U.S. Army Mission Support Battalion
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Mission Support Battalion


MSB Commander Bio

Lieutenant Colonel David Eckley is originally from Cottonwood, Calif. A military intelligence officer, Lt. Col. Eckley was commissioned into the Regular Army from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2000.

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MSB Command Sergeant Major Bio

Command Sgt. Maj. Jan Vermeulen entered the Army in 1997. His career spans more than 20 years and he has served in a variety of positions in the continental United States and overseas.

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Army recruiting display vans on parade in the 1950s

Battalion History

The U.S. Army Mission Support Battalion traces its roots back to 1936. The battalion’s original mission was to produce an Army exhibit for the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City.

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