UNIT STATUS: Welcome to the Fort Hood, Texas | 504 bfsb web presence. For post information please call: 254-287-1110. If you notice any Suspicious Activity report it to:   254-288-COPS.

Welcome to the Fort Hood, Texas | 504 bfsb web presence. For post information please call: 254-287-1110. If you notice any Suspicious Activity report it to:   254-288-COPS.



Welcome to the 504th BFSB


Our Mission

The 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, located on West Fort Hood, deploys and conducts intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations in support of III Corps or another designated Task Force (TF). This intelligence mission includes collecting, processing, and analyzing Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), and conducting reconnaissance and surveillance operations with an assigned Long Range Surveillance (LRS) Troop.

The Brigade consists of a Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), two Military Intelligence Battalions, the 163d and 303d MI Battalions, the 2-38th CAV Squadron, two separate companies, the 268th Network Operations Company, the 509th Forward Support Company.

The 163d and 303d are identical Military Intelligence Battalions focused on the collection and processing of SIGINT and HUMINT. Each battalion has a Headquarters, Headquarters Company (HHC), a Technical Collection Company (SIGINT and Sensitive Site Exploitation), a Collection and Exploitation Company (CI/HUMINT) and a HUMINT Collection Company. The 268th Network Operations Company provides the Brigade long-range, secure communications. The 509th Forward Support Company provides logistic and maintenance support to the Brigade. The 2-38th CAV Squadron provides reconnaissance and surveillance to a designated TF. In garrison, the 268th and 509th are attached to the 303d MI Battalion.

    The 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade has a distinguished history supporting not only III Corps exercises and operations, but contingency operations worldwide. The Brigade has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq on two occasions, most recently OIF 06-08, and has provided Soldiers in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on multiple occasions. The Brigade is at the forefront of Army Transformation and has some of the most state-of-the-art collection equipment in the United States Army. The Brigade is one of the premier intelligence collection units in the Army and offers an excellent opportunity for intelligence and intelligence related personnel to work in a challenging environment.

 

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