335th Theater Signal Command (United States)
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|335th Signal Command (Theater)|
335th Theater Signal Command shoulder sleeve insignia
|Active||Activated February, 1953 as the 335th Signal Group|
Redesignated as 335th Signal Brigade, October, 1984
Redesignated 335th Signal Command, August, 1986–present
|Type||Operational and Functional Command|
|Part of||United States Army Reserve Command|
|Colors||Orange, White and Blue|
|Anniversaries||Activated 1953 as the 335th Signal Group|
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
|MG Peter A. Bosse|
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).
- Commanding General: Major General Peter A. Bosse
- Deputy Commanding General: Brigadier General Dion Moten
- Chief of Staff: Colonel Tina Boyd
- Command Sergeant Major: Command Sergeant Major Ronnie Farmer
- Command Executive Officer: Mr. David A. Hagler
- Command Chief Warrant Officer: Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael Loyd
- Commanding General, 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional): Brigadier General Nikki L. Griffin Olive
As of 2017 the following units are subordinated to the 335th Signal Command (Theater):
- 335th Signal Command (Theater), in East Point, Georgia
- 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, at Fort Gordon, Georgia
- 505th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group (ARCOG), in Adelphi, Maryland
- Defense Information Systems Agency - Army Reserve Element, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
- Joint Enabling Capabilities Command - Army Reserve Element, in Norfolk, Virginia
- Joint Communications Support Element - Army Reserve Element, in Tampa, Florida
Campaign participation credit
- Republic of Vietnam
- Operation Desert Shield
- Operation Desert Storm
- Operation Enduring Freedom
- Operation Iraqi Freedom
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 is 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
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: A dark blue vertical rectangle arched at top and bottom with a 1⁄8 inch (0.32 cm) white border, 2 1⁄4 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.
Distinctive Unit Insignia
Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1⁄8 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.
|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 Enduring Freedom (OEF), Resolute Support Mission (RSM), Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR)|
335th Theater Signal Command Websites as listed below in external links.