The Signal Corps faced many challenges in preparing to fight another war — Korea. By June 1950 its strength stood at only 48,500.
To meet wartime manpower demands, Reserve signal officers and units were called up. The Signal Corps also expanded its training facilities at Forts Holabird and Monmouth; and at Camp Gordon and established a new training center at San Luis Obispo, California, in December 1951.
Near the end of the Korean War, the 335th Signal Command (Theater) was constituted at Atlanta, Ga., February 13th, 1953 and activated two weeks later as a Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 335th Signal Group under the Third Army (later redesignated as Third United States Army). The original staff consisted of 69 Soldiers under the command of a Colonel.
A change in the Army’s structure upgraded the 335th to a Brigade in October 1984; the unit insignia and crest were adopted a short time later. Within a year and a half, the 335th became a Theater Communications Command in April 1996. As the 20th century came to an end, the 335th was elevated to a major command as a result of Army Reserve restructuring initiatives.
After Sept. 11, 2001, the 335th deployed as a forward element at the former Camp Doha and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The command has had an enduring presence in Southwest Asia since November 2001. The 335th was designated as both an Operational and Functional Command, with Active and Reserve Soldiers in 2006.
Today, the 335th comprised of nearly 8,000 Soldiers, is constantly tasked in support of our nation’s overseas unified land operations. The primary mission of the 335th Signal Command (Theater) remains the planning, engineering, installation, maintenance, and defense of the Army’s portion of the Global Information Grid in Southwest Asia.
Since 2009 the 335th and its subordinate CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, & nuclear) units have participated in the joint civilian exercise Red Dragon. A capstone event for the 335th Signal Command (Theater), Exercise Red Dragon simulates multiple CBRN attacks on the civilian population, and creates a unique training environment for civilian and military forces to react and respond. The 335th Signal Command (Theater) has also participated in large scale training operations such as Operation Bright Star, Grecian Firebolt, and Lucky Warrior.
Lineage and Honors
Headquarters and Headquarters Company 335th Signal Command (Theater)
Constituted 13 February 1953 in the Army Reserve as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 335th Signal Group, and assigned to Third Army (later redesignated to Third United States Army).
Activated 28 February 1953 in Atlanta, GA. Reorganized and redesignated 31 March 1955 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 335th Signal Group.
Ordered into active military service 15 October 1961 and reorganized in Atlanta, GA.
Released 13 August 1962 from active military service at Fort Gordon, GA, and reverted to reserve status.
Location change 19 April 1971 to East Point, GA.
Relieved 1 October 1984 from assignment to the First United States Army and assigned to the Second United States Army.
Redesignated 16 October 1984 as Headquarters Company, 335th Signal Brigade.
Relieved 1 October 1985 from assignment to Second United States Army and assigned to the Third United States Army.
Redesignated 19 April 1986 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 335th Signal Command.
Mobilized continuously as an enduring unit since October 2001, and deployed as the 335th Theater Signal Command (Forward) at Camp Doha and Arifjan, Kuwait in the US Central Command AOR.
Designated an Operational and Functional Command 1 October 2006. Awarded the Global War on Terror Campaign Credit August 2005 to August 2006.
Awarded Global War on Terror Campaign Credit August 2005 to August 2006. Awarded Meritorious Unit Citation for the period of 15 July 2005 to 14 July 2006.