Command Sergeant Major Michael Roberts (United States Army, Retired) has been selected for induction into the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame, Class of 2014. Roberts enlisted in the Army in January of 1981 as a Military Intelligence Systems Maintainer after graduating from North Tama High School that same year. Roberts served in numerous locations and positions of increasing responsibility before retiring in 2010. He will be the first MI Systems Maintainer ever inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The Military Intelligence Corps was activated on 1 July 1987 in accordance with the United States Army Regimental System. One year later, on 1 July 1988, the Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame was formally established. Its purpose is to honor those Soldiers and civilians whose exceptional performance has made a special contribution to the Military Intelligence profession.
Including this year's inductees, only 241 Military Intelligence professionals have been selected for membership in the MI Corps Hall of Fame. Each year, the selection process is deliberate and thorough. Each nomination is judged by a board of active and retired senior officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, and professional civilians. The board's recommendations are presented to the Chief of the Corps who makes the final selection. The names of the inductees are then inscribed on the wall of honor in Alvarado Hall, Fort Huachuca, as a lasting symbol of their legacy to our Corps.
The Commanding General of the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca will host this year's Hall of Fame events and the induction ceremony on 26 and 27 June 2014.
Roberts is the son of Tom and Mary LeClerc of Pittsburg, KS and Art and Maggie Roberts of Dunkerton, IA. Roberts and his wife Lindy live in Sierra Vista, AZ where he continues to support the Army's training efforts as a Director of Operations for Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.