THE 5TH BATTALION, 4TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY
The 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery (5-4 ADA), is a subordinate unit of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command and comprises five battery-level units. Constituted on October 16, 2018 in the Regular Army its headquarters is located on Shipton Kaserne near Ansbach, Germany.
5-4 ADA COMMANDER: Col. Todd Daniels CLICK HERE FOR BIOGRAPHY
5-4 ADA COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR – Command Sgt. Maj. George Palmer CLICK HERE FOR BIOGRAPHY
The 5-4 ADA has a deep-rooted history that originates back to May 1815 in the regular Army at Fort Independence, Massachusetts as Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Samuel D. Harris' Company, Regiment of Light Artillery organized this anti-aircraft weaponized fighting force. It roughly spent the next 130 years reorganizing and redesignating as Coast Artillery, Coast Defenses of Chespeake Bay and the Coast Artillery Corps. The unit disbanded in November 1944 at Fort Amador, Canal Zone. In June 1950, the 5-4 ADA was reconstituted in the Regular Army and redesignated as Battery C, 20th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion. Activation was shortly needed from May 1952 through December 1957 and also from September 1958 through August 1960. For the past 20 years 5-4 ADA has lain dormant after a redesignation and now are activated one again. The 5-4 ADA has earned more than 55 campaign participation credits while serving in the War of 1812, Indian Wars, Mexican War, Civil War, The War with Spain, World War II and Vietnam.
The 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (10th AAMDC) is a theater level Army air and missile defense organization and directly subordinated to United States Army Europe. On order, the 10th AAMDC deploys worldwide to conduct joint and combined/coalition air missile defense ops for US European Command. The 10th AAMDC serves as the United States Army in Europe's executive agent for all theater air and missile defense ops and air missile defense force management.