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8th Military Information Support Group

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Branch  United States Army
Size  1,070
8th Military Information Support Group
Active  August 26, 2011 – present
Country  United States of America
Role  Psychological operations
Part of  United States Special Operations Command United States Army Special Operations Command

As of June 2015, both the 4th Military Information Support Group (MISG) (Airborne) and the new 8th MISG (Airborne) are operational, though 8th MISG (A) remains in "Provisional" (P) status (8th MISG (A) (P)). Subordinate units under the MISGs also retain their current designations as Military Information Support Battalions (MISBs). However, the groups' new parent unit (originally envisioned as a Brigadier General-level command) known as Military Information Support Operations Command (MISOC) (Airborne) and created at the same time as 8th MISG, in 2011, enjoyed only a very brief operational existence before being dissolved in 2014. The MISOC (A) exists now only as a historical footnote. The 4th MISG (Airborne) and 8th MISG (A)(P) were subsequently reassigned under the newly established 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) (Provisional) (SFC (A) (P)), under US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).

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The 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) or 8th MISG (A) is one of the United States Army's active military information support operations units alongside the 4th Military Information Support Group. The unit was activated August 26, 2011. The activation ceremony was held on Meadows Field at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command headquarters. Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland, Jr., served as a host. The 8th Group will assume responsibility for the 1st, 5th and 9th Military Information Support Battalions. The unit is based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and is a part of the United States Army Special Operations Command.

Campaign participation credits

The unit has not participated in any military campaigns yet.

Organization

8th MISG currently consists of a headquarters company, two regional military information support battalions (or MISBs), and one tactical military information support battalion. The regional military information support battalions are regionally oriented and support the regional combatant commands in the planning and production of MISO programs:

1st MISB(A) – United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)

  • Organized 8 November 1950 in the Regular Army at Fort Riley, Kansas, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Group.
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1951 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Group, 8239th Army Unit.
  • Consolidated 21 February 1955 with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Battalion (constituted 30 November 1954 in the Regular Army) and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Battalion; concurrently reorganized at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Reorganized and redesignated 24 June 1960 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Psychological Warfare Battalion. Reorganized and redesignated 20 December 1965 as the 1st Psychological Operations Battalion.
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 March 1990 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Psychological Operations Battalion.
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 November 1995 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Support Company, 1st Psychological Operations Battalion.
  • 5th MISB(A) – United States Pacific Command (USPACOM)

  • Constituted 3 March 1951 in the Regular Army as the 5th Loudspeaker and Leaflet Company, Army.
  • Activated 19 March 1951 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Reorganized and redesignated 8 June 1953 as the 5th Loudspeaker and Leaflet Company
  • Reorganized and redesignated 24 June 1961 as the 5th Psychological Warfare Company
  • Reorganized and redesignated 25 June 1965 as the 5th Psychological Operations Battalion
  • Inactivated 20 June 1975 in Germany
  • Redesignated 30 December 1975 as the 5th Psychological Operations Group; concurrently withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and activated at Upper Marlboro, Maryland
  • Reorganized and redesignated 18 September 1990 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Psychological Operations Group
  • Inactivated 15 September 1994 at Upper Marlboro, Maryland
  • Redesignated 18 November 2003 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 5th Psychological Operations Battalion, withdrawn from the Army Reserve, and allotted to the Regular Army (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battalion activated 16 October2004 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • 9th MISB(A) – (Tactical)

    This is the Tactical MISO element and supports ground commanders in the planning and production of MISO programs.

  • Constituted 14 April 1952 in the Regular Army as the 9th Loudspeaker and Leaflet Company, Army.
  • Activated 26 April 1952 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Reorganized and redesignated 27 May 1953 as the 9th Loudspeaker and Leaflet Company
  • Inactivated 25 September 1953 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Redesignated 22 March 1963 as the 9th Psychological Warfare Company
  • Activated 1 April 1963 in the Panama Canal Zone
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1967 as the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion
  • Inactivated 31 December 1974 in the Panama Canal Zone
  • Activated 15 April 1985 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 March 1990 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 9th Psychological Operations Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 November 1995 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 9th Psychological Operations Battalion (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated with personnel from provisional units)
  • References

    8th Military Information Support Group Wikipedia


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