The 780th Military Intelligence (MI) Brigade (Cyber) was activated on Oct. 1, 2011, as a Major Subordinate Command under the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, while also serving under the operational control of U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER). The 780th MI Brigade is the only offensive cyberspace operations brigade in the U.S. Army and we actively fight alongside our Joint partners to achieve U.S. supremacy in an increasingly contested cyberspace and electromagnetic spectrum.
The 780th MI Brigade (Praetorians) consists of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 781st MI Battalion, 782nd MI Battalion, and 915th Cyberspace Warfare Battalion (CWB).
The 781st MI 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 MI 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.
The 915th CWB, officially activated on June 6, 2018, is headquartered at Fort Gordon, Georgia. ARCYBER subsequently directed the 780th MI Brigade to assume Command Authority and administrative control of the 915th CWB. The 915 CWB is the first scalable organic expeditionary capability to meet the Army’s current and projected tactical cyberspace requirements, including the integration of cyber and electronic warfare.