780th MI Brigade
Fort Meade, Maryland
| United States of America|
780th Military Intelligence Brigade conducts expeditionary and remote cyber attack, cyber exploitation, and cyber defense operations of U.S. Army and Defense information networks. Headquartered in Fort Meade, Maryland, the command supports U.S. Army Cyber Command.
780th Military Intelligence Brigade (United States) Wikipedia
The 780th Military Intelligence Brigade inherits the legacy of the 744th Military Intelligence Battalion. The 744th MI Battalion activated on July 2, 2008, under the former name of the Army Network Warfare Battalion, supporting the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense in providing tactical support to Army Brigade Combat Teams. In December 2010, the Army approved the establishment of an Army Cyber Brigade and designated the 780th MI Brigade to fulfill this mission with an effective date of October 1, 2011, under Commander Colonel Jonathan E. Sweet. The 780th MI Brigade activation ceremony was held at NSA's Friedman Auditorium in Fort Meade, Maryland, on December 1, 2011.
According to the previous 780th Military Intelligence Brigade's commander Colonel Jennifer G. Buckner, the fosters a "Google-like culture of innovation" where, unlike most of the military, "rank and position mean very, very little". She stated, "some of the unit’s most competent cyberwarriors started the job with no formal intelligence training or technical education"—the Brigade is responsible for recruitment and training—emphasizing the meritocratic nature of the workplace.The 780th Military Intelligence Brigade consists of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 781st Military Intelligence Battalion, and the 782nd Military Intelligence Battalion.
781st MI Battalion, Fort Meade, Maryland (formerly 744th MI BN, 704th MI BDE) activated on July 2, 2008, under the former name of the Army Network Warfare Battalion, supports the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense in providing tactical support to Army Brigade Combat Teams worldwide through strategic support to other services, joint commanders and interagency partners.
The 782nd Military Intelligence Battalion is headquartered at Fort Gordon, Georgia., and works in collaboration with the 706th Military Intelligence Group.