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551st Signal Battalion (United States)

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Country  United States
Part of  15th Signal Brigade
Nickname(s)  "Patriots"
Branch  Regular Army
Garrison/HQ  Fort Gordon, Georgia
551st Signal Battalion (United States)
Active  10 December 1941– 1 February 1946 23 September 1986 – present

The 551st Signal Battalion is an active duty unit of the United States Army, housed on Fort Gordon. The MACOM for the 551st is (TRADOC) and they fall directly under the 15th Signal Brigade. The 551st trains the following Signal Corps MOSs


25B – Information Technology Specialist
25N – Nodal Network System Operator/Maintainer
25S Satellite Communications Systems Operator/Maintainer
They also train the Additional Skills Identifier (ASI)
25S1C Satellite Systems Network Coordinator


551st Signal Battalion Lineage

  • Constituted 10 December 1941 in the Army of the United States as the 551st Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion, Separate
  • Activated 15 December 1941 at Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Redesignated 12 December 1942 as the 551st Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion
  • Inactivated 1 February 1946 in the Philippine Islands
  • Redesignated 23 September 1986 as the 551st Signal Battalion and allotted to the Regular Army; Headquarters concurrently transferred to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Gordon, Georgia
  • Honors

    Campaign Participation Credit

    World War II: Northern Solomons; Leyte; Southern Philippines

  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for 17 October 1944 to 4 July 1945
  • Company A additionally entitled to:

  • Army Superior Unit Award for 1999–2000
  • References

    551st Signal Battalion (United States) Wikipedia