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Pseudonym: Trouchard, Robert

Definition:
Robert K. Trouchard was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer William M. Kent. Other psuedonyms and aliases include Oliver Corbuston, Douglas Gupton, George Witner and "Phil".
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
David Phillips admitted at his deposition that William Kent was Douglas Gupton.
Sources:

104-10244-10018: STATION ASSET REPORT

Undated CIA document: Station Asset Report for AMCORE-2: At the bottom of the page: "Case Officer: Robert K. Trouchard through William S. Wibalda."

104-10235-10186: DISPATCH TRANSMITTAL OF BIOGRAPHIC DATA ON CUBAN OFFICERS IN EXILE CANDIDATES FOR ATTENDANCE AT U.S. ARMY SCHOOLS

12/01/61, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: Originating Officer: Office: PW. Robert K. Trouchard. Coordinating Officer: Office Symbol: C/Ops. Stanley R. Zamka. Releasing Officer: Office Symbol: COS. George H. Reingruber.

104-10181-10325:

3/8/62 PRQ admits that Oliver Corbuston and Douglas Gupton are one and the same.

DISPATCH: PASSAVOY REPORT #255

03/22/62, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: Originating Officer: Office: PW. Gloria L. Harnit. Coordinating Officer: Office Symbol: C/PW. Robert K. Trouchard.

104-10232-10078: DISPATCH-CONTACT WITH AMBUD-1

07/18/62, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: ..."2. The following points may be necessary for a clearer understanding of the contents: a. Reference to 'friends' means CIA. 'Phil' is Robert K. Trouchard who had told AMCLATTER-1 that there was no necessity for continuing his regular contacts with AMBUD-1 (which instruction probably caused AMCLATTER-1 to go into such detail on the way the meeting came about). b. 'Eduardo' and 'Mr. B.' are respectively Terence S. Crapanac and the famous 'alias Frank Bender.' c. The excised name is that of the Chief, CIA."

104-10226-10333: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - JORGE B. REMEDIOS PROPAGANDA FILM

06/05/63, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: "1. This dispatch (unintelligible) to discussions on Subject between CIA and QKFLOWAGE both in Washington, D.C. and in the JMWAVE area, and to memoranda hand-carried to Headquarters by Robert K. Trouchard on his recent TDY. 2. Trouchard, under alias and representing an unidentified U.S. Government agency, was present at a showing of Subject's color film on 6 April 1963. Subject explained that part of the footage showed Cuba before Castro as a highly developed country from the standpoint of agriculture and animal husbandry, and that after the revolution Castro had taken the film in exchange for Subject's brother who had been imprisoned on political charges...Trouchard was favorably impressed with the film as basic propaganda material, but felt that considerable editing would be necessary..."

104-10303-10003: KENT EXTRACT: MEMORANDUM: KENT, WILLIAM M - RECOMMENDATION FOR CAREER INTELLIGENCE MEDAL

Undated CIA document: "Mr. William M. Kent joined the Agency in December 1951...After a successful stint in the Cuba section he was assigned as an operations officer to (REDACTION). After an excellently productive tour in (REDACTION) Mr. Kent was selected to join JMWAVE in Miami. There he really shone as attested to in the following quote from his fitness report: 'He has been placed in most difficult positions, particularly in the handling of incompatible people and groups which he has managed without alienating either side and on various occasions accomplishing the impossible by satisfying everyone concerned.' After his tour in Miami, he headed several sections in Headquarters in the Western Hemisphere Division. In 1967 he was transferred to New Orleans and then to the Washington Base. In both places he worked under (REDACTION)." Page 2: ..."Mr. Kent has now left the Agency after 26 years of distinguished service as an operations officer and as a manager both in the field and at Headquarters. On the occasion of his retirement, it is appropriate that Mr. Kent's career achievements be suitably recognized. It is recommended that he be awarded the Career Intelligence Medal in recognition of his long and distinguished service."

180-10110-10016: [No Title]

1978: At his deposition, David Phillips identifies Douglas Gupton's true name as William Kent.

104-10406-10273: LETTER:IN CONNECTION WITH THIS COMMITTEE'S INVESTIGATION/REQUEST FOR VOL. ONE OF CUBAN MUGBOOKS AND PERSONNEL FILE

8/11/78 letter from HSCA counsel Robert Blakey to Office of Legislative Counsel HSCA coordinator Scott Breckenridge reveals that George Witner and Doug Gupton are one and the same.

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