Fort Gordon Community
Signal and Ordnance Warriors
15th Regimental Signal Brigade
“Voice of the Army … Faithful Service”
706-791-3800, DSN 780-3800
Training is the primary mission of the 15th Regimental Signal Brigade. This mission is as diverse as the personnel who train here and the equipment that they learn to install, operate and maintain.
The brigade conducts world-class training to produce expeditionary Signal and Ordnance warriors with full spectrum competencies who live the Soldier’s Creed. It provides tough and realistic training in a contemporary operating environment that focuses on tactical and technical skills, knowledge and abilities. Soldiers leave the brigade with demonstrated confidence and competence — tactically, technically, physically and mentally prepared to make an immediate and positive contribution to their next unit of assignment.
The brigade has an average population of more than 5,500 Soldiers in training. The cadre consists of Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians and contractors who form a team of teams. Together they train those who will man the Signal Regiment of the future.
The brigade consists of five battalions: 73rd Ordnance (Cobras), attached from the 59th Ordnance Brigade; 369th Signal (Warriors); 442nd Signal (Ready); 447th Signal (Centurions); and 551th Signal (Patriots). Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 15th Signal Brigade provides administrative support to brigade headquarters personnel as well as those personnel assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence. The brigade also has a company at Fort Meade, Md., the U.S. Army Signal School Detachment, a subordinate unit of the 447th Signal Battalion.
369th Signal Battalion
“Warriors Lead the Way!”
706-791-3502, DSN 780-3502
The mission of the 369th Signal Battalion is to graduate highly motivated and disciplined Signal Soldiers who embody the Army values, are physically fit, technically knowledgeable and fully prepared for their first duty assignment. The “Warrior” Battalion currently trains Soldiers in three Military Occupational Specialties: Signal Support Systems Specialist (25U), Cable Systems Installer/Maintainer (25L) and Radio Operator/Maintainer (25C).
The battalion consists of more than 1,800 Soldiers broken down into one Headquarters and Alpha Company, and four line companies. These Signal Warriors are provided a professionally disciplined and highly motivated environment that will prepare them for their first duty assignments as military occupational specialty qualified Soldiers. Instilled with high standards and a sound basis in technical knowledge, these Soldiers will assume the responsibility of operating and maintaining equipment that is on the leading edge of technology well into the 21st century.
442nd Signal Battalion
706-791-2516, DSN 780-2516
Greely Hall, Building 29809
The 442nd Signal Battalion, assigned under the 15th Signal Brigade, serves as one of the U.S. Army’s premier Signal leader and information technology education institutions. Its mission is to develop Signal leaders and provide related functional training to officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers and civilians from the U.S. Army, other services and the international community. Consisting of the Leader College, Cyber College, and Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ready, the “Ready” Battalion provides state-of-the-art training and education to students in residence via distributed learning, mobile training teams, classroom settings and real-world simulations.
The Leader College strives to develop lifelong learning programs and materials in support of programs of instruction, support combined arms doctrine and tactics training, provide command and control, administrative functions and logistic support for permanent party and student personnel, and to conduct professional development and mandatory training for permanent party personnel. They also provide instruction as part of the Advanced Communication Elective for the Army’s Command and General Staff Officers’ College. The International Military Student Office is also part of the battalion. Companies within the battalion develop, manage and conduct approved programs of instruction for Branch 25 and other select technical courses for students from the Total Army, international allies and DOD civilians.
The Cyber College, with a highly dedicated staff of more than 180 officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers and civilians, trains and educates more than 3,800 Soldiers and civilians in information dissemination, network management and information assurance in 46 distinct courses annually using relevant information technology services using fielded and state-of-the-art equipment.
The Cyber College is continually increasing hands-on training by integrating new technologies, expanding information security training and establishing the first Army Cyber Space curriculum. To achieve this, it has acquired battle command systems, built industry partnerships and added information assurance (IA) training to all courses and established the warrant officer MOS 255S Cyber Security specialty. It also added another Digital Tactical Operations Center (DTOC), bringing the total available DTOC labs to three. These labs teach officers, warrant officers and noncommissioned officers how to configure, deploy and operate DTOC systems. Formal partnerships with Adobe, NetApp and SANS have been established with the college, which reduce equipment cost and provide even better battlefield support to the combatant commanders. To produce Signaleers with industry standard IA certifications required by DOD 8570.01-M, IA certification training and vouchers were offered to all students. The new certification program ensures Signal leaders will meet Department of Defense certification requirements before they leave the schoolhouse.
Career courses focus on certifying information systems managers, telecommunication systems engineers, technicians, operators and maintainers. Functional courses, lasting one to four weeks and offered several times during the year, provide training on topics critical to the success of Army and DOD automaters worldwide. Courses include: Communications Security Custodian, Network Manager Security, Security and Certified Information Systems Security Professional. These courses provide a means for military personnel and DOD civilians to keep pace with the rapidly changing face of automation. Functional courses can be scheduled through the Army’s Automated Training Requirements and Resource System.
Headquarters and Alpha Company, 442nd Signal Battalion are composed of the battalion headquarters, cadre and all other personnel assigned to the Cyber College. Bravo Company is composed of the mobile subscriber equipment platoon and all students assigned to the initial entry Signal training, which includes Warrant Officer Basic Course and Signal Basic Officer Leadership Course; specialty courses assigned to Bravo Company are the Joint Automated Communications Engineering System Course. Charlie Company is composed of all students assigned for continuing Signal training, which includes Signal Officer Branch Qualification Course, the BCT/BN Staff Officer Course (BBSOC), the Warrant Officer Advanced Course and the Signal Captains’ Career Course; specialty courses assigned include the Director of Information Management Course, the Pre-Signal Command Course, the FA 53 and FA 24 course.
To provide 442nd students the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge in a simulated setting, the SIGCEN established the Multi-Echelon Battle Command Integration Environment, a fully integrated networking and command post systems capability located at FOB Ready. In October 2008, the U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence partnered with the Program Executive Office Command and Control Communications-Tactical (PEO-C3T), PM Command Posts (PM CP), PM Battle Command (PM BC), PM Tactical Operations Centers (PM TOCs), PM Mobile Electric Power (PM MEP), PM Force Battle Command Brigade and Below (PM FBCB2), other PEOs, and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Capability Managers to create a unique, standing, tactical command post and networking capability at Fort Gordon.
This partnership has effectively institutionalized the environment created during Operation TOCFEST 2008. This initiative will serve dozens of purposes for the participants: It will enable an ongoing, validated engineering study of the tactical command post as a total entity; it will help influence how command posts will be institutionally described and trained; it will provide an opportunity to examine TOC environmental over an extended period of time; it will provide a completely integrated bundle of C4ISR technologies that PMs and the Signal School can use to experiment with system-of-systems of integration; it will provide a baseline from which systems engineers can develop training tools for Soldiers; it will facilitate Signal Operational Tests and Training Events; it will allow the Signal Center to educate students on configuration control for operational-through tactical-level information technology/national security systems; and it will enable the SIGCEN to implement fully integrated Capstone exercises. This initiative has already paid huge dividends. This environment was integrated into five programs of instruction (the Signal Officer Basic Leader Course, the Signal Captains Career Course, the Brigade S6 Staff Course, the Information Systems Management Course and the Information Systems Technician Course), and clustered services to dynamically distribute hardware resources: 13 ABCS systems were virtualized on a single workstation, which was a first for the Army. This ongoing “TOCFEST-like” capability fully integrates networking (routers, switches, firewalls and software management/Information Assurance Tools) and command post technologies and provides a digitized and physical infrastructure. In less than five months, this homegrown initiative has established one of the premier Battle Command Systems environments in TRADOC.
447th Signal Battalion
“Centurions — On to Victory”
706-791-5481, DSN 780-5481
The 447th Signal Battalion’s mission is to train and graduate highly motivated, disciplined, physically fit, technically knowledgeable Signal Soldiers who live the Army values and who are able to immediately contribute to their unit mission. The 447th Signal Battalion provides instruction and support for the following military occupational specialties: 25B Information Technology Specialist, 25M Multimedia Illustrator, 25R Visual Information and Equipment Operator, 46R Broadcast Journalist and 46Q Journalist. The United States Signal Detachment trains the 25M, 25R, 25V, 46R and 46Q courses which are at Fort George Meade, Md.
551st Signal Battalion
Patriots, “Watch and Warn”
706-791-4124, DSN 780-4124
The 551st Signal Battalion, the “Patriot Battalion,” has a rich history beginning as an Aircraft Early Warning Battalion to present day as a part of the 15th Regimental Signal Brigade, assigned to the Training and Doctrine Command, and its performance of a challenging and daunting training mission. Its mission is two-fold. First, the battalion is responsible for transforming basically trained Soldiers into physically fit, confident warriors, able to live by the Army’s values and warrior ethos. The second element is the responsibility to develop these Soldiers into technically competent and tactically proficient Soldiers, well-versed in the critical tasks associated with the military occupational specialties and able to contribute to unit mission upon arrival.
In support of the Soldierization mission, the Patriot Battalion consists of four companies: a headquarters company and three line companies. Headquarters and A Company include battalion permanent party Soldiers and any reclassified Soldiers and those returning to the force for training after a break in service in the assigned military occupational specialties, i.e., MOS-T Soldiers. Company A provides consolidated billeting, command and control, values training and warrior tasks training for all its assigned strength. Companies B, C and D perform the same mission, but for the initial entry Soldiers (MOS-I).
Its training mission includes the curriculum and critical tasks associated with these Military Occupational Specialties: Network Switching System Operator/Maintainer (25F), Nodal Network Systems Operator/Maintainer (25N), Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainer (25P), Multi-Channel Transmission Systems Operator/Maintainer (25Q) and Satellite Communications Systems Operator/Maintainer (25S) and its Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) 1C. Course lengths vary from 15 weeks to 26 weeks, with an average battalion student load of more than 1,500 Soldiers.
Additionally, 551st Signal Battalion is responsible for the execution of the weekly 15th Signal Brigade field training exercise, Mercury Fusion. A cell of dedicated instructor and staff personnel man the exercise every week to validate critical tasks trained in the schoolhouse for all nine brigade courses/specialties, to conduct weapons qualification and to execute a convoy live fire exercise during the six-day field experience. Current operations consist of three functional sites: Forward Operating Base Dunham, the main site; Willard Training Area and Forward Operating Base Patriot. The objective of the training is to reinforce technical and tactical skills in a tough, realistic and net-centric training environment. This is the first real opportunity for the student to experience his/her individual role in supporting a field unit.
With existing resources and a high standard for excellence, 551st Signal Battalion exemplifies the “Watch and Warn” motto in meeting its training responsibilities, through its technical and tactical development of the total Signal Warrior.
73rd Ordnance Battalion
“Can Do Cobras”
706-791-2926, DSN 780-2926
The 73rd Ordnance Battalion is a training battalion of the 59th Ordnance Brigade, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and is attached to the 15th Regimental Signal Brigade at Fort Gordon. The 73rd trains and develops both Ordnance Corps initial entry training Soldiers and non-initial entry training Soldiers. The training covers five Ordnance Electronic Maintenance military occupational specialties taught by civilian and military instructors from the Ordnance Electronics Maintenance Training Department, which is a school of the U.S. Army Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School at Redstone Arsenal, and two warrant officer courses.
The 73rd Ordnance Battalion has a distinguished history dating to its inception on Oct. 18, 1927. The 73rd’s combat service includes campaign participation in Algeria-French Morocco, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, North Apennines and the Po Valley during World War II. In addition to its five campaign streamers, the 73rd earned a streamer for action in the Italian Theater and has been decorated with the Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army).
On Oct. 1, 1994, the unit was reactivated at Fort Gordon and has continued its mission to train and develop motivated, disciplined, physically fit Soldiers who live by Army values and are competent in entry-level military occupational specialties and common Soldier skills.
7th Signal Command (Theater)
“One Team, One Network!”
706-787-7777, DSN 773-7777
The 7th Signal Command was activated at Fort Gordon in July 2008. The Army’s newest Signal command is responsible for the integration, security and defense of the Army Land WarNet within the Continental U.S. (CONUS). The 7th Signal Command is designed to extend Land War Net capabilities to generating and operating forces in support of CONUS-based information-enabled expeditionary operations. The command is one of five theater Signal Commands worldwide and is a subordinate element of NETCOM/9th SC (Army) at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Its mission includes command and control of installation Network Enterprise Centers at every post, camp and station across the United States. The command has two subordinate brigades: the 93rd Signal Brigade at Fort Eustis, Va., and the 106th Signal Brigade, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Also assigned to the command is the CONUS Theater Network Operations and Security Center at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Besides maintaining current levels of communications and automation service, the 7th Signal Command supports warfighting operations by coordinating directly with deploying units, helping them maintain network access through all phases of their training and deployment. The command is working toward the goal of creating a single Army network — agile, defendable, sustainable and operating seamlessly from desktop to foxhole. Mission success of the 7th Signal Command is absolutely essential to the Army’s future. The 7th Signal Command is focused on the requirements of the mission commanders and warfighters and provides, operates and defends the network on their behalf.
35th Signal Brigade
“The Lion Brigade”
706-791-9307/9308, DSN 780-9307
The 35th Signal Brigade is a subordinate element of the XVIII Airborne Corps that deploys and conducts network operations to extend the LandWarNet to operational forces, at all echelons, to support Full Spectrum Operations. Doctrinal missions: conduct mission command for up to five tactical signal battalions and other assigned, or attached, signal assets; to provide communication networks and information services support to operational forces and intergovernmental, interagency and civil authorities for full spectrum operations; and conduct NETOPs at operational level.
The 35th Signal Brigade (“THE Lion Brigade!”) was formed as the 931st Signal Battalion (Air Support Command) and activated on Jan. 11, 1943, at Esler Field, La. In June 1944, the unit was reorganized and redesignated as the 931st Signal Battalion. The unit deployed to India and Burma, where it provided communications to the U.S. and British armies. The battalion received credit for participating in India-Burma, Central Burma and the China offensive campaigns. It also received a Meritorious Unit Citation for serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Following World War II, the 931st was deactivated in India in 1945. The 931st was reactivated April 25, 1967, and redesignated as the 35th Signal Group, based at Fort Bragg, N.C., where it gained Airborne status.
The 35th Signal Group participated in multiple training and Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercises between 1967 and 1979 to prepare for any mission. Due to changes in the organizational structure of the Army, the 35th Signal Group was reorganized as the 35th Signal Brigade on Dec. 16, 1979, to support XVIII Airborne Corps level assets. In 1983, the brigade headquarters deployed to Grenada in support of Operation Urgent Fury, where elements of the brigade established communications by providing tactical satellite communications between Fort Bragg, Grenada and higher level command in CONUS. The brigade headquarters deployed to Honduras in support of Operation Golden Pheasant in 1988. There, the brigade supported the show of force to ensure the sovereignty of the country would be respected. In 1989, the brigade participated in Operation Just Cause and assumed operational control of all Joint Task Force level tactical communications assets in Panama by overseeing the JTF message switching network, radio nets and ensuring AUTOVON connectivity.
The 35th Signal Brigade deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of XVIII Airborne Corps during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm from 1990 to 1991. Once again, the brigade proved that its personnel were highly trained Soldiers who were able to accomplish the mission by establishing the largest tactical satellite network ever installed in support of a Corps Area of Operations. The Lion Brigade received campaign participation credit for the Defense of Saudi Arabia and The Liberation and Defense of Kuwait and the Meritorious Unit Commendation award for its actions.
The brigade deployed to Florida to aid Humanitarian Relief Efforts for victims of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and deployed an element of troops in support of Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1993, which supported Army Forces that secured an airfield and installations that allowed the freedom of maneuver of food and humanitarian supplies throughout the nation. In 1994, the 35th Signal Brigade supported XVIII Airborne Corps during deliberate planning and the eventual deployment of U.S. forces to Haiti. The brigade installed, operated and maintained a sustainment base that provided video-teleconference capabilities and numerous tactical satellite links to Fort Bragg. Additionally, the unit supported efforts that protected U.S. citizens, aided the Haitian Armed Forces and assisted in the transition of Haiti to a democracy.
Since February 2002, the 35th Signal Brigade and its units have supported the Global War on Terrorism with multiple deployments to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn. The Lion Brigade deployed to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to support Combined Joint Task Force-180 and earned the Meritorious Unit Commendation award for its actions. Furthermore, the Brigade earned the Meritorious Unit Commendation award for the Iraq Governance campaign of Operation Iraqi Freedom that occurred from 2004 to 2005. There, the 35th Signal Brigade deployed to Iraq to assume command and control over all Multi-National Force and Multi-National Corps Force systems. On April 12, 2007, the 35th Signal Brigade was inactivated on Fort Bragg. The next day, the brigade executed its last Airborne operation from Fort Bragg with the last paratroopers of the Brigade jumping into Preston Drop Zone on Fort Gordon. On April 23, 2007, as the 93rd Signal Brigade cased its colors, the brigade headquarters was reorganized and redesignated as the 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical).
The Unit was called to support Operation Iraqi Freedom for a second time from 2009 to 2010 during the Iraq Sovereignty campaign of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As the last tactical Signal Brigade in Iraq, the Unit was responsible for the engineering, installation, operation, maintenance and the defense of the Iraq Theater Information Grid, and ensured a scalable and reliable command and control, communications and computers infrastructure for Coalition Forces in the Iraq Joint Operating Area. The Lion Brigade received campaign participation credit and the Meritorious Unit Commendation award for its actions.
Today, the Brigade continues to support XVIII Airborne Corps Units in full spectrum operations. Focusing on its people, teams and community, the highly trained and expeditionary culture the Soldiers of the brigade embraced in the past will continue to prove time and time again that “THE Lion Brigade!” is ready to execute every mission when called upon. “UTMOST OF OUR ABILITY!”
63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion
“Proud and Ready”
706-791-2629/8058, DSN 780-2629
The 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion is a tactical, theater signal battalion that is a subordinate element of the 35th Signal Brigade. The battalion’s mission is to deploy worldwide to install, operate and maintain Echelons Above Corps, tactical subscriber voice, data communications and computer systems in support of joint and combined operations in all environments while ensuring force protection.
The 63rd is comprised of a headquarters company and three area communications companies. It is equipped with state-of-the-art Joint Network Node (JNN), Single Shelter Switch (SSS) V3, Command Post Node (CPN) and Phoenix. This equipment, coupled with a rigorous and challenging training program, allows the battalion to maintain its technical and tactical proficiency.
The rich and proud history of the 63rd Signal Battalion began when it was constituted in the Regular Army on July 1, 1940, and later activated on June 1, 1941, at Camp Claiborne, La. The battalion was recognized and redesignated the 63rd Signal Operations Battalion March 1, 1945, while in Europe. The battalion was subsequently inactivated June 20, 1948, in Austria.
The 63rd re-entered the active force April 1, 1950, while in Austria. On Oct. 1, 1952, the battalion was reorganized and redesignated the 63rd Signal Battalion.
On Sept. 10, 1955, the unit was again
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 63rd Signal Battalion, was reactivated July 24, 1967, at Fort Riley, Kan.; spent time in the Republic of Vietnam; and was inactivated Feb. 15, 1972, at Fort Lewis, Wash.
On July 1, 1975, the 63rd was redesignated the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 63rd Signal Battalion. The unit was activated in Massweiler, Germany. Companies A and B were concurrently activated.
On April 15, 1989, the battalion was reorganized and redesignated an Army Area Signal Battalion. On April 15, 1990, Company E, 67th Signal Battalion, and Company F, 16th Signal Battalion, was redesignated Company C and Company D, 63rd Signal Battalion, respectively.
During Desert Storm/Desert Shield, 63rd Signal Battalion installed, operated and maintained a significant portion of what was, at that time, the largest, most technically complex Echelon Above Corps communication network ever developed.
After serving in Desert Storm and Desert Shield, the restationing of the 63rd Signal Battalion from the 7th Signal Brigade in Europe to a new home station at Fort Gordon, Ga., was announced on Nov. 12, 1991. The battalion was assigned to the 11th Signal Brigade, effective March 16, 1992. The 63rd deployed companies into Somalia in 1992 and 1993 in support of U.S. humanitarian and peacekeeping operations.
Effective Feb. 19, 1998, the 63rd Signal Battalion was reassigned from the 11th Signal Brigade, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to the 93rd Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.
The resolve of 63rd Signal Battalion was challenged once again when it was called into action for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom in Southwest Asia on Feb. 16, 2003. On G 1, the 63rd crossed into Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division and the 1st MEF and emplaced signal support stretching from Kuwait to as far North as Baghdad and Fallujah, Iraq. Some of the many sites the 63rd supported were Camp Arifjan, Camp Virginia, Camp Victory, Cedar I and II, Tallil Air Base, LSA Bushmaster, LSA Resolute, Camp Bucca Theater Internment Facility, Basra International Airport, Baghdad International Airport, and two former Iraqi presidential palaces. In January 2004, the 63rd conducted a relief in place and transition of authority with the 67th Signal Battalion. After successfully deploying and accomplishing the mission, the 63rd brought every Soldier home to Fort Gordon, Ga., on
Feb. 19, 2004.
The 63rd Signal Battalion deployed again in January 2005 in support of the Combined Forces Land Component Commander (CFLCC) during Operation Iraqi Freedom III. After successfully completing the mission, the Soldiers of the 63rd once again safely redeployed home to Fort Gordon, Ga., on Jan. 19, 2006.
Following the rigorous transformation, the 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion deployed once more on July 12, 2007, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom V through the end of 2007.
67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion
“Rapid, Flexible and Reliable”
706-791-6956/6963, DSN 780-6956
The 67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion is a combat area/Echelon Above Corps battalion that is part of the 35th Signal Brigade. Its mission statement directs the unit to deploy worldwide to install, operate, maintain and protect theater-level, tactical communications in support of specified, joint and combined operations across the spectrum of conflict. The 67th Signal Battalion provides voice, video and data capabilities, and in all environments, it ensures force protection.
In the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the 67th Signal Battalion was assigned the additional task of providing communications support to Homeland Defense Initiative missions. The evolving missions provide communications support to Joint Task Force/Consequence Management operations that serve to integrate civilian national and local disaster relief organizations and military operations in support of disaster response. The 67th Signal Battalion now deploys across the United States to participate in exercises and operations to support this new Department of Defense initiative.
The battalion consists of a headquarters company and three identical area communications companies. The 67th Signal Battalion is equipped to provide area, small extension and medium headquarters signal nodes within a theater, Army, area of operation, as well as strategic gateways with multichannel satellite assets. When deployed, the battalion is capable of providing worldwide voice, data and video communications service to subscribers regardless of geographic boundaries.
The 67th Signal Battalion has a short but distinguished history of providing rapid, flexible and reliable communications. Formed in 1943 at Camp Van Dorn, Miss., the battalion deployed to Europe to provide communications support for the Allies in the Central European and Rhineland campaigns during World War II. In 1945, the battalion moved to Manila in the Philippine Islands where it supported the Japanese surrender operations on the Island of Luzon. Deactivated in 1946, that would be its last assignment until reactivation in 1967 at Fort Riley, Kan. Then in 1971, the 67th moved to its current home at Fort Gordon where it continues to provide on-call, worldwide communications support.
The 67th Signal Battalion is a high Operational Tempo unit that has been designated an “early deployer,” and, as such, it is continually assigned interesting, varied and vital worldwide missions.
In 1991, the battalion was deployed to Southwest Asia to participate in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. In 1992, the battalion deployed to Miami to provide communications support for disaster relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Andrew. In 2001, the battalion deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide communications support for the Presidential Inauguration. In 2004, the 67th deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. In June 2005, the unit participated in the National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., demonstrating to young Scouts the form of communications support the unit can provide to customers anytime, anywhere. During August and September 2005, the battalion supported Hurricane Katrina relief efforts by providing two data communications packages. In February and March 2006, the 67th Signal Battalion participated in several Homeland Defense missions in support of the Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS). The JTF-CS plans and integrates Department of Defense support to the designated lead federal agency for domestic Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosive (CBRNE) consequence management operations. When directed by the Commander of U.S. Northern Command, JTF-CS will deploy to the incident site, establish command and control of designated DOD forces and provide military assistance to civil authorities to save lives, prevent injury and provide temporary critical life support. In March 2006, the unit was involved in the Ardent Sentry 06 exercise, which is a bilateral exercise that involves numerous federal, provincial, state and local agencies in both Canada and the U.S. The primary objective of the exercise was to give federal, provincial, state and local authorities the opportunity to work together across a full spectrum of training opportunities to better prepare participants to respond to national crises. The exercise stressed consequence management for a range of man-made and natural disasters. In October 2006, the unit deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and returned in January 2008. The unit again deployed in June 2009 and returned in July 2010.
359th Signal Brigade
“Command and Communicate”
706-791-5746, DSN 780-5746
The 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, headquartered at Fort Gordon, exercises command and control over Army Reserve Soldiers in six states. The brigade has a distinguished history dating back to 1944 when it served admirably in Brazil and was decorated with the Meritorious Unit Commendation Award for its accomplishments.
Major subordinate units include 324th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Ga.; 392nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Baltimore, Md.; 982nd Combat Camera (Airborne), East Point, Ga.; 820th Theater Integration and Network Signal Company, Mesquite, Texas; 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Fort Gillem, Ga.; 317th Military History Detachment, Fort Gillem, Ga.; and 45th Military History Detachment, Fort Gillem, Ga.
Serving under the command of the 335th Signal Command (Theater) in East Point, Ga., the brigade’s Soldiers have covered the globe on deployments and training exercises. Deployments and exercises include Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom, Bright Star, Sharp Focus, Beyond the Horizons and Grecian Firebolt.
The brigade’s mission is to deploy worldwide to install, manage, monitor and defend theater-level communications systems and networks for joint and combined operations. This support to the warfighter is critical in our fight against terrorism. Without communications, commanders would fail.
In this day and age, communication must go beyond the battlefield. Strategic information is needed by our government while status information is demanded by the public. The operational commander not only needs the means to communicate then, but also the know-how. The 359th Signal Brigade maintains a diverse force to enable commanders. In addition to providing critical communication services, the brigade deploys Soldiers who can gather historical lineage, escort media on the battlefield and photograph/video events as they unfold.
From contingency Signal support to combat documentation to media relations, the 359th Signal Brigade trains and deploys under the same motto, “Command and Communicate!”
324th Signal Battalion
706-791-9053, DSN 780-9053
The 324th Signal Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve Command, an Echelons Above Corps unit, is tasked with providing tactical subscriber communications systems in support of units in its area of operation. The most modern Echelons Above Corps Signal battalion in the reserve forces pool, the 324th is equipped with state-of-the-art digital group multiplexing equipment and automatic voice switches.
Located in three geographical areas, the battalion consists of a Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Gordon; three Area Communications Companies, A Company, Clemson, S.C.; B Company, Fort Gordon and C Company, Athens, Ga.
Since its constitution in December 1943, the 324th served with distinction during World War II, where it saw action at Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe.
513th Military Intelligence Brigade
706-791-1634, DSN 780-1634
The 513th Military Intelligence (MI) Brigade is a theater MI Brigade that operates under the administrative control of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) and under the operational control of U.S. Army Central (ARCENT)/3rd Army. The brigade’s mission is to conduct intelligence in support of ARCENT full spectrum operations in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR) to defeat adversaries, promote regional stability, support partners and allies and protect U.S. national interests. The brigade provides additional intelligence support to CENTCOM and other combatant commands, as directed.
Behind the Brigade’s “Vigilant Knight” Soldiers stand a superior team of Army civilians, contractors and Reserve units and a robust unit support network made up of dedicated family members. With at least 10 percent of the Brigade deployed on a daily basis in half a dozen countries, the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade proudly serves as INSCOM’s contingency force!
202nd Military Intelligence Battalion
706-791-9496, DSN 780-9496
The 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion is a deployable Forward Collection Battalion that conducts continuous overt human intelligence collection, counterintelligence activities, and signals intelligence collection and analysis in support of U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) to defeat adversaries, promote regional stability, support allies and protect U.S. national interests; the battalion supports other commands as directed.
224th Military Intelligence Battalion
912-315-5873, DSN 729-5873
Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., Building 1324
The 224th Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) is based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. The battalion deploys and conducts aerial signals and imagery intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance in support of designated and supported warfighting commanders in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Area of Responsibility.
297th Military Intelligence Battalion (Operations)
706-791-9012, DSN 780-9012
The 297th Military Intelligence Battalion is the operations battalion for the 513th MI Brigade. The battalion plans, coordinates, manages, and directs Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) synchronization, and dissemination in support of national, combined, Joint Task Force (JTF), interagency, multi-national and theater Army Service Component Commander (ASCC) requirements.
345th Military Intelligence Battalion
706-791-3096, DSN 780-3096
The 345th Military Intelligence Battalion (Reserve Component) maintains its battalion headquarters at Fort Gordon. The battalion supports the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) Military Intelligence Readiness Command by providing trained and ready military intelligence Soldiers in support of Army-wide requirements. The unit has three MI companies garrisoned throughout the southeastern United States. It performs missions as tasked by Headquarters, Department of the Army/INSCOM. The unit maintains an informal working relationship with the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade.
706th Military Intelligence Group/NSA/CSS Georgia
706-831-3239, DSN 780-3239
706th Military Intelligence Group executes dominant intelligence, security and information operations to answer national, theater and component commander’s intelligence requirements. The unit also commands, controls, and provides full spectrum support to organic elements and NSA/CSS Georgia (NSAG) Components and serves as host for NSAG. As host, the group provides security, logistics, communications, administration and operational strategic planning support for the Navy, Air Force, Marines and Department of Defense civilian activities. The group has one battalion, the 707th Military Intelligence Battalion, also at Fort Gordon.
707th Military Intelligence Battalion
706-831-3239, DSN 780-3239
The 707th Military Intelligence Battalion provides technically proficient Soldiers to conduct and enable NSAG’s continuous SIGINT operations and global communications, and conducts FOUNDRY training.
Warrior Transition Battalion
706-787-1734, DSN 773-1734
The Warrior Transition Battalion is a subordinate battalion of Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon. Its mission is to restore the injured Soldier and return him or her to fighting strength. Those that cannot be healed will then, with dignity and compassion, be assisted through the transitions back to civilian life. The U.S. Army is absolutely committed to taking care of all of the gallant warriors who have served, by providing the best possible health care and assistance to all wounded, injured or ill Soldiers. The Soldiers will always be the Warrior Transition Battalion’s top priority.
The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band
706-791-3113, DSN 780-3113
The United States Army Signal Corps Band serves as a musical outreach asset for The United States Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon. The 40-member ensemble performs numerous concerts and ceremonies in support of local and regional events, including festivals, inaugurations and both city and state commemorations. The unit’s primary mission is to tell the Army story and enhance the relationship between Fort Gordon and the local civilian community. The band’s smaller ensembles frequently travel, both within the Central Savannah River Area and throughout the United States, in support of the Commanding General’s public outreach program. In addition, the Signal Corps Band serves as the primary ceremonial unit assigned to Fort Gordon, providing ceremonial and musical support for a wide variety of Signal Center ceremonies, graduations and formal military functions.
480th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group
“No Borders, No Limits”
706-791-0004, DSN 780-0004
The 480th Intelligence and Reconnaissance Group is the United States Air Force component of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service-Georgia field site and subordinate to the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency. It conducts both national and tactical intelligence operations in support of combat operations, plans and forces for three joint combatant commands. The unit also conducts intelligence operations in support of the air component commanders, air forces and Airmen of those combatant commands.
The Desert Knights are subordinate to the 480th Intelligence Wing and 497th Intelligence Group, both headquartered at Langley Air Force Base, Va. It is administratively supported by the 20th Fighter Wing, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
278th Military Police Company
(Georgia Army National Guard)
706-396-7858, DSN 780-7858
The 278th Military Police Company was officially formed in 2007 under the 78th Troop Command (GA ARNG). In 2011, it was reassigned to a different MACOM, the 78th Homeland Response Force (HRF). Structured primarily for combat support, the unit remains a viable asset to the Georgia Army National Guard, providing ready and relevant military forces to the combatant commanders. With the consent of the governor of Georgia, it provides command and control capabilities to support Homeland Defense and defense support to civil authorities.
Company D, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion is one of seven operational letter companies assigned in a separate detached status under the command (less operational control) of the Commanding Officer, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion, Fort Meade, Md. Company D conducts operations within the National Security Agency/Central Security Services.
A secondary, but no less vital mission is the continuing need to ensure Marines develop and maintain proficiency in their respective cryptologic military occupational specialties and battle skills/essential subjects. An additional requirement exists to maintain a sufficient readiness posture to facilitate the augmentation of the United States Marine Corps Operating Forces Radio Battalions by personnel so designated. Incoming personnel should report to Building 28423 on Brainard Avenue.
The U.S. Marine Corps Detachment on Fort Gordon handles all personnel administration and billeting for Marines attending schools on post. The detachment also provides administrative support to Marines admitted to the Eisenhower Army Medical Center for 30 days or longer, or as directed by higher authority. The detachment performs liaison functions for all active-duty Marines who are inpatients at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and at Veterans Administration medical centers in Augusta and Dublin, Ga. The detachment formulates, changes and provides U.S. Marine Corps only instruction for Satellite Technician course — 102-F44 (25S) (OS), Introduction To Satellite Communications — 202-F10 (OS), Ground Mobile Force Satellite Operator Course — 202-F7 (OS), Lightweight Multi-band Satellite Terminal operator course — 101-F43 (OS), and Phoenix Satellite Terminal — 101-F39. The detachment is responsible for all course material and curriculum development. All courses are military occupational specialty producing and/or certificate of training courses. 706-791-9657/8880, DSN 780-9657/8880.
Navy Information Operations Command, Georgia
706-791-9581, DSN 780-9581
Navy Information Operations Command, Georgia (NAVIOCOM Georgia) was originally commissioned as Naval Security Group Activity, Fort Gordon (NSGAFG). NSGAFG was commissioned on Nov. 1, 1995, at Fort Gordon to perform Naval Security Group-related functions. Specifically, NSGAFG provided operational cryptologic personnel to support the Fort Gordon Regional Security Operations Center (GRSOC). In summer 2005, the GRSOC was renamed the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Georgia (NSA/CSS GA). NSA/CSS Georgia serves as a joint service facility established by the Director, National Security Agency to conduct continuous security operations in support of national and warfighter intelligence requirements.
On Oct. 1, 2005, NSGAFG was realigned under the Naval Network Warfare Command and renamed the Navy Information Operations Command, Georgia. NAVIOCOM Georgia continues to provide operational cryptologic personnel to support NSA/CSS Georgia and also performs those functions required to accomplish related tasks in support of fleet operations. Its overall mission is to provide Information Warfare (IW) and cryptologic expertise and personnel augmentation to fleet air, surface and submarine combatants and NSA/CSS Georgia. It also provides reachback/extended support to Commander, Joint Forces Maritime Component Command Central and European Command (CJFMCC CENT/EUR) requirements.
Center for Information Dominance Learning Site
706-791-7027, DSN 780-7027
Center for Information Dominance (CENINFODOM) Learning Site, Fort Gordon Detachment is a tenant command of the Center for Information Dominance, Corry Station located in Pensacola, Fla. CENINFODOM provides Navy enlisted personnel with the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain all components of the Defense Satellite Communications Systems, Cryptologic systems and Apprentice Cryptologic Linguist Programs. The school also provides career and administrative management support for all assigned personnel. Incoming support personnel should report to Building 25702 off 25th Street. For more information, visit www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ceninfodom/ftgordon.