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67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion
67 Sig Bn DUI.jpg
Distinctive Unit Insignia
Active 1942 - present
Country United States of America
Branch Regular Army
Type Signal
Size Battalion
Part of 35th Signal Brigade
Motto(s) "The Lightning Force" "Voice of Combat"
Commanders
Current
commander
Kathleen S. Cage
Ceremonial chief Robert J. Teague

History[]


The 67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion is a unit within the 35th Signal Brigade in the Signal Corps of the United States Army.[1]

Campaign Credit[]

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II

Rhineland

Central Europe

Asiatic-Pacific Theater

Southwest Asia

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[2]

"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."[3]

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"[4]

References[]

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