Mission: The 513th Military Intelligence Brigade deploys in strength or in tailored elements to conduct multidiscipline intelligence and security operations in support of Army components of U.S. Central Command, and theater Army commanders.
The 513th Military Intelligence Brigade is comprised of four battalions and a task force: 202nd, 224th, 297th, 345th, and Task Force Lightning. Each unit has a unique mission that plays a vital role in the mission of the brigade as a whole.
The 201st MI Battalion was activated as part of the brigade in 1982. The battalion has been actively engaged in virtually every major military contingency operation since Desert Storm, to include multiple deployments to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, three rotations to Somalia, two deployments to Haiti, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Qatar, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Bosnia and Kosovo.
The 201st MI Battalion was redesignated Task Force Lightning in order to meet Army requirements for ongoing intelligence transformation in 2004. The Soldiers of Task Force Lightning work every day to provide the intelligence that enables commanders to fight terrorism and its sponsors.
The 202nd MI Battalion is headquartered at Fort Gordon, Ga., and provides continuous counterintelligence and human intelligence support throughout the continental United States and the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
As part of the transformation, the 202nd MI Battalion is building organizational constructs needed to provide commanders with continuous, long-term and forward deployed operational-level counterintelligence and human intelligence capabilities. The battalion served the nation during Operation Enduring Freedom and two separate deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The 224th MI Battalion is an Aerial Exploitation Battalion located at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.
The 297th MI Battalion has Soldiers deployed to Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan, directly supporting the Coalition Forces Land Component Command headquarters in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and the Multi-National Forces - Iraq Command.
The 345th MI Battalion is scheduled to mobilize and deploy to the assigned area of responsibility to conduct multi-discipline intelligence operations in support of the 513th MI Brigade to defeat adversaries, promote regional stability, support allies and protect U.S. national interests.