1st Medical Recruiting Battalion
4550 Parade Field Lane, Suite 5502
The U.S. Army 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion, Medical Recruiting Brigade, United States Army Recruiting Command, recruits the most qualified 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 to 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, 174th Infantry Brigade
2118 Annapolis Road
Family Readiness Group Liaison- (301) 833-6671
The 3rd Training Support Battalion (CS/CSS), 312th Regiment is a tricomponent organization with active, Reserve and Active-Guard Reserve component Soldiers within one command under the 72nd Field Artillery Brigade. The regiment’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 (MAT). 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
The Maryland Army National Guard’s 32nd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) consists of a full-time, 22-man 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; each member receives 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
The 48th Combat Support Hospital’s (CSH) 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 service; and is prepared to serve as the Medical Task Force Command and Control element and conduct split-based operations.
The 48th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, which was active in World War II and the Korean War, was inactivated in 1953. The 48th resurfaced in 2000 as a CSH, the Army’s first multicomponent hospital, staffed by both active and reserve component personnel. The 48th CSH has the medical capability of a 248-bed 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.
With a history dating back to 1943, the 55th Signal Company has provided support in every major military offensive since WW II 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 one-third of its forces deployed in support of missions, including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Homeland Defense/Homeland Security initiatives.
70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing
9801 Love Road
The 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing (ISRW) 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 Men with Hill, U.K.; 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 the 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
4553-C Cooper Ave.
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, Ala., Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
The 308th Military Intelligence Battalion was activated on April 1, 1952 as the 308th Communication Reconnaissance Battalion and was redesignated as the 308th Army Security Agency Battalion on Sept. 1, 1956. 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
The 352nd Civil Affairs Command is a U.S. Army Reserve unit with full-time Active-Guard Reserve staffing under a one-star 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 enhances 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 civil-military 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 environmentally friendly, $40 million, 1,800-member 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
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, as well as Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.; additional elements assigned in support of Army and joint commands 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, 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, such as 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.
780th Military Intelligence Brigade
310 Chamberlin Avenue
Mission: The 780th Military Intelligence Brigade conducts Signals Intelligence and executes Computer Network Operations in support of the U.S. Army, U.S. Cyber Command and Combatant Commands in order to achieve operational effects and ensure freedom of action in cyberspace.
The 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Computer Network Operations) activated on Oct. 1, 2011, as a new Major Subordinate Command of U.S. Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) at Fort Meade, Md. The 780th MI Brigade (CNO), under the operational control of U.S. Army Cyber Command, is the Army’s operational cyber force.
At Fort Meade, the 780th MI Brigade (CNO) is a critical part of Team Cyber, which consists of U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, Joint Service Cyber units and INSCOM mission partners. Through integration and partnership with Team Cyber, and as part of the Cyber Mission Force, the 780th MI Brigade (CNO) supports the Department of Defense mission to defend the nation in cyberspace. Additionally, the brigade conducts full-spectrum cyberspace operations in support of Army and Joint Force commanders.
The 780th MI Brigade (CNO) builds upon a legacy of intelligence units and professionals to develop doctrine, capabilities and the operational art of network warfare in this newest operational domain. The nation faces many threats from state and non-state actors, and the 780th MI Brigade (CNO) is the tip of the Army’s spear defending the nation in cyberspace.
The 780th MI Brigade (CNO) has two subordinate battalions, one of which, the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion (CNO), is colocated here at Fort Meade.
902nd Military Intelligence Group
2600 Ernie Pyle Street
The 902nd Military Intelligence Group conducts proactive counterintelligence activities to detect, identify, assess, and counter, neutralize or exploit foreign intelligence entities and insider threats in order to protect Army and designated Department of Defense forces, information and technologies worldwide. The 902nd MI Group provides direct and general counterintelligence support to Army activities and major commands. The group also provides general support to other military department counterintelligence and intelligence elements, unified commands, defense agencies and national agency counterintelligence and security activities and organizations. The 902nd MI Group consists of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 308th MI Battalion, 310th MI Battalion, 752nd MI Battalion, Army Operations Security Detachment, Army Counterintelligence Center and the Personnel Security Investigation Center of Excellence.
Army Audit Agency
393 Llewellyn Ave.
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 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.
U.S. Army Public Affairs Center
8607 6th Armored Cavalry Road
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, material, leader development, personnel, facilities, and policy.
Central Clearance Facility
4552-A Pike Road
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 Army-affiliated contractors. The Central Clearance Facility staff renders approximately 200,000 final security clearance determinations annually.
Criminal Investigation Division
855 Chisholm Ave.
As the Army’s primary criminal investigative organization and the Department of Defense’s premier investigative organization, the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) 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 host-nation personnel); and protective service operations (protects key personnel on and off the battlefield).
Defense Adjudication Activities
600 10th St.
The Defense Adjudication Activities accommodates four agencies that perform personnel security clearance adjudication and appeals activities. The primary tenant is the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF) with ~ 700 civilian billets. The DoD CAF executes personnel security determinations for non-Intelligence Agency DoD military, civilian, and contractor personnel and renders favorable adjudicative determinations for employment suitability of DoD civilian employees and for Common Access Card (CAC) credentialing of non-cleared DoD contractors. It was created in 2012 to consolidate seven of the ten DoD activities that collocated to Fort Meade in 2011 as a result of Base Realignment and Closure. The DoD CAF makes ~850,000 personnel security determinations annually.
Defense Courier Station - Baltimore
6300 Hodges St.
The Defense Courier Station’s (DCS) mission is to provide secure, timely and efficient worldwide movement of highly classified, extremely sensitive national security material requiring courier escort. DCS Baltimore distributes more than 1.5 million pounds of material annually to over 700 customers in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Canada, as well as to other global defense courier stations. It serves as the hub for the Defense Courier Division’s (DCD) network of 18 stations.
The DCD headquarters is located at USTRANSCOM at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and provides command and control for 18 stations globally, serving more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Major DCS customers include the White House, Defense and State departments, federal agencies, government contractors, and U.S. allies.
Every day, 365 days a year, DCS Baltimore lives up to its motto, “The Best in the Business.”
Defense Media Activity
6700 Taylor Ave.
The Defense Media Activity (DMA) 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, the 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 world-class multimedia organization that skillfully uses and teaches state-of-the-art 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 three-year 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 1,000 military and civilian employees at Fort Meade and more than 1,400 other employees at sites around the globe.
Defense Information School
6500 Mapes Road
Recognized as “a national asset for organizational communication success,” the Defense Information School is a joint-service 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 300-member 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 entry-level training for both enlisted and commissioned officers, the school conducts a number of senior-level seminars and workshops and annually hosts the prestigious Thomas Jefferson and Military Visual Information Awards programs; keynote speakers have included Dan Rather, Clarence Page, Sam Donaldson and Andy Rooney.
Defense Information Systems Agency
6910 Cooper Ave.
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is an operationally focused, combat support agency that provides real-time 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 (Internet-like 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 direct-support 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, as well as 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 day-to-day operations, maintenance and sustainment.
Defense Logistics Agency Document Services
375 Chamberlain Ave.
DLA Document Services (formerly DAPS) offers a full portfolio of document solutions, including:
• Print Solutions:
high-volume printing and copying at more than 150 locations around the globe
• Multifunctional Devices:
all-in-one copy, print, scan and fax devices with managed print services that support improved workflow within customer workspaces
• Electronic Document Solutions:
convert paper documents and forms into electronic records, giving customers easy and secure access to their documents
Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Science Center
701 Mapes Road
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 government-owned site. The Environmental Science Center is unique to the EPA; 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 two-thirds 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 pesticide registrations 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 inspect, investigate manufacturing facilities, hazardous waste sites, and public and private labs.
First Army Division East
4550 Parade Field Lane
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 McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Working closely with the states and territories it supports, First Army Division East holds Soldiers to the highest standard and provides collective-level training for deploying units.
Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory
2490 Wilson St.
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.
Joint Regional Medical Plans & Operations Branch, Northeast
4550 Parade Field Lane
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 joint-medical 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, II and 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 Montgomery Meigs Road
The Library of Congress Book Storage Facility was dedicated on Nov. 18, 2002. The facility is the first of 13 storage modules planned for high-density 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 paper-based materials, such as books and bound periodicals, which are stored in specially designed boxes at 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 30-percent relative humidity on 30-foot-high 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.
Logistics Readiness Center
77 Rock Ave.
Plans & Ops 7-9192
Installation Maintenance Officer 7-7445
The Logistics Readiness Center directs and coordinates certain garrison logistics functions, including provision of supplies and services, maintenance and management of material and equipment, movement of material and personnel, logistical support planning, and logistical readiness. The LRC also provides logistics guidance to supported activities.
Installation Transportation Officer 7-9930
Installation Passport Agent 7-2558
POV Storage 7-9352
Freight and Cargo Management 7-9466
Passenger Travel 7-9688/9685
GSA Vehicles/Buses (TMP) 7-2752/2753
Personal Property Shipping office 7-9639
Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion, Headquarters Company
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6585
Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion, Headquarters Company 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.
The mission of U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command and the Military Entrance Processing Station, Baltimore (MEPS) is to process individuals for enlistment or induction into the armed services based on Department of Defense-approved 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 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 Baltimore-Washington 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. USO officials opened a lounge at the MEPS facility October 1. The Baltimore MEPS USO-Metro Lounge is open to military recruits, applicants and their families.
National Security Agency and Central Security Service
The National Security Agency (NSA) was created in 1952 by President Harry S. Truman; the Central Security Service (CSS) 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, the 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 Emory Road
The mission of Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Maryland is to deliver quality intelligence and operational support to both the warfighter and decision makers.
Established by the Secretary of the Navy on July 17, 1957, the command has become the largest NIOC in the Information Dominance Corps, with more than 2,000 Officers, Enlisted, and Civilian personnel who perform their duties within elements of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service and several other organizations.
NIOC Maryland is aligned under Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Commander, U.S. TENTH Fleet (FCC/C10F). C10F operationalized its subordinate commands by assigning them Task Force responsibilities; as a result, the Commanding Officer of NIOC Maryland assumes the responsibility as the Commander, Task Force 1060 (CTF 1060). NIOC Maryland also serves as the parent command for Navy Information Operations Detachment Alice Springs, Australia.
With technological advances and the Navy’s changing environment, the command continues to evolve to always deliver 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 much of the local Maryland area. The command has been recognized as the Project Good Neighbor, Personal Excellence Partnership, Environmental Stewardship, and Campaign Drug Free Flagship in the regional Navy Community Service Program of the Year Award as well as the CNO’s 2012 Personal Excellence Partnership Flagship Award for Community Service.
Network Enterprise Center
1978 20th St.
The Network Enterprise Center manages information resources and Information Technology (IT) for the garrison staff and supported tenant partners at Fort Meade. Areas of responsibility include communication systems and systems support, computers, automation, and Information Assurance.
Noncommissioned Officer Academy Detachment
8541 Zimborski Ave.
The Signal Corps Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy Detachment provides resident Advanced Leadership Course and Senior Leadership Course training at Fort Meade. Noncommissioned Officer Academy Detachment (NCO)s 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 Noncommissioned Officer Academy challenges NCOs to improve their teamwork, intellectual depth, communications skills, analytical abilities and decision-making 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.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 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 world-class federal workforce.
Within OPM, Federal Investigative Services’ 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 real-time 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.
Personal Property Shipping Office/Passport Office
2234 Pepper Road
Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 4:00 p.m., closed for lunch Noon to 1:00 p.m. and closed Wednesday morning from 7:30 to noon. Open Wednesday afternoon from 1 – 4 p.m.
Supply and Services 7-9413
Installation Property Book (IPBO) 7-9193
SSA (GCSS-Army) 7-9139/93
Food Program Manager 7-9350
U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group
2282 Morrison St., Suite 5355
Operations Center: 301-833-5258
Guard Desk: 301-833-5207
Public Affairs Office: 301-833-5043
The U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) 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. AWG identifies asymmetric threats, enemy vulnerabilities and friendly capability gaps through first-hand observations on the battlefield; AWG also 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. AWG was activated at Fort Meade on March 8, 2006. The unit is headquartered at Fort Meade, has an LNO cell at the Pentagon and maintains an Asymmetric Battle Lab at Fort A.P. Hill.
U.S. Army Claims Service
Bldg. 4411 Llewellyn Ave
Executive Officer- 301-677-9068
The U.S. Army Claims Service (USARCS) supervises the payment of Army claims throughout the world. It oversees the payment of more than $70 million to Soldiers, family member 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.
USARCS 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.
USARCS has a staff of about 85 attorneys, investigators, and other claims professionals, including civil service employees, active-duty military personnel and temporary employees. The staff is augmented by a number of Army reservists who spend their two-week annual tours of duty with USARCS.
One of USARCS’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 (PCR). In recent years, the Recover Branch of the PCR division has recovered about two-thirds 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 operation of 80 installation claims offices throughout the world that pay about $26 million annually.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
10 S. Howard St., Suite 11400, Baltimore
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 mid-Atlantic 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
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 internationally acclaimed 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 its formation in March 1946, the Army Field Band 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 Region-North
4411 Llewellyn Ave.
U.S. Army Public Health Command Region-North (USAPHCR-North), 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 20-state region of northeastern United States. USAPHCR-North 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, veterinary services and occupational health, as well as preventive medicine readiness planning and training. They also deploy individuals to support worldwide missions and medical response teams.
U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion, Baltimore
4550 Parade Field Lane, Suite 5390
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. 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
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 Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area. Operations at the new center are run by a full-time staff of approximately 150 civilian and military personnel. The $38-million complex provides ample room for training, educational classes and administrative operations.
U.S. Army Signal School
8609 6th Armored Cavalry Road
The U.S. Army Signal School Detachment, Student Company is 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 Soldiers have recently completed basic combat training and are here to earn their first military occupation specialty.
The company, which has only a handful of drill sergeants, depends greatly upon student leadership.
U.S. Army Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center
2220 Pepper Road
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 Center-Central 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 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
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, activated on Jan. 29, 2010, is the Navy’s central operational authority for global Navy cyberspace operations afloat and ashore. The command is 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 U.S. 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
USCYBERCOM Public Affairs
The United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) is headquartered at Fort Meade and is a subunified command subordinate to U.S. Strategic Command. USCYBERCOM was authorized in June 2009 and reached Full Operational Capability in October 2010. USCYBERCOM’s mission is to plan, coordinate, synchronize and conduct activities to direct the operations and defense of specified DoD information networks; prepare to, and when directed, conduct full-spectrum military cyberspace operations in order to enable actions in all domains; ensure U.S./Allied freedom of action in cyberspace; and deny the same to our adversaries.
The USCYBERCOM commander is also the director of the NSA and chief of CSS, though the organizations perform different critical functions. The command has three main focus areas: defend DoD information networks, provide support to combatant commanders for execution of their missions around the world, and strengthen our nation’s ability to withstand and respond to cyber attack.
USCYBERCOM is designing the cyber force structure, training requirements and certification standards that will enable the services to build the cyber force required to execute our assigned missions. The command also works closely with interagency and international partners 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 USCYBERCOM, and maintain a presence at Fort Meade, include Army Cyber Command, the Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command, Air Forces Cyber and the Marine Forces Cyber Command.
U.S. Army Cyber Command
8543 6th Armored Cavalry Road
U.S. Army Cyber Command was established 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 headquarters is located 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 full-spectrum-cyber-operations 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.
The Relationship between U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army began in 2010. From its establishment in October 2010 to March 2014, Army Cyber Command perpetuated the lineage and honors of the inactive Second Army, which traced its history to World War I. In March 2014, the Army activated a new unit designated Second Army that resulted in the Second Army’s lineage and honors being withdrawn from Army Cyber Command and assigned to the newly activated unit. The Commander of Army Cyber Command was designated as the Commander of Second Army, a Direct Reporting Unit of the Chief Information Officer/G-6, Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), to optimize the Army’s force structure in support of Army Cyber Command’s mission.
On Dec. 19, 2013, the Army announced that the Army Cyber Command Headquarters will be located at Fort Gordon, Ga., consolidating and coordinating Army cyber and network operations under one commander for the first time in its history. Operations there are expected to begin in late 2019.
Warrior Transition Unit
2468 5th St.
The Warrior Transition Unit’s (WTU) mission is to provide command and control, primary care, and case management for Warriors in Transition; to establish conditions for healing; and promote the timely return to the force or continue serving the nation as a veteran in the community. Kimbrough WTU and Fort Meade Soldier Family Assistance Center (SFAC), through a committed partnership, work hard to go the extra mile to ensure that warriors and their families’ receive superior health care and the support services they need to successfully transition back to the operational force or to a productive life as a veteran.