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Cryptonym: JMARC

Overall Cuban operations, including the Bay of Pigs project, before this cryptonym became compromised in December 1960. It was then changed to JMATE.
JMARC was the crypt used for overall Cuban operations and the Bay of Pigs project until its compromise, after which the project used JMATE. There are many references to JMARC and JMATE in the official CIA Bay of Pigs history volumes.

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation, Volume III: Evolution of CIA's Anti-Castro Policies, 1959 - January 1961

A footnote on page 46 of Volume 3 of the CIA's Bay of Pigs history states: "The crypt for the WH/4 anti-Castro operation was initially JMARC. Following compromise of this crypt, the project became JMATE (sometime in the period between 6-13 December 1960)."

104-10310-10020: FILE:DDCI DOCUMENTS

JMARC Counterintelligence Plan: Have one senior CI officer and four operations officers, as well as five analysts and secretarial staff. The four staff representatives were Victor Wallen, Birch O'Neil, and two names redacted. Chief, SID, CI staff would coordinate with Deputy Chief for penetration and double agent operations. Deputy Chief, ICD, CI staff had action responsibility for penetration of Cuban Communist Party. Victor Wallen, Operations Division, CI Staff: Responsibility for collecting records and studies on Cuban Intelligence and Security Services. (Initial requirements drawn up for Ernie Sparks use.) Deputy Chief, ICG: Responsibility for collecting records and studies on Cuban Communist Party...To implement the plan for an FRD Security Service, BENDER-CARR representatives in Mexico City, Miami, Washington and New York will be briefed on the plan...(candidates) will be trained on-the-job by an Chilean ex-police officer who will be recommended to the FRD by the BENDER-CARR group. (p. 54 of 71).


8/11/60, Contract Information and Checklist for "Joyce Pineinch" (June Cobb). Her project was JMARC, Case officer Jean Pierson, Permanent Station: Havana. Security Clearance: POA. Proposed Category: Contract Agent. The general description of her duties: "To penetrate Cuban government in an effort to obtain information on present and planned activities of the Castro regime. In the event she is determined to be under control of another service, she will be played as a double."


This page lists the requests that HSCA staffers made to the CIA. The CIA responses are on the next page. JMARC is defined as "overall Cuban operations".

See Also:
Peter Dale Scott • Bill Simpich

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