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Mission statement

59th Siganl Battalion - Building 652

Provide assured and responsive Strategic, Operational Base and scalable Expeditionary Communications Systems and services in support of Joint, DoD, and (USARAK) organizations while enabling C2 and information superiority to the Warfighter.

CPT Shonda L. Porter
Commander, HHD, 59th Signal Battalion / Network Enterprise Center - JBER (nec-jber)

CPT Shonda L. Porter   CPT Shonda L. Porter is a native of St. Helena Island, South Carolina. She enlisted in the United States Army as a 15Q (Air Traffic Controller) on 28 August 2001. She received her commission in the Signal Corp in December, 2007.
  Captain Porter began her career in A Company, 1-58th Aviation Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a radar controller. In 2003, she deployed to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) III. In 2006, she was accepted to attend Officer Candidate School (OCS) and to her surprise, was assigned to A Company, 1-13th Aviation Regiment at Fort Rucker, Alabama as an Army Instructor/ Writer while she waited to attend OCS. Immediately following commission, she was assigned to C Company, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia as the Joint Network Node Platoon Leader then Executive Officer (XO). After OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) IX-X, she was reassigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-3 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion as the Battalion Signal Officer (S6). After 13 months as the BN S6, she attended Signal Captain Career Course at Fort Gordon, GA. After graduation, she was assigned to the HHD, 793rd Military Police Battalion at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska as the S6.

  Captain Porter's civilian and military schools include Primary Leadership Development Course (WLC), Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (ALC), and the Army Instructor Training Course. She is a graduate of the Signal Officer Basic and Advance Courses. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Management Information Systems from Claflin University and Masters Degree in Information Technology Management from Webster University.

  Her military awards include Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (2), Good Conduct Medal second award, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Basic Aircrew Badge. Her IT certifications include CompTIA Network +, Security +, and Microsoft Certified Technician Specialist (Windows 7, Configuring).

 Captain Porter is married and has two children.

1SG Shane K. Short
1SG, HHD, 59th Signal Battalion / Network Enterprise Center - JBER (nec-jber)

1SG Shane K. Short 1SG Short entered the Army in 1996. After Basic Training he attended AIT to become a 31S. 1SG Short's assignments include Germany, Ft Huachuca, FT Campbell, Ft Gordon, Italy, and Alaska. 1SG Short has held various leadership positions, To include: Tactical Satellite Team Chief, Section Sergeant, Task Force Commo NCO, Senior Small Group Leader, Platoon Sergeant, and First Sergeant. 1SG Short has multiple deployments in support of different overseas operations.

He is married and has four Children, with the oldest attending College.


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