1st Military Intelligence Battalion Commanding Officers


Charles H. Fore..............Mar 62 – (?).........................First Battalion CO for 1st MI Bn (ARS)
A.J. Deprez..........................before October 1962 - after June 1963

Tsutomu Matsumoto.......24 Sep 63 - 9 Jun 64
John Betz......................MM/YY - Aug 64...................Acting CO
Michael Tymchak............Aug 64 – Dec 66...................Took the Battalion to Vietnam
Eugene Kelley Jr.............Nov 66 – Jun 67
Anthony F. Matta...........Jun 67 – Mar 68
Jerry G. Wetherill............Mar 68 – Dec 68
James M. Myers.............Dec 68 – Oct 69
Albert F. P. Jones...........Oct 69 – Oct 70
William I. Ames Jr...........Oct 70 – Sep 71
James W. Higdon............Sep 71 – Apr 72.....................Last CO in Vietnam
Thomas W. Fuller............Apr 72 – May 72
Albert W. Hamel.............May 72 – Jun 74
James D. Canfield...........Jun 74 – Dec 75
Michael L. O’Kane...........Dec 75 – Jun 77
George C. Campbell........Jun 77 – Nov 78
John (Tony) Lackey........Nov 78 – Jun 80
Billy Rea.......................Jun 80 – Summer 81................Died of heartattack during command
Philip R. Harper..............Summer 81 – Jul 82.................CO when Bn was inactivated
Bill Shaver....................Apr 83 - 1985.........................First CO of 1st MI Bn (AE)
George Spiczak.............1985 - 1987
Dave Cowley.................1987 - 1990
Jerry Pooley..................1990 - 1992
Butch Erickson..............1992 - 1994
Jim Boland....................1994 - 1996
Steve Nicholas..............1996 - 1998
Vern Campbell...............1998 - 2000
Danny Durham...............2000 - 2001
Dan Godfrey..................2002 - 2004
Michael Popovich...........2004 - 2006
Neil Hersey...................2006 - 2008
Michael Huston..............2008 - 8/2010
Timothy B. Brown...........8/2010 - Current Battalion Commander
When I took command of MIBARS, Major John Betz was the ACTING Commander. The appointed commander that I relieved was a Major with a Japanese name who left a month or two before I arrived.. To the best of my knowledge, Major Betz was never appointed as the MIBARS commander. He commanded the battation as an "ACTING" commander between regularly appointed commanders, but was never on written orders appointing him as the CO. –Michael Tymchak
Please note, these names and dates may not be entirely correct. We are working on a complete list, if you have any information please contact Don Skinner.Return to Overview and History page