Military Intelligence --this week in history. 15 October 1946

By U.S. ArmyOctober 15, 2012

Vint Hill Farms Station Code School, 1944
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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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