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Cryptonym: ODIBEX

Definition:
U.S. Army.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
The last two posts document that the ODIBEX assignees are the Army AMDOT team.
Sources:

104-10235-10406: CABLE-AS RESULT AMBUD-1 TALKS GPIDEAL AND OTHERS, AMBUD-1 HAS BEEN ATTEMPTING REVITALIZE ELISTMENTS OF CUBANS

This cable discusses AMBUD-1's attempts to "revitalize enlistments of PBRUMENs (Cubans) into ODIBEX."

104-10077-10152: DIRECTOR CABLE RE MILITARY PERSONNELL ASSIGNMENT

Listing of personnel assigned to ODOATH and ODIBEX. This includes references to Bradley Ayers of ODIBEX (it is a matter of public record that he was with the Army), and his colleague "Major Edward Roderick" who is also listed as ODIBEX and described by Ayers in his books as an Army officer. Both men are described in the documents as "TDY" (temporary duty).

104-10228-10378: CABLE: SITREP ON FT KNOX UNIT RECEIVED BY MAIL

This cable is concerned with morale of Cubans regarding "ODIBEX policies." Fort Knox is a US Army post in Kentucky.

104-10129-10148: CABLE RE VLADIMIR SLOBODA.

This cable refers to a "Capt Jack Manning OBIDEX." Manning said Sloboda was a member of his MI group at Fort Meade - this is an Army installation in Maryland.

104-10213-10258: DISPATCH: PROGRESS REPORT AMTRUNK TEAM, 1-30 SEPTEMBER 1963

10/12/63 dispatch from Chief, JMWAVE to Chief, SAS: "...complications arose over AMTRUNK-9's POA...when it was discovered that ODIBEX had laid prior claim to his services...ODIBEX relinquished all claim over AMTRUNK-9 after the Station had granted an interview to an ODIBEX case officer with AMTRUNK-9 in order that A-9 could be debriefed on his knowledge of AMFAUNA-3's activities. At the same time KUBARK/CIA offered to assist ODIBEX by exfiltrating AMFAUNA-3 on the same operation during which AMTRUNK-9 would be infiltrated."

104-10228-10352: DISPATCH:TRANSMITTAL OF LETTER FROM AMDIP-1 TO PBRUMENS IN ODIBEX

6/15/62 dispatch re Tony Varona letter to Cubans in "ODIBEX". The attached letter is addressed to "Fort Jackson", which is a US Army Training Center.

104-10075-10437: JMWAVE CABLE RE ARMY AMDOT TEAM

12/3/63 cable WAVE 8452 from JMWAVE to Director: "Chief of Station comment: Army AMDOT team cleared by KUSODA for AMDOT program at Eglin (Air Force Base)."

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

12/13/63 cable WAVE 9003 from JMWAVE to Director, slugline RYBAT TYPIC KUROAR PERS: "Request Mr. (REDACTED) 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 assignees."

104-10164-10427: MFR TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH 00/C, WASHINGTON, D.C. WITH REGARD TO A CALL OO,C CHICAGO

9/25/63 letter about dre contact on 9/12, by Stanley Figolak - says DRE is a MOB-created org acting independently of creator. MOB probably a reference to the CIA's "Maritime Operations Branch". Marginalia about the DRE acting independently of the MOB states "AMEN!" Cain wanted to take photo of Torres and then "get out" - thought Torres had (CIA) training and possibly ODIBEX training.

104-10299-10011: Dispatch: AMBUD plans for celebrations throughout US on George Washington's Birthday as expression gratitude Cuban exiles to American people

2/21/63 dispatch from A. Caponong to Chief, SAS: An AMBUD publication is "primarily for the Cuban recruits at Fort Jackson and those officers now in advanced officers training with ODIBEX."

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