SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - From left, 732nd Military Intelligence (MI) Color Guard under the direction of Staff Sgt. Miguel Camacho; Lt. Col. Parker Pritchard, commander 715th MI Battalion; Master Sgt. Kenneth Rasmusson, 715th MI Bn.; and Col. Christopher Ballard, commander, 500th MI Brigade, unfurl the new colors of the 715th MI Bn. during a redesignation ceremony at Watt Field, Oct. 1.
The unit was previously designated as the 732nd MI Bn. The new crest with the words, "Pacific Sentinel," appear at the bottom, with a Sphinx atop, signifying the ever watchful vigilance and protection of secrets. The 732nd MI Bn. is re-designated as the 715th MI Bn., aligned under the 500th MI Bde. as part of the Theater Intelligence Brigade initiative.
Col. Christopher Ballard, commander of the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, spoke to the assembled Soldiers, charging them to continue the important work they've been doing since the unit was designated Jan. 1, 1998.
The 715th MI Bn. is commanded by Lt. Col Parker Pritchard & Command Sgt. Maj. Dayron Vargas.