67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade

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67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
67th Infantry Brigade SSI.svg
Shoulder sleeve insignia
Country United States
Allegiance United States of America
Branch Army National Guard
Nickname Pike Brigade
Motto All Hell Can't Stop Us

The 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade is a battlefield surveillance brigade (BfSB) of the Nebraska Army National Guard. It derives its lineage from the 67th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), previously a component of the 35th Infantry Division (Mechanized).[1]

As the 67th Infantry Brigade, the brigade was initially formed in August 1917 in the Iowa and Nebraska Army National Guards, and was part of the 34th Division mobilized for World War I.[2] It comprised the 133rd Infantry Regiment and the 134th Infantry Regiment. It was disbanded in February 1919, but formed again in 1921, still as part of the 34th Division. From 1921 to 1942 it was part of the Iowa Army National Guard seemingly comprising only the 168th Infantry Regiment.

From 1964 to 1985 it was the 67th Infantry Brigade, and then the 67th Brigade, 35th ID, from 1985 to 2002. State ARNG newspapers reporting the recreation of the BfSB in 2008 say that the infantry brigade was reformed in 1962, with its main elements being the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 134th Infantry Regiment. Other combat units that were part of the brigade from the 1960s eventually included the 1st Battalion, 168th Field Artillery Regiment,[3] 1st Battalion, 195th Armored Regiment (which joined in 1978),[4] and Troop E, 167th Cavalry, which was constituted and assigned in 1964.

Material reproduced by Globalsecurity.org from 2001-2002, seemingly originally drawn from state National Guard sources, said:[5]

These change comes as a result of the restructuring of the National Guard's to better meet the needs and requirements of the regular Army, and is one step in a seven-year process aimed at transforming the 67th Infantry Brigade into a support group.
As of mid-2001, the process which had started in central Nebraska was four years along, and the regiment's 1-195th Armor and 67th Forward Support battalions were in various stages of transition.

In 2003 it was converted to the 67th Area Support Group.[6] On September 7, 2008, it appears to have been redesignated the 67th BfSB.[7]

Subordinate commands[edit]

  • 67th BfSB Headquarters & Headquarters Company (NE-ARNG)
    • 1st Squadron, 134th Cavalry Regiment (R&S) (NE-ARNG)
    • 1167th Brigade Support Maintenance Company (NE-ARNG)
    • 234th Network Support Company (NE-ARNG)
    • 192nd Military Police Detachment (NE-ARNG)(administratively attached; assigned to the 402d Military Police Battalion)[8]
    • 1st Battalion, 376th Aviation Regiment (NE-ARNG)(administratively attached; assigned to the Combat Aviation Brigade, 35th Infantry Division)
    • 250th Military Intelligence Battalion (CA-ARNG)

Commanders[edit]

  • As 67th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized)[7]
    • Brigadier General William F. Bachman April 1963 – March 1968
    • Brigadier General Dayle Williamson December 1983 – August 1985
  • As 67th Brigade, 35th Infantry Division
  • As 67th Area Support Group
  • As 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BfSB) Commanders:
    • Colonel David Petersen
    • Colonel Philip Stemple June 2010 - 28 Apr 2011 [9]
    • Lieutenant Colonel Brett Andersen 28 Apr 2011 - June 2011
    • Colonel Michael Deger June 2011 – March 2013
    • Colonel Brett Andersen - March 2013 to April 2014
    • Colonel Kevin Lyons - April 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isby and Kamps, Armies of NATO's Central Front, Jane's Publishing Company, 1985, p.383
  2. ^ John J. McGrath, The Brigade: A History Its Organization and Employment in the US Army, Combat Studies Institute Press, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 2004?, 169.
  3. ^ Prairie Soldier, August 2008, 10
  4. ^ Pope, Jeffrey Lynn; Kondratiuk, Leonid E., eds. (1995). Armor-Cavalry Regiments: Army National Guard Lineage. DIANA Publishing. p. 59. ISBN 9780788182068. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Globalsecurity.org, 67th Infantry Brigade, accessed December 2013.
  6. ^ McGrath, The Brigade, 198.
  7. ^ a b Prairie Soldier, August 2008, p.1, accessed December 27, 2013.
  8. ^ http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=3953
  9. ^ http://www.stripes.com/guard-brigade-commander-in-iraq-relieved-of-duties-1.142098 and http://www.armytimes.com/news/2011/11/army-brigade-commander-slammed-for-behavior-112011w/