224TH Military Intelligence Battalion
HSC Company 224th MI Battalion provides administrative, logistical, service support and force protection for the 224th Military Intelligence Battalion (AE) in support of
Intelligence Command (INSCOM) and other War Fighters in support of worldwide contingency operations.
COAT OF ARMS
Shield: Quarterly azure and argent a griffin sejant or grasping two flashes saltirewise gules.
Motto: VIGILANCE ABOVE, WORK HORSE
On 1 June 1981, the unit was reactivated as the 224th Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. The battalion was organized with a Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company (HSC), Company A (Aerial Surveillance) (OV-1/RV-1 Mohawk) and Company B (Electronic Warfare) (Guardrail). From February 1984 to January 1990, the battalion provided continuous aerial intelligence collection support to the U.S. Southern Command from an OCONUS operating base.
Currently, the 224th MI BN Headquarters and Service Company conducts daily operations supporting the unit. The company provides Command and Control through its Staff Sections, including administrative support, intelligence and security support, operations, logistical and communications support to the battalion as a whole. HSC also provides the Officers in Charge for forward detachment at GOCO III in Northern Afghanistan and Signal and Supply support in Kandahar, Afghanistan as well.
HSC provides support for all deployment training, movement, and medical readiness to aid all companies within the battalion allowing Soldiers to deploy and maintain maximum physical health.
The 224th Battalion Motorpool, also falling under the leadership of HSC, provides support missions for each company within the battalion. Fuelers provide fueling support for flight line operations while mechanics and technicians maintain focus on the battalion’s rolling stock allowing operations to continue successfully.