Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii
The 307th ITSB's distinctive unit insignia was approved on 29 February 1972. Orange and white are the colors used for the Signal Corps. The grape leaf refers to service in the Rhineland during World War II, and the oriental dragon refers to service in Vietnam. The rayonne simulates an active electrical field. With the lightning flashes, it symbolizes the speed of communications, The flashes are pictured in red to represent the unit's Meritorious Unit Commendation Award. Below the shield, a silver scroll inscribed "OPTIME MERENTI" in orange letters translates as "Providing the Best."
The 307th Integrated
Theater Signal Battalion (ITSB) was re-stationed from the 1st Signal
Brigade (Korea) to the 516th Signal Brigade at a Schofield Barracks,
Hawaii ceremony on 13 November 2006. |
The 307th ITSB's mission is to install, operate, maintain, and defend tactical theater level communications systems in support of U.S. Army Pacific, combined and joint task forces, and combatant commanders to support the full range of military operations. Three of the 307th's companies are now located in Hawaii, with the fourth Alpha Company stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
The 307th Signal Battalion was constituted on 27 May 1942 in the U.S. Army as the 313th Costal Artillery Barrage Balloon Battalion. It was activated on 16 June 1942 at Fort Randolph, Canal Zone.
On 10 April 1944, it was converted and re-designated the 48th Signal Light Construction Battalion and was inactivated on 29 November 1945 at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. The 307th Signal Heavy Construction Battalion was re-designated on 26 February 1947 and was activated in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was reorganized and re-designated as the 307th Signal Battalion on 28 October 1953, and inactivated 15 January 1963.
The 307th Signal Battalion was re-activated 1 March 1970 for the Vietnam conflict, and inactivated 30 April 1971. On 31 July 1971, the 307th Signal Battalion was activated in Korea. The battalion inactivated in Korea on 1 October 1977; but was re-activated in Korea again on 16 March 1988.
On 15 October 2005, the 307th Signal Battalion deactivated its 226th and 229th Signal Companies and became the Army's first Integrated Theater Signal Battalion.
307th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion, 682 Leilehua Road (Stop #625),
Wheeler AAF, Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
Commander - LTC Maria B. Barrett
Command Sergeant Major - CSM Stephfon Watson
Command Group - (808) 656-2961
Battalion S-1 - (808) 656-2877
Staff Duty NCO - (808) 656-2948