|67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion|
Distinctive Unit Insignia
|Active||1942 - present|
|Country||United States of America|
|Part of||35th Signal Brigade|
|Motto(s)||"The Lightning Force" "Voice of Combat"|
|Kathleen S. Cage|
|Ceremonial chief||Robert J. Teague|
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
World War II
Defense of Saudi Arabia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
War on Terrorism
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2004
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010
"White Privilege" Brief
On March 9, 2016, news outlets around the United States reported that a presentation given in April 2015 by the 67th Signal Battalion's Equal Opportunity (EO) representative to around 400 soldiers focused on the controversial topic of "white privilege". Through a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the organization Judicial Watch, the public was made aware that the presentation included statements such as:
"Privilege exists when one group has something of value that is denied to others simply because of the groups they belong to, rather than because of anything they've done or failed to do."
"Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them."
"Our society attaches privilege to being white and male and heterosexual regardless of your social class."
Although the presentation was given as a part of the commander's annual training requirements for the battalion's EO program, in an official statement regarding the training event a U.S. Army representative stated, "The unit (Equal Opportunity) instructor (Sergeant First Class Thomas Michleski) deviated from the authorized topic and content which was provided, to prevent further instances, all unit instructors will receive additional training on the importance of following Army EO training requirements"
- Raines, Rebecca (2005). Signal Corps. WASHINGTON, D.C.: CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY. pp. 179–180.
- "67th Lineage and Honors". 2010-09-23. http://www.history.army.mil/html/forcestruc/lineages/branches/sc/0067scbn.htm.
- "Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal US Army Indoctrinated Soldiers on Dangers of ‘White Privilege’ - Judicial Watch" (in en-US). http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-documents-reveal-us-army-indoctrinated-soldiers-on-dangers-of-white-privilege/.
- "Army says diversity training sent wrong signal". https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/04/03/army-diversity-training/25250733/.
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