Emilio Americo Rodriguez (AMIRE-1/pseudonym Peter Digerveno), and Grayston L. Lynch were also employed under JMOCEAN cover.
A CIA document in September of 1968, on Robert K. Brown, during the Garrison investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy, mentioned a dispatch in July, 1968, from the Chief of Station (COS) JMWAVE. This dispatch concerned Robert K. Brown, and the recent inquires into JMOCEAN. It added that "precautions were taken to protect the status of present and former JMWAVE members as a result." Furthermore, a dispatch in September of 1971 stated that "one Richard Duncan (UFAT-345, 6 January 1968) associated with Time Magazine, Columbus, Georgia, assisted Brown in regard to research work in the Miami area re Melmar and Zenith Corporations."
A memo in February, 1967, described JMOCEAN as "the successor to the notorious Zenith Technical Enterprises, Inc...located in an area administered by the University of Miami."
05/05/66: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH (Info: Chief, KUVEST): "1. Wilcott arrived PCS at JMWAVE on 26 April 1965 and submitted his resignation at JMWAVE from KUBARK (CIA) to be effective cob 15 April 1966. While at JMWAVE Subject was under the cover of JMOCEAN. 2. Wilcott resigned in order to seek employment in private industry. A resume of his KUBARK employment is as follows:...e. 26 Apr 65 to 15 Apr 66 - JMOCEAN..." - - - Page 4: ..."May 1965 to Present: The Melmar Corporation, Miami, Florida, Payroll Officer, Salary: $8,000..."
2/2/67 CIA memo: JMOCEAN is ironically described by WH Division acting chief Jake Esterline as "the successor to the notorious Zenith Technical Enterprises, Inc...located in an area administered by the University of Miami..."
10/03/67: Memorandum from Chief, Western Hemisphere Division, William V. Broe to Central Cover Staff/Non-Official: Subject: Non-Official Cover Request for Peter J. Di Gerveno (p): "1. Approval for non-official cover for Peter J. Di Gerveno (p) (former AMIRE-1) is requested. This Career Agent has been employed under the same pseudonym since July 1961. During the period June 1960 through July 1961, he carried the cryptonym AMIRE-1. Central Cover Staff has not been requested to develop non-official cover for this agent before..." - - - Page 4: ..."4. Subject was a legitimate businessman in Havana, Cuba, from 1954 through July 1961. He was the general manager of a Havana District Sales Office which represented several US firms (Appleton Electric Co., Century Electric, Hubbard Aluminium Products, Okonite Company) in Cuba. In the ensuing period from July 1961 to the present, Subject has been employed by a CIA-created commercial organization (JMOCEAN), during which time it might be presumed that Subject acquired additional commercial expertise. Subject's salary has ranged from $10,000 (in Cuba) to $13,769 (currently)..."
01/22/68: Field Reassignment Questinonaire: "Name of Employee: Grayston L. Lynch...To be Completed by Employee...5. Crypt for Current Cover: JMOCEAN..."
09/19/68: CIA document: Page 2: ..."A dispatch from COS/JMWAVE dated 26 July 1968 concerned the agitation caused by Robert K. Brown during recent inquires into JMOCEAN. Precautions were taken to protect the status of present and former JMWAVE members as a result..."
09/30/71: Dispatch from Chief, Western Hemisphere Division to COS, WH/Miami: Page 5: ..."One Richard Duncan (UFAT-345, 6 January 1968) associated with Time Magazine, Columbus, Georgia, assisted Brown in regard to research work in the Miami area re Melmar and Zenith Corporations. Also see UFGA-29143, 18 December 1967 (201-823964)..."
07/23/75: THE KENNEDY VENDETTA: How the CIA waged a silent war against Cuba by Taylor Branch and George Crile III: Page 3: ..."** In later years newspaper reports alleged that Zenith was a CIA front. JMWAVE dealt with the inconvenience by changing the name to Melmar."
01/28/78: HSCA interview of James Wilcott: Page 36: ..."WOLF: Well, did you have anything else to say about W.I. Rogue? Did you... WILCOTT: I can't remember - maybe - except that the name is familar because they used to joke about the Rogue's gallery. And I think that's where, you know, that's where the name came from. Elsie was in - where were you, Elsie - in Logistics, right? Who was the Chief of Logistics there? ELSIE: Delmonti. WILCOTT: Yeah, Delmonti. My boss was Chief of Finance. It was H. Robert Braham - Robert H. Braham - who went on Miami Station and denied that - well, at Zenith Technical Enterprises; that was the cover name for Miami Station - and he denied that, on public television in Miami that Zenith Technical Enterprises was a CIA front. After that they changed the name to Melmar Corporation - m-e-l-m-a-r - which stood for, let's see, Marine Electronic - it was supposed to be a special firm making government contracts..."