Commander:

 

COL Daniel E. Soller

 

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Command Sergeant Major:

CSM Michael P. Fanelli

 

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Gryphon Brigade Mission:

The 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade conducts multi-disciplined intelligence collection, surveillance,

and reconnaissance operations in support of an Army Corps or designated Joint Task Force in order to answer

priority intelligence requirements and focus combat power to achieve desired effects.

BDE Address
Headquarters, 201st BfSB

 

JBLM, WA 98433

 

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BN Phone Numbers

109th MI: (253) 966-6255

 

502nd MI: (253) 966-2563

 

3-38 Cav: (253) 966-0967

 

84th CA BN: (253) 254-1110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BDE Phone Numbers

Staff Duty: (253) 966-7474

 

SURG: (253) 477-4416

 

Legal: (253) 966-3575

 

Chaplain: (253) 477-4426

 

PAO: (253) 477-4440

 

FRSA: (253) 477-4427

 

S1: (253) 477-2855

 

S2: (253) 477-4468

 

S3: (253) 477-2921

 

S4: (253) 477-4470

 

S6: (253) 477-4430

 

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201st BfSB History

 

The 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade carries the history and heritage of two separate units; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 503rd Army Security Agency Group and 201st Military Intelligence Detachment.

 

The HHC, 503rd Army Security Group was constituted as the 323rd Signal Company, on 23 July 1942 and activated in Miami, Florida on 1 September 1942. While stationed on the Marshall Islands during World War II, the company supported Army Air Force units in the Pacific. The company was inactivated on 17 October 1946 at Andrews Field, Camp Spring, Maryland.


On 3 January 1951, the company was redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 601st Communications Reconnaissance Group. On 5 February 1951 the company was redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 503rd Communications Reconnaissance Group.

 

The 201st Military Intelligence Detachment was constituted on 12 July 1944 as the 201st Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment. The Detachment was activated on 20 August 1944 in New Guinea and while in the Southwest Pacific Area, attached to I Corps and supported the Corps through campaigns in New Guinea and the Philippines. The Detachment was inactivated on 25 February 1946 in Japan.


On 6 October 1950, the Detachment was activated in Korea and assigned to United States Army Forces, Far East and Eighth US Army participating in operations throughout Korea during the Korean War. The Detachment was inactivated on 21 February 1955 in Korea.

 

On 20 March 1956, the Detachment was allotted to the Regular Army and activated on 12 June 1956 in Korea. It was reorganized and re-designated as the 201st Military Intelligence Detachment on 15 May 1959. The Detachment was inactivated on 30 June 1971 in Korea.


The lineage of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 503rd Army Security Agency Group and 201st Military Intelligence Detachment merged on 1 September 1987. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 503rd Army Security Agency Group was withdrawn from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army. The company was consolidated with the 201st Military Intelligence Detachment and was re-designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 201st Military Intelligence Brigade. The new unit was activated on the same day at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.


The lineage of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 503rd Army Security Agency Group and 201st Military Intelligence Detachment merged on 1 September 1987. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 503rd Army Security Agency Group was withdrawn from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army. The company was consolidated with the 201st Military Intelligence Detachment and was re-designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 201st Military Intelligence Brigade. The new unit was activated on the same day at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.


On 3 July 2008, the 201st Military Intelligence Brigade transformed into the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

 

 

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