327th Signal Battalion (United States)

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327th Signal Battalion
327th Signal Battalion Insignia
Country United States
Branch Signal Corps
Role Signal
Motto(s) Speed and Accuracy
Mascot(s) Nighthawks

The 327th Signal Battalion (Airborne) provided worldwide rapidly deployable signal support for the Joint Task Force Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corp and designated Major Subordinate Commands in times of peace and war. The unit was officially activated on June 30, 1952. It was deactivated in April 2007.


Here is an abbreviated history of the 327th Signal Battalion as gathered from various sources:

  • The unit was constituted on 26 May 1952 in the Organized Reserve Corps as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 327th Signal Support Battalion
  • It was officially activated 30 June 1952 at Tampa, Florida

(Organized Reserve Corps redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)

  • The unit was reorganized and redesignated 15 September 1953 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 327th Signal Battalion
  • Inactivated 7 July 1959 at Tampa, Florida
  • Withdrawn 18 April 1967 from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Activated 1 August 1967 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 September 1980 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 327th Signal Battalion; concurrently, the 416th Signal Company (see ANNEX 1) and the 221st Signal Company (see ANNEX 2)

reorganized and redesignated, respectively, as Company A and Company B, 327th Signal Battalion

  • Constituted 29 August 1940 in the Regular Army as the 316th Signal Aviation Company
  • Activated 20 September 1940 at Mitchel Field, New York
  • Redesignated 5 March 1941 as the 316th Signal Company, Air Wing
  • Redesignated 24 October 1941 as the 416th Signal Company, Aviation
  • Inactivated 16 October 1945 in Italy
  • Redesignated 15 December 1954 as the 416th Signal Aviation Company
  • Activated 7 February 1955 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona
  • Reorganized and redesignated 26 May 1961 as the 416th Signal Company
  • Inactivated 2 February 1963 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona
  • Activated 18 August 1965 at Fort Lee, Virginia
  • Constituted 3 November 1941 in the Regular Army as the 221st Signal Depot Company
  • Activated 14 August 1943 at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • Inactivated 20 June 1948 in Germany
  • Redesignated 8 January 1952 as the 221st Signal Base Depot Company
  • Activated 22 January 1952 at Atlanta, Georgia
  • Reorganized and redesignated 4 October 1954 as the 221st Signal Company
  • Inactivated 1 September 1965 at Sacramento, California
  • Activated 1 June 1966 at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • Inactivated 1 July 1974 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
  • Activated 16 September 1979 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "327th Signal Battalion - Lineage and Honors Information as of 31 October 1996" (retrieved on 2012-05-14).