Submitted by the 716th MI Battalion)

Froehling to Retire
     After 30 years of exemplary service, Col. Stuart Froehling will retire from the U.S. Army on June 30, 1997. Froehling has been the assistant chief of staff, reserve affairs, since May 15, 1996. His affiliation with INSCOM, however, began in the early 1980s when he was an individual mobilization augmentee at Fort George G. Meade, Md. He also served at Arlington Hall Station, as the REDTRAIN branch chief from 1987 to 1989 as an Active Guard/Reserve officer.
     Froehling served as both an enlisted soldier and a commissioned officer in both the active and Reserve Components. He has served as an aviator, a Special Forces officer and a Foreign Area Officer.
     As an aviator, Froehling flew helicopters in Vietnam with the Americal Division, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart among his awards. He also served a tour in Panama in the mid-1970s and an ROTCposition at the University of Puerto Rico in 1985, when he joined the Active Guard Reserve.
     Assigned to the Department of Army deputy chief of staff for intelligence in 1989, Froehling integrated Reserve Component MI into the Army Intelligence Master Plan.
     As assistant chief of staff, Reserve Affairs, at INSCOM, Froehling brought the Reserve Component Support and Integration Plan to fruition. The plan defines the Reserve Component-active component relationship. Under his leadership, Reserve Affairs developed the Funded Reimbursable Account, which allows INSCOM to provide its own funding source for Reserve Component soldiers and results in much more freedom and flexibility using these soldiers. (Submitted by members of the acting chief of staff office for Reserve Affairs)

Two Employees win Annual Resource Management Awards
     Congratulations to Anita Stevens and Ronald Mason, who were presented Department of the Army FY 1996 Annual Resource Management Awards in a March 21 ceremony at INSCOM Headquarters. Stevens, a management analyst, works at Headquarters INSCOM in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, Resource Management. Mason, a budget analyst, is the resource management officer at the National Ground Intelligence Center, in Charlottesville, Va.
     Stevens’ won the HQDA Fiscal Year 1996 Resource Management Award in the category of analysis and evaluation, major command and higher. She was recognized for establishing a vigorous training and implementation program to institute the new management control requirements INSCOM-wide in FY 1996. She worked with her counterparts throughout the command, other major commands and HQDA staff throughout the year. Stevens exchanged information and promoted stewardship concerning the prevention of fraud, waste and abuse of resources. She helped train subordinate commands to execute the management control program requirements throughout their organization. Stevens also promoted the establishment of a Headquarters, INSCOM, senior management council.
     Mason won the HQDA Fiscal Year 1996 Resource Management Award in the category of comptroller/deputy comptroller below major command level. He was recognized for his outstanding leadership, initiative, ingenuity and technical competency in performance of his resource management responsibilities during FY 1996. Due to the disestablishment of the Intelligence Threat and Analysis Center and subsequent transfer of functions to the National Ground Intelligence Center, Mason consolidated the resource management programs of both organizations into a single program. He directed the development of two separate and unique programs submissions for FY 1998-2003 and managed their progression through HQDA, Defense Intelligence Agency and Office of the Secretary of Defense while retaining critical resources necessary for successful mission accomplishment. He also was responsible for transitioning the National Ground Intelligence Center’s finance and accounting support to the Rome, New York, Operation Location. (Submitted by Tricia Campbell)

703rd Soldier Saves Life
     Sgt. 1st Class Michael Moore’s trip to the Commissary in January proved anything but routine. The 703rd MI Brigade S3 Operations NCO noticed an apartment complex manager attempting to revive a jogger, who was lying on the ground. The jogger was another resident, Jerry Balcer, who had been jogging when he collapsed in front of Manager Lee H. Denny.
     Moore stopped his vehicle and ran over to assist. He quickly checked for a pulse, but Balcer’s heart had stopped beating.
     Moore dialed 911 for help on his cellular phone, then started cardiopulmonary resuscitation – a skill he learned in 1980 while member of a volunteer fire department. Moore continued CPR for several minutes while Denny assisted with chest compressions.
     When the emergency team arrived, they prepared to shock Balcer in an attempt to restart his heart. They instructed Moore to continue CPR. Balcer survived the heart attack and was treated in the Intensive Care Unit at Kapi’olani Medical Center at Pali Momi, Hawaii.
     When Denny contacted the hospital later that night, he was told if Moore and Denny had not been present, Balcer might have died.
     "It was a good feeling, but yet, when I was giving (Balcer) mouth-to-mouth, he had the dead stare. Once I knew he lived, it was a good feeling."
     Moore was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his courage and quick action. (Submitted by Spc. William Boldt)


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