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
Lieutenant Colonel Jenya M. Rhone
Lieutenant Colonel Jenya M. Rhone is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Florida A&M University, where she earned her commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 2004.
Her most recent assignment was as the Army Data Division Deputy Department of the Army's Management Office-Strategic Operations (DAMO-SO), G-3/5/7. Her initial assignment was with the 307th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea, where she served as a Large Extension Node Platoon Leader. After her initial assignment, Lieutenant Colonel Rhone served as the Company Executive Officer for Foxtrot Company, 2/60th Infantry Regiment; then Company Commander for Echo Company, 2/60th Infantry Regiment; and finally, the S3 for the Headquarters Company, 3/60th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After her assignment, Lieutenant Colonel Rhone attended the Signal Captain’s Career Course, Fort Gordon, Georgia. Upon graduation, she served with 10th Military Police Battalion (Criminal Investigation Command) as the Battalion S6, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
In 2011, Lieutenant Colonel Rhone was assigned as an operations officer to U.S. Forces Command G-6 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Following her time at FORSCOM, Lieutenant Colonel Rhone served as the Brigade S6, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, Wiesbaden, Germany. Lieutenant Colonel Rhone departed Germany to attend the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. After graduation, she deployed to Afghanistan and served as the Battalion S3 for 25th Signal Battalion, Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. Upon her return, Lieutenant Colonel Rhone was assigned to United States Forces Korea, USAG Yongsan, Republic of Korea in the J6 as the Joint Network Operations Branch Chief and the J6 Executive Officer.
Her combat tours include a deployment in support of Operation Iraq Freedom and two deployments in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and her overseas tours include Korea, Germany, and Qatar.
Lieutenant Colonel Rhone is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command General Staff College, the Joint & Combined Warfighting School, Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) JPME-II, the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course; Signal Captain’s Career Course; the Signal Officer Basic Course; and Airborne School. Her civilian education includes a Master of Arts in Information Technology Management from Webster University, Master of Arts in International Relations from Troy University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Florida A&M University.
Lieutenant Colonel Rhone’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Serve Medal; the Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster); the Joint Service Achievement Medal; the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1 Bronze Oak Leaf); the Meritorious Unit Award (1 Bronze Oak Leaf); the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Korean Defense Service Medal; the Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 6); the NATO ISAF Medal (1 Bronze Star); the Parachute Badge; the German Proficiency Badge; and the Bronze Order of Mercury.
Command Sergeant Major 302d Signal Battalion
U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Tasha J. Wright
Command Sergeant Major Tasha J. Wright was born in Fort Riley, Kansas in March 1983 and raised in Germany. She enlisted in the United States Army in August 2002 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She attended Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Gordon, Georgia and graduated as a 25S, Satellite Communications Operator/Maintainer in September 2003.
Her positions and assignments include SATCOM Shift NCO, 362nd Signal Company, Yongsan Korea; SATCOM Systems Operations NCO, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Space Battalion, Peterson, Air Force Base, Colorado; Force Protection NCOIC, 4th Space Company, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; SATCOM Systems Staff NCO, 167th Theater Support Command, Fort McClellan, Alabama; AIT Platoon Sergeant, D, 551st Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, HHC, 160th Signal Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; SHARP Program Manager, Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; SATCOM Systems Chief, United States Army Signal Activity Kuwait, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Senior Test and Evaluation NCO, Mission Command Test Directorate, U.S. Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas, and Chief Signal NCO, 62nd Signal Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.
CSM Wright’s military and civilian education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System (Sergeant Major Course-Class 71), CPOF Operator’s Course, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Combatives Level I, Mission Command Digital Master Gunner Course, AIT Platoon Sergeant Course, and the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course. She holds a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security from American Military University.
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (8 OLC)), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4). She is also the proud recipient of the Signal Corps Regimental Association’s Bronze Order of Mercury.
CSM Wright’s deployments include Iraq with 4th Space Company, 1st Space Brigade and Kuwait with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Signal Brigade.
She is married to MSG (R) Tearle Wright of Los Angeles, California and they have two children, one grandson, and five dogs.
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.