Template:Infobox Military Unit 1st Military Intelligence Battalion ("Flying Eye Battalion"[1]) is a unit of the United States Army which specializes in the acquisition of aerial signals information in direct support of the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade. It comprises 4 companies - HHSC, A Company, B Company, and (not yet recognized by the ARMY with a Unit Idetification Code -UIC- or a Military Table of Organization and Equipment list -MTOE-) C Company.

Battalion historyEdit

The unit was originally formed on 14 December 1956 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Air Reconnaissance Support Battalion, and formally activated 1 February 1957 at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Then on 20 March 1962 it was converted and redesignated the 1st Military Intelligence Battalion. Upon its return from Vietnam 1st MI was inactivated 15 July 1982 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Reactivated 14 January 1984 in Germany as V Corps' aerial exploitation battalion, 1st MI is currently running operations in support of the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade out of Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany, Hohenfels, Germany, and in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan.

1st MI Battalion has served in

Unit organizationEdit

The battalion has undergone various reorganizations. Currently it has four companies attached to it:


The following decorations have been awarded to 1st MI


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