Riley, Melvin C. “Mel”

Melvin C. "Mel" Riley was transferred to Fort George G. Meade in 1976 at the request of a senior intelligence officer to work on a special security vulnerability assessment team. He and Lieutenant Fred "Skip" Atwater shared adjacent desks, and within a year he was assisting Skip in the early stages of building the Army's first remote viewer unit. Mel, referred to as Viewer 011, was thus the first official remote viewer to be assigned to the US Army's later remote viewing program.