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7th Psychological Operations Group

The 7th Psychological Operations Group is a psychological operations unit of the United States Army Reserve. Organized in 1965, it was a successor to United States Army Broadcasting and Visual Activity, Pacific. It is currently based at Moffett Field, California.

7th Psychological Operations Group
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7th PSYOP Group Unit Insignia
Active19 August 1965 – 30 June 1974
30 October 1975 – present
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Army Reserve
Part ofUnited States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command
Garrison/HQMoffett Field, California
Motto(s)"Support by Truth"[1]
Commanders
Current
commander
COL Matthew Gebhard[1]

Constituted 19 August 1965 in the Regular Army as the 7th Psychological Operations Group. Activated 20 October 1965 on Okinawa. Inactivated 30 June 1974 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Redesignated 30 October 1975 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 7th Psychological Operations Group; concurrently withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and activated at the Presidio of San Francisco, California. Reorganized and redesignated 18 September 1990 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Psychological Operations Group. Location changed 15 September 1994 to Moffett Field, California.

Within the psychological operations battalions, there are a number of tactical psychological operations companies. Such companies are organized in the same manner as other Tactical Psychological Operations Companies Army wide. It consists of a Headquarters Section, a Tactical PSYOP Development Detachment or TPDD and three Tactical PSYOP Detachments or TPD. The TPDD focuses on Product Development and Target Audience Analysis while the TPD usually focuses on product distribution, face to face engagement with a given target audience and loudspeaker operations.


Battalion Distinctive
Unit Insignia
History
10th POB
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10th Psychological Operations Bn (POB) – St. Louis, Missouri

  • TF-10 deployed to Iraq as an organic USAR BN in 2007, part of OIF V. Supported 25 ID and 10 MTN.
  • Deployed to Afghanistan in 2009.
307th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Detachment 1020 deployed with Task Force 10, supported 2nd ID and 1/504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Baghdad, Iraq
308th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) – Belton, Missouri
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2007.
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2010. (Two detachments with the 17th Psychological Operations Battalion)
  • Deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. (One detachment with 17th Psychological Operations Battalion)
318th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1991 (as the 18th PSYOP CO (TAC)(DS)) in support of Desert Shield/Storm. Attached to 1st Infantry Div.
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2003, part of OIF 1. Attached to 101st ABN Div.
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2007.
  • Deployed to Afghanistan in 2009.
362nd Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) - Bentonville , Arkansas
  • Deployed to Iraq in support of OIF '03
  • Deployed to Iraq in support of OIF 04-05
  • Deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF 06-07
  • Deployed to Iraq in support of OIF 09-10
  • Moved from 16th POB to 10th POB in 2009

Deployed to Djibouti in 2012-2013

12th POB
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12th Psychological Operations Bn (POB) – Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

  • Deployed to Afghanistan in 2006.
320th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) – Portland, Oregon
  • Deployed to Afghanistan in 2004.
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2008
  • Deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.
324th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) – Aurora, Colorado
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2004 during the second year of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF3). Awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation.
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2005 during the third year of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 05-06). Awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation.
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2007 during the fifth year of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 07-08).
  • Deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 during the eighth year of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF 07-08).
  • In 2010, deployed to Afghanistan (in support of Marine Exp Forces), Bahrain and the Horn of Africa under Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Currently deployed to Afghanistan under OEF XII with 1st Cavalry Division and the 172nd Infantry Brigade.
  • Moved to 12th PSYOP BN from 14th PSYOP BN in 2009.
349th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) – Aurora, Colorado
  • Deployed to Afghanistan in 2012
361st Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) – Bothell, Washington
  • Deployed to Bosnia in 2000, part of the Stabilization Force 7 (SFOR 7) peace-keeping mission in support of 3d ACR.
  • Deployed TPD 1270 (15 personnel) to Iraq in 2003, part of OIF 1 in support of 3d ACR and Al Anbar Province; received Valorous Unit Award.
  • Deployed TPD 1280 (15 personnel) to Iraq in 2003, part of OIF 1 in support of 2nd ACR and Baghdad, Iraq; received Presidential Unit Citation.
  • Cross-leveled 11 personnel to 320th PSYOP Company to support their 2004 Afghanistan deployment.
  • Deployed TPD 1290 to Iraq in September 2004 in support of 1-25 Infantry Stryker Brigade operations in Mosul, Iraq during OIF 3. One member of the detachment was wounded and evacuated from Iraq during fighting in Tal Afar in early 2005. Received Valorous Unit Award. [2]
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2008.
  • Deployed to Afghanistan part of OEF 12-13
14th POB
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14th Psychological Operations Bn (POB) – Mountain View, California

US Army 301st Tactical PSYOP Co Flash.png 301st Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) (ABN) – San Diego, California
  • Deployed to Iraq 2003-2004(1st Reserve Psyop Company on the ground in OIF 1)
304th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) – Sacramento, California
  • Deployed to Afghanistan in 2003 to 2004
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2005 to 2006
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2008 to 2009
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2011
315th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) – Upland, California
  • Deployed to Kosovo in 2000, part of Task Force Falcon. Supported 1st AD.
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2003, part of OIF 1. Supported 3d ID and 1st AD.
  • Deployed to Afghanistan in 2006.
  • Deployed to Iraq in 2008.
353rd Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Activated 2010
17th POB
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17th Psychological Operations Battalion (POB) – Austin, Texas

341st Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPU) – San Antonio, Texas
US Army 344th Tactical PSYOP Co Flash.png 344th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (Airborne) (TPU) – Austin, Texas
US Army 345th Tactical PSYOP Co Flash.png 345th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (Airborne) (TPC) – Lewisville, Texas
399th Tactical Psychological Operations Company ( TPU) – San Marcos, Texas

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b ""Support By Truth" - Official Site of US Army Reserve". usar.army.mil. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team History [1]


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