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325th Military Intelligence Battalion

The 325th Military Intelligence Battalion (U.S. Army Reserve) headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut is wartraced to the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade (Airborne).

John Edward Tobin, a postgraduate student in the southwest Russian city of Voronezh under the State Department's Fulbright scholar program, was arrested outside a nightclub on 01 February 2001 after police found what they said was a half ounce of marijuana in his clothes. Tobin -- a scholar, "party animal," Army reserve intelligence tech, and Russian linguist -- ended up in a Russian prison under suspicion of having marijuana and maybe espionage. He was attached to the Army Reserve's 325th Military Intelligence Battalion, based in Waterbury, Conn. He had joined the reserves as a senior at Ridgefield High, with an eye to payin college expenses. After completing basic training at Fort Jackson, SC, Tobin was sent to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. He spent a year there studying Russian and moved on to an eight-week course in basic interrogation at the Army's intelligence training facility in Fort Huachuca, AZ. Tobin studied with the military in 1995 and 1996 and earned a bachelor's degree in international studies from Middlebury College in Vermont, which offers a renowned Russian-language program. The Russian Federal Security Service said in January 2002 that it had no further interest in Tobin.



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