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12-MAY-2005

5th Cmd

Signal Command

The 5th Signal Command, located in Mannheim, Germany
is a forward deployed, trained and ready signal force.
It provides a responsive theater information grid to
support full spectrum Army, as well as joint and
multinational operations in the European theater
of operations.

The 5th Signal Command, consisting of the 2nd and 7th
Signal Brigades, is under the operational control of
U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) and Seventh Army. The commanding
general of the 5th Signal Command also serves a s the deputy
chief of staff, G-6 (Chief Information Officer) for USAREUR
and Seventh Army.

Orange and white are the colors traditionally
associated with Signal units. The demi-dragon
alludes to the unitís area of operations in Worms,
Germany. The insignia was authorized on 24 Oct 1994.

5th SIGNAL COMMAND MISSION

Forward based deployable C2 communications supporting
theater, joint, and combined forces, which leverages
the Global Information Grid to enable extension and
reach back capabilities for the Combatant Commander
European Command.

Subordinate Units

2nd Signal Brigade, Mannheim Germany
7th Signal Brigade, Mannheim Germany
39th Signal Battalion, Chievres Belgium
43rd Signal Battalion, Heidelberg Germany
44th Signal Battalion, Mannheim Germany
52nd Signal Battalion, Stuttgart Germany
69th Signal Battalion, Wuerzburg Germany
72nd Signal Battalion, Mannheim Germany
102nd Signal Battalion, Wiesbaden Germany
509th Signal Battalion, Vicenza Italy

During Desert Shield and Desert Storm, tactical elements
of the 7th Signal Brigade were deployed into the Persian
Gulf to support this massive military build up and operation.
The 44th and 63d Signal Battalions deployed and were followed
by the 1st Signal Battalion and the 268th Signal (Tropo) Company
from the 72nd Signal Battalion, which was all part of Operation
Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The 44th and 63rd Signal Battalions
were attached to the 11th Signal Brigade while the 1st Signal
Battalion and 268th Signal Company were attached to VII Corpsís,
93rd Signal Brigade.

After the Berlin Wall came down, a massive troop strength
reduction took place within the European Theater of Operations.
USAREUR reduced from two corps to one with the inactivation
of VII Corps.

This affected 5th Signal Command and its subordinate units.

The 160th Signal Brigade would be inactivated and its battalions
consolidated into the 2nd Signal Brigade.

The 73rd Signal Battalion was inactivated along with the
1st Signal Battalion from the 7th Signal Brigade.

The 7th Signal Brigadeís, 63rd Signal Battalion made a permanent
change of station from Europe to Fort Gordon, Georgia.

The command has served the United States Army with distinction
throughout a broad range of peacetime, stability, and contingency
operations such as Partnership for Peace;

Combined Endeavor; numerous operational and humanitarian missions;
Task Force (TF) Eagle
Task Force Able Sentry in Macedonia
Task Force Hawk in Albania
Task Force Falcon in Kosovo


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