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Pseudonym: Ratwick, Alexander

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Definition:
Unknown identity. According to a dispatch in September of 1964, Alexander D. Ratwick was the agent who dismissed AMDESK-1 (Ricardo Anibal Morales Navarrete, aka Monkey Morales).
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Alexander D. (sometimes J. and M.) Ratwick was also a JMWAVE Reporting Officer in 1965.
Sources:

104-10177-10318: DISPATCH: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL/ AMHOUSE TERMINATION OF AMDESK/1

09/04/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 3: "Agent Service Record: 1. Agent's cryptonym or pseudonym: AMDESK/1, 201-285923. 2. Project identification: AMHOUSE. 3. Agent recruited by: Kenneth R. Sakovich. 4. Capacity in which agent served: Sab Team Leader - AMDESK Team. Subject was never used in a KUBARK (CIA) sponsored mission. 5. Rate of pay: $200.00 per month. 6. Other commitments: Standard JMWAVE MOC. 7. Agent dismissed by: Alexander D. Ratwick. 8. Reason for dismissal: Security violation - Subject made several attempts to find out about a JMWAVE/PM Operation going as far as contacting wives of agents already committed on Operations. 9. Security risks: Subject is only witting to JMWAVE training methods and local training sites. 10. Is agent recommended for re-use: No, Subject is too 'wise' and not too clever for his own good. Subject makes a good clubhouse lawyer. 11. Manner of dismissal: Amicable, Subject was warned to stay away from known operational contacts (of KUBARK interest) working with AMHOUSE. 12. Letter of termination signed: No." Probably signed by Joseph P. Langan.

104-10192-10222: CIA FILE ON MDC.

05/17/65: Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Alexander D. Ratwick, Reports Officer: Margaret R. Nankall, Approving Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman: "Source: AMYUM-14 from his brother who is a member of the Miami delegation of the MDC...Coordinated: (Handwritten: Vedder). C/PW."

104-10192-10216: REPORT COVER SHEET: AMTOD-1 FROM AMDOG-1 WHO ATTENDED THE MEETING

05/26/65: Report Cover Sheet: from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Alexander J. Ratwick, Reports Officer: Margaret R. Nankall, Approving Offficer: Andrew K. Reuteman. "Source: AMTOD-1 from AMDOG-1 who attended the meeting." Page 3: Field Information Report: Source: A young Cuban exile who has been trained in information collection. His past reporting has been accurate but lacks depth. This information was obtained from a person who attended the lecture..." It is apparent that AMDOG-1 was one of the members of JURE's delegations from various cities in Florida that attended what was described as part of "a cycle of orientation talks".

104-10180-10060: CIA FILE ON RAY, MANUEL.

07/30/65: Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Alexander M. Ratwick, Reports Officer: John C. Tarbell, Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard: Source Crypt: AMTOD-1. "TYPIC: Source: AMTOD-1 from AMDOG-1. The authentication for AMDOG-1 was prepared for this report, as there is no authentication for him on the approved list of descriptions. The information in the Field Comment is based on information in JMWAVE files on JURE, including UFG-7209 and UFG-7410."

104-10192-10211: REPORT COVER SHEET: AMTOD-1 INFORMATION FROM ABELARDO DOMINGUEZ

08/10/65: Report Cover Sheet: from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Alexander J. Ratwick, Reports Officer: John C. Tarbell, Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard. "Source: AMTOD-1 from AMDOG-1, 21 July 1965. AMDOG-1 obtained the information from Abelardo Dominguez. Do not use Dominguez name in source line." Page 3: Field Information Report: Source: A young Cuban exile who has been trained in information collection. His past reporting has been accurate but lacks depth. The information in this report was received from another Cuban exile who is in touch with members of the JURE."

104-10192-10210: REPORT COVER SHEET: AMDOG-1 RECEIVED THE INFORMATION FROM MANUEL RAY RIVERO AND JOSE RICARDO RABEL NUNEZ; AMDOG WAS ABOARD THE VENUS

08/13/65: Report Cover Sheet: from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Alexander J. Ratwick, Reports Officer: John C. Tarbell, Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard. "Source: AMTOD-1 from AMDOG-1, 11 July 1965. AMDOG-1 received the information from Manuel Ray Rivero and Jose Ricardo Rabel Nunez; AMDOG-1 was aboard the VENUS..." Page 3: Field Information Report: "Source:...The information in this report was received from another Cuban emigre who is in touch with members of the JURE. He spoke with Jose Ricardo Rabel Nunez and with Manuel Ray Rivero..."

104-10192-10208: REPORT COVER SHEET: SOURCE AMTOD-1 FROM AMDOG-1 RECEIVED THE INFORMATION FROM JOSE RICARDO RABEL NUNEZ

08/18/65: Report Cover Sheet: from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Alexander D. Ratwick, Reports Officer: John C. Tarbell, Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard. "Source: AMTOD-1 from AMDOG-1 in reports dated 13 and 16 August 1965. AMDOG-1 received the information from Jose Ricardo Rabel Nunez...Field Comment 1 is from AMDOG-1, verbally, on 14 August." See 104-10192-10209, 8/20/65, very similar.

104-10271-10321: REPORT COVER SHEET:

11/23/65: Report Cover Sheet: from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Alexander D. Ratwick, Reports Officer: John C. Tarbell, Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard. "Source: AMTOD-1 from AMDOG-1, 17 November 1965. AMDOG-1 received the information from Abelardo Dominguez, a member of JURE..." Page 3: Field Information Report: "Source: A young Cuban emigre who has been trained in information collection. His past reporting has been accurate but lacks depth..."

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