Officials cut a ribbon to open the newly-expanded and renovated Joint Reserve Intelligence Center-Detroit are Capt. Douglas Upchurch, director of Defense Intelligence Agency’s Joint Reserve Intelligence Program. (USANG photo by John S. Swanson)
The Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA’s) Detroit Joint Reserve Intelligence Center (JRIC) held its rededication ceremony Friday at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in suburban Detroit, Michigan.
The ceremony was the culmination of a multiyear project to provide not only Selfridge Air National Guard Base, but also the greater Metro Detroit area, with a state-of-the-art facility enabling military intelligence professionals to conduct training and operations.
“DIA’s JRIC Detroit provides direct support to the greater Intelligence Community for training, exercises, and real-world operational missions around the globe," Captain Douglas Upchurch, director of DIA’s Joint Reserve Intelligence Program, said in a release. "The JRIC provides robust and essential support to the warfighter through remote intelligence support and a world-class training facility that prepares service members for mobilizations and deployments.”
The reconstruction and renovation project expanded the facility from about 6,000 to 26,000 square feet, a fourfold increase in workspace and building capacity.
The project’s completion also marks the beginning of a far-ranging opportunity for more than 250 military intelligence professionals to support a wide array of missions and projects buttressing requirements and objectives around the world.
The DIA Detroit JRIC is currently home to more than 250 active-duty, reserve, National Guard, and civilian intelligence professionals from throughout Michigan.
Information for this report was provided by Selfridge Air National Guard Base.