Pentagon reveals new details of Army Guard missile brigade unique missionApril 15, 2019
The Pentagon on Friday has revealed additional details about the unique mission of the Colorado Army National Guard’s 100th Missile Defense Brigade.
100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Defense), known as 100th MDB (GMD), is a multi-component Army National Guard brigade headquartered at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
The mission of 100th MDB (GMD) is ground-based mid-course defense (GMD) of the United States.
“To me, it’s very simple,” said Army Maj. Jason Brewer, the chief of missile defense operations with the brigade. “If a rogue nation or other entity shoots an ICBM, inter-continental ballistic missile, at us, we intercept it.”
It’s a mission the brigade — the only unit of its type in the Army National Guard and one staffed with both active component and Army Guard Soldiers — has been doing since 2003, when it was activated. It’s also a mission that isn’t quite as simple as it may sound.