302d Signal Battalion Mission Statement: Operate, maintain and defend Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) systems and facilities in support of the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staffs, Warfighting Combatant Commanders, other Federal Agencies, and extend network and mission command capabilities to the Warfighter.
ASA-Fort Detrick Mission Statement: Operate and maintain the DES, a dual STEP facility, TCF, MET and the Battalion SYSCON in order to provide and defend DoDIN and DISN access capabilities for the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Warfighting Combatant Commanders, the Military Services, and other Federal Agencies.
ASA-Fort Meade Mission Statement: Operate and maintain a dual Standardized Tactical Entry Point - Enhanced SATCOM Gateway (STEP-ESG) facility and Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) terminals providing defense of the DoD Information Networks (DoDIN) access for the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, combatant commanders, the Military Services, and other Federal Agencies.
ASA-Camp Robert Mission Statement: Operate and maintain a Defense Teleport system, a Standardized Tactical Entry Point (STEP) facility, a Technical Control Facility (TCF), Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) terminals, Regional Hub Node (RHN) and manage the installation facilities in order to provide and defend DoD Information Networks (DoDIN) and Defense Information Systems Networks (DISN) for the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Warfighting Combatant Commanders, the military services, and other federal agencies.
ASA-Fort Bragg Mission Statement: Operate and maintain an Army Regional Hub Node (RHN) and DISN Core to provide and defend DoD Information Networks (DoDIN) access capabilities for the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Warfighting Combatant Commanders, the Military Services, and other Federal Agencies.
ASA-Fort Belvoir Mission Statement: Operate and maintain a Standardized Tactical Entry Point (STEP) facility, a dual MILSTAR Command Post Terminal (CPT), a Technical Control Facility (TCF), and Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) terminals in order to provide and defend DoD Information Networks (DoDIN) for the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Warfighting Combatant Commanders, the military services, and other Federal Agencies.
We are the 302d Signal Battalion, "Gateway To Freedom."
Constituted on 29 July 1921 in the Organized Reserves, the 302d Signal Battalion was organized and outfitted in January 1922 at New York, New York. After the United States entered World War II, the battalion was redesignated the 302d Signal Operation Battalion on 8 December 1942, and ordered into active military service on 23 February 1943 at Camp Swift, Texas under Fifth Headquarters, Special Troops, Third Army. The battalion arrived at Avonmout, England on 9 March 1944, and was assigned to First United States Army Group (FUSAG), which was later renamed 12th Army Group under General Omar Bradley. Between D-Day and VE Day, the battalion supported the Third Army and General Patton’s dash across France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany through five campaigns, receiving battle streamer credit for the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe campaigns. The 302d was the first US Army signal battalion to occupy Heidelberg, Germany in support of 12th Army Group during the initial phase of occupation and was later deactivated on 1 June 1946. The battalion was redesignated the 302d Signal Heavy Construction Battalion on 8 January 1947, and activated in Louisville, Kentucky on 17 January 1947. The battalion later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and remained there until 5 September 1950. The battalion was redesignated the 302d Signal Aviation Construction Battalion on 16 April 1951, and activated at Frederick, Maryland on 18 April 1951 and remained active there until 20 February 1963. The 302d Signal Battalion was reactivated on 14 July 1969 in Bangkok, Thailand and supported operations in Southeast Asia through 30 June 1971 as part of 29th Signal Group, US Army Strategic Communications Command. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the battalion was reactivated in Karlsruhe, Germany and assumed the missions of the 160th Signal Brigade. The battalion was awarded the national streamer for Cold War Engagement from the Federal Republic of Germany in 1994, and deactivated later that same year on 15 September 1994 in Stuttgart, Germany. The 302d Signal Battalion was reactivated on 16 October 2003 at Ft. Detrick, Maryland as part of the 21st Signal Brigade.
302d Signal Battalion Commander
LTC Amanda Harrington
A native of Washington State, LTC Amanda Harrington commissioned as a Second Lieutenant via the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1999. Upon completion of the Field Artillery Basic Course, she began her military career as a Field Artillery Officer assigned to the 18th Field Artillery Brigade (Airborne) Fort Bragg, NC. A branch detail designee, she later transitioned to the U.S. Army Signal Corps. As the 514th Tactical Satellite Platoon Leader she deployed her troops to build the initial OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM long haul satellite communications network across five central Asia nations in early 2002. Follow on assignments included 319th Military Intelligence Battalion (Airborne) S6 and 519th Military Intelligence Battalion (Airborne) Rear Detachment Commander. LTC Harrington separated from active duty service in late 2003 and thrived at two top Fortune 500 companies, The Home Depot and The Boeing Company, prior to being recalled in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in 2007.
In 2009 LTC Harrington accepted a nominative U.S. Army assignment, later returned to active duty and served stateside and abroad as: Communications Officer in Charge, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop Commander, Joint Task Force (JTF) Executive Officer (XO), assistant Brigade Operations Officer, Systems Control Troop Commander, and a JTF J6 supporting OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. In 2017 LTC Harrington transitioned to Fort Huachuca, AZ to serve as Brigade XO, U.S. Army Information Systems and Engineering Command prior to being selected to join the Army Modernization Task Force in 2018. LTC Harrington served in three key positions critical to the establishment of Army Futures Command (AFC): AFC’s first Chief of Current Operations, AFC’s first G6, and AFC’s first Secretary of the General Staff directly contributing to the Army’s largest restructure since 1973; ushering the Army out of the industrial age and into the information age.
LTC Harrington’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (2OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal (SBS), Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal (SBS), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and Parachutist Badge.
LTC Harrington maintains Project Management Professional credentials and holds a Masters Degree in Information Technology Management. She is an active volunteer and enjoys the outdoors.
Command Sergeant Major 302d Signal Battalion
Command Sergeant Major Thomas L. Bray
Command Sergeant Major Thomas Bray was born in Frankfurt, Germany on January 30, 1981 and raised in Birmingham, AL. He enlisted in the United States Army in November 14, 2000 and attended basic training at Fort Jackson, SC. He attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Meade Maryland and graduated as a 25M, Multimedia Illustrator in May 2001.
His previous positions and assignments include Multimedia Illustrator and Team Leader 55th Signal Company, Fort Meade, MD; Multimedia Illustrator, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base; Drill Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant Untied States Army Signal Student Detachment, Fort Meade, MD; Platoon Sergeant, Operations Supervisor, 55th Signal Company, Fort Meade, MD; Visual Information Supervisor and Senior Enlisted Advisor (1SG) at the White House Communication Agency (WHCA), Washington DC; 1SG at the Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE), Fort Meade, MD; student at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy; Proponent Sergeant Major at the Office Chief of Signal, Fort Gordon, GA.
Command Sergeant Major Bray’s military and civilian education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System (USASMA CL69, Commandant’s List), Airborne Course, United States Army Drill Sergeant Course (Commandant’s List), First Sergeant Course, Combatives Level I, Combat Life Saver Course Instructor Training Course. He holds an Associate in Liberal Arts from Hillsborough Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Information System Management from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) as well as a Master’s degree in Cyber Security from UMUC. He has Doctorate’s Degree in Information System Management from the University of Phoenix.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Joint Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Joint Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, NATO Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Presidential Service Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist badge.
Command Sergeant Major Bray’s deployments include: Kosovo with the 55th Signal Company, Iraq with the 55th Signal Company, Qatar with the United States Central Command and Afghanistan (2) with the 55th Signal Company.
302d Signal Battalion Civilian Executive Officer
Mr. Lawrence Raville
Mr. Lawrence Raville is a native of northern New York, along the US-Canadian border. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Political Science and holds a Master’s degree in Education. He is also Program Management certified.
After graduation from the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Mr. Raville was stationed in Germany from 1986 to 1989. Following completion he was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division and served as the DIVARTY S-1, Battalion Fire Support Officer for the 1st Battalion 22d Infantry Regiment, completed Jungle School, commanded Alpha Battery 1st Battalion 7th Field Artillery, and was the S3 Air. He was then assigned as an ROTC instructor at the University of Pittsburgh from 1993-1996. He then moved on to the Combined Arms Center on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he attended Command and General Staff College and performed duties as a Command and Control Integration Officer. In 1999 he was assigned to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations G3, Washington, D.C. as a Force Modernization Officer. After 9/11, Mr. Raville served with the RAND Corporation as an Army Fellow where he co-authored a study on the Stryker Brigade Combat Team. In 2002, Mr. Raville went back to the Pentagon and served as the Chief, Analysis and Assessments Branch for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs G8 until his retirement from Active Duty in 2006, after more than 20 years as an Artillery and Force Management Officer.
Upon his retirement, Mr. Raville worked for SAIC with the Joint Chief of Staff and then with the Business Transformation Agency. In 2011, Mr. Raville became a DAC and served as a Program Manager at PEO-C3T for PM WIN-T with a portfolio consisting of five SATCOM systems.
Mr. Raville joined the 302d Signal Battalion as the Civilian Executive Officer in April 2019.