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1st Medical Recruiting Battalion

4550 Parade Field Lane, Suite 5502
(301) 677­7447

The U.S. Army 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion, Medical Recruiting Brigade, United States Army Recruiting Command, recruits the best­qualified health care professionals available to work in the largest health care delivery system in the world. We recruit for the U.S. Army and Army Reserve in 15 states, the District of Columbia and all of Europe. Referred as the “Patriots,” and headquartered at Fort Meade, this battalion consists of four medical recruiting companies located in Elkridge, Md., Boston, Pittsburgh and New York City, and more than 120 medical recruiters and civilian personnel located at 21 recruiting stations throughout the region.

3rd Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS)

312th Regiment 2118 Annapolis Road
(301) 677­3181

The 3rd Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS), 312th Regiment is a tri­component organization with Active, Reserve and Active­Guard Reserve component Soldiers within one command under the 72nd Field Artillery Brigade. The reg­ment’s mission is to assist in synchronization and coordination for pre­mobilization training assistance and lanes training for priority and traditional units throughout Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.
Upon declaration of mobilization, the regiment forms a Mobilization Assistance Team. All MAT members attached to selected mobilization stations assist in train­ing and validating mobilized Reserve and National Guard units for deployment. A peacetime mission of the battalion is to serve as deployable Department of Defense military support to civil authorities for disaster relief coordination.

32nd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction)

2253 Huber Road
(301) 677­7149

The Maryland Army National Guard’s 32nd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) consists of a full­time, 22­man joint Army and Air National Guard rapid deployment team tasked with responding to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive incidents and accidents; suspected and confirmed terrorist incidents; clandestine drug/chemical/biological laboratory incidents; and all other suspected events, incidents and accidents involving the use of weapons of mass destruc­tion or toxic industrial chemicals/materials.

This specialized unit is broken down into six sections: command, operations, communications, administration and logistics, medical and survey, with each member receiving approximately 1,200 hours of training to provide a technical capability to civilian emergency responders. This assistance may include identifying chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive agents and substances; assessing current and projected consequences; advising on specific response measures; and assisting with requests for additional state or federal support.

48th Combat Support Hospital

Annapolis Road, Bldg. 2118
(301) 833­6611/6581

The 48th Combat Support Hospital’s core mission is to provide hospitalization and outpatient services for patients within the corps.

On order, the 48th CSH deploys by air and sea, executes reception, staging, onward movement, and integration (RSO&I), establishes a hospital area of operations, pro­vides care and outpatient services and is prepared to serve as the Medical Task Force Command and Control element and conduct split­based operations.

The 48th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, which was active in World War II and the Korean War, was inact­vated in 1953. The 48th resurfaced as a CSH in 2000, the Army’s first multi­component hospital, staffed by both active and reserve component personnel.

The 48th CSH has the medical capability of a 248­bed hospital, providing operating rooms, emergency medical triage and treatment facilities, intensive care units, minimal care wards and neuropsychiatry services.

55th Signal Company (Combat Camera)

845 Chisholm Ave.
(301) 677­5342⁄5343

With a history dating back to 1943, the 55th Signal Company has provided support in every major military offensive since WWII, earning the Army Superior Unit and Joint Meritorious Unit awards. Originally designated the 55th Signal Repair Company in 1943, the unit was ultimately re­designated the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), in 1993 as it assumed the role of the Army combat pictorial detachment, originally stationed with the Department of the Army’s special photographic department at Fort Bragg, N.C. In 1994, Soldiers from the 55th Signal Company (COMCAM) were allowed to wear the maroon beret with a distinctive flash, as the unit gained the coveted “Airborne” status.
As the Army’s only active duty Combat Camera unit, the 55th Signal Company (COMCAM) rapidly deploys worldwide into the full spectrum of military operations to capture, edit and transmit high definition still and video imagery in support of commanders’ tactical, oper­ational, and strategic objectives. At any given time, 55th COMCAM has more than one­third of its forces deployed in support of missions that include: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Homeland Defense/Homeland Security initiatives.

70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing

9801 Love Road
(301) 677­0070

The 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing is a global organization employing approximately 4,500 Airmen, reservists, DoD civilians and contractors. The wing conducts and enables cryptologic operations for the Air Force and the National Security Agency/ Central Security Service. The 70th ISRW is subordinate to the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Recon­naissance Agency at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and serves as the air component to the national cryptologic enterprise.

Six intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance groups, four of which are located in the continental U.S., are subordinate to the 70th ISRW: the 659th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group and the 707th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group; the 373rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group at Misawa Air Base, Japan; the 543rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnais­sance Group at Medina Annex, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; the 691st Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group at RAF Menwith Hill, UK; and the 544th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

The 70th ISRW’s history dates back to when it was first activated as the 70th Observation Group in 1941. During the 1950s and 1960s, the 70th ISRW served under Strategic Air Command as both a strategic reconnaissance wing and a bombardment wing before inactivating in 1969. On Aug. 16, 2000, the 70th ISRW activated at Fort Meade as part of the Air Intelligence Agency. The 70th ISRW was part of Eighth Air Force from Feb. 1, 2001 until July 5, 2006, when it realigned under the Air Intelligence Agency. In June 2007, the Air Intelligence Agency became the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency, and on Jan. 1, 2009 the 70th Intelligence Wing became the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing.

308th Military Intelligence Battalion Field Office

4553­C Cooper Ave.
(301) 677­2246/2199

The 308th Military Intelligence Battalion is headquartered at Fort Meade and provides strategic counterintelligence support to U.S. Army installations across the continental United States by conducting counterintelli­gence investigations, operations, and collection to detect, exploit, or neutralize the foreign intelligence services and international terrorism threats to U.S. Army forces, technologies, information and infrastructure. The battalion has subordinate company headquarters at Fort Meade, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Redstone Arsenal, Al., Fort Leavenworth, Ks., and Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

The 308th Military Intelligence Battalion was activated on April 1, 1952 as the 308th Communication Recon­naissance Battalion and on Sept. 1, 1956 was redesignated as the 308th Army Security Agency Bat­talion. In 1991, the battalion was redesignated as the 308th Military Intelligence Battalion until its inactiva­tion in Panama in 1995. That same year the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Security Battalion was inactivated and redesignated the 308th Military Intelligence Bat­talion where it remains at Fort Meade.

352nd Civil Affairs Command

2118 Annapolis Road
(301) 833­6719

The 352nd Civil Affairs Command is a U.S. Army Reserve unit with full­time Active­Guard Reserve staffing under a one­star commanding general. The subordinate units include two civil affairs brigades and seven civil affairs battalions that are spread over eight states. The Civil Affairs Command’s mission is to organ­ize, train, equip, validate, and prepare civil affairs forces for deployment to U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility to support U.S. Army Central, U.S. ambassadors, country teams, and other agencies as directed. Civil Affairs Command units shape the operational environment that enables rapid and deci­sive maneuvers and enhance the transition to peace. Their unit crest motto is “NON ENSE SOLUM,” which is translated “Not by the Sword Alone.” Civil Affairs Soldiers have supported and continue to support civil­military efforts in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Horn of Africa and other overseas theaters of operations.

The Civil Affairs Command is headquartered in the envi­ronmentally­green, $40 million, 1,800­member Army Reserve Center at Fort Meade. Built in 2005, the center includes training facilities, an organizational maintenance shop and office space.

704th Military Intelligence Brigade

9805 Emory Road
(301) 677­0249

The 704th Military Intelligence Brigade conducts signals intelligence, geospatial intelligence, computer network and information assurance operations in support of Army, joint, combined, and national decision makers that shape future Army Intelligence capabilities.

Staying true to the motto “Here and Everywhere,” the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade has subordinate battalions at Fort Meade, and at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., with additional elements assigned in support of Army and joint commands that include U.S. Central Command, Army Special Operations Command and Army Forces Command. Additionally, the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade deploys teams and individuals in support of operations around the world.

Subordinate units include: The 741st Military Intelligence Battalion, which provides personnel for information superiority operations within the National Security Agency and Central Security Service. The battalion provides linguist support to the National Security Agency, the intelligence commu­nity and other U.S. government agencies.

The 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion conducts contributory analysis and reporting through the Army Technical Control and Analysis Element, it carries out information operations, supports the Trojan satellite communications system and has taken the lead in SIGINT training to deploying units with Foundry sites at installations which include the Joint Readiness Training Center and National Training Center.

The 743rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. deploys technically qualified Soldiers in support of tactical command missions and provides advanced geospatial intelligence to the warfighter.
The Army Network Warfare Battalion, activated on July 2, 2008 supports the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense in providing tactical support to Army Brigade Combat Teams in Iraq through strategic support to other services, joint commanders and interagency partners.

902nd Military Intelligence Group

4553­C Cooper Ave.
(301) 677­6991

The mission of the 902nd Military Intelligence Group is to conduct full spectrum counterintelligence activities in support of Army commanders and joint warfighters to protect forces, secrets and technologies by detecting, identifying, neutralizing and exploiting foreign intelligence services, international terrorist and insider threats.

The 902nd Military Intelligence Group provides direct and general counterintelligence support to Army activ­ities and major commands. It also provides general support to other military department counterintelli­gence and intelligence elements, unified commands, defense agencies and national agency counterintelli­gence and security activities.

The 902nd Military Intelligence Group headquarters and subordinate battalion activity headquarters are located on Fort Meade. The 902nd MI Group has com­pany headquarters detachments and field offices in more than 50 locations worldwide. The Group began as the 902nd Counterintelligence Corps Detachment on Oct. 14, 1944, and activated Nov. 23, 1944, at Hollandia, New Guinea. The 902nd relocated to Fort Meade on July 1, 1974.


Army Audit Agency Field Office 393 Llewellyn Ave.
(301) 677­7741
The U.S. Army Audit Agency provides objective and independent auditing services. Established in 1946, the agency helps the Army make informed decisions, resolve issues, use resources effectively and efficiently and satisfy statutory and fiduciary responsibilities.
The auditor general of the Army leads the agency and receives support from the principal deputy auditor gen­eral and three deputy auditor generals, each of whom is in charge of specific aspects of agency operations. This includes acquisition and logistics audits, forces and finan­cial audits, and policy and operations management. The Fort Meade field office was established in 1998.
Army Public Affairs Center 8607 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment Road
(301) 677­7272
Army Public Affairs keeps the public and the Army informed, and helps to establish the conditions that lead to confidence in America’s Army and its readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war.
As the proponency executive agent for the chief of pub­lic affairs, the center develops, provides guidance for, and prepares Army public affairs doctrine, organizations, training, materiel, leader development, personnel, facil­ities and policy.
Central Clearance Facility 4552­A Pike Road
(301) 677­6712
The U.S. Army Central Clearance Facility was estab­lished in October 1977 as the sole Army agency authorized to grant, revoke or deny personnel security clearances for the Army – including active component, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and Department of the Army civilian employees. Central Clearance Facility is a subordinate command of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command.
Central Clearance Facility determines sensitive compart­mented information eligibility for Army personnel as well as Department of the Army­affiliated contractors. The Central Clearance Facility staff renders approximately 200,000 final security clearance determinations annually.
Criminal Investigation Division 855 Chisholm Ave.
(301) 677­1682
As the Army’s primary criminal investigative organiza­tion and the Department of Defense’s premier investigative organization, the Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for the conduct of criminal inves­tigations in which the Army is, or may be, a party of interest.

CID supports the Army through the deployment of highly trained Soldier and government service special agents and support personnel, the operation of a cer­tified forensic laboratory, a protective services unit, computer crimes specialists, polygraph services, crim­inal intelligence collection and analysis and a variety of other services normally associated with law enforce­ment activities.
The CID mission is the same for the installation and battlefield environments; however, additional require­ments are often assumed during battlefield support.
Primary missions of the CID include: investigating seri­ous crime; conducting sensitive investigations; collecting, analyzing and disseminating criminal intelli­gence; conducting protective service operations; providing forensic laboratory support and maintaining Army criminal records.

Additional CID missions include logistical security, from the manufacturer to the Soldier on the battlefield; crim­inal intelligence (developing countermeasures to combat subversive activities on the battlefield); crimi­nal investigations (expanded to include war crimes and in some cases crimes against coalition forces and host­nation personnel); and protective service operations (protects key personnel on and off the battlefield).
Defense Adjudication Activities 600 10th St.
(301) 833­3921
The Defense Adjudication Activities is a collocation of all ten Military Departments and Department of Defense security clearance adjudication and appeals activities, resulting from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure. Comprised of over 760 personnel from 10 collocated agencies, the mission is to provide adjudi­cation, personnel security, and hearing and appeals support across DoD for military, civilian, contractor and other personnel as directed.
Defense Courier Service 830 Chisholm Ave.
(301) 677­3786
The Defense Courier Service provides worldwide move­ment of highly classified, extremely sensitive national security material requiring courier escort. The 6,000­plus customers are served by more than 200 military and civilian personnel and a global network of courier stations. Major customers include the White House, Defense and State Departments, federal agencies, gov­ernment contractors and U.S. allies.
The headquarters, located on Fort Meade, provides command and control for 20 assigned and provisional stations located in 12 states and 10 foreign nations. The Defense Courier Service Station Baltimore, located off Rock Avenue, is the largest station in the system and provides connectivity with Washington­area customers, the greatest concentration of accounts. Defense Courier Service Baltimore serves a customer base located in Delaware, southern Pennsylvania, Maryland, northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Baltimore station also provides a pipeline to customers in Canada, Europe and Southwest Asia.
Defense Media Activity 6700 Taylor Ave.
(301) 222­6700
The Defense Media Activity has settled into its new, 176,000 square foot facility at Fort Meade. DMA pro­vides a broad range of high quality multimedia products and services to inform, educate, and entertain Depart­ment of Defense audiences around the world.
DMA is the direct line of communication for news and information to U.S. forces. The activity presents news, information and entertainment on a variety of media platforms, including radio, television, internet, print media and emerging media technologies. DMA informs millions of active, Guard and Reserve service members, civilian employees, contractors, military retirees and their families in the U.S. and abroad, including ships at sea.
DMA’s vision is to be a world­class multimedia organ­ization that skillfully uses and teaches state­of­the­art communication tools and methods and is attuned to the needs of clients and audiences.
DMA is designed to modernize and streamline media operations by consolidating military service and DoD media components into a single, joint, integrated multi­media communications organization. It was established in October 2008 as a result of the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Act. The agency consolidates the Soldiers Media Center, Naval Media Center, Marine Corps News, Air Force News Service and American Forces Information Service into a single field activity. DMA also includes Stars and Stripes news organization and the Defense Information School, a long­time ten­ant at Fort Meade.
As DMA’s education arm DINFOS trains photo­jour­nalists, graphic artists and public affairs practitioners for DoD. DINFOS is starting a three­year expansion process to increase the size of their building by one third and increase their annual student capacity from 3,200 to more than 4,000.
At the end of the relocation and growth period, DMA will have approximately one thousand military and civil­ian employees at Fort Meade and more than fourteen hundred other employees at sites around the globe.
Defense Information School 6500 Mapes Road
(301) 677­2173/4076
Recognized as “a national asset for organizational com­munication success,” the Defense Information School is a joint­service institution established to train military and civilian Department of Defense personnel in the public affairs and visual information career fields.
DINFOS was formed at Fort Meade in 1994 as a con­solidation of military schools from Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; Naval Station Pensacola, Fla.; and Lowry Air Force Base, Colo. Disciplines include photography, videography, lithography, broadcasting, graphic arts, print journalism and public affairs. More than 3,500
resident students cycle through the school annually, trained by a 300­member faculty and staff comprised of military, Department of Defense civilians and con­tracted instructors representing all five armed services, including Guard and Reserve components.
DINFOS is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, and the American Council on Education has recommended college credit for the majority of classes.
The school’s mission statement reflects its commitment to ‘‘grow and sustain a corps of professional communi­cators who fulfill needs of the military and government leaders and audiences.” DINFOS graduates are posted to serve worldwide, including sustained support of the Overseas Contingency Operations.
DINFOS’ goals include delivering professional devel­opment support to organizational communicators throughout their careers; sustaining DINFOS as a pre­mier accredited military/government training center; and being the DoD and interagency center of excel­lence for organizational communication.

In addition to entry­level training for both enlisted and commissioned officers, the school conducts a number of senior­level seminars and workshops and annually hosts the prestigious Thomas Jefferson and Military Visual Information Awards programs, whose keynote speakers have included Dan Rather, Clarence Page, Sam Donaldson and Andy Rooney.
Defense Information Systems Agency 6910 Cooper Ave.
(301) 225­5550
Defense Information Systems Agency is an opera­tionally focused combat support agency that provides real­time information technology and communications support to joint warfighters, national level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of operations. The agency’s priority is to pro­vide a core enterprise infrastructure of networks, computing centers, and enterprise services (Internet­like information services) that connect 4,300 locations reaching 90 nations to support the Department of Defense and national interests.
DISA is a global organization of 7,500 employees (about 1,400 military and 6,100 civilians) and a similar number of direct­support contractors. In addition to its head­quarters at Fort Meade, the agency has 29 field offices, including a field office with every combatant command and elements in 22 states and six countries.
The capabilities and services that DISA provides allow military forces to connect to the information resources they need from any device and from anywhere in the world. DISA enables users to connect, identify them­selves, access services, find and share information, and collaborate as needed for their missions. The agency assists users to leverage the enterprise infrastructure to increase operational effectiveness through better com­mand and control and information sharing and faster decision making. DISA operates and assures this reliable, available, secure, and protected enterprise infrastructure in support of the full range of military operations from warfighting to disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. The agency also performs engineering, acquisition, test­ing, and contracting functions to develop and improve this infrastructure, as well as for day­to­day operations, maintenance, and sustainment.
Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Science Center 701 Mapes Road
(410) 305­2600
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Science Center opened on Fort Meade in April 1999. The building incorporates many environmental and green building features as part of the EPA’s overall commit­ment to protect human health and the environment.
The facility was established on Fort Meade as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure process, in which sev­eral leased EPA facilities were consolidated into one government­owned site. The Environmental Science Center is unique to the EPA as it represents a partnership between the Region III Regional Office and the EPA headquarters’ program Office of Pesticide programs.
The facility provides office and laboratory space for 150 people. Approximately two­thirds of the 70 laborato­ries at the facility support Region III personnel including the Office of Analytical Services and Quality Assurance and the Field Inspection Program. The remaining lab­oratories support the Office of Pesticides Programs including the Analytical Chemistry Branch, Microbio­logical Branch and Microarray Research Laboratory. In addition, the facility houses an office of the EPA’s Crim­inal Investigation Division.
At the Environmental Science Center, EPA scientists conduct tests on soil, air and water samples to deter­mine the presence of pollutants and other contaminants. EPA program scientists test methodology for pesticide­registrations and conduct method development studies for pesticide residue analysis.
The EPA National Pesticides Standard Repository is also located at the Environmental Science Center. EPA microbiologists test drinking water to ensure its safety.

Hospital disinfectants are tested to ensure the validity of their claims, and chemists carry out projects to pro­vide information about pesticide residues in food. Environmental Science Center staff also inspects and investigates manufacturing facilities, hazardous waste sites and public and private labs.
First Army Division East 4550 Parade Field Lane
(301) 833­8454
First Army Division East provides training and readi­ness oversight and mobilization operations for an area of responsibility spanning 27 states and territories east of the Mississippi River. The division is organized into eight brigades with 52 battalions.
Activated March 7, 2007 at Fort Meade, this multi­component division is a team of nearly 6,000 Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, and civil­ians – all working to man, equip, train and deploy U.S. Army and sister service forces. As a subordinate ele­ment of First Army headquartered at Rock Island, Ill., the division’s mission is to provide trained and ready forces to combatant commanders for worldwide mili­tary operations.
The division conducts training at three mobilization training centers located at Camp Atterbury, Ind.; Camp Shelby, Miss.; and Joint Base McGuire­Dix­Lakehurst,
N.J. Working closely with the states and territories it supports, First Army Division East holds Soldiers to the highest standard and provides collective­level training for deploying units.
Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory 2490 Wilson St.
(301) 677­7085
The Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory on Fort Meade is one of six Department of Defense drug testing laboratories supporting military readiness through a scientifically rigorous drug detection and deterrence program. The Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory primarily supports the European theater, Army Reserves, and installations east of the Mississippi River. The Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory is the only DoD military laboratory certified by the Department of Health and Human Services to test DoD civilian specimens for drugs of abuse.
Headquarters Command Battalion Building 4215 C, Roberts Ave.
(301) 677­7967⁄7966/6667
Headquarters Command Battalion and Headquarters Company was established Feb. 9, 1971. Today, multi­ple military occupational specialties make up the Headquarters Company. However, the mission of this company makes Headquarters Company one of the most multi­faceted companies in the Army.
Its personnel, Headquarters Command Battalion and the installation headquarters provide a broad spectrum of administrative and logistical support to the post community. Headquarters Company also provides administrative and logistical support to several partner units. The Soldiers of Headquarters Company are com­mitted to sustaining the highest state of readiness and providing the highest quality of service. The 241st Mil­itary Police Detachment is attached to the battalion for administrative and training purposes. Their purpose is to provide law enforcement, military working dog teams, and force protection to the garrison of more than 12,000 service members, 35,000 civilians, and 60,000 family members and retirees at Fort Meade.

Joint Regional Medical Plans & Operations Branch, Northeast 4550 Llewellyn Ave.
(301) 677­4662
Joint Regional Medical Plans & Operations Branch, Northeast, is a part of the U.S. Northern Command’s Surgeon General’s Directorate, located at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
The Joint Regional Medical Plans & Operations Branch, Northeast office integrates joint­medical services in sup­port of defense support to civil authorities and homeland defense missions within assigned regions. The regions include Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions I, II, III, V and the National Capital Region.
In support of the president’s National Response Plan, Joint Regional Medical Plans & Operations Branch, Northeast deploys as a northern command surgeon general representative to the defense coordinating offi­cer and defense coordinating element, or to the lead federal agency for health and medical.
Library of Congress Book Storage Facility 100 Meigs Road
(202) 707­9909
The Library of Congress Book Storage Facility was ded­icated on Nov. 18, 2002. The facility is the first of 13 storage modules planned for high­density storage of Library of Congress collections. The two modules already occupied have a combined storage capacity of approximately 4 million items and will support the Library’s mission to sustain and preserve a universal col­lection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
The Fort Meade storage facility is designed to house paper­based materials such as books and bound peri­odicals, which are stored in specially designed boxes at 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 30­percent relative humid­ity on 30­foot­high industrial shelving. The facility accommodates approximately 1.2 million items.
Library of Congress materials may be requested from the main Library of Congress campus on Capitol Hill.
Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion, Headquarters Company 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6585
(240) 373­3756
Headquarters Company, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion consists of the battalion staff and the Marine Liaison Office of the National Security Agency. Its mis­sion is to provide trained, deployable Marines to conduct intelligence and information assurance activi­ties in support of operational deployments.
The command deploys Marines for intelligence opera­tions as directed, conducts military, technical, and unit sustainment training to ensure personnel maintain pro­ficiency in their military occupational specialties and maintains personnel readiness to augment radio bat­talions or perform other operational deployments.
Military Entrance Processing Station, Baltimore 850 Chisholm Ave.
(301) 677­0422
The mission of U.S. Military Entrance Processing Com­mand and the Military Entrance Processing Station, Baltimore is to process individuals for enlistment or induction into the armed services based on Depart­ment of Defense­approved peacetime and mobilization standards. Three primary areas are considered when determining an applicant’s qualifications for enlistment: aptitude for military service, physical qualification and background evaluation screening.

The Baltimore MEPS has enlistment responsibility for 23 counties in Maryland, two counties in Delaware, 10 counties in Virginia, three counties in West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Baltimore MEPS is one of a network of 65 MEP stations located nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Aside from the MEPS located in Baltimore, 10 mobile examining test sites in the Balti­more MEPS area offer aptitude testing to applicants near their homes.
The MEPS was originally established in 1965 at Fort Holabird. When Fort Holabird closed in 1973, the station relocated to Linthicum Heights near the Baltimore­Washington International Airport. In March 1991, the MEPS relocated to a facility in the Dorsey Business Cen­ter in Howard County. The Baltimore MEPS moved to its present location on Fort Meade in September 2003.
National Security Agency and Central Security Service
(301) 688­6524
The National Security Agency was created in 1952 by President Harry S. Truman and the Central Security Service was officially established by the NSA in 1972 to promote full partnership between the NSA and the cryptologic elements of the military forces.
Combining NSA and CSS provided a more unified DoD cryptologic effort. The CSS comprises all U.S. military services. To further ensure joint operations, the direc­tor of the NSA is also the chief of the CSS.
NSA/CSS conducts its own recruiting and employment programs, hiring college graduates and seasoned pro­fessionals from all sections of the country to augment its growing staff.
NSA/CSS has developed special educational programs in conjunction with local high schools to help prepare local students for employment with the agency. The NSA/CSS also works with U.S. employment offices and civic groups to promote career opportunities to diverse and disabled job seekers.
Graduates coming from high schools and college cam­puses may move into one of three broadly defined professional occupational areas. Some specialize in cryp­tology (making and testing U.S. codes and ciphers), others become specialists in the data processing fields, and the remainder (especially mathematicians, scientists and engineers) will work in research and development.
The agency has a number of undergraduate and grad­uate educational programs established with Johns Hopkins University, American University, George Washington University, University of Maryland and Catholic Univer­sity as well as its own courses.
The NSA/CSS staff is marked by a myriad interests, activities, and accomplishments outside of their careers. In addition, many employees are active in civic, religious and fraternal organizations.
Navy Information Operations Command Maryland Bldg. 9805
(301) 677­0860
The history of Navy Information Operations Command Maryland (formerly known as Naval Security Group Activity, Fort Meade) includes several timely realign­ments that have positioned the command to maximize its potential, delivering quality intelligence and opera­tional support to both the warfighter and decision maker.

The last realignment occurred Sept. 30, 2005, when the Naval Security Group merged with the Naval Net­work Warfare Command and was re­designated as NIOC Maryland. At that time, it was assigned parent command responsibilities for Navy Information Oper­ations Detachment Alice Springs, Australia.
Established by the secretary of the Navy on July 17, 1957, the command has become the largest NIOC, with more than 1,400 officers, enlisted and civilian per­sonnel who perform their duties within elements of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service.
With technological advances and the Navy’s changing environment, the command has evolved, but has always delivered a strong, capable operational force. There is also a highly trained staff to assist personnel in human resources, education, training, career enhance­ment, medical, family assistance, emergency relief and recreational activities.

NIOC Maryland also provides casualty assistance calls and funeral honors support for four counties within the State of Maryland. The command has enjoyed five­star status for its bachelor quarters, earned the Foreign Lan­guage Excellence Award, and was selected as the Chamber of Commerce Military Unit of the Year.
Network Enterprise Center 1978 20th St.
(301) 677­1116
Network Enterprise Center is the installation comman­der’s principal advisor for information technology, information management and information assurance matters. Network Enterprise Center also has day­to­day responsibility to Fort Meade garrison and tenant organ­izations.
Noncommissioned Officer Academy Detachment 8541 Zimborski Ave.
(301) 677­3069⁄2421
The Signal Corps Regimental Noncommissioned Offi­cer Academy Detachment provides resident Advanced Leadership Course and Senior Leadership Course train­ing at Fort Meade. NCOs in ranks of sergeant (promotable), staff sergeant and sergeant first class from Career Management Fields 25 and 46 receive train­ing at the academy under the NCO Education System.
The Advanced Leadership Course teaches common leader combat skills, as well as technical excellence in visual information operations. It emphasizes planning, leading, and directing the operations of Combat Doc­umentation and Production Specialists (25V), Multimedia Illustrators (25M), Visual Information Equipment Operators and Maintainers (25R), and Pub­lic Affairs Specialists BNCOC (46R and 46Q).
The Signal Corps Regimental Noncommissioned Offi­cer Academy also teaches the Visual Information Operations Chief Senior Leadership Course and the Advanced Public Affairs Supervisor Senior Leadership Course.
Additionally, the Signal Corps Regimental Noncom­missioned Officer Academy provides certification for Level I and Level II instructors as part of the Modern Army Combatives Program.
The Signal Corps Regimental NCO Academy challenges NCOs to improve their teamwork, intellectual depth, communications skills, analytical abilities and decision­making capabilities. The academy produces highly motivated leaders who are technically and tactically proficient, physically fit and ultimately able to fight, sur­vive and win on the battlefield.

The SCR NCO Academy Detachment is a subordinate element of the Signal Corps Regimental NCO Academy at Fort Gordon, Ga.
Office of Personnel Management Federal Investigative Services Personnel Investigations Center 601 10th St.
(443) 698­9200
The Office of Personnel Management is home to the federal government’s human resources experts, con­sultants and advisors. The OPM director serves as the chief advisor to the president on federal human resources issues. OPM’s mission is to recruit, retain and honor a world­class federal workforce.
Within OPM is Federal Investigative Services, whose special agents and contract investigators conduct back­ground investigations on current Federal employees, newly hired federal employees, federal agency contract employees and members of the military to determine their fitness and suitability for employment or continued employment, and/or eligibility for a security clearance. Federal Investigative Services Personnel Investigations Center on Fort Meade supports OPM’s mission by reviewing and evaluating personnel security background investigations to ensure that they conform to national
security and quality standards. OPM keeps in compli­ance with appropriate laws, regulations, executive orders, adjudicative guidelines, and policies. The Per­sonnel Investigations Center houses a highly streamlined operation that efficiently conducts a variety of commer­cial, law enforcement, military, public and federal national agency record checks from a centralized loca­tion in order to facilitate product quality and timeliness. A counterintelligence unit, also located at the Personnel Investigations Center, offers the capability to provide real­time information from pending background investi­gations to other agencies for action or referral.
Federal Investigative Services actively serves more than 100 federal agencies, ranging from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense, to the Department of Health and Human Services and Envi­ronmental Protection Agency. Agencies use the investigations to determine whether individuals meet the suitability requirements for employment, or are eli­gible for access to federal facilities, automated systems or classified information.
U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group 2282 Morrison St., Suite 5355
(301) 833­5043

The U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group provides observation, analysis, training and advisory support to Army and Joint Force units in order to enhance their capabilities to predict, mitigate, counter, and defeat asymmetric threats and methods. Asymmetric Warfare Group identifies asymmetric threats, enemy vulnera­bilities, and friendly capability gaps through first­hand observations on the battlefield, and develops solutions to these problems with a robust reach back capability to a variety of problem solvers and solution develop­ment processes. These combined capabilities enable the rapid delivery of solutions globally for deployed Army and Joint Forces. Asymmetric Warfare Group was activated at Fort Meade on March 8, 2006. The unit is headquartered at Fort Meade, has an LNO cell at the pentagon and mains an Asymmetric Battle Lab at Fort
A.P. Hill.

U.S. Army Claims Service Llewellyn Ave., Bldg. 4411
(301) 677­7009
The U.S. Army Claims Service supervises the payment of Army claims throughout the world. It oversees the payment of more than $70 million to Soldiers, family members, and civilians. It is also responsible for recov­ering more than $19 million in medical care recovery and property affirmative claims on behalf of the United States.

  1. Army Claims Service was created as an independ­ent agency in 1963 and has been on Fort Meade since July 1971. It has been at its current location since 1978.
  2. Army Claims Service has a staff of about 85 attor­neys, investigators, and other claims professionals including civil service employees, active­duty military personnel, and temporary employees. The staff is aug­mented by a number of Army Reservists, who spend their two­week annual tours of duty with U.S. Army Claims Service.

One of U.S. Army Claims Service’s most important mis­sions is to settle tort damage claims made against the Army. For example, if an Army driver is at fault in an acci­dent with a civilian car, U.S. Army Claims Service employees settle the claim for damage to the car and/or injury to the civilian driver. If they can settle the claim through negotiation, it saves the Army, the claimant – and taxpayers – the time and expense of a lawsuit and trial. Settling such damage claims is the job of the Tort Claims Division, which supervises the settlement of more than $30 million in tort claims each year. The Tort Claims Division also settles tort claims asserted on behalf of the Army to recover property damage as well as the cost of medical care and lost pay provided to Soldiers injured by the negligence of third parties.
Another critical mission of the USARCS is to settle claims from military personnel for loss or damage to their prop­erty. This is the job of the Personnel Claims and Recovery Division. In recent years, the Recover Branch of the PCR division has recovered about two­thirds of the $15 mil­lion recovered by the Army from household goods moving and storage claims. The division’s Personnel Claims Branch sets the policy for and oversees the oper­ations of 80 installation claims offices throughout the world that pay about $26 million annually.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District 10 S. Howard St., Suite 11400, Baltimore
(410) 962­2809
Through partnerships with military, federal, state and local agencies, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Balti­more District team provides support to 23 military installations and other Department of Defense agen­cies throughout the mid­Atlantic region and supports the Overseas Contingency Operations.
Headquartered adjacent to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Baltimore District’s team of more than 1,000 employees manages a large and diverse workload. Through the execution of military, civil works and inter­agency and international support programs, Baltimore District provides planning, design, engineering, con­struction, environmental and real estate expertise to a variety of important projects and customers in five states, the District of Columbia, overseas, and the Susquehanna, Potomac and Chesapeake Bay water­sheds.
Work includes dredging sand and silt from the Chesa­peake Bay, flood damage reduction projects, stabilizing stream banks, creating wetlands, improving fish pas­sages and restoring lost habitats. Army Corps of Engineers also responds to emergencies and natural disasters, such as floods and hurricanes, and other emergencies in support of the Federal Emergency Man­agement Agency and state entities.

U.S. Army Field Band 4214 Field Band Drive, Suite 5330 Devers Hall
(301) 677­6586
The U.S. Army Field Band has been thrilling audiences for more than half a century. As the premier touring musical representative for the Army, this internation­ally­acclaimed organization travels thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad. Through these concerts, the Army Field Band supports diplo­matic efforts around the world.
Since itsformation inMarch1946,theArmyFieldBand has appeared in all 50 states and in more than 30 coun­tries on four continents. The organization’s four performing components, the Concert Band, Chorus, Jazz Ambassadors, and The Volunteers, each travel more than 100 days annually. Tours include formal public concerts, school assemblies, educational outreach programs, fes­tivals, and radio and television appearances.
U.S. Army Public Health Command Region­North 4411 Llewellyn Ave.
(301) 677­6502
USAPHCR­North (formerly U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine ­North) provides military preventive medicine services to Active, Reserve, and National Guard units in a 20­state region of northeastern United States. We promote force pro­tection in the areas of Entomology, Environmental Health Engineering, Field Preventive Medicine, and Industrial Hygiene.
USAPHCR­North maintains a professional, technically competent staff of Soldiers and civilians who provide preventive medicine support in the areas of medical entomology, environmental health engineering, sanita­tion, industrial hygiene and occupational health, and preventive medicine readiness planning and training. They also deploy individuals to support world­wide deployment missions and medical response teams.
U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion, Baltimore 4550 Llewellyn Ave., Pershing Hall
(301) 677­7001
The U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion, Baltimore is responsible for recruiting activities in Maryland, the District of Columbia, northern and central Virginia and three counties in West Virginia. The Baltimore battalion has one of the largest missions in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, and its Soldiers are proudly referred to as the ‘‘Capitol Conquerors.”
Military and civilians work together in the headquar­ters on Fort Meade. In addition, field recruiters are located at recruiting stations throughout the seven companies of the recruiting battalion.
In addition to recruiting enlisted personnel for the Army and Army Reserves, the battalion’s mission includes recruiting officer candidates and warrant offi­cer flight candidates.
U.S. Army Recruiting Command 1st Recruiting Brigade 4550 Parade Field Lane, Suite 5380
(301) 677­2790
The 1st Recruiting Brigade, the ‘‘Victory Brigade,” recruits young men and women for the Army, Army Reserves, Officer Candidate School and bands through­out the Army. It is a subordinate element of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command headquartered at Fort Knox, Ky.
The 1st Recruiting Brigade, with headquarters on Fort Meade, has an Army recruiting mission within 13 northeastern states from Maine to Virginia, including Washington, D.C. The 1st Recruiting Brigade’s geo­graphical area spans more than 255,000 square miles within the continental United States.
The brigade consists of more than 2,200 military and civilian personnel, which make up nine recruiting bat­talions, 49 recruiting companies, one European recruiting detachment and 383 recruiting stations.
U.S. Army Reserve Center 2118 Annapolis Road
The U.S. Army Reserve Center, which opened in Decem­ber 2006 at Fort Meade is home to numerous tenant units. The center was built to facilitate and centralize Reserve training in the Baltimore­Washington, D.C. area, and operations at the new center are run by a full­time staff of approximately 150 civilian and military personnel. The $38­million complex provides ample room for train­ing, educational classes and administrative operations.
U.S. Army Signal School Detachment Student Company 8609 6th Armored Cavalry Road
(301) 677­2386
The U.S. Army Signal School Detachment, Student Company is the home to Soldiers (National Guard, Reserves and Regular Army) and Department of the Army civilians attending courses at the Defense Infor­mation School on Fort Meade.
Because DINFOS is a Department of Defense asset, it is the student company’s task to ensure that Army stan­dards are met during training. The student company administers Army Physical Fitness tests, conducts ran­dom alcohol and drug dependency testing, performs warrior task and battle drill testing and responds to stu­dents’ administrative needs.
The company maintains one barracks in bldg. 8609, which is designated for initial entry training soldiers. These are Soldiers who have recently completed basic combat training and are here to earn their first military occupation specialty.
The company’s student load is around 250 Soldiers at any given time. The company has only a handful of drill ser­geants, so it depends greatly upon student leadership.
U.S. Army Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center 2220 Pepper Road
(301) 677­9740
The U.S. Army Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center is a secondary transfer lab­oratory that provides test, measurement and diagnostic equipment calibration and repair support to the U.S. Army, Department of Defense, and other government agencies.
U.S. Army Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center­Central Maryland maintains an unbro­ken chain of measurement traceability from national standards, maintained by the National Institute of Stan­dards and Technology, through the U.S. Army Primary Standards Laboratory and from this laboratory to the weapons systems in the field. This traceable calibration system provides commanders at all levels with the con­fidence that measurements are valid in the development, testing, maintenance and operation process and that sys­tems perform as designed and are compatible with other systems on the battlefield.
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. Tenth Fleet 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6586
(240) 373­3633

  1. Fleet Cyber Command, activated on Jan. 29, 2010, is the Navy’s central operational authority for global Navy cyberspace operations afloat and ashore designed to deter and defeat aggression, ensure freedom of action and achieve military objectives in and through cyberspace. It is also the Navy’s service component to
  2. Cyber Command.

U.S. Tenth Fleet maintains operational control of Navy cyber forces to execute the full spectrum of computer network operations, cyber warfare, electronic warfare, information operations and cryptology/signal intelli­gence capabilities and missions across the cyber, electromagnetic and space domains.
U.S. Cyber Command 9800 Savage Road
(301) 688­6584
The U.S. Cyber Command is a sub­unified command under the U.S. Strategic Command. U.S. Cyber Com­mand’s focus is to integrate cyber defense operations across the military. It is responsible for synchronizing efforts to operate and defend the Department of Defense information networks and when directed, can conduct full­spectrum military cyberspace operations, ensuring U.S. and Allied freedom of action in cyber­space while denying the same to our adversaries. U.S. Cyber Command was authorized in June 2009 and reached full operational capability in October 2010.
U.S. Cyber Command is headquartered at Fort Meade. The commander is also the director of the National Secu­rity Agency. U.S. Cyber Command is a separate and distinct organization from NSA, with its own laws, reg­ulations and executive orders that govern military planning and operations. U.S. Cyber Command lever­ages the capabilities, expertise and infrastructure of NSA.
U.S. Cyber Command also works closely with the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to ensure the nation’s cybersecurity efforts and resources are coordinated while ensuring the best sup­port to joint military operations. The command does so in compliance with all laws respecting the civil liberties and privacy of U.S. persons.
Service Cyber Components affiliated with U.S. Cyber Command comprise: Army Cyber Command, the Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command, the 24th Air Force/Air Forces Cyber, and the Marine Forces Cyber Command, each of which maintains a presence at Fort Meade. The
U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command, a DHS organiza­tion, also assists.

U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army 8543 6th Armored Cavalry Road
U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army was established on Oct. 1, 2010 as the Army force component head­quarters supporting U.S. Cyber Command. Army Cyber Command consolidates the operations of numerous ele­ments that previously reported to U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, and 1st Information Operations Command, creating a unified operations center respon­sible for all Army networks. Army Cyber Command is currently headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., with staff elements assigned to Fort Meade.
Army Cyber Command is the Army’s lead for all mis­sions, actions, and functions related to cyberspace. It’s responsible for planning, coordinating, integrating, syn­chronizing, directing, and conducting network operations and the defense of all Army networks. When directed, Army Cyber Command also conducts cyberspace operations in support of full spectrum oper­ations to ensure freedom of action in cyberspace, and to deny the same to our adversaries. We operate and defend all Army networks around the globe, and pre­pare for full­spectrum­cyber­operations to support our forces worldwide. Also, the command serves as the Army’s single point of contact for reporting and assess­ing Army cyberspace incidents, events, and operations, and for synchronizing the Army’s responses.
Additionally, Army Cyber Command is the Army’s pro­ponent for cyberspace operations. Army Cyber Command guides the Army’s execution of cyber research for product and combat development, and works with the Army Training and Doctrine Command to improve all aspects of Army doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, personnel, and facilities related to cyberspace operations.

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