345th MI Battalion

 
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The Vanguard

MISSION STATEMENT: 345TH MI BN (Theater Support) conducts Mission Command and provides trained, equipped and ready Soldiers, teams and units to conduct regionally-focused All Source Intelligence and Single-Source Intelligence Operations, theater to Tactical-level Human Intelligence, Counter-Intelligence and Target Exploitation Operations in support of the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade. On order, deploy tailored intelligence assets to an assigned area of operations to counter the Threat and perform reconnaissance and Surveillance. Provide Intelligence Support to Force generation and provide Support and Situational Understanding for expeditionary elements in support of the Theater Military Intelligence Brigade, Army Service Component Command and Combatant Commander requirements.


Leadership Team

CO phone 706-791-1890
CSM phone 706-791-9016

MISSION HISTORY: HEADQUARTERS, HEADQUARTERS AND SERVICE COMPANY 345th MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION Constituted October 3, 1950 in the Organized Reserve Corps as Headquarters, 345th Military Intelligence Battalion, Theater Support (Operations) and assigned to Fifth Army. The 345th activated on October 24, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It relocated to Fort Snelling, Minnesota on May 1, 1952.  The organized reserve corps re-designated the 345th on July 9, 1952 as the Army Reserve.  The 345th inactivated March 1, 1953 at Fort Snelling and then re-designated August 8, 1995 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 345th Military Intelligence Battalion.  Lastly, it activated on September 17, 1997 at Fort Gordon, Georgia.  The Battalion has companies located on Fort Gordon, GA; at Charlotte, NC; at Jasper, AL and Forest Park, GA (on Fort Gillem, GA).  We are directly aligned with the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, which is also located on Fort Gordon.  The Battalion is assigned to the Military Intelligence Readiness Command (MIRC) located at Fort Belvior, VA.  The MIRC has peace time command and control of all USAR MI units. Our Motto: Dragon Slayers.

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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia Description: On a vertical rectangle arched at the top and bottom 2 1/8 inches (5.40cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62cm) in height overall, a field divided quarterly gray and blue and thereon a yellow lightning bolt issuing from upper left and a white sword point up in saltire surmounted by a white front facing helmet detailed gray all within a 1/8 inch (.32cm) yellow border.

Symbolism: Oriental blue and silver gray are the Military Intelligence branch colors. The quartered field symbolizes the four primary intelligence functions: the collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of intelligence information. The lightning bolt refers to the worldwide capabilities and the electronic warfare functions of the unit. The sword symbolizes the aggressiveness, protection, and physical danger inherent in military intelligence operations. The helmet alludes to the origins of the unit at Camp King, Oberursel, Germany. The helmet's front facing position suggests alertness and vigilance, and the closed faceplate the anonymity and aggressiveness of covert collection. Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 20 Nov 1986.

Distinctive Unit Insignia:  The insignia is the shield and motto of the coat of arms.

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