Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Click
Commander, 229th Military Intelligence Battalion
Lt. Col. Jeremy Click has been serving as the Commander of the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion since June 8, 2018.
Lt. Col. Jeremy L. Click enlisted in the Army in 1992 as a 13B, Cannon Crewmember. He completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, OK. His first assignment was with the 4th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment at Fort Polk, LA. In May 2000, he received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps from the University of Washington where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems. He was commissioned as an Armored Calvary Officer and assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Calvary Regiment, 1st Calvary Division at Fort Hood, TX. As a lieutenant, he served as a tank platoon leader and tank company executive officer.
In 2003, he attended the Military Intelligence Officer Transition Course and Captain Career Course. Upon completion, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. There he served as a Battalion S2, Military Intelligence Company Commander, and Deputy Brigade S2. During this time, he deployed to both the Afghanistan and Iraq theaters.
Upon redeployment from Iraq in 2009, Lieutenant Colonel Click was assigned to Operations Group at Fort Irwin, CA. There he served as an Observer/Controller on the Scorpion team and as lead intelligence planner preparing maneuver brigades to deploy. In 2012, he attended Command and General Staff College where he also earned his Master's Degree in Security Studies from Kansas State University. Lt. Col. Click was then assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division as the BCT S2 at Fort Bliss, TX and deployed to Afghanistan.
Upon redeployment, he next served as the Battalion Executive Officer for the 16th Brigade Engineer Battalion. In the summer of 2015, he was assigned to the 704th MI BDE with operational duty to the National Security Agency - Washington at Fort Meade, MD. While assigned to the NSA, he served in a joint duty assignment as Chief of the Special Operations Division, Expeditionary Operations Support Group providing deployed and reach back Signals Intelligence support to deployed Task Forces worldwide.
Command Sergeant Major Chad M. Kite
229th Military Intelligence Battalion CSM
Command Sergeant Major Chad M. Kite enlisted in the United States Army in 1998 as a cryptologic linguist. He graduated from the Korean language program at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California in May of 2000, and completed cryptologic linguist Advanced Individual Training at Good fellow Air Force Base, TX later that year. His first assignment was with the 527th Military Intelligence Battalion at Camp Humphreys, Korea.
CSM Kite’s other assignments include: Low Level Voice Intercept Team Leader at Delta Company, 311th Military Intelligence Battalion with deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq; Operator Supervisor and Squad Leader at 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion; Special Operations Team – Alpha Team Sergeant at 1st Special Force Group (Airborne) with deployments to Iraq; Advanced Collection and Training Team NCOIC at 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) with deployments throughout the Middle East; and Command Sergeant Major of the 1st Special Forces Command Military Intelligence Battalion.
Command Sgt. Maj. Kite is a graduate of the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy Class 17. His military education also includes the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Static Line Jumpmaster Course, the Defense Language Institute Modern Standard Arabic course, and the Defense Language Institute Korean course.
His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Bronze Star (2 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Airborne Badge.
Commander's Priorities and Intent
- Create a safe and positive environment to succeed – SHARP
- Foster academic success and reduce attrition
- Balance academic and military training requirements
- Enforce standards and discipline
- Ensure Soldiers are physically, mentally, and spiritually/emotionally fit
- Develop agile and adaptive leaders
Enduring Key Tasks:
- 24/7 leadership
- Have competence, commitment, and character
- Treat everyone with dignity and respect
- Take care of each other, our families, and the community
- Work as a team
End State: The 229th Military Intelligence Battalion partners effectively with the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center to achieve and maintain a 2/2/1+ production rate of 75% or greater and an attrition rate of less than 17%, and with 30% or greater of students completing DLIFLC achieving ILR 2+/2+/2. Soldiers and Family members experience a positive and safe environment for success. The battalion fosters a positive Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) and Equal Opportunity (EO) climate, conducive to the development of ready and resilient Soldiers and their Families.