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Cryptonym: KUROAR

Definition:
Training Branch.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10103-10112: OPERATIONAL/[DELETION]/AMTRUNK - PROJECT AMTRUNK OPERATIONAL REVIEW

3/31/63: "The AMTRUNK team, consisting of AMICE-27, AMICE-14, AMTRUNK-2 and AMTRUNK-3 were safehoused on 4 March 1963 at Safesite #164 on Plantation Key. Andrew S. Parmers, KUROAR instructor from Headquarters, was already at the training site when the team was brought there by the two case officers, Irving N. PEGGINS and Hobart J. Vandeborn."

104-10075-10174: JMWAVE CABLE RE ACCEPTABLE TRAINING

11/22/63, JMWAVE to Director, slugline TYPIC KUROAR: "Date Feb. 3 acceptable for training of AMDENIM-3 in New York City."

104-10076-10173: JMWAVE CABLE SUBJECTS VISIT TO HQS

12/07/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC KUROAR AMHAM AMTYKE: REF DIR 87514: "Messrs. Wall and (REDACTION) will be HQs 9 Dec. (REDACTION) will check in with Lt. Col. Santangelo at MPD. C/S Comment: *Confirmed reservations."

104-10299-10162: MF: JOSE T.U. VIAMONTES JARDINES

12/9/63, memo from PW Evalena S. Vidal to Mr. Brad Ayers, Training Branch. "Subject (Jose T.U. VIAMONTES Jardines) was one of twelve individuals suggested by the CRC and approved by State and Defense for the above-mentioned (US Army advanced officer's) training."

1993.08.04.17:08:22:120028: DIRECTOR CABLES, DIR 88465 - 89028.

12/12/63: Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: Charles J. Francis, Unit: SAS/SUPPORT): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC PERS: "The director KUROAR has selected Mr. (REDACTION) GS-13 as the new camp commander AMDOT. HQs believes (REDACTION) should have at least 30 days TDY at JMWAVE and the training site for familiarization prior PCS. Please advise concurrence and date when he should plan to arrive." Releasing Officer: (REDACTION) Desmond FitzGerald, C/SAS. Coordinating Officers: (REDACTION), C/OS/TR (telecon). (Signature), C/SAS/PERSONNEL. Authenticating Officer: Charles J. Francis for Vincent J. Heyman, C/SAS/SS.

104-10076-10430: JMWAVE CABLE REQUESTING TDY FOR BRIEFING AND FAMILIARIZATION

12/13/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Priority ISOL): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC KUROAR PERS: REF DIR 88847: "Request Mr. (REDACTION) TDY WAVE night 15 Dec with AMLEMNOS team for few days briefing and familiarization. Will also afford opportunity to inspect AMDOT area and meet ODIBEX (U.S. Army) assignees."

Brad Ayers, The Zenith Secret (Vox Pop, 2006)

Late 1963: (At page 23): "The (training) class was presented quite informally, in Spanish, by Rip (Robertson)'s personal assistant, a Cuban named Felix (Rodriguez?)...(at p. 25): Cal (was the) chief of training, and (had) his assistant, Rudy (Enders?)...I knew Dave Morales would object like hell to the new prominence and control of the training branch in the selection and development of the teams." Was the director of training Cal Hicks aka Cal Hitch? https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=23130&search=cal_AND+cia#relPageId=2&tab=page

180-10145-10345: No Title

1965: The biography file for Luis Posada/AMCLEVE-15 identifies him as a KUROAR instructor. It also identifies Posada as a "past member of JURE, member of no other group."

104-10178-10228: SUBJ EVENTUALLY TO BE USED AS A WAVE KUROAR BRANCH INSTRUCTOR

3/31/65 memo from JMWAVE: Posada "eventually to be used as WAVE KUROAR branch instructor...he was approached 14 and 23 March by 201-281386 re using subject as weapons instructor in Mexi, connection with planned coup...Station advised subj accept offer and report findings to WAVE."

104-10215-10139: CABLE: REQUEST TRAINING FOR SIX MAN LEADER GROUP SCHEDULED

07/07/66: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline PBRUMEN KUROAR CHAPPIE RAMROD: "1. Request training for six man leader group scheduled arrive (REDACTION) 11 July as follows: (REDACTION) same given AMANCHORS less emphasis UDT. (REDACTION) stress leadership training and rotate leadership assignments in field exercises encompassing tradecraft, caching, observation and reporting all trainees completed JMWAVE training and have OA's and recent LCFLUTTERS. 2. Trainees: AMLILAC/29 (201-728520) TA Ignacio (trained at REDACTION July 63), AMLILAC/33 (201-741331) TA Manuel (trained at REDACTION Feb 64), AMSKIRT-1 (201-753409) TA Pablo (trained at REDACTION Jan 65), AMHINT-56 (201-332676) TA Frank (JMWAVE training only), AMTRUNK-21 (201-300063) TA Luis (JMWAVE training only), AMLUNT-2 (201-324081) TA Filipe (JMWAVE training only), AMPOLISH-1 (201-285159) TA Simon REDACTION Aug 65), interpreter C/O to be assigned. 3. Request airlift leader team to (REDACTION) night 11 July and return AMANCHOR group ISO WAVE night 12 July."

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