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JMUA Awarded 1991
CITATION to accompany the award of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award
to the Defense Intelligence Agency
The Defense Intelligence Agency distinguished itself by exceptionally meritorious achievement from 1 August 1990 to 1 March 1991. During this period, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) analyzed force capabilities, movements and intentions prior to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, and provided consistently outstanding, dedicated intelligence to the National Command Authority and field commanders throughout Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. At the outset, DIA National-Military Intelligence Support Teams deployed with the Commander in Chief United States Central Command and his component commanders, ensuring the immediate flow of timely intelligence responsive to theater requirements. To meet the unique challenges of the crisis and conflict, DIA shaped the military intelligence structures and systems required for the critical collection, analysis and reporting of threat assessements, evolving order of battle, targeting and battle damages; and for swift dissemination to the theater commander and coalition partners. The sustained, vital role played by the personnel of the Defense Intelligence Agency contributed with great distinction to the coalition victory. By their exemplary performance of duty, the members of the Defense Intelligence Agency have brought great credit to themselves and to the Department of Defense.
Given under my hand this 22nd day of July, 1991
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Secretary of Defense
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