8th Military Information Support Group

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8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne)
US Army 8th Psychological Operations Group DUI.png
Distinctive unit insignia
Active August 26, 2011 – present
Country  United States of America
Branch Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Role Psychological operations
Size 1,070
Part of United States Special Operations Command Insignia.svg United States Special Operations Command
US Army Special Operations Command SSI.svg United States Army Special Operations Command
Garrison/HQ Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Brian Cavanaugh

As of June 2015, both the 4th Military Information Support Group (MISG) (Airborne) and the new 8th MISG (Airborne) are operational, though 8th MISG (A) remains in "Provisional" (P) status (8th MISG (A) (P)). Subordinate units under the MISGs also retain their current designations as Military Information Support Battalions (MISBs). However, the groups' new parent unit (originally envisioned as a Brigadier General-level command) known as Military Information Support Operations Command (MISOC) (Airborne) and created at the same time as 8th MISG, in 2011, enjoyed only a very brief operational existence before being dissolved in 2014. The MISOC (A) exists now only as a historical footnote. The 4th MISG (Airborne) and 8th MISG (A)(P) were subsequently reassigned under the newly established 1st Special Forces Commmand (Airborne) (Provisional) (SFC (A) (P)), under US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).[citation needed]

The 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) or 8th MISG (A) is one of the United States Army's active military information support operations units alongside the 4th Military Information Support Group. The unit was activated August 26, 2011. The activation ceremony was held on Meadows Field at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command headquarters. Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland, Jr., served as a host. The 8th Group will assume responsibility for the 1st, 5th and 9th Military Information Support Battalions.[1] The unit is based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and is a part of the United States Army Special Operations Command.

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The unit has not participated in any military campaigns yet.

Organization[edit]

8th MISG currently consists of a headquarters company, two regional military information support battalions (or MISBs), and one tactical military information support battalion. The regional military information support battalions are regionally oriented and support the regional combatant commands in the planning and production of MISO programs:

1st MISB(A) – United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)[edit]

5th MISB(A) – United States Pacific Command (USPACOM)[edit]

9th MISB(A) – (Tactical)[edit]

This is the Tactical MISO element and supports ground commanders in the planning and production of MISO programs.

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