4th Psychological Operations Group


4th Psychological Operations Group

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unit_name= 4th Psychological Operations Group


caption=4th PSYOP Group Unit Insignia
dates= November 7th, 1967 - October 2nd, 1971
September 13th, 1972 - Present
country= United States
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branch= U.S. Army
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size= 1,300 members
command_structure=United States Special Operations Command
garrison=Fort Bragg
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motto= "Verbum Vincet" (The Word Conquers)
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decorations=Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1967-1968
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1967-1970
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current_commander=Colonel Curtis Boyd
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The 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) (4th PSYOP Group (A) or 4th POG) is the United States Army's only active psychological operations unit. It is based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and is a part of the United States Army Special Operations Command. 4th POG was constituted 7 November 1967 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Psychological Operations Group. Activated 1 December 1967 in Vietnam. Inactivated 2 October 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Activated 13 September 1972 at Fort Bragg. [ [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/4psyopgp.htm 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne)] ]

Campaign participation credits include:

Vietnam: Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase VII; Consolidation I

Armed Forces Expeditions: Grenada; Somalia; Haiti

Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

Organization

4th POG currently consists of a Headquarters Company, four Regional PSYOP Battalions (or POBs), one Tactical PSYOP Battalion, and one PSYOP Dissemination Battalion. The four Regional PSYOP Battalions are regionally oriented and support the Regional Combatant Commands in the planning and production of PSYOP programs:

1st PSYOP Bn (A) - United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)

*Organized 8 November 1950 in the Regular Army at Fort Riley, Kansas, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Group.
*Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1951 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Group, 8239th Army Unit.
*Consolidated 21 February 1955 with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Battalion (constituted 30 November 1954 in the Regular Army) and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Battalion; concurrently reorganized at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
*Reorganized and redesignated 24 June 1960 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Psychological Warfare Battalion. Reorganized and redesignated 20 December 1965 as the 1st Psychological Operations Battalion.
*Reorganized and redesignated 16 March 1990 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Psychological Operations Battalion.
*Reorganized and redesignated 16 November 1995 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Support Company, 1st Psychological Operations Battalion

3rd PSYOP Bn (A)(D)

This is the PSYOP element responsible for producing and disseminating PSYOP products in support of the four Regional PSYOP Battalions and the Tactical PSYOP Battalion.
*Constituted 20 April 1995 in the Regular Army as the 3d Psychological Operations Battalion.
*Activated 16 November 1995 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with personnel from the Psychological Operations Dissemination Battalion (Provisional) (organized 11 July 1990 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina).

5th PSYOP Bn (A) - United States Pacific Command (USPACOM)

*Constituted 3 March 1951 in the Regular Army as the 5th Loudspeaker and Leaflet Company, Army
*Activated 19 March 1951 at Fort Riley, Kansas
*Reorganized and redesignated 8 June 1953 as the 5th Loudspeaker and Leaflet Company
*Reorganized and redesignated 24 June 1961 as the 5th Psychological Warfare Company
*Reorganized and redesignated 25 June 1965 as the 5th Psychological Operations Battalion
*Inactivated 20 June 1975 in Germany
*Redesignated 30 December 1975 as the 5th Psychological Operations Group; concurrently withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and activated at Upper Marlboro, Maryland
*Reorganized and redesignated 18 September 1990 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Psychological Operations Group
*Inactivated 15 September 1994 at Upper Marlboro, Maryland
*Redesignated 18 November 2003 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 5th Psychological Operations Battalion, withdrawn from the Army Reserve, and allotted to the Regular Army (organic elements concurrently constituted)
*Battalion activated 16 October 2004 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

6th PSYOP Bn (A) - United States European Command (EUCOM)

*Constituted 20 October 1965 in the Regular Army as the 6th Psychological Operations Battalion
*Activated 1 November 1965 in Vietnam
*Inactivated 30 June 1971 in Vietnam
*Activated 13 September 1972 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
*Reorganized and redesignated 16 March 1990 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 6th Psychological Operations Battalion
*Reorganized and redesignated 16 November 1995 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 6th Psychological Operations Battalion (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated with personnel from provisional units)

8th PSYOP Bn (A) - United States Central Command (CENTCOM)

*Constituted 7 November 1967 in the Regular Army as the 8th Psychological Operations Battalion
*Activated 1 December 1967 in Vietnam
*Inactivated 27 June 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington
*Activated 13 September 1972 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
*Reorganized and redesignated 16 March 1990 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Psychological Operations Battalion
*Reorganized and redesignated 16 November 1995 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 8th Psychological Operations Battalion (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated with personnel from provisional units)

9th PSYOP Bn (A)

This is the Tactical PSYOP element for 4th POG and supports ground commanders in the planning and production of PSYOP programs.
*Constituted 14 April 1952 in the Regular Army as the 9th Loudspeaker and Leaflet Company, Army
*Activated 26 April 1952 at Fort Riley, Kansas
*Reorganized and redesignated 27 May 1953 as the 9th Loudspeaker and Leaflet Company
*Inactivated 25 September 1953 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
*Redesignated 22 March 1963 as the 9th Psychological Warfare Company
*Activated 1 April 1963 in the Panama Canal Zone
*Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1967 as the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion
*Inactivated 31 December 1974 in the Panama Canal Zone
*Activated 15 April 1985 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
*Reorganized and redesignated 16 March 1990 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 9th Psychological Operations Battalion
*Reorganized and redesignated 16 November 1995 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 9th Psychological Operations Battalion (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated with personnel from provisional units)

ee also

*Psychological Operations (United States)

References

External links

* [http://www.soc.mil/psyop/psyop_default.htm 4th Psychological Operations - Official Site]
* [http://www.bragg.army.mil/psyop/ Official Psychological Operations Recruiting Homepage]


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