The 21st Signal Brigade conducts network operations for theater-based LandWarNet communication systems, networks, and enterprise services providing information services support to warfighters, intergovernmental, interagency and civil authorities to enable full spectrum operations.
The 21st Signal Brigade is a major subordinate command of the 7th Signal Command (Theater). The original 21st Signal Group was constituted on 22 June 1965 in the Regular Army as the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 21st Signal Group and activated on 1 September 1965 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit was headquartered at Nha Trang, South Vietnam and provided area signal communications support throughout 10,000 square miles of area I and II of the Corps tactical zones. The unit also saw action throughout thirteen campaigns during the Vietnam War and received the Meritorious Unit Commendation. The Unit went inactivated on 27 November 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Then on 16 October 2003 the Unit was reactivated and designated the 21st Signal Brigade, headquartered at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
The 21st Signal Brigade’s mission is to provide Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) systems support to the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense, Combatant Commanders and other Federal Agencies. To establish, operate, protect, and sustain the Army's CONUS (Continental United States) strategic portion of the Global Information Grid. To protect and provide for the well-being of our people. The Brigade is headquartered at Fort Detrick, Maryland and has three subordinate battalions: the 114th Signal Battalion located at Raven Rock Mountain Complex in Adams County, Pennsylvania; the 302d Signal Battalion headquartered at Fort Detrick, Maryland; and the 56th Signal Battalion headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.
The 21st Signal Brigade is a major subordinate command of the 7th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Gordon, Georgia. The original 21st Signal Group was constituted on 22 June 1965 in the Regular Army as the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 21st Signal Group and was activated on 1 September 1965 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The 21st Signal Group provided area signal communications support throughout 10,000 square miles of the I and II Corps tactical zones in South Vietnam, participated in 13 campaigns during the Vietnam War from 1966-1971, and was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation (1966-1968). It was inactivated on 27 November 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Effective 16 October 2003, the 1108th Signal Brigade at Fort Detrick, Maryland was re-designated the 21st Signal Brigade. In January 2010, Headquarters, Department of the Army awarded the 21st Signal Brigade the Army Superior Unit Award (2008-2009).
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COL Saint-Amant grew up in Melrose, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she was commissioned as a Signal Corps officer in 1998.
Throughout her career, COL Saint-Amant has served in various assignments in Germany, Kosovo, the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the United Kingdom. She was most recently assigned as the Military Deputy for Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Operations Center. Her other assignments have included Battalion Training Officer, 121st Signal Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Kitzingen, Germany; Battalion S-6, 2nd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Ansbach, Germany; Company Commander, B Company, 302d Signal Battalion, Fort Meade, MD; Operational Test Officer, C4 Test Directorate, U.S. Army Operational Test Command (USAOTC), Fort Hood, TX; Executive Officer to the Commanding General, NETCOM/9th Signal Command (Army), Fort Huachuca, AZ; Battalion Executive Officer, 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Fort Hood, TX; Signal Exchange Officer, Blandford Camp, United Kingdom; Inspector General, Assistance Division, Department of the Army Inspector General (DAIG), Pentagon, VA; and Battalion Commander, 302d Signal Battalion, Fort Detrick, MD. She deployed to Kosovo in support of Task Force Falcon with 121st Signal Battalion as a Platoon Leader, to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM as the Operations Officer for the Army Test and Evaluation Command’s Forward Operational Assessment Team, and to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM with the 57th Signal Battalion as the Battalion S3.
COL Saint-Amant is a graduate of MIT’s Seminar XXI Fellowship program, the Army Command and Staff College, and the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Cultural & Political Geography from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University, and a Master of Science degree in Government Information Leadership with concentrations in Long Term Strategy, National Security, and Cyberspace Studies from the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) at the National Defense University (NDU). She has also maintained the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification since 2008.
COL Saint-Amant’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (6OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Army Overseas Ribbon, Army Staff Badge, Aircraft Crew Member Badge – Basic, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge – Gold, and the Bronze Order of Mercury.
Command Sergeant Major
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Command Sergeant Major Danny Rebolledo
Command Sergeant Major Danny Rebolledo is a native of San Jose California; he enlisted in the Army in 1993 as a Signal Support Systems Specialist. He completed Basic Training at FT. Jackson South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at FT Gordon Georgia.
His assignments include: Forward Signal Support NCO, 2/319th AFAR and Signal Support System Team Chief, 3/319th AFAR, Fort Bragg NC; Signal Support System Supervisor, 52nd Engineer Combat Battalion, Fort Carson, CO; Detailed Recruiter, Mid-Atlantic RBN, Lakehurst, NJ; Battalion Communications Chief, 1-77AR, 1ID and First Sergeant, HHC 1-77AR, 1ID, Schweinfurt GE; First Sergeant, 57th SIG CO, 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade, Grafenwohr, GE; First Sergeant, 21st SIG CO, 2-2ID (SBCT); Brigade Communications Chief, 2-2ID (SBCT), JBLM, WA; Sergeant Major, DISA Europe; Command Sergeant Major, 52nd Signal Battalion, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, GE; G6 Sergeant Major and G3 Sergeant Major 3ID, Fort Stewart, GA.
CSM Rebolledo’s military education includes the Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Recruiter School, COMSEC Custodian School, Advanced International Morse code course, Master Resilience Trainer course, the US Army Ranger School, the Battalion and Brigade Pre Command/Command Sergeants Major Course, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy class 65. CSM Rebolledo holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
CSM Rebolledo has four deployments: two in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, one in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and one in support of Operation Resolute Support.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal (3rd award), the Meritorious Service Medal, (4th award), the Army Commendation Medal (5th award), the Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), the Gold Recruiter Badge with three sapphires, the Airborne badge, the Air Assault badge, Malaysian Jump Wings, and the Army Ranger tab.
Chief Executive Officer
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William G. Milani
Mr. William G. Milani was born in Orange, New Jersey and is a 1983 graduate of Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
His military education includes the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He holds a Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (CIO) Certificate from the Information Resources Management College, National Defense University and a diploma in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
Mr. Milani spent 21 years as an Army Signal Corps Officer. His assignments included platoon leader and company executive officer with the 123d Signal Battalion, 3d Infantry Division in Wurzburg, Germany. Later he served as the aide-de-camp for the commanding general of the 7th Signal Command, Fort Ritchie, Maryland. Next, Mr. Milani served as company commander for the Headquarters and Support Company and then Company A of the 1110th Signal Battalion, Fort Detrick, Maryland. Following graduation from the University of Illinois, Mr. Milani was assigned to the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
After leaving West Point, Mr. Milani returned to the 1110th Signal Battalion as the battalion operations officer, S3. Next, Mr. Milani became the chief of the Network Control Branch with the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (now the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NGA) in Bethesda, Maryland. Next he served with the U.S. Total Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM) in Alexandria, Virginia as the Information Operations Career Field Colonels assignment officer.
Following command of the 1110th Signal Battalion (now the 302d Signal Battalion) at Fort Detrick, Maryland, he served as the Director of Administration for the National War College, at Fort McNair, Washington, DC.
Upon retiring from the Army in 2004, Mr. Milani joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington, DC where he led the Agency’s Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) teams. In 2006 Mr. Milani became the Chief of Systems Engineering, Office of the Chief Information Officer, at FEMA until 2009 where he again joined the 302d Signal Battalion at Fort Detrick, Maryland as the Civilian Executive Officer. In 2018 Mr. Milani joined the 21st Signal Brigade as the Civilian Executive Officer.