2001 Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame. (Hall of Fame).
Command Sergeant Major Randolph S. Hollingsworth (U.S. Army, Retired) Discipline: Imagery Interpretation
Randolph S. Hollingsworth entered the Army as an imagery interpreter. As a specialist, his imagery section of the 73d Surveillance Aircraft Company (Mohawk) provided crucial intelligence to three corps (II, III, and IV Corps) in the Republic of Vietnam. Supporting the 1st, 3d, 9th, and 25th Infantry Divisions, the 1st Cavalry Division, and the 199th Light Infantry Brigade, his team was responsible for early warning of upcoming attacks on thousands of U.S. soldiers, South Vietnamese soldiers, and civilians during the Tet Offensive of 1970.
As a sergeant, he became the noncommissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of an imagery interpretation section while stationed in Long Thanh, South Vietnam. The 23-soldier section provided intelligence and early warning intelligence support to the III and IV Corps. The intelligence production spearheaded by Hollingsworth was instrumental in the success of the U.S. Army and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) forces stopping the infiltration of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Viet Cong soldiers and supplies entering South Vietnam. He also was vital in determining avenues of entry as U.S. soldiers pushed into Cambodia and destroyed NVA and Viet Cong infiltration areas and supply depots. Hollingsworth also served as the Intelligence Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) for testing and evaluation of the Y-O3A Silent Surveillance Aircraft. This aircraft was critical in stopping the Viet Cong's nighttime movement in the IV Corps area of operations (AO). Furthermore, he developed a plan that successfully used the T actical Imagery Interpretation Facility (TIFF), a computer-driven imagery intelligence and analysis program.
Serving in the 1st MI Battalion, he worked as the Assistant Imagery Interpretation NCOIC. In this capacity, he was responsible for all individual and collective training for the detachment. Additionally, he served as the Detachment Motor NCO; as the Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) NCOIC, he contributed to the detachment's receipt of the highest Inspector General rating in the Battalion. Always looking for ways to improve training, Hollingsworth revitalized the role of the NCO in planning, conducting, and coordinating intelligence and common-core training. He established the first Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Program (NCODP) for the Battalion.
During a period of five months, then Staff Sergeant Hollingsworth served as an MI Detachment First Sergeant. Earning praise and admiration from the 82d Airborne Division Commander and the XVIII Airborne Corps Commander, he and his soldiers provided accurate and timely intelligence products, increasing the overall readiness of the Division and Corps. The detachment also gained praise for its ability to provide real-world intelligence on Cuba to the Army Intelligence Agency.
Upon arriving in Germany for his next assignment with the 3d Armor Division, the Division G2, Lieutenant Colonel George Walker, personally selected Hollingsworth to develop the Division Air Reconnaissance Section. A natural choice for this assignment, Hollingsworth, through his expertise as an imagery interpreter, built the best G2 Air Section in V Corps. Again, his section gained praise and admiration from the Division and Corps Commanders and the Corps G2. Furthermore, the Corps G2 requested that he assist the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) S2 in the preparation of the regimental defense and the positioning of MI assets in response to Warsaw Pact units. He reacted quickly and diligently, implementing his plan within 90 days. Responsible for the evaluation and execution of the first Army Training and Evaluation Program (ARTEP) of an Armor Division, and the total MI system from the ground to the air, the exercise was rated a complete success and became the standard for evaluations of other MI units. Befo re leaving Germany, Hollingsworth paved the way for the SOTARS Project (the predecessor to the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or Joint STARS). His dedication and hard work on the project enabled testing, training, and development of the new Joint STARS system, which would become a "hero" of Operation DESERT STORM.
Returning to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Hollingsworth worked as both the Imagery Detachment Sergeant and the Operations and Training NCO for the 525th MI Brigade. He provided real-time, real-world intelligence support to the light and Special Forces units during the coup in Iran and throughout the U.S. hostage crisis.
After a tour as a recruiter in Ohio, Hollingsworth distinguished himself again through his meritorious service as the Strategic Branch Chief in the Photographic Interpretation Center-Korea, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, J2, at Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Korea. In this capacity, he continually demonstrated an unusual degree of professionalism, initiative, sound judgment, and perceptive recognition of critical Republic of Korea and U.S. intelligence requirements. Through his devotion to duty, expertise, and demand for excellence, the quality of reports improved and the error rate dropped significantly, which contributed to the Center's excellent reputation. His effective planning and allocation of resources, anticipation of potential problem areas, and development of training programs resulted in a 156-percent increase in the quantity of reports produced in a year. He was also directly responsible for the production and dissemination of a revised edition of the Know Our Enemy Handbook.
Coming to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Hollingsworth served as an instructor for the MI Officer Basic, Officer Advanced, and Foreign Officer Courses. He then became the First Sergeant of B Company, 1st Training Battalion, and subsequently the CSM of the Battalion. During this time he developed a new system for the 96B (Intelligence Analyst) and 96D (Imagery Analyst) courses. Afterward, he served as the Sergeant Major (SGM) for the Department of Tactical Intelligence and Military Science.
Specifically chosen by Command Sergeant Major David Klehn, then Command Sergeant Major of the Military Intelligence Corps, Hollingsworth became the G2 SGM of the 6th Infantry Division (Light). His work in the 3d Armor Division, his expertise, and his professionalism gained him and the Military Intelligence Corps respect from combat arms officers and soldiers. He established an extensive training plan based on FM 25-100, Training the Force, and FM 25101, Battle Focused Training, for all MI soldiers from squad through divisional level. The training plan contributed to the 6th Infantry Division's successful rotations at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Combat Gold Korea, Japan, and internal and external evaluations from other light infantry divisions. As the 106th MI Battalion CSM, Hollingsworth successfully led the Battalion through five JRTC rotations and three National Training Center (NTC) rotations, while still providing real-world intelligence, training, and language support for the United State s Army Chief of Staff, as well as linguist support for the State Department.
Returning to Fort Huachuca, Hollingsworth served as the 111th MI Brigade CSM. During his tenure, the 111th field-tested the All-Source Analysis System (ASAS), Joint STARS, and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and rewrote MI doctrine from the NCO's perspective. Chosen as the Command Sergeant Major of the Military Intelligence Corps in 1995, Hollingsworth worked diligently to improve the NCO Academy, revise MI doctrine, and prepare the Military Intelligence Corps for the 21st century.
CSM Hollingsworth retired from the Army in 1995. He had dedicated his life to making the focal points of the MI NCO--training, leading, and caring for soldiers--through his constant development of training plans, as well as his determination and willingness to work with the soldiers and officers of the combat arms units he supported.
Lieutenant General Patrick M. Hughes (U.S. Army, Retired)
Patrick M. Hughes joined the Regular Army on 2 January 1962. He served from January 1962 until January 1965 on active duty as a Combat Medic with the 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and the 249th Helicopter Ambulance Detachment (H-21), an element of U.S. Strike Command. Following his active duty, Specialist Five Hughes remained in the U.S. Army Reserve until 1967.
He later entered Montana State University and joined the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. Second Lieutenant Hughes received his commission in the Regular Army Infantry in June 1968 from Montapa State University, graduating as a Distinguished Military Student.
His first assignment was as a Platoon Leader and Battalion Adjutant in the 2d Battalion, 504th Airborne Infantry, 82d Airborne Division. During this period, he was a member of the security cordon in Washington, D.C., for the first inauguration of President Richard Nixon.
He next served as a Platoon Leader in the 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division at Fire Support Base "Danger" in the Mekong Delta. There, he participated in both airmobile and river ine combat operations.
Subsequently assigned to Hawaii with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Captain Hughes Branch-transferred from Infantry to Military Intelligence in 1970. Following training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Fort Holabird, Maryland, Captain Hughes returned to Vietnam for one year as the Province Phung Hoang (Phoenix Program) Advisor and Province Intelligence Advisor on Advisory Team 49, Long Khanh Province, Military Region III. During this period, Captain Hughes worked with the Police Special Branch and the Provincial Reconnaissance Unit (PRU) against the Viet Cong infrastructure.
Following the Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Captain Hughes worked as the Deputy and subsequently Commander of the Special Security Office (SSO) at Camp Zama, Japan.
After completion of the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Masters Degree program at Central Michigan University, Major Hughes went to work for the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence (DCSINT), Army Staff. He first worked as a Foreign Liaison Officer, then as an Intelligence Doctrine and Special Activities Staff Officer, and finally, as the Intelligence Assistant to the Director of the Army Staff.
Major Hughes then traveled to Fort Lewis, Washington, after his recruitment into the 9th Infantry Division and the U.S. Army High-Technology Test Bed. His assignments there included Executive Officer of the 109th MI Battalion (Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence, or CEWI) and Commander of the Division's Operational Support Detachment. Following his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, he became Director of Intelligence, G2, 9th Infantry Division; then he took command of the 109th MI Battalion. This period included the development, acquisition and testing of MI and Army operational equipment and advanced operational concepts, and he played a significant part.
He returned to Fort Leavenworth for two years as a Fellow at the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). In 1988, after his promotion, Colonel Hughes assumed command of the 501st MI Brigade in the Republic of Korea, followed by a six-month period as the Executive Officer to the Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces, Korea. His tour included direct involvement in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and numerous operations with South Korean intelligence services.
Selected for Brigadier General in 1991, he became the Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Agency, during Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM and the post-conflict period. His duties took him to Saudi Arabia and led him to direct involvement in successful military operations against Iraq. This experience led to his selection as the Director of Intelligence, J2, U.S. Central Command, an assignment that included combat operations against Iraq and direct involvement in the U.S. military action in Somalia.
In June 1994, Major General Hughes accepted the position of Director of Intelligence, J2, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (OJCS) and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He was responsible for current and crisis intelligence and indications warnings for U.S. operational forces.
In February 1996, Lieutenant General Hughes became the 12th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. His duties included acting as the General Defense Intelligence Program Manager, a major element of the National Foreign Intelligence Program and the Defense General Intelligence Applications Program, part of the Department of Defense budget. He also managed the Central Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Program for the U.S. intelligence community.
He formally retired from the United States Army on 1 October 1999.
Warrant Officers of the MI Corps
The MI Corps inducted its first honorary Warrant Officer during the Hall of Fame Ceremony on 29 June 2001. Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael L. Fried (U.S. Army, Retired) became the first honorary MI Corps Warrant Officer.
To recognize the important contributions of our warrant officers and to ensure that we properly identify and address warrant officer issues, Major General John D. Thomas, Jr., established the active duty position of Chief Warrant Officer of the Ml Corps in 1999. Unlike the honorary positions with the Ml Corps, the warrant officer in this position is the senior active duty warrant officer assigned to the Office of the Chief, Military Intelligence (OCMI), at Fort Huachuca. The second warrant officer so honored is CW5 Lon D. Castleton, who will replace CW5 Rex A. Williams in that position in November 2001.
Chief Warrant Officer of the MI Corps
Chief Warrant Officer Five Lon D. Castleton enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1973. He attended basic training at Fort Ord, California, and advanced individual training (AIT) for MOS 71 N (Transportation Movement Specialist) at Fort Eustis, Virginia. After arrival at his first duty assignment, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, he applied for MI and graduated from the 97D MI Coordinator Course in December 1974.
From January 1975 to July 1976, he served with the 470th MI Group in the Republic of Panama.
In December 1976, CW5 Castleton completed the 97B Counterintelligence Agent Course at Fort Huachuca. As a CI Agent, he completed tours at the 525th MI Group (which later reorganized and became the 902d Ml Group at Fort MacArthur, California, in Los Angeles) and the 209th MI Battalion, in Seoul, Korea.
In January 1981, CW5 Castleton established the 902d MI Group's office at the newly activated National Training Center (NTC), at Fort Irwin, California. As the Special Agent in Charge, he supervised a five-person office that provided CI support to the NTC and conducted CI Investigations in the Mojave Desert area to include Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Nevada Nuclear Test Site near Tonapah. He also provided CI support to special mission units that trained in the California high desert.
After completing the MI Warrant Officer Advanced Course at Fort Huachuca in April 1984, CW5 Castleton became the Chief of the CI/Security Platoon, Iith ACR, in Fulda, Germany. Although this was a tactical assignment, CI personnel liaised with local German authorities, conducted CI investigations within the Iith ACRAO, and trained with the interrogators to provide tactical human intelligence (HUMINT) support to the unit during major exercises and in case of war. The CI and HUMINT personnel conducted border patrols continuously along the inter-German border and also provided CI support to special Ml missions such as target exploitation (TAREX).
In 1987, he gained acceptance in the U.S. Army Great Skill Program and trained as an Area Intelligence Technician. His first assignment was as a Project Officer with Team 6, at Headquarters, Department of the Army, where he developed and executed special plans in support of combat commanders in chief such as the Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command, during Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM; the CINC, U.S. Army-Europe, and CINC, U.S. Forces, Korea.
In 1992, CW5 Castleton joined the Army Field Support Center, Hanover, Maryland, as the Chief of the Operations Branch. His element provided specialized support to special mission and special intelligence units throughout the world, including direct support to the Rangers in Somalia.
In 1995 after he successfully completed Airborne Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, CW5 Castleton became the CI Functional Manager in the Defense HUMINT Service (DHS), at DIA in Arlington, Virginia. In this capacity, he coordinated DHS operations with the Central Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence Agency, and the military services.
From 1997 until his current assignment at Fort Huachuca, CW5 Castleton served as the Chief of the Area Intelligence Branch at the Great Skill Division at Fort Meade, Maryland. He was responsible for recruiting, training, and assigning all MOS 35F (HUMINT) commissioned officers and 351C (Area Intelligence Technician) warrant officers in the Great Skill Program. These officers' assignments are to special mission and special intelligence units worldwide.
CW5 Castleton is the Chief, Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Committee, in the 309th MI Battalion at Fort Huachuca. He is currently serving on a special G2 task force.
In addition to being a graduate of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Staff Course and the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course, CW5 Lon Castleton holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Central Michigan University.
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|Date:||Oct 1, 2001|
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