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Tragic Events of 11 September, 2001
Washington D.C. - September, 2001
The 11 September attacks in New York, Washington and the plane crash in Pennsylvania are terrible tragedies for our nation, the Department of Defense and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims, their families and friends.
In addition to those loved ones our employees lost in New York and Pennsylvania, DIA experienced its own losses. We regret to announce that the Department of Defense has confirmed the deaths of the following DIA employees who were killed as a result of the 11 September attack on the Pentagon:
- Rosa Maria (Rosemary) Chapa, Springfield, Virginia, 4 year DIA employee
- Sandra N. Foster, Clinton, Maryland, 23 year DIA employee
- Robert J. Hymel, Woodbridge, Virginia, 7 year DIA employee
- Shelley A. Marshall, Marbury, Maryland, 14 year DIA employee
- Patricia E. (Patty) Mickley, Springfield, Virginia, 3 year DIA employee
- Charles E. (Chuck) Sabin, Burke, Virginia, 20 year DIA employee
- Karl W. Teepe, Centreville, Virginia, 10 year DIA employee
We are in contact with their families and support them through this difficult time.
The DIA is up and fully operational. Our employees responded calmly and professionally to these traumatic events and continue to operate in keeping with their training and dedication. Our country will prevail in these trials and the DIA will do its part to ensure that success.
DIA is the nation’s premier all-source military intelligence organization.
It provides the nation’s most authoritative assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities. The agency’s four core competencies -- human intelligence, all-source analysis, counterintelligence and technical intelligence -- enable military operations while also informing policy-makers at the defense and national levels.
DIA’s mission is unique and no other agency matches its military expertise across such a broad range of intelligence disciplines.
This page was last updated January 25, 2013.