780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber)

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The 780th Military Intelligence (MI) Brigade (Cyber) conducts cyberspace operations to  deliver effects in support of Army and Joint requirements.

The 780th MI Brigade (Praetorians) was activated on October 1, 2011, as a Major Subordinate Command under the U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command (INSCOM), 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.

In December 2010, the Army approved the establishment of a cyberspace operations brigade, and on October 1, 2011, the 780th MI Brigade was organized. Subsequently, the 744th MI Battalion was re-designated as the 781st MI Battalion (Vanguard) and re-organized under the new brigade.

The brigade began building a second battalion headquartered at Fort Gordon, Georgia in 2011 culminating with the stand-up and designation of the 782nd MI Battalion (Cyber Legion) in June 2012. Detachments Texas and Hawaii were organized as part of the 782nd MI Battalion in 2013 and 2014 respectively giving the brigade a footprint in four states in support of multiple operational headquarters.

In July 2017, the 780th MI Brigade established the Cyber Solutions Development Detachment. The Detachment takes its place as the newest addition to the brigade focused on innovative solutions across the spectrum of cyberspace operations.

Since August 15, 2017, U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers have been mobilized and assigned to Task Force Echo, an organization conducting cyberspace operations in support of U.S. Cyber Command and the Cyber National Mission Force. The Task Force is aligned under the 780th MI Brigade, which falls under the operational control of ARCYBER.

On June 6, 2018, the Department of the Army directed U.S. Army Cyber Command to activate the 915th Cyberspace Warfare Battalion (915 CSCB). Subsequently, ARCYBER directed the 780th MI Brigade assume Command Authority and administrative control of the 915th CWB. The 915th 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.

Since 2011, the Brigade’s mission has increased in scope, scale, and complexity. The unit is known among ARCYBER, U.S. Cyber Command, and senior Army leaders as a world class cyberspace operations force capable of providing a ready force, developing capabilities required to meet expanding requirements, and delivering effects at the time and place of the operational commander's choosing.

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Last Updated: January 14, 2020