224TH Military Intelligence Battalion
Alpha Company 224th MI Battalion conducts aerial collection of communications and electronic intelligence in support of INSCOM and other War Fighters.
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Leadership TeamCDR: (912) 315-2615
1SG: (912) 315-2454
XO: (912) 315-3606
Orderly: (912) 315-3662
WAAF: (912) 435-3262
COAT: OF ARMS
Shield: Quarterly azure and argent a griffin sejant or grasping two flashes saltirewise gules.
Motto: Eyes on Target
A Company additionally entitled to:
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer Embroidered VIETNAM 1965-196)
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCT 1944 to 4 JULY 1945
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered Vietnam 1968-1970
Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered Vietnam 1969-1971
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT COMPANY A ENTITLED TO:
World War II-AP: Luzon
In 1996, A Company, 224th ended a legacy when they retired the last of the OV-1 and RV-1 Mohawk reconnaissance aircraft. A Company was deactivated in 1997.
On 15 November 2002, the 21st Military Intelligence Company (Aerial Surveillance) (Hunter UAV) from Joint Readiness Training Center at Ft. Polk, Louisiana was designated as A Company, 224 Military Intelligence Battalion (RQ-5A Hunter UAV). From October through December 2002.
In January 2003, 224th Military Intelligence Batallion, A Company deployed to the CENTCOM AOR in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Alpha Company entered Iraq on 21 March 2003. Alpha Company redeployed their Soldiers to Ft. Polk in January 2004 and restationed to Hunter Army Air Field, falling onto their redeployed equipment on 22 March 2004.
Alpha Company deployed to Ft. Huachuca from April through May of 2005 in support of Joint Task Force–North (JTF-N) to assist the Naco/Douglas border patrol area for Homeland Security missions.
Alpha Company deployed to Ft. Huachuca for a second operation in support of JTF-N Homeland Security mission from 14 October through 18 November 2005.
In January 2006, Alpha Company replaced its RQ-5A UAVs with the MQ-5B Hunter UAV.
The 224th Military Intelligence Battalion, as a subordinate unit of the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade (Airborne), deployed to Iraq on 2 May 2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. On 16 December, 2006, the 224th Military Intelligence Battalion was administratively reassigned to the US Army Intelligence and Security Command. The Battalion is now under the administrative control of the 513th MI BDE at Fort Gordon, Georgia. The battalion returned to Savannah 1 May 2007.
Under the 224th Military Intelligence Battalion, as a subordinate unit of the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Alpha Company, deployed to Iraq on 6 May 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-10. The Battalion continues to provide the highest quality aerial reconnaissance and surveillance support to the war fighters around the world with the MQ-5B Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and the RC-12N Guardrail Common Sensor.
In February 2012, Alpha Company deployed Soldiers to support the Common Based Rotation (CBR) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Jalalabad, Afghanistan and is currently supporting this CBR.
In Garrison, Alpha Company currently operates split based operations at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA where the Company Headquarters operates and at Wright Army Airfield, Fort Stewart, GA where the MQ-5B Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is flown. Soldiers are constantly training for their next deployment to support the CBR in Afghanistan in support of OEF and for future endeavors.