Bill Scott, member of the 40th Division Korean War Veterans, jokes around with the crowd while riding along Constitution Avenue in the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., May 30. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
A crowd of supporters and observers wave American flags and cheer on parade participants along Constitution Avenue during the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., May 30. Approximately a hundred U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers marched in this year's parade, represented by the 200th Military Police Command, from Fort Meade, Maryland; the 55th Sustainment Brigade, from Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and the Military Intelligence Readiness Command, from Fort Belvoir. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Sgt. 1st Class Ronald English, a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier with the 200th Military Police Command, leads a formation of roughly a hundred Soldiers along Constitution Avenue in the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., May 30. U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in formation were represented by the 200th MP Cmd., from Fort Meade, Maryland; the 55th Sustainment Brigade, from Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and the Military Intelligence Readiness Command, from Fort Belvoir. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Capt. Daniel Erchul, U.S. Army Reserve Soldier, stands in formation on Constitution Avenue during the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., May 30. Soldiers in formation were from the 200th Military Police Command, from Fort Meade, Maryland; the 55th Sustainment Brigade, from Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and the Military Intelligence Readiness Command, from Fort Belvoir. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
A woman laughs with her daughter along Constitution Avenue while watching the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., May 30. Approximately a hundred U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers marched in this year's parade, represented by the 200th Military Police Command, from Fort Meade, Maryland; the 55th Sustainment Brigade, from Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and the Military Intelligence Readiness Command, from Fort Belvoir. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
BOWIE, Md. - Soldiers of the Military Intelligence Readiness Command (MIRC)
partner with the Bulldog Battalion, Army Reserve Officers Training Corps at
Bowie State University on 31 March during a celebration of the ROTC 100th
Anniversary to help highlight the benefits of military intelligence
training, operational leadership experiences and various unit assignments.
Elite Warriors of the MIRC test their Army aptitude at a competition in March at Camp Bullis by conquering urban warfare simulations, a board interview, a physical fitness test, a written exam, and other Warrior tasks and battle drills relevant to today’s operating environment. Today’s MIRC Warrior is extremely competent in Soldier and leadership skills and is capable of communicating with equal effectiveness in a board room, a SCIF, and on the battlefield.
MIRC Warriors are well versed in a variety of tasks outside of their primary military occupational intelligence skills, and are able to react, adapt and overcome situations quickly and decisively, with a culminating strategic effect that helps win wars.
The MIRC Best Warrior Competition recognizes Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army values, embody the Warrior Ethos, and represent the future force of the intelligence community. Congratulation goes to SSG Peters (right), 203d MI BN 
for winning this year’s event.
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - A change of command ceremony is an Army tradition that represents a transfer of authority from one commanding officer to another. Key to the ceremony is the senior noncommissioned officer as the custodian of the unit guidon and as the senior enlisted advisor to the incoming commander. Command Sgt. Maj. James Lambert, center, is a 30-year veteran of the Army Reserve, and is helping the unit prepare for the day's events.
BELLEVUE, Wash. - Soldiers, Families and Friends of the Military Intelligence Readiness Command (MIRC) participate in a pre-deployment Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) event on 12-13 Dec. at the Meydenbauer Convention Center.  Brig. Gen. Christie L. Nixon, MIRC Commanding General, addresses the concerns presented to help reassure that resources are available to support those involved during this deployment cycle.  YRRP is a DoD program that helps promote the well-being of Army Reserve members, their Families and loved ones by connecting them with necessary resources before, during, and after each deployment.
BELLEVUE, Wash. - Soldiers, Families and Friends of the Military Intelligence Readiness Command (MIRC) participate in a pre-deployment Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) event on 12-13 Dec. at the Meydenbauer Convention Center.  Brig. Gen. Christie L. Nixon, MIRC Commanding General, addresses the concerns presented to help reassure that resources are available to support those involved during this deployment cycle.  YRRP is a DoD program that helps promote the well-being of Army Reserve members, their Families and loved ones by connecting them with necessary resources before, during, and after each deployment.
LEWISVILLE, Texas - Sergeant Colby Bozo was born in Texas, graduated from high school, and was a member of the track team his junior and senior years. Following high school in 2008, SGT Bozo enlisted in the Army Reserve. During his military career, he deployed in support of the Global War on Terror on two separate occasions.  SGT Bozo is survived by his wife Kristen and newborn son, Brody.  He will live on in the memories and hearts of everyone blessed to have known him.
Congratulations are extended to Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) Oliver-Wegman for 38 years of service to this great nation. The retirement ceremony on 7 Oct. is officiated by Col. Zarbo, MIRC Deputy Commanding Officer, and is held at the John S. Mosby Army Reserve Center.
Soldiers of the 372nd Military Intelligence Battalion conduct an activation ceremony at the Selfridge Air National Guard museum on 12 Sept. The event symbolizes the Army tradition of recognizing the activation of a Army unit with a direct mission in support of the Department of Defense.  Col. Andrew Udzielak, Commander of the 648th Regional Support Group officiated the event, while the 338th Army Band entertained those in attendance.
Soldiers of the 372nd Military Intelligence Battalion conduct an activation ceremony at the Selfridge Air National Guard museum on 12 Sept. The event symbolizes the Army tradition of recognizing the activation of a Army unit with a direct mission in support of the Department of Defense.  Col. Andrew Udzielak, Commander of the 648th Regional Support Group officiated the event, while the 338th Army Band entertained those in attendance.
Soldiers of the 321st Military Intelligence Battalion (BfSB) participated in a Casing Ceremony on Sat. Sep. 19 at the Austin Bergrstom International Airport Armed Forces Reserve Center.
Soldiers of the 505th MI Brigade participate in a unit activation ceremony in the historic Quadrangle on Fort Sam Houston on 18 Sep.  The Commanding General of the Military Intelligence Readiness Command, Brig. Gen. Christie L. Nixon presided over the ceremony.  The ceremony formally recognized the activation of the Army Reserve’s multi-component intelligence brigade, regionally aligned to support active duty missions.
Brig. Gen. Christie L. Nixon, MIRC Commanding General, presided over the 505th MI Brigade activation ceremony in the historic Quadrangle on Fort Sam Houston on 18 Sep.  The ceremony formally recognized the activation of the Army Reserve’s multi-component intelligence brigade, regionally aligned to support active duty missions.