524th Military Intelligence Battalion - Silent Vigilance
The 524th Military Intelligence Battalion manages human intelligence collection operations. Teams from the 524th MI Battalion operate from various locations throughout the country performing force protection and liaisons with ROK forces.
Constituted 25 September 1950 in the Regular Army as the 524th Technical Intelligence Coordinator Detachment. Activated 10 October 1950 at Fort Riley, Kansas. Inactivated 1 December 1951 in Korea. Redesignated 22 June 1965 as the 524th Intelligence Corps Detachment. Activated 1 July 1965 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Redesignated 15 October 1966 as the 524th Military Intelligence Detachment. Inactivated 26 November 1970 in Vietnam. Redesignated 16 June 1982 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 524th Military Intelligence Battalion, and activated in Korea. (Organic elements constituted 16 October 1988; Company A concurrently activated in Korea) Campaign Participation Credit: Korean War: CCF Intervention, First UN Counteroffensive, CCF Spring Offensive, UN Summer-Fall Offensive, Second Korean Winter. Vietnam: Defense, Counteroffensive, 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, Counteroffensive, Phase VII. Decorations: Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1966-1968. Army Superior Unit Award for 1986-1988.