Welcome to the 66th MI Brigade

Updated: 9-Jul-2014

Command Group

Commander: Col Pendall
Commander
COL David Pendall arrives to the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade from a position as the United States Army Intelligence (G2) Liaison to MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Previously, he was the Army Senior Service College Fellow within the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Security Studies Program with a special focus on Biometrics and Forensic Capabilities for National Security at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. COL Pendall has also served as the CJ2 (Senior Intelligence Officer) for Regional Command-East in Afghanistan, concurrently serving as the G2 of the First Cavalry Division (Operation Enduring Freedom).
Other former assignments include: NATO/ISAF Joint Command HQ, Intel Plans Officer (Operation Enduring Freedom); US Army Europe and 7th Army, ISR Plans Chief; MNC-I Iraq Intelligence Planner and ACE Chief (Operation Iraqi Freedom); Chief USAREUR Deployable ACE; CENTCOM Forward J5 Planner (Operation Iraqi Freedom I); National Security Agency, SIGINT Directorate, Strategic Planner; 741st MI BN, Ft. Meade MD BN S3; MND-N, Bosnia-Herzegovina, MI CO Commander (Operation Joint Forge); 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Brigade S2; 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fulda, Germany, Assistant Regimental S2

COL Pendall is a graduate of the US Army's Command and General Staff College, the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), and a graduate of the Army War College's Defense Strategy Course.

COL Pendall has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Ohio University, a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management from Central Michigan University, a Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Masters in Military Art and Science in Theater Operations from the Army Command and General Staff College/Advanced Military Studies Program (SAMS). He is also a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

COL Pendall has been published in numerous defense and military journals to include Joint Force Quarterly, Military Review, Army Magazine, Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Journal, Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, Small Wars Journal, Spotlight, and the Institute of Land Warfare. He has also presented on a variety of defense topics at MIT, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and the Belfer Center, JFK School of Government, Harvard University.

Commander: CSM Downs
Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major Tony R. Downs is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1990 as a 98GAD (Cryptologic Linguist, Modern Standard Arabic). He completed Basic Training at Ft Jackson, SC; Advance Individual Training at Goodfellow AFB, TX; Language Training at Monterey, CA; Basic Airborne Training at Ft Benning, GA.
CSM Downs has served in a variety of assignments which include 5th Special Forces Group Ft Campbell, KY where he served as a Team Sergeant for the Special Operations Team-Alpha, 1st BSTB, 504th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division where he served within the same company as the Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, and First Sergeant, 501st MI BDE where he served as the Operations Sergeant Major, his last assignment he served as the Command Sergeant Major of 719th MI BN Korea. He has deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with a total of 43 months served in both theaters of operation.

He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College and is finishing his Master of Science in business from the University of Texas El Paso. His military education includes all levels of noncommissioned officer education system. He is a graduate from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 61.

CSM Downs' awards include Bronze Star (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 CS), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Additionally, he has earned the coveted Master Parachutist Badge.