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Historical Data Cards were used to record the organizational history of units within the Army. This card was provided to Robert Bolin by the US Army Institute of Heraldry in 1985.

The Missile Intelligence Agency (MIA) was organized on 1 December 1967 as the Missile Intelligence Directorate of the US Army Missile Command in Huntsville, AL. On 14 August 1970, the Missile Intelligence Directory was redesignated the Missile Intelligence Agency, a special purpose-military organization assigned to the US Army Materiel Command.

Many of the entries on the card were made when a new Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) were issued. TDAs were tables prescribing the organization structure, personnel, and equipment authorizations for unique military organizations performing specialized functions. The strength of the organization authorized by the TDAs shows the rapid growth of the organization over a period of more than 15 years.