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344th Military Intelligence Battalion
344 MI Bn COA.jpg
Coat of arms
Active 1962–1968
1990–present
Country United States
Branch U.S. Army
Type Military Intelligence
Part of 111th Military Intelligence Brigade
Garrison/HQ Goodfellow Air Force Base
Motto(s) Silent Sentinel
Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia 344 MI Bn DUI.jpg

The 344th Military Intelligence Battalion is located in San Angelo, Texas at Goodfellow Air Force Base. The 344th MI Bn is subordinate to the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, Ft Huachuca, Arizona. The Battalion consists of three units; Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie Companies, located at Goodfellow AFB, and Delta Company, located at the Naval Technical Training Center, Corry Station, Pensacola, FL.

Lineage & Honors

Lineage

  • Constituted 5 November 1962 in the Army Reserve as the 344th Army Security Agency Company .
  • Activated 28 February 1963 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 April 1966 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 344th Army Security Agency Battalion .
  • Inactivated 31 January 1968 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Redesignated 1 February 1990 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion ; concurrently withdrawn from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army.
  • Headquarters transferred 25 May 1990 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas.

Decorations

  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1 August 1990 – 31 December 1991 (344th Military Intelligence Battalion cited; DA GO 34, 1992)
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1 July 1995 – 30 June 1997
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1 July 1997 – 30 June 1999

Coat of arms

Description

Shield: Argent on a saltire celeste a key ward up bendwise sinister surmounted by two pikes bendwise or.

Motto: Silent Sentinel

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description

A gold color metal and enamel device consisting of a gold key, ward slanted upward to right behind the shafts of two pikes; all encircled by a continuous oval-shaped scroll passing through the bow of the key, behind the pike heads, keyward and over the pike staffs and bearing the inscription in black letters SILENT SENTINEL. Symbolism: The key, symbol for security and secrecy, and the pikes, weapons used by sentries in the Middle Ages, symbolize the basic mission of the organization. The shape of the bow of the key and the two pikes further simulates the numerical designation of the organization.

Symbolism

Shield: Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors used for military intelligence. The key, symbol for security and secrecy, and the pikes, weapons used by sentries in the Middle Ages, symbolize the basic mission of the organization.

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