219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (United States)

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219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade CSIB.svg
219th BfSB shoulder sleeve insignia[1]
Active1 October 2007– 2016
CountryUnited States of America
BranchArmy National Guard
TypeBattlefield Surveillance Brigade
RoleMilitary intelligence
Part ofIndiana Army National Guard
38th Infantry Division (attached)
Garrison/HQJohnson County Armory, Franklin, Indiana
Motto(s)Stalk the Enemy - Anytime, Anywhere
EngagementsOperation New Dawn
DecorationsMeritorious Unit Commendation, Iraq 2011
COL David Vesper
COL Ivan E. Denton (First Commander)
Distinctive Unit Insignia[1]219bfsbdui.jpg
Combat Service Identification Badge[1]219bfsbcsib.jpg

The 219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade was a BfSB in the Army National Guard after being one of seven Battlefield Surveillance Brigades. It was part of the Indiana Army National Guard and in 2016 was redesignated as the 219th Engineer Brigade attached to the 38th Infantry Division for training.

The 219th BfSB was composed of:

Troop C, 2-152 CAV used to be known as Company D (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol), 151st Infantry; Company D (Ranger), 151st Infantry; and 151st Infantry Detachment (Long Range Surveillance). This elite LRS unit was 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 was designated as Troop C (LRS), 2nd Squadron, 152nd Cavalry Regiment of the 219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and in 2016, was redesignated as Company D, 2nd Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment, 76th Brigade Combat Team. As an LRS troop, this elite unit was affiliated with the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment as per their full membership within the 75th Ranger Regiment Association. The Indiana Rangers originated as an elite 19th-century mounted militia force.

Past commanders[edit]

  • COL Ivan E. Denton (First Commander)
  • COL Timothy N. Thombleson
  • COL David N. Vesper


  1. ^ a b c "219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade". The Institute of Heraldry. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade". Indiana National Guard. Retrieved 31 October 2015.

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