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8th Military Information Support Group

 

8th Military Information Support Group

8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne)
Distinctive unit insignia
Active August 26, 2011 – present
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Army
Role Psychological operations
Size 1,070
Part of United States Special Operations Command
United States Army Special Operations Command
Garrison/HQ Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Brian Cavanaugh

The 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) or 8th MISG (A) is one of the United States Army's active military information support operations units alongside with the 4th Military Information Support Group. The unit was activated August 26, 2011. The activation ceremony was held on Meadows Field at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command headquarters. Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland, Jr., served as a host. The 8th Group will assume responsibility for the 1st, 5th and 9th Military Information Support Battalions.[1] The unit is based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and is a part of the United States Army Special Operations Command.

Campaign participation credits

The unit has not participated in any military campaigns yet.

Organization

8th MISG currently consists of a headquarters company, two regional military information support battalions (or MISBs), and one tactical military information support battalions. The regional military information support battalions are regionally oriented and support the regional combatant commands in the planning and production of MISO programs:

1st MISB(A) – United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)

5th MISB(A) – United States Pacific Command (USPACOM)

9th MISB(A) – (Tactical)

This is the Tactical MISO element and supports ground commanders in the planning and production of MISO programs.

See also

References

  1. ^ 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) activated at Fort Bragg

External links

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) Activation Ceremony
  • 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) Activation Ceremony
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