2017-09-08 / Front Page

518th TIN deactivates

BY SGT. VICTOR EVERHART JR.
35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade Public Affairs


Col. Chris O’Connor (left), 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade commander, Capt. Clayton E. Mosley (right), 518th TIN Company commander and Master Sgt. Patrice Shuler (center), 518th TIN Company senior enlisted advisor, furl the company guidon during the 518th Deactivation Ceremony held Aug. 31 at Bar 
PHOTO BY SGT. VICTOR EVERHART JR. / 35TH THEATER TACTICAL SIGNAL BRIGADE PUBLIC AFFAIRS Col. Chris O’Connor (left), 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade commander, Capt. Clayton E. Mosley (right), 518th TIN Company commander and Master Sgt. Patrice Shuler (center), 518th TIN Company senior enlisted advisor, furl the company guidon during the 518th Deactivation Ceremony held Aug. 31 at Bar PHOTO BY SGT. VICTOR EVERHART JR. / 35TH THEATER TACTICAL SIGNAL BRIGADE PUBLIC AFFAIRS The 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade cased the guidon of the 518th Tactical Installation and Networking Company during a deactivation ceremony held 31 Aug. 31 at Barton Field.

Col. Chris O’Connor, 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade commander, was the presiding officer for the event.

“As we furl the 518th guidon today, I think we can all be assured that should we need to expand our Army again this guidon will be unfurled once more to call together great signal Soldiers ready to meet any challenge with the utmost of their ability,” said O’Connor.

It has been a true honor to be a part of this great company’s history and lineage,” said Capt. Clayton E. Mosley, 518th TIN Co. commander. “I am extremely humbled and proud for us to have been a small part of its tremendous line of success and lineage. As the saying goes ‘all good things must come to an end.’”


Capt. Clayton E. Mosley, 518th TIN Company comman and Master Sgt. Patrice Shuler, 518th TIN Co. senior enlisted advisor, stand by as the cased unit color are posted. 
PHOTOS BY SGT. VICTOR EVERHART JR. / 35TH THEATER TACTICAL SIGNAL BRIGADE PUBLIC AFFAIRS Capt. Clayton E. Mosley, 518th TIN Company comman and Master Sgt. Patrice Shuler, 518th TIN Co. senior enlisted advisor, stand by as the cased unit color are posted. PHOTOS BY SGT. VICTOR EVERHART JR. / 35TH THEATER TACTICAL SIGNAL BRIGADE PUBLIC AFFAIRS “The [Tactical Installation and Networking Company] at its heart is just a good ol’ fashion cable company,” said O’Connor in his remarks. “Cable and wireman have been the bedrock of the Signal Regiment for almost 150-years, so it’s never a good day to lose a formation of tough, dedicated signal Soldiers who have always met their mission. But we can take pride looking back at their accomplishments over the past 15-years.”


Col. Chris O’Connor (left), 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade commander, Capt. Clayton E. Mosley (right), 518th TIN Company commander and Master Sgt. Patrice Shuler (center), 518th TIN Company senior enlisted advisor, furl the company guidon during the 518th Deactivation Ceremony held Aug. 31 at Barton Field. Col. Chris O’Connor (left), 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade commander, Capt. Clayton E. Mosley (right), 518th TIN Company commander and Master Sgt. Patrice Shuler (center), 518th TIN Company senior enlisted advisor, furl the company guidon during the 518th Deactivation Ceremony held Aug. 31 at Barton Field. The 518th TIN Co. was constituted on Oct. 1, 1933, in the Army of the United States as the 1st Radio Intelligence Company and was activated Nov. 1, 1938, at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. It was redesignated Aug. 7, 1941, as the 121st Signal Radio Intelligence Company.

Having completed service in World War II, in Rhineland Eastern Europe, it was inactivated Jan.3, 1946, at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia. The unit was then redesignated as the 518th Signal Relay Company Jan. 3, 1949, and later activated April 1, 1949, at Camp Gordon, Georgia. It was then reorganized and redesignated as the 518th Signal Company March 20, 1953.

After its service in the Korean War, it was inactivated March 28, 1955, in Korea. The unit was again activated Dec., 1958, at Fort Lee, Va. The unit was then inactivated Dec. 11, 1961, in Germany and was again activated June 22, 1962, at Fort Gordon, Ga. The unit was then inactivated Dec. 20,1971, in Vietnam after participating in numerous defensive and counter offensive operations and earning three Meritorious Unit Commendations. The unit was again activated May 4, 1973, in Germany and was again inactivated Sept. 15, 1993.

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