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This is the first monthly report of the Medical Information and Intelligence Agency (MIIA), a small US Army intelligence agency. The report refers to General Orders 62, Headquarters, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, dated 24 September 1956, which set up MIIA as an organization subordinate to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The agency was created from “personnel formerly assigned to the Intelligence Branch and Library of the Medical Information and Intelligence Division, OTSG, as well as personnel from the OTSG Reference Library.” As the sentence above states, MIIA was created using personnel formerly working in the Office of The Surgeon General, the chief of the Army Medical Service. Army medical intelligence originated as a small section in the Office of the Surgeon General in the early 1940s.

The report also states that Lieutenant Colonel James W. Dean, Medical Service Corps, assumed command of MIIA on 28 September 1956.

This document was retrieved from the National Archives by Dr. Jonathan Clemente.