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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 Ordnance Technical Intelligence Agency (OTIA) was special-purpose military unit assigned to the Chief of Ordnance. The Chief of Ordnance was the general in charge of the Ordnance Corps. The OTIA was organized to perform and coordinate intelligence functions of the US Army Ordnance Corps.

The OTIA was discontinued in 1962 when most of the Army Technical Services were reorganized out of existence. The functions, personnel, records, and equipment of the OTIA were divided among the newly organized US Army Foreign Science and Technology Center and US Army Area Intelligence Agency.