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404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
404ChemBdeSSI.jpg
404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 2009 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Army National Guard
Type Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
Commanders
Brigade Commander COL Troy Phillips
Ceremonial chief LTC Harvey Lloyd
Commander Sergeant Major CSM Jerry Clements
HHC Readiness NCO SFC Mark Hocker
Insignia
HR NCO SGT Katy Dean

The 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is a maneuver enhancement brigade of the United States Army National Guard in Illinois.[1]

Formerly the 404th Chemical Brigade, this unit is transforming into organization tailored to support the maneuver and security of a Division-level headquarters. The Brigade comprises Engineer, Chemical, and Military Police, as well as Signal and Support units.

The Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) is a relatively new formation within the US Army.[2] It is primarily designed to provide maneuver support to its assigned headquarters with a mix of technical expertise and combat power. However, the structure of a MEB also makes it ideal for consequence management in response to domestic disasters. The MEB's mix of Chemical, Engineer, and Military Police units provides it with the capability to support governmental organizations in chemical/biological/nuclear decontamination, law enforcement support, or infrastructure repair and restoration.

History

The 404th traces its history to the 404th Chemical Brigade, the first Chemical Brigade activated into the Army National Guard force structure.[3] The 404th Chemical Brigade was formed in 1990 and originally stationed in Rockford, Illinois. The unit subsequently moved to Machesney Park, Illinois where it remained until its deactivation in 1997. In 2001, the 404th was reactivated and stationed in Chicago, Illinois. In 2009, the 404th began its transformation process to become the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

Units

  • HQ, 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
  • 405th Brigade Support Battalion
    • Company A/405th BSB (Distribution)
    • Company B/405th BSB (Maintenance)
    • 406th Signal Company
  • 33MPBnDUI.jpg 33d Military Police Battalion
    • 233d Military Police Company
    • 333d Military Police Company
    • 933d Military Police Company
  • 44 Chem Bn DUI.jpg 44th Chemical Battalion
    • 135th Chemical Company
    • 444th Chemical Company
    • 445th Chemical Company
    • 450th Chemical Detachment
  • 766 Eng Bn DUI.jpg 766th Engineer Battalion
    • 631st Engineer Company
    • 661st Engineer Company
    • 661st Engineer Detachment (FFT)
    • 662d Engineer Detachment (FFT)
  • 44th Rear Operations Center (ASG)

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