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JMUA Awarded 1986
CITATION to accompany the award of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award
to the Defense Intelligence Agency
The Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C., distinguished itself by exceptionally meritorious service from June 1985 to June 1986. The Agency provided unparalleled intelligence support encompassing the broadest range of intelligence analysis, technical services, photographic processing, and reconnaissance imagery to meet the real time requirements of national decision makers. Responding directly to immediate requirements, the Agency provided vital intelligence to policy makers during the tense period of the TWA Flight 847 hijacking incident, to on-site operational units during the Achille Lauro hijacking to the White house staff during the Philippine crisis, and for Naval and Air Force component commanders during the Libyan counterterrorist operations. Never faltering in its commitment, the Agency provided the critical information demanded by the tactical commanders without which success could not have been achieved, and national objectives would not have been realized. The distinctive accomplishments of the personnel assigned to the United States Defense Intelligence Agency reflect great credit upon themselves and the Department of Defense.
Given under my hand this 31st day of October, 1986
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Secretary of Defense
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