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JMUA Awarded 1996
CITATION to accompany the award of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award
to the Defense Intelligence Agency
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) distinguished itself by exceptionally meritorious service, from 2 June 1994 to 30 September 1996. During this period, DIA significantly increased the efficiency and effectiveness of military intelligence at a time of dramatically declining resources by leading, centrally managing, and integrating the spectrum of Department of Defense intelligence resources and activities. These improvements in efficiency resulted in major sucesses. From providing critical medical intelligence support to United States and Coalition forces participating in numerous joint operations throughout the world to providing battle damage assessments and structural analysis. DIA consistently provided vital intelligence required by Senior officials and the White House to achieve National objectives. By their exemplary performance of duty, the members of the Defense Intelligence Agency brought great credit to themselves, their Services and to the Department of Defense.
Given under my hand this 9th day of October, 1996
[ signed ]
Secretary of Defense
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