The National Guard activated the 127th Cyber :Protection Battalion at a ceremony in front of the Indiana War Memorial. (photo courtesy: Sgt. Joshua Syberg)
The Army National Guard 127th Cyber Protection Battalion is headquartered in Indianapolis. (photo courtesy: Sgt. Joshua Syberg)
The Army National Guard announced the creation of the 127th Cyber Protection Battalion in 2019. It is headquartered in Indianapolis. (photo courtesy: Sgt. Joshua Syberg)
One year after announcing the formation of a new National Guard battalion focusing on cyber warfare, the Indiana National Guard last weekend hosted an activation ceremony for the 127th Cyber Protection Battalion.
The battalion of nearly 100 citizen-soldiers is headquartered in Indianapolis and will focus on protecting military networks and service members from internet-based and online attacks.
The ceremony was held at the Indiana War Memorial.
The unit’s cyber operations specialists will command a cybersecurity company, a cyber warfare company and two cyber protection teams.
The Indiana team will report to the only cyber brigade in the Army National Guard, the 91st Cyber Brigade based in Virginia.
The brigade is made up of five battalions with four located on the East Coast. The 127th Cyber Protection Battalion is the first in the Midwest.