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104th Military Intelligence Battalion

On 16 December 2004, the 104th Military Intelligence Battalion was inactivated as part of the transformation of the 4th Infantry Division to the US Army's modular force structure. As part of the modular transformation, assets previously held at division level, but habitually attached to a division's brigades during operations were made organic to those brigades. Elements of the inactivated Battalion were reflagged as the military intelligence components of the special troops battalions in each of the Division's reorganized modular brigade combat teams.

The 104th Military Intelligence Battalion was first constituted on 16 September 1980 in the Regular Army as the 104th Military Intelligence Battalion, assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Carson, Colorado. The 374th Army Security Agency Company and the 4th Military Intelligence Company were concurrently reorganized and redesignated as Companies A and B, 104th Military Intelligence Battalion respectively.

The 374th Army Security Agency Company had been first constituted on 21 November 1963 in the Regular Army as Company C, 303rd Army Security Agency Battalion and activated on 20 December 1963 at Fort Lewis, Washington. it was reorganized and redesignated on 15 October 1966 as the 374th Army Security Agency Company. The 374th Army Security Agency Company served in 10 campaigns during the conflict in Vietnam: Counteroffensive Phase II, Counteroffensive Phase III, Tet Counteroffensive, Counteroffensive Phase IV, Counteroffensive Phase V, Counteroffensive Phase VI, Tet 69/Counteroffensive, Summer-Fall 1969, Winter-Spring 1970, Sanctuary Counteroffensive, and Counteroffensive Phase VII. After returning from Vietnam, the unit was inactivated on 30 June 1972 at Fort Carson, Colorado. It was reactivated on 21 December 1977 at Fort Carson, Colorado before becoming an element of the 104th Military Intelligence Battalion. Company A, 104th Military Intelligence Battalion was entitled to the honors and lineage of the 374th Army Security Agency Company.

The 4th Military Intelligence Company was first constituted on 12 July 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 4th Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment. It was activated on 6 August 1944 in France with personnel from provisional Counter Intelligence Corps detachment attached to the 4th Infantry Division. During the Second World War, the Detachment participated in 5 campaigns: Normandy (streamer with arrowhead indicating participation in the initial assault), Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. After the Second World War, the Company was inactivated on 23 February 1946 at Camp Butner, North Carolina. The unit was reactivated on 30 November 1946 in Germany and inactivated again on 20 April 1947 in Germany. It was allotted on 5 January 1949 to the Regular Army and activated on 31 January 1949 at Fort Ord, California. The Detachment was reorganized and redesignated on 25 January 1958 as the 4th Military Intelligence Detachment and on 26 December 1969 as the 4th Military Intelligence Company. It was assigned on 21 July 1978 to the 4th Infantry Division before becoming an element of the 104th Military Intelligence Battalion. Company B, 104th Military Intelligence Battalion was entitled to the honors and lineage of the 4th Military Intelligence Company.

The 104th Military Intelligence Battalion was inactivated on 15 December 1995 at Fort Carson, Colorado. It was rectivated on 16 January 1996 at Fort Hood, Texas.

On 16 December 2004, the 104th Military Intelligence Battalion was inactivated as part of the transformation of the 4th Infantry Division to the US Army's modular force structure. As part of the modular transformation, assets previously held at division level, but habitually attached to a division's brigades during operations were made organic to those brigades. Elements of the inactivated Battalion were reflagged as the military intelligence components of the special troops battalions in each of the Division's reorganized modular brigade combat teams.




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