Mission: The 500th Military Intelligence Brigade maintains an expeditionary mindset in order to support theater strategic engagement with tailored, trained, deployable intelligence support packages which provide increased battle command, situational awareness and force protection.
The 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, located at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, provides multi-disciplined intelligence support for joint and coalition warfighters in the U.S. Army Pacific area of responsibility.
The 500th MI Brigade has theater-wide collection and analytical responsibilities at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. The brigade also provides continuous force protection assessments, tactical and strategic overwatch, Foundry, red teaming and area of responsibility situational awareness for the warfighting decision makers.
The 500th MI Brigade is composed of five subordinate battalions with Soldiers, Defense Department Civilians and contractors who stand ready to deploy throughout the Pacific Rim and into the sands of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The 205th MI Battalion, located at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, provides all source analysis and collection in support of the USARPAC commander. The 205th MI Battalion deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005.
The 441st MI Battalion (Provisional), located at Camp Zama, Japan, is transforming into a forward collection battalion and conducts counterintelligence and human intelligence operations throughout the Pacific area of responsibility.
The 301st MI Battalion, located in Phoenix, Ariz., is a reserve component theater support battalion that provides multi-disciplined intelligence support to USARPAC and Pacific Command using reach operations and on order deploys tailored collection teams to support tactical operations and exercises forward in the area of responsibility.
The 715th MI Battalion conducts signals intelligence operations to meet theater and national requirements. In addition, the 715th MI Battalion has operational control of a new Army Reserve Element, which conducts split based operations in Fort Lewis, Wash., and Camp Pendleton, Calif.
The 15th MI Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, is an Aerial Exploitation Battalion that provides aerial imagery and signals intelligence support to Warfighters deployed throughout the Pacific Rim, Iraq and Afghanistan.
By integrating evolving technology and leveraging reach-back analytical support and optimally positioned modular intelligence collection teams, the 500th MI Brigade continues to support Army, joint and coalition warfighters throughout the Pacific.