4th Military Information Support Group

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4th Military Information Support Group (Airborne)
4th Military Information Support Group.jpg
Distinctive unit insignia
Active September 13, 1972 – present
November 7, 1967 – October 2, 1971
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Role Psychological operations
Size 1,000
Part of United States Special Operations Command Insignia.svg United States Special Operations Command
US Army Special Operations Command SSI.svg United States Army Special Operations Command
Garrison/HQ Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Motto "Verbum Vincet" (The Word Will Conquer)
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Bruce Leahy

The 4th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) or 4th MISG (A) (formerly the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) (4th PSYOP Group (A) or 4th POG)) is one of the United States Army's active military information support operations units alongside with the 8th Military Information Support Group, which was activated August 26, 2011 at Fort Bragg. The 8th Group will assume responsibility for the 1st, 5th and 9th Military Information Support Battalions. The 4th Group will retain responsibility for the 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions, with a total of about 800 soldiers.[1]

On 21 June 2010, an announcement was made that the military intends to rename psychological operations, or PSYOP, to Military Information Support Operations. The decision, made a few days earlier by Admiral Eric Olson, Commander, United States Special Operations Command and Army's Chief of Staff General George Casey, was propagated through a memo dated June 23, 2010.[2]

The unit is based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and is a part of the United States Army Special Operations Command. The 4th POG was constituted November 7, 1967 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Psychological Operations Group. Activated December 1, 1967 in Vietnam. Inactivated October 2, 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Activated September 13, 1972 at Fort Bragg.[3]

Campaign participation credits[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

  • 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
  • Consolidation I

Armed forces expeditions[edit]

Southwest Asia[edit]

Organization[edit]

4th MISG currently consists of a headquarters company and three regional military information support battalions (or MISBs). The 3rd MISB, which was formerly a part of the 4th MISG, is currently a separate unit directly subordinated to the Military Information Support Operations Command (Airborne) (Provisional) and provides both the 4th and the 8th MISGs with radio, television, digital-audio-visual and print assets for developing MISO products such as leaflets, posters, handbills, newspapers, radio and television broadcasts.[4] The three regional military information support battalions are regionally oriented and support the regional combatant commands in the planning and production of MISO programs:

6th MISB(A) – United States European Command (EUCOM)[edit]

7th MISB(A) – United States Africa Command (AFRICOM)[edit]

8th MISB(A) – United States Central Command (CENTCOM)[edit]

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