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2d Battalion Mission

2d IO Battalion deploys multi-functional Information Operations (IO) teams worldwide while maintaining close and remote network access to employ a full range of IO capabilities that improve the readiness and ability of U.S. military forces to operate decisively in a contested Information Environment.


2d Battalion Functions

  • Executes Mission Assurance Assessments for DoD agencies

  • Maintains Army's Computer Defense Assistance Program (CDAP)

2d Battalion Points of Contact

  • Red Team Detachment
  • Mission Assurance Detachment
  • Cyber Support Detachment
  • Battalion S3
  • Battalion HHD
  • Battalion SHARP



Mission Assurance Detachment

The Mission Assurance (MA) Detachment integrates MA capabilities ISO Operational Technologies by conducting cyber vulnerability assessments of ICS/SCADA networks and the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum support for Wireless and Cellular spectrum assessments.

The MA Detachment certifies Army PENTESTING programs and conducts certification training to certify Army PENTESTERS. Additionally, the detachment plans and executes COMSEC monitoring activities ISO assessment operations while supporting COMSEC Doctrine and Policy development.

Red Team Detachment

The Red Team, with its enablers, assists the Department of Defense (DoD) with improving the security posture of our networks and systems. Red Team roles include Operations Vulnerability Assessors (Assessors), Cyber Opposing Force Aggressors (Aggressors), and Testers.

Requesting Red Team Support:
Contact the Red Team Detachment Operations Officer at 703-806-0462 | 703-806-5462.
A Request for Service document will be provided to begin the request process. A Red Team capabilities briefs can also be provided, upon request.

Army OPSEC Support Element (OSE) Capabilities

Army Protection Program Assessment (APPA)
The OSE plans and coordinates resources successful accomplishment of APPAs and synchronizes HQDA staff elements' participation in the assessing to include Army G33, Office of the Provost Marshal General, Army CIO-G6, Office of Information Assurance and Compliance, and the 1st Information Operations Command. The HQDA and OSE elements are integrated into one team in order to ensure the successful accomplishment of each assessment. This holistic approach examines the entire Army Protection Program.

OPSEC Support Assessment (OSA)
The OSE member assesses the OPSEC posture of the organization being evaluated. By reviewing the organization's OPSEC SOP, OPSEC Plans, and policies, the OSE checks for compliance. Through passive observation, interviews, and open source research, we make a determination of the unit's posture, and provide training and guidance where needed. Upon completion of the assessment, an assessment of the organization's OPSEC program is provided to the commander.

Army OPSEC Program Manager / Officer Course (AOPMOC) Mobile Training Teams (MTT)
A three (3) day Level II certification course designed to train appointed OPSEC Officers, Program Managers and relevant personnel in administering the organization's OPSEC Program and advising the Commander in OPSEC matters. Graduates will be able to develop and implement an OPSEC Program, IAW AR 530-1 and provide analysis and assessments to the commander, thereby integrating OPSEC into mission planning. The OSE has Mobile Training Teams (MTT) for onsite certification at the home unit's or installation's location, certifying multiple OPSEC Officers (30-35 personnel).

Useful Army OSE and OPSEC Links:

For information on training opportunities, including the Army OSE HQDA OPSEC Officer's Course, please visit the Army OSE Training Page.