The 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber) activated Oct. 1, 2011, as a Major Subordinate Command under the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, with operational control under the U.S. Army Cyber Command. The brigade conducts cyberspace operations and signals intelligence to create operational effects in and through the cyberspace domain to gain and maintain freedom of action required to support Army and Joint requirements while denying the same to our adversaries.
In May 2014, the 780th MI Brigade became the operational arm for an Army Cyber Command program to integrate cyberspace operations at the Army’s combat training centers. Since then, the brigade has pioneered the Army’s effort for cyberspace operations in support of maneuver forces and shaped the future of how the Army will fight and win in cyberspace.
The 780th Military Intelligence Brigade consists of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 781st MI Battalion, and the 782nd MI Battalion.
The 781st Military Intelligence Battalion (Vanguard), officially activated on July 2, 2008 under the former name of the Army Network Warfare Battalion, is headquartered at Fort Meade, Maryland. In October 2011, the battalion was re-designated the 781st MI Battalion and assigned to the newly activated 780th MI Brigade in the culmination of over ten years of work to establish the Army’s cyberspace operations capability.
The 782nd Military Intelligence Battalion (Cyber Legion), officially activated on June 7, 2013, is headquartered at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and works in collaboration with the 706th Military Intelligence Group. Under the command of the 782nd MI Battalion, operational detachments are employed in Texas and Hawaii.