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I Need A Bunch Of These In My Life

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Killing communists shouldn’t just be a Cold War thing. It’s a great tradition we need to bring back.

IMG_6119Inglorious Amateurs offers this magnificent sticker. I can think of a lot of places these should go.


Inglorious Amateurs – Science and Technology Print

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

The Office of Technical Services produced several comic book cover prints for its 50th anniversary in 2001. This is the second historical Agency comic print from the Directorate of Science and Technology.


Sized 8″ x 12″ on a hard back, they are ready to mount right out of the package.


Inglorious Amateurs – OTS Spy Tech Print

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Inglorious Amateurs works to perpetuate the history of the Central Intelligence Agency at an unclassified or declassified level. Occasionally, they offer items for sale, to this end.

The Office of Technical Services produced several comic book cover prints for its 50th anniversary in 2001, this Cold War era “Spy Techs” comic being one of them. Originally inspired by the old Spy Hunters comic books from the 1950s, it depicts a Technical Services Division (given the year) or Office of Technical Services Technical Operations Officer conducting a technical operation against foreign forces. This is a very cool momento of Intel history.

The prints are mounted on a foam backer board and available for pre-order until July 9, 2017. Any orders for prints (and combined products with them) will be shipped approximately on July 17th, 2017.


Inglorious Amateurs –  Oxcart Memorial T-Shirt Pre-Order

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

April 26 2017 marks the 55th anniversary of the maiden flight of Article 121, the first A-12 to be test flown from Project OXCART. Few aircraft have captivated the aviation community (and in this case, the intelligence community) as much as the A-12. Project Oxcart involved the classified development of the A-12 aircraft as a symbol of the successful collaboration of the Intelligence Community, the Defense Department, and private industry to create a national strategic asset that our adversaries never dreamed possible.

This Memorial Shirt shows an artistic rendering of Article 128 as it sits on display at HQS (CIA Headquarters for the uninitiated) in Langley, Virginia. The stars, larger versions of the stars on the Memorial Wall, shine brightly from the front of Article 128 as a reminder to all who see it, that the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency is not only important to our way of life but, at times, requires the ultimate sacrifice.

The Two Memorial Stars Represent:

Walter Ray: During a routine A-12 training flight on January 5, 1967, a fuel gauge failed to function properly, and the aircraft ran out of fuel only minutes before landing. The pilot, Walter Ray, ejected but was killed when he was unable to separate from the ejection seat before impact. The aircraft was completely destroyed. Its wreckage was found on January 6, and Ray’s body was recovered a day later.

Jack Weeks: The second pilot fatality in the program occurred during this drawdown. On 4 June 1968 Jack Weeks was in Article 129 on a checkout flight after an engine change for the trip to the United States. He was last heard from 520 miles east of Manila. No trace of the plane was found, and an investigation turned up no clue about the cause of the crash. Signals received about a half hour into the flight from the onboard BIRDWATCHER monitoring system indicated engine trouble; a catastrophic failure was the most likely explanation.

The back features the Inglorious Amateurs shield logo.

Professionally screened on the perfect 60/40 blend cotton/poly shirt like all our offerings. Please remember these run on the athletic side, order accordingly.

Available now as a pre-sale only, from 12 March 2017 until 31 March 2017. We expect to ship the 2nd week of April.


Inglorious Amateurs – First Try T-shirt

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016


The First Try! T-shirt is a collaboration with Grunt 1B Comics, run by San Diego based comic book artist Chad Cavanaugh. Chad is a veteran of the US Army Infantry and former Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You can see his other works at www.etsy.com/shop/Grunt1BComics.

The shirt is being offered in Military Green and Royal Blue. They are professionally screened on 60/40 blend cotton/poly blanks. Pre orders begin 8 April 2016 and run until 20 April 2016. They expect to begin shipping orders the first week of May.


Inglorious Amateurs – SHHH Hoodie

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The SHHH Hoodie could only come from Inglorious Amateurs which was founded by former Intelligence Officers of the Central Intelligence Agency with the goal of providing accurate, valid and responsible reporting on the Intelligence Community. They occasionally offer shirts and other memorabilia to raise funds for projects. 

-5 oz Heathered Charcoal color is a poly/cotton blend
-Double-needle stitching for durability
-Front pouch pockets
-Soft, comfortable fabric
-SHHH logo on front right breast, IA Shield on back and “Nos Longe Inter Paucos” on the hood itself
-Said to run slightly small, so if you are between sizes, order the larger size
-Limited release!

This is a pre-sale item. The sale runs from 6 January 2016 to 15 January 2016. They expect to ship all hoodies by 1 February 2016.


Inglorious Amateurs – IA Memorial Wall Print

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015


Inglorious Amateurs is currently offering a pre-sale of a print of their Memorial Wall artwork. The print details the Memorial Wall located in the lobby of the Original Headquarters Building at Langley, with the most recent 33 stars highlighted in remembrance and and accompanied by the wall’s heading “IN HONOR OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY”. 50% of the profits will be donated to the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation. The print will only be available for pre-sale until December 10th.


  • Dimensions: 24″ x 18″ (actual image print is 23″ x 17″ approx)
  • 1.5 MIL Glossy Lamination
  • Memorial Wall graphic and IA logo on a marble background
  • Printed in the United States
  • www.ingloriousamateurs.com/product/ia-memorial-wall-print

    Inglorious Amateurs – IA COG V2 T-Shirt

    Sunday, August 2nd, 2015


    Due to popular demand, Inglorious Amateurs is releasing a revised release of their very first offering, the COG t-shirt, with the COG V2. Screened on a 60/40 cotton/poly black shirt, the COG V2 design features the iconic unit insignia used by allied combined operations command forces and OSS officers in the 3rd Contingent Operational Group; the insignia includes an eagle for airborne forces, a Thompson machine gun for ground forces, and an anchor for maritime forces.

    Available in sizes SM – 2XL.




    IA is also offering a limited run of printed posters featuring the COG V2 design. They come sized 18” x 24”, printed using extra fine grade materials and inks.



    In addition to the COG V2 products, IA has also released their first morale patch. The HVT Leather patch is inspired by the CIA’s CTC “Terrorist Buster” patch. The design features an updated HVT hoisting an AK with the familiar circle/cross and the Inglorious Amateurs name. The patch is laser engraved in leather, and features hook backing. Limited to just 50 pieces, so get yours while you can.