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      Headquarters, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion is located aboard Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, and is approximately twenty miles southwest of Baltimore in a rapidly growing area. The Marines of MCSB Headquarters consists of the Battalion Staff and the Marine Liaison Office of the National Security Agency. The Battalion staff consists of professional, experienced, and motivated Marines ready and willing to assist you. Your sponsor has been briefed on his or her responsibilities as well as available resources to help you with your move and in processing. The information included in this package is meant to help ease the stress and hardship of your relocation by providing you with information you will need to make a smooth transition into the Fort Meade community. If your family has special needs or you require more specific information, please contact the Battalion S-1 at (240) 373-3756. In addition, to ensure the smoothest transition possible, contact MCSB's Special Security Officer at (443) 634-1274 as soon as possible.

Please take the time to read the following documents prior to your arrival.

MCSB Commanding Officer Welcome Aboard Letter
Electronic Welcome Aboard Brief
Family Readiness Officer Welcome Aboard

Reporting for Duty:

      During duty hours all Marines reporting to MCC 800 must report to the Battalion S-1 to have their orders endorsed and begin the check-in procedure. The Battalion S-1 is located in the OPS 3 building at NSA, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755.

      After hours all Marines reporting to MCC 800 and living in the barracks will enter Fort Meade through the NSA's visitor control center. Inform the guards that you are checking in for duty. There you will obtain a 30-day campus access badge. Proceed to the Battalion barracks duty office and have your orders endorsed. If you are checking in for Headquarters Company, have the duty call or page the Command Duty Officer. The Bn barracks are located at 6406 Taylor Ave. If need be, have the duty pick you up. The Bn Duty NCO can be reached at (301) 677-6990. Have your orders endorsed by the duty, and report to CONAD at 0730 on the next workday. The Service Alpha uniform is required when reporting for duty. Battalion Staff mandates that incoming personnel be accompanied by their sponsors during the check-in process. Additionally, Marines that do not require a barracks room will report to the Battalion Command Duty Officer.


      The prescribed uniform of the day for Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion Marines aboard Fort Meade from Monday through Friday is utilities. Please contact the CDO if you have any questions about uniforms.


From DC and South to Fort Meade
Go to MD-295 N towards BALTIMORE to US 175 EAST
Follow 175 EAST until it turns into Reece Road
Follow the signs on Reece Road to the Main Gate 

From BWI Airport to Fort Meade
Take 295 South to Route 32 East.
Follow Route 32 to the Route 198 exit (Fort Meade)
Cross over the bridge and follow the round about into the Mapes Gate.
From BWI Airport to NSA's VCC
Take 295 South to Route 32 East
Follow to Canine Road
Make a right at the light, this will take you into NSA's visitor center.

Useful Reading:
Securing Your Cell Phone.pdf
Smartphone Risks.pdf
Social Networking Sites.pdf