335th Theater Signal Command (United States)

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335th Signal Command (Theater)
US Army 335th Signal Command SSI.png
335th Theater Signal Command shoulder sleeve insignia
ActiveActivated February 1953 as the 335th Signal Group
Redesignated as 335th Signal Brigade, October 1984
Redesignated 335th Signal Command, August 1986–present
BranchArmy Reserve
TypeOperational and Functional Command
Part ofUnited States Army Reserve Command
Motto(s)"Ready Lightning"
ColorsOrange, White and Blue
AnniversariesActivated 1953 as the 335th Signal Group
EngagementsVietnam War
Desert Shield
Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
MG John H. Phillips

The 335th Signal Command (Theater) is an operational and functional U.S. Army Reserve command of more than 4,000 Active and Reserve Soldiers, providing Signal and Cyber units in direct support of 3rd Army/USARCENT in Southwest Asia, Army Reserve exercises and Homeland Defense missions throughout the United States.

Embracing the motto, "Ready Lightning," The 335th Signal Command (Theater) is one of the Army's four vital theater signal commands.

The 335th Signal Command (Theater) has Army Reserve Signal Soldiers assigned to units throughout United States and overseas supporting ongoing military operations.

In 2016, the 335th Signal Command (Theater) became the Army Reserve proponent for Defensive Cyber Operations/Forces for the Army Reserve as the Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group (ARCOG) transitioned from the 76th Operational Readiness Command (ORC) to the 335th Signal Command (Theater). This transition brings Army Reserve Cyber Protection Teams to the 335th Signal Command (Theater).

Current leadership[edit]

  • Commanding General: Major General John H Phillips
  • Deputy Commanding General: Brigadier General Tina Boyd
  • Chief of Staff: Colonel Kevin Meisler
  • Secretary of the General Staff: Major Shannon Bibbee
  • Command Sergeant Major: Command Sergeant
  • Command Executive Officer: Mr.
  • Command Chief Warrant Officer: Chief Warrant Officer Five David Carrier
  • Commanding General, 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional): Brigadier General Dion Moten

Subordinate units[edit]

As of 2019 the following units are subordinated to the 335th Signal Command (Theater):[1]

Campaign participation credit[edit]

Provisional Command[edit]

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the 335th Signal Command mobilized reserve soldiers and active Army personnel to Camp Doha, Kuwait. The unit moved to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in 2005, where it remains today as an enduring presence in the USCENTCOM/USARCENT AOR. Currently, the 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) provides signal support to USARCENT for Resolute Support Mission (RSM), Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR).

Shoulder sleeve insignia[edit]

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: A dark blue vertical rectangle arched at top and bottom with a 18 inch (0.32 cm) white border, 2 14 inches (5.7 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.6 cm) in height overall having in base the polar section of an orange globe with white grid lines and issuant therefrom two white-edged orange flashes with points converging at top center. Symbolism: Orange and white are the colors associated with the Signal Corps. Dark blue signifies the atmosphere and the flashes and globe are symbolic of the unit's worldwide communication capability. The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 30 October 1985 designed by Major Charles K Reber 20 February 1985.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 18 inches (2.9 cm) in height overall consisting of two quadrates conjoined with point up, the left quadrant of white, the right of black, surmounted by two orange lightning flashes chevronwise and extending above and below the quadrates; in base, a green open wreath of Live Oak, all above a semicircular gold scroll folded back at the base of each flash and inscribed, "READY LIGHTNING" in black letters, areas between quadrates and flashes at top and quadrates and Live Oak in base are pierced. Symbolism: The white and black quadrates and the lightning flashes symbolize the organization's day and night mission to direct and coordinate the operations, training, administration and logistics support of assigned and attached units. The Live Oak, the State Tree of Georgia and a symbol of ever-ready strength in reserve, also alludes to the organization's origin and home station at Atlanta, Georgia. Orange and white are colors used for the Signal Corps. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 10 December 1971 for the 335th Signal Group. It was redesignated for the 335th Signal Brigade on 24 December 1984. The insignia was redesignated for the 335th Signal Command on 16 April 1986.

Past Commanders[edit]

Order Position Incumbent Start of Service End of Service Notable Service
1st Group Commander COL James F. Callahan Feb 1953 Mar 1956
2nd Group Commander COL Hodge W. Norman] Mar 1956 Oct 1961
3rd Group Commander COL Daniel J. Scarborough Oct 1961 Dec 1963 Vietnam War
4th Group Commander COL Marvin M. Kilgro Dec 1963 Jul 1965 Vietnam War
N/A N/A Jul 1965 Oct 1971 Missing Information
5th Group Commander COL Marion A. Woodward Oct 1971 Feb 1972 Vietnam War
N/A N/A Feb 1972 Apr 1973 Missing Information
6th Group Commander COL Carlyle W. Woodruff Apr 1973 May 1974 Vietnam War
7th Group Commander COL Joseph E. Turner Jul 1977 Jun 1981
8th Group Commander COL Emory S. Mabry III Jun 1981 May 1984
9th Brigade Commander COL Tommy Bonds May 1984 Oct 1987
10th Commanding General MG John R. McWaters Oct 1987 Oct 1991
11th Commanding General MG Joseph E. Turner Oct 1991 Jul 1995
12th Commanding General MG Tommy W. Bonds Sr. Jul 1995 Nov 1997
13th Commanding General MG Thomas A. Wessels Nov 1997 Nov 2001 Operation Joint Guardian (KFOR), Operation Joint Forge (SFOR)
14th Commanding General MG Lowell "Rip" C. Detamore Nov 2001 Nov 2005 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
15th Commanding General MG Dennis E. Lutz Nov 2005 Sep 2009 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
16th Commanding General MG Stuart M. Dyer Sep 2009 Sep 2012 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
17th Commanding General MG Lawrence W. Brock III Sep 2012 May 2014 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
18th Commanding General BG Christopher R. Kemp May 2014 Oct 2016 Operation Spartan Shield (OSS), Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Operation Enduring Freedom (OFS), Operation Freedom's Sentinel (OFS)
19th Commanding General MG Peter A. Bosse Oct 2016 Feb 2020 Operation Spartan Shield (OSS), Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Operation Freedom's Sentinel (OFS)
20th Commanding General MG John H. Phillips Feb 2020 Present Operation Spartan Shield (OSS), Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Operation Freedom's Sentinel (OFS)


335th Theater Signal Command Websites as listed below in external links.

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