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551st Signal Battalion
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Coat of Arms
Active 10 December 1941–
1 February 1946
23 September 1986 – present
Country United States
Branch Regular Army
Part of 15th Signal Brigade
Garrison/HQ Fort Gordon, Georgia
Nickname(s) "Patriots"
Motto(s) "Watch and Warn"
Decorations Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
17 October 1944 – 4 July 1945
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The 551st Signal Battalion is an active duty unit of the United States Army, housed on Fort Gordon. The MACOM for the 551st is (TRADOC) and they fall directly under the 15th Regimental Signal Brigade. The 551st trains the following Signal Corps MOSs

25F – Network Switching System Operator/Maintainer
25N – Nodal Network System Operator/Maintainer
25P – Microwave Systems Operator Maintainer
25Q – Multi-Channel Transmission Systems Operator/Maintainer
25S Satellite Communications Systems Operator/Maintainer
They also train the Additional Skills Identifier (ASI)
25S1C Satellite Systems Network Coordinator


To provide world class Advanced Individual Training to transform Soldiers into disciplined, physically fit, prepared, tactically and technically competent “Signal Warriors” who live the Army Values and stand ready to make a positive contribution to the Operational Army.[1]


To be the best Advanced Individual Training Signal Battalion in the US Army. An organization built on cohesion, confidence, competence and character.[2]


551st Signal Battalion Lineage

  • Constituted 10 December 1941 in the Army of the United States as the 551st Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion, Separate
  • Activated 15 December 1941 at Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Redesignated 12 December 1942 as the 551st Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion
  • Inactivated 1 February 1946 in the Philippine Islands
  • Redesignated 23 September 1986 as the 551st Signal Battalion and allotted to the Regular Army; Headquarters concurrently transferred to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Gordon, Georgia


Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Northern Solomons; Leyte; Southern Philippines


Company A additionally entitled to:


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "551st Signal Battalion Lineage and Honors".

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