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Pseudonym: Rozeney, Monroe

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Definition:
Oliver Mowrer Silsby. Monroe B. Rozeney worked with QJWIN-1 (Jose Marie Andre Mankel) on the QJWIN project. Rozeney also used the pseudonym Elliot S. (or T.) Jouvenoy.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
According to a response to a request from the Senate Committee in early September of 1975 the true name for the person who used the pseudonyms of Monroe B. Rozeney and Elliot T. Jouvenoy was Oliver Mowrer Silsby.

According to his obituary in The Washington Post on May 28, 2006, "Silsby began his CIA career in 1950 when placed under cover in Paris as an employee of an export-import firm with instructions to work with the French resistance should the Russians invade western Europe. He then served under diplomatic cover in Belgium (1954-1959), Luxembourg (1960-1965) and Laos (1968-1970). He later established and guided the first CIA terrorism bureau in the 1970s. Upon his retirement in 1979, he was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal in recognition of his contribution to the CIA."
Sources:

104-10185-10041: CABLE- PLS TELL QJWIN RABNEY WOULD LIKE MEET HIM WIESBADEN SOMETIME DURING LAST FEW DAYS JULY

07/06/61: Cable from Luxembourg to Director (Orig: A. M. Silver, FI/D/OPS): Slugline RYBAT ZRRIFLE: "Please tell QJWIN (Jose Marie Andre Mankel) Rabney (Arnold Silver) would like meet him Wiesbaden sometime during last few days July. Places and times including alternates will be as in DIR 30170 (OUT 84818). Rabney will call Rozeney from Brussels during week 17 July to set date and alternate. Will need QJWIN for about two weeks." Releasing Officer: C/FI/D W. Harvey by direction of C/WE.

104-10185-10345: CABLE: PER QJWIN, LUXE CUSTOMS PROSECUTING NICKEL SMUGGLING CHARGE

04/26/62: Cable from Luxembourg to Director: Slugline RYBAT ZRRIFLE: REF DIR 04847 (OUT 73943): "1. Per QJWIN, LUXE customs prosecuting nickel smuggling charge since 1954. He and two Belgians involved. Trial over and verdict due week 29 April. He expects fine but confident can negotiate reasonable figure on basis ability to pay and can arrange small monthly payments. Customs has no authority investigate source his income...5. HQs decision should take into consideration Rozeney absence on home leave July and August."

104-10185-10004: QJWIN CONTRACT EXTENDED TO MARCH 63

05/24/62: Cable from Luxembourg to Director (Orig: A. M. Silver, FI/D): Slugline RYBAT ZRRIFLE: "1. QJWIN contract extended to March 63...3. Timing of move hinges on plans for new QJWIN case officer about whom Rozeney to be briefed on strictly RYBAT basis. Will advise soon as plans firm and may wish discussion with Rozeney prior home leave...5. Only division officer briefed this project is Jack T. Fagg (Thomas O'Ryan). Please do not mention Winnett during his visit." Releasing Officer: William K. Harvey. Authenticating Officer: (Initials), AC/WE.

104-10185-10016: NO CONTACT DURING ROZENEY ABSENCE CONTEMPLATED AT PRESENT

06/21/62: Cable from Luxembourg to Director (Orig: A.M. Silver, FI/D): Slugline RYBAT ZRRIFLE: RE LUXE 0489 (IN 13560): "No contact during Rozeney absence contemplated at present. However request you arrange prior your departure that station secretary can pass simple message to QJWIN if necessary. Understand Rozeney ETA HQs 16 July. Since Fagg (Thomas O'Ryan) will be absent please contact Presland (William K. Harvey) directly on arrival re QJWIN. C/S Comment: *Requested advise if HQs contact during Rozeney absence." Releasing Officer: William K. Harvey.

104-10103-10306: QJWIN - FINANCE/RECEIPT FOR OCTOBER 1963 SALARY

11/22/63: Dispatch from COS, Luxembourg to Chief, KUTUBE - Attn: Daniel C. Brillard: "Forwarded herewith as a separate cover attachment is the receipt for QJWIN's October, 1963 salary. Monroe B. Rozeney."

104-10088-10194: DISPATCH ON QJWIN TERMINATION

04/24/64: Dispatch from COS, Luxembourg to Chief, KUTUBE - Attn: Daniel C. Brillard) (Info: Chief, WE - Attn: Jack T. Fagg): "1. QJWIN has been terminated. Rozeney told him on 21 April that the operation in which he was to play a role had been shelved and therefore his contract, which ran out on 29 February, was not renewed...In discussing his future, Rozeney suggested, now that he has received all the necessary authorizations for doing business in Germany, he seriously consider going ahead with the venture in Cologne...2. Since January 1962...QJWIN's only assignment has been to establish cover. This requirement was confirmed by DIR-12541 of 28 May 1962 and during Rozeney's discussions in headquarters in July 1962, 27 months and some $18,000 later, he is still not in place, although Rozeney made an issue of this with him in August 1963. Whether he ever really intended to commit himself to this assignment remains a question. Rozeney has strong doubts...3. Rabney is known to QJWIN by true name. Rozeney used the name 'Pierre' with him, but it is assumed that he has identified Rozeney's true name. QJWIN knows the telephone number of the station's outside phone, but this phone is being dismantled in October of this year. QJWIN's addresses are forwarded under separate cover. Monroe B. Rozeney." This version of the same document included a better view of the bottom of the dispatch: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=22216&search=#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10185-10332: CABLE: ROZENEY DEPARTED LE HAVRE 28 OCT. PLANS BE HQS

10/29/64: Cable from Brussels to Director: REF DIR 60123: "Rozeney departed Le Havre 28 Oct. Plans be HQs prior home leave 5 Nov. Handwritten note: *Requested Rozeney make brief roundup of QJWIN project and activities up to time of termination last Feb."

104-10310-10012: LETTER: DEAR MR. ELDER

09/05/75: CIA originated document from U. S. Senate Committee to Assistant to the DCI: "Designations received in memo from Senate dtd 3 Sept. 75...1. FUTBE. 2. KUTUBE. 3. DMLIVID - Yugoslav cryptonym - see identity. 4. LAURICLE. 5. Rozeney, Monroe B. (P). 6. Jouvenoy, Elliot T. (P). 7. Crickard, Wanda (P). 8. Rabney, James N. (P). 9. Harvey, William K. (T)." - - - Page 4: ..."5. Silsby, Oliver Mowrer (T). 6. Silsby, Oliver Mowrer (T)..." - - - 2022 release, page 4: https://documents3.theblackvault.com/documents/jfkfiles/jfk2022/104-10310-10012.pdf

104-10310-10014: MEMORANDUM: RESPONSES TO SSC REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PROJECT ZRRIFLE

09/17/75: Memorandum: Reference: William G. Millar to Mr. Walt Elder, 3 September 1975: ..."2...b. Monroe B. Rozeney, Ed Jouvenoy, Wanda Crickard and James N. Rabney are all pseudonyms. Rozeney and Jouvenoy are pseudonyms assigned successively to the same individual, IDENTITY A. This officer is currently actively employed in clandestine operations under official cover. During the period in question he was stationed in western Europe as an operations officer..." Page 3: IDENTITY A: (REDACTION). (As is IDENTITY B).

https://www.maryferrell.org/search.html?q=Silsby&docid=1044&from=1

Oliver Silsby was mentioned on pages 140 and 439 on David Corn's Blond Ghost: Ted Shackley and the CIA's Crusades (1994): Page 140: "The whole thing was a little operetta, a charade in many ways," recalled Oliver Slisby, an Agency case officer who handled contacts with leading Lao." Page 439: "p. 135. 140 'The whole thing': Oliver Silsby, interview, February 3, 1992."

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/washingtonpost/name/oliver-silsby-obituary?id=6101768

05/28/2006: Obituary of Oliver Silsby on legacy.com website which appeared in The Washington Post: Titled: "OLIVER MOWRER SILSBY, JR.: OSS/CIA and Father of Nine: Oliver Mowrer Silsby, Jr., 82, a retired 29 year veteran of the CIA's Directorate of Operations passed away at his home in North Bethesda, MD on May 20 of complications from emphysema. Mr. Silsby was born in Detroit, MI, June 17, 1923. Drafted into the US army in 1942, he trained as a radio operator and then volunteered for special duty in the newly created Office of Strategic Services (the OSS). After paratroop training in Palestine, he took part in commando missions behind enemy lines in Greece and northern Yugoslavia. His third mission was operating with Italian partisans in the Italian Dolomite Mountains. There in early 1945 he was captured by Waffen SS Alpine troops, but escaped execution and was released from a POW camp at the war's end. General 'Wild Bill' Donovan personally decorated him with the Bronze Star for valor in Italy, as detailed in the OSS history 'Cloak and Dagger'...Mr. Silsby began his CIA career in 1950 when placed under cover in Paris as an employee of an export-import firm with instructions to work with the French resistance should the Russians invade western Europe. He then served under diplomatic cover in Belgium (1954-1959), Luxembourg (1960-1965) and Laos (1968-1970). He later established and guided the first CIA terrorism bureau in the 1970s. Upon his retirement in 1979, he was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal in recognition of his contribution to the CIA..."

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