Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion

The Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion is a Marine Corps Intelligence battalion of the United States Marine Corps. The battalion headquarters are located in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion
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CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Marine Corps
RoleMilitary intelligence
Garrison/HQFort Meade
Commanding OfficerLieutenant Colonel Michael R. Challgren [1]
Senior Enlisted MarineMaster Gunnery Sergeant Steven B. Berry[1]


Under the operational control of the Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (DIRNSA/CHCSS) via the Marine Corps Service Cryptologic Component Chief, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion trains, employs, and deploys Marines in order to conduct Signals Intelligence, Information Assurance, and National-Tactical Integration activities that satisfy NSA/CSS, Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and joint force intelligence requirements.[2]

Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion mission statement

The battalion's stated purpose is "to enable and execute Signals Intelligence, Information Assurance and National-Tactical Integration activities in order to satisfy NSA/CSS, Marine Air-Ground Task Force and joint force intelligence requirements."[3]


The Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion headquarters are located in Fort Meade, Maryland.[4] The MCSB has seven companies,[2] five of which are based in the contiguous United States, one in Hawaii, and one in England.

See alsoEdit

List of United States Marine Corps battalions


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  2. ^ a b "Companies". Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Commander's Intent". Retrieved 20 November 2012.
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