Col. Richard Elam
- Commander, 50th RSG
Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene Meisenheimer
- CSM, 50th RSG
Year in Review - 2016
The 50th Regional Support Group (RSG), located in Homestead, completed another highly successful
training year with numerous subordinate units participating in annual training events around the
globe. The Soldiers and civilians of the 50th RSG are postured to support the state of Florida with a wide
array of Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) missions.
Members of the 930th Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD), located in Homestead, participated in a rigorous
Warfighter Exercise at Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as Key Resolve and Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises
held in the Republic of South Korea. The mission of the 930th DLD is to provide direct operational liaison
support to joint and coalition forces throughout the theater of operations.
The 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB), located in Jacksonville, engaged in numerous challenging
training events and exercises over the past year. The 146th ESB also completed an extensive two-week
equipment upgrade and Signal Soldier skills training package that increased mission effectiveness.
Additionally, Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Alpha Company elements deployed to
Camp Atterbury, Indiana, with the rest of the battalion, and served as the designated Special Troops
Battalion for the Task Force supporting Operation Vibrant Response. As part of the Command and
Control Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Element (C2CRE-B) Task Force, the 146th
ESB is required to deploy within 96 hours to respond to any Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear
(CBRNE) event in the Continental United States (CONUS).
The 260th Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion, located in Miami, trained this year for its principal DSCA
mission as State Emergency Response Team liaison officers and as a force provider for task force logistics.
The battalion is comprised of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and Alpha Company in
Miami; Bravo Company in Pinellas Park; Charlie Detachment in Jacksonville; the 856th Quartermaster
Company in Arcadia; and the 356th Quartermaster Company and the 13th Army Band which are both
located in Fort Lauderdale. The 260th MI was recognized as the prestigious National Guard Command
Language Program recipient for 2016. The 260th MI deployed Soldiers to language immersion training
in Spain and Germany and participated in several CONUS-based advanced language training exercises.
The 260th MI also deployed and supported the Central Accord 16 Exercise in support of U.S. Army
Africa and the Ulchi Freedom Guardian 16 mission in the Republic of South Korea. The 356th and 856th
Quartermaster Companies also supported multiple logistical operations across the nation, including Fort
Stewart, Georgia, and the U.S. Army Military Academy at West Point, New York. During 2016, the 13th
Army Band continued to captivate audiences at numerous venues providing support of military and
patriotic events throughout the state of Florida.
The 927th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), located at Camp Blanding Joint Training
Center in Starke, provided command and control over a diverse scope of military occupational specialties
including medical, maintenance, transportation and finance. In addition to its federal training mission,
the 927th CSSB served as the 50th RSG’s lead logistics element working with the Florida Department of
Emergency Management and supporting the State Logistics Readiness Center operation.