Vint Hill Farms Station Code School, 1944
Vint Hill Farms Station Code School, 1944

After World War I, the Army's cryptographic elements were transferred to the
Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth. On October 5, 1942, the Cryptographic
Division transferred from Fort Monmouth to Vint Hill Farms Station, Virginia
and became known as the Signal Corps Cryptographic School. It trained both
officers and enlisted students in two shifts until new facilities were
completed in May 1943. In June 1944, the school became known as the Vint
Hill Farms School with a focus on cryptanalysis, traffic analysis, and
cryptographic equipment maintenance. When the Army Security Agency (ASA)
was created in September 1945, it assumed the mission of the former Signal
Intelligence Service. The Vint Hill School was renamed the ASA school on 15
Oct 1946, encompassing both officer and enlisted training.

The ASA School moved to Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, in 1949 and then to
Fort Devens, Massachusetts in 1951, where it eventually became known as the
US Army Security Agency Training Center and School (USASATC&S). In October
1976, the USASATC&S became part of the US Army Intelligence Center and
School (USAICS) at Fort Huachuca, although Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
training remained primarily at Fort Devens until 1994, when all MI training
was consolidated under USAICS. Today, while the responsibility for all
Military Intelligence training falls to the US Army Intelligence Center of
Excellence, many of the SIGINT courses are taught offsite, at Goodfellow Air
Force Base in San Angelo, Texas and Corry Station, in Pensacola, Florida.


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