219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (United States)

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219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
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219th BfSB shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1 October 2007–present
Country United States of America
Branch Army National Guard
Type Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
Role Military intelligence
Size Brigade
Part of Indiana Army National Guard
38th Infantry Division (attached)
Garrison/HQ Johnson County Armory, Franklin, Indiana
Motto Stalk the Enemy - Anytime, Anywhere
Engagements Operation New Dawn
Decorations Meritorious Unit Commendation, Iraq 2011
Commanders
Current
commander
COL Timothy N. Thombleson
Notable
commanders
COL Ivan E. Denton (First Commander)
Insignia
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Combat Service Identification Badge 219bfsbcsib.jpg

The 219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade is one of seven Battlefield Surveillance Brigades in the Army National Guard. It is part of the Indiana Army National Guard and attached to the 38th Infantry Division for training. The 219th BfSB is currently composed of:

  • Headquarters & Headquarters Company (Franklin, Indiana)
    • Commander (March 2012): COL Timothy N. Thombleson
    • Command Sergeant Major (March 2012): CSM Rodney A. Spade

Troop C, 2-152 CAV is formerly known as Co. D (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol), 151st Infantry; Co. D (Ranger), 151st Infantry; and 151st Infantry Detachment (Long Range Surveillance). This elite LRS unit is composed of paratroopers, snipers, pathfinders, signal communications specialists and rangers specializing in reconnaissance and surveillance deep behind enemy lines serving within the Indiana Army National Guard. The unit is now designated as Troop C (LRS), 2nd Squadron, 152nd Cavalry Regiment of the 219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. This elite unit is affiliated with the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment as per their full membership within the 75th Ranger Regiment Association. The Indiana Rangers first originated as an elite 19th-century mounted militia force.

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