History

The history of the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade dates back to 1998 when the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade was tasked to develop a computer network operations force for the Army.

In June 1998, B Co, 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion answered that call.

In June 2000, Detachment Meade, 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion was established to sustain the growing need for an Army computer network operations force. Detachment Meade was renamed the Army Network Warfare Detachment in 2007.

In January 2008, the Army Network Warfare Detachment became the Computer Network Operations Task Force.

In June 2008, the Computer Network Operations Task Force was re-designated the Army Network Warfare Battalion (Provisional).

In October 2009, the Army Network Warfare Battalion officially activated, flagged, and became the 744th Military Intelligence Battalion (Army Network Warfare Battalion).

In December 2010, the Army approved the establishment of an Army Cyber Brigade and designated the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, with an effective date of Oct. 1, 2011, to fulfill the mission.

On December 1, 2011, the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade officially unfurled its colors for the first time during an activation ceremony at Fort George G. Meade, Md.

The 780th Military Intelligence Brigade consists of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 781st Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort George G. Meade, Md., and the 782nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gordon, Ga.