112th Military Intelligence Brigade – Provisional

112th Military Intelligence Brigade – Provisional – Brief Article

The crest of the 112th Military Intelligence Brigade is a silver-colored metal enamel device consisting of a yellow enameled demi-sun emitting five rays surmounted by a silver dagger, point up, beneath an oriental blue chevron bearing five stars. This is all within and below an arc segment of silver oak leaves and a red scroll inscribed with the motto “Strength Through Security” in silver letters. Oriental blue and silver are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence. The sunburst further alludes to Intelligence and also suggests the location of the unit, the great southwest. The yellow (gold) sunburst symbolizes the worth of reliable intelligence. The five rays of the sunburst allude to the five regions of a former unit, and the chevron, a symbol for support, with the five stars, represents the five states that comprised its former area of operations. The ancient dagger signifies the dangers and silent covert nature of intelligence service. The oak leaves are symbolic of the strong and e nduring resolution of the men and women of the unit, and the motto, “Strength Through Security,” portrays the goal of the successful intelligence organization.

Constituted 10 May 1946 in the Army of the United States as the 112th Counter-Intelligence Corps (CIC) Detachment, the unit activated 21 May 1946 at Dallas, Texas. On 26 February 1952, the Army allotted the 112th CIC Detachment to the Regular Army. Redesignated as the 112th CIC Group on 1 August 1957 and again on 15 October 1966 as the 112th Military Intelligence Group, the Army inactivated the 112th on 30 June 1974 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The Army redesignated the unit on 1 July 1987 as Headquarters, 112th Military Intelligence Brigade, transferred it to the U.S. Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), and concurrently activated it at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Headquarters, 112th MI Brigade, deactivated 30 January 1993 at Fort Devens.

The unit transitionally reactivated 28 July 2000 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, as the 112th MI Brigade (Prov). On 26 September 2000, it then reactivated as the 112th MI Brigade in a special ceremony in conjunction with the Army Worldwide Intelligence Conference at Fort Huachuca. The activation of the 112th consolidated the 304th MI Battalion, 306th MI Battalion, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, and B Company (MI Officer Basic Course) of the 309th MI Battalion under one command. The Brigade also absorbed the other functions of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Continuous Learning.

The mission of the 112th MI Brigade is to train and develop MI leaders and units that are warrior-focused and capable of leading and operating in networked, digital system-of-systems architectures throughout the entire operational continuum. The Brigade is home to nearly 1,500 students and permanent party instructors, training developers, and others support personnel.

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