Military Intelligence Corps (United States Army)
|Military Intelligence Corps|
|Garrison/HQ||INSCOM – Fort Belvoir, VA|
|Motto(s)||Always Out Front|
|March||"Freedom on Parade"|
American Civil War|
World War I
World War II
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
|BG Nathan Fletcher|
|Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence||LTG Mary A. Legere|
The Military Intelligence Corps (sometimes referred to as MI) is the intelligence branch of the United States Army. The primary mission of military intelligence in the United States Army is to provide timely, relevant, accurate, and synchronized intelligence and electronic warfare support to tactical, operational and strategic-level commanders. The Army’s intelligence components produce intelligence both for Army use and for sharing across the national intelligence community.
Approximately 28,000 military personnel and 3,800 civilian personnel are assigned to intelligence duties, comprising the Military Intelligence Corps. Some of the key components include:
- Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence (G-2). As the Army's Chief Intelligence Officer, the responsibilities of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence include policy formulation, planning, programming, budgeting, management, staff supervision, evaluation, and oversight for intelligence activities, as well as overall coordination of the major intelligence disciplines. The current G-2 is Mary A. Legere.
- United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. It is the Army's major intelligence command.
- United States Army Military Intelligence Readiness Command (MIRC), located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. It is the Army Reserve's intelligence command.
- United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE), located at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. It is the Army's school for professional training of military intelligence personnel.
Intelligence personnel were a part of the Continental Army from its founding in 1775.
In January 1863, Major General Joseph Hooker established the Bureau of Military Information for the Union Army during the Civil War, headed by George H. Sharpe. Allan Pinkerton and Lafayette C. Baker handled similar operations for their respective regional commanders. All of those operations were shut down at the end of the Civil War in 1865.
In 1885, the Army established the Military Intelligence Division (MID). In 1903, the MID was placed under the new general staff in an elevated position.
In March 1942, the Military Intelligence Division was reorganized as the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Originally consisting of just 26 people, 16 of them officers, it was quickly expanded to include 342 officers and 1,000 enlisted personnel and civilians. It was tasked with collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence. Initially it included:
- an Administrative Group
- an Intelligence Group
- a Counter-intelligence Group
- an Operations Group
In May 1942, Alfred McCormack established the Special Branch of MIS, which specialized in COMINT.
On January 1, 1942, the U.S. Army Corps of Intelligence Police (CIP), founded in World War I, was re-designated as the US Army Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC). In 1945, the Special Branch became the Army Security Agency.
It was in July 1967, that a number of intelligence and security organizations were combined to form the military intelligence branch. In 1977 they eventually recombined with the Army Intelligence Agency and Army Security Agency to become the US Army Intelligence and Security Command.
Military Intelligence Corps
The Military Intelligence Corps is one of the basic branches of the United States Army. In 1971, the United States Army Intelligence Center was established at Fort Huachuca, Arizona as the home of the military intelligence branch. On 1 July 1987 the Military Intelligence Corps was activated as a regiment under the U.S. Army Regimental System. All United States Army Military Intelligence personnel are members of the Military Intelligence Corps.
Battlefield Surveillance Brigades
Battlefield Surveillance Brigades (BfSB) are meant to improve the situational awareness about the battlefield for commanders at division level or higher, so they can adapt their units combat power for the current operations. For this the Battlefield Surveillance Brigades can deploy unmanned aerial vehicles, signals gathering equipment, human intelligence collectors and long range surveillance patrols.
There are currently three active Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, each supporting one of the three Corps of the US Army: the 201st BfSB at Fort Lewis, the 504th BfSB at Fort Hood and the 525th BfSB at Fort Bragg. A fourth brigade is scheduled to activate at Fort Polk in 2013 but is not yet named. The Army National Guard has additional seven BfSB's.
Each BfSB consists of a headquarters and headquarters company, two military intelligence battalions, a reconnaissance squadron with a long range surveillance troop, a signals company and a support company.
|58th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
||Maryland Army National Guard||Maryland|
|67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
||Nebraska Army National Guard||Nebraska|
|71st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
||Texas Army National Guard||Texas|
|142nd Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
||Alabama Army National Guard||Alabama|
| 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
|219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
||Indiana Army National Guard||Indiana|
|297th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
||Alaska Army National Guard||Alaska|
|504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade||
|560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade||Georgia Army National Guard||Georgia|
Major Military Intelligence Brigades/Units
| 66th Military Intelligence Brigade
||United States Army Europe||Lucius D. Clay Kaserne (Wiesbaden, Germany)|
|111th Military Intelligence Brigade||United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence||Fort Huachuca|
|116th Military Intelligence Brigade||INSCOM||Fort Gordon|
| 300th Military Intelligence Brigade (Army National Guard)
| 470th Military Intelligence Brigade
||United States Army South||Fort Sam Houston|
| 500th Military Intelligence Brigade
||United States Army Pacific||Schofield Barracks|
| 501st Military Intelligence Brigade
||Eighth United States Army||Yongsan Garrison, (South Korea)|
| 505th Military Intelligence Brigade (Army Reserve)
United States Army North
|San Antonio, Texas|
| 513th Military Intelligence Brigade
||United States Army Central||Fort Gordon|
|525th Military Intelligence Brigade||XVIII Corps||Fort Bragg|
|650th Military Intelligence Group||Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe||Mons, Belgium|
| 704th Military Intelligence Brigade
||National Security Agency||Fort George G. Meade|
| 706th Military Intelligence Group
||Central Security Service||Fort Gordon|
| 780th Military Intelligence Brigade
||United States Army Cyber Command||Fort George G. Meade|
| 902d Military Intelligence Group
||INSCOM||Fort George G. Meade|
|National Ground Intelligence Center||INSCOM||Charlottesville, Virginia|
Creed of the Military Intelligence Corps
I am a Soldier first, but an intelligence professional second to none.
With pride in my heritage, but focused on the future,
Performing the first task of an Army:
To find, know, and never lose the enemy.
With a sense of urgency and of tenacity, professional and physical fitness,
and above all, INTEGRITY, for in truth lies victory.
Always at silent war, while ready for a shooting war,
The silent warrior of the ARMY team.
The United States Army Intelligence Museum is located at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. It features the history of American military intelligence from the Revolutionary War to present.
Military Intelligence Hall of Fame
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