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1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division
Branch Regular Army
Type Stryker brigade combat team
Garrison/HQ Fort Bliss
Nickname(s) “Ready First”
Engagements World War I
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Commanders
Current
commander
COL Ross Coffman

The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division is a Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the United States Army, stationed at Fort Bliss, TX. First organized in 1942, as Combat Command A, 1st Armored Division, the unit has fought in North Africa and Italy in World War 2, as well as 4 tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom. As the 3rd Constabulary Regiment, the brigade conducted stability operations in Germany after World War 2. After service at Fort Hood and in Germany during the Cold War, the brigade conducted three peacekeeping rotations in the Balkans (Bosnia, Macedonia and Kosovo).

History[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

Cold War[edit | edit source]

Post-Cold War Peacekeeping[edit | edit source]

Operation Iraqi Freedom[edit | edit source]

Current Organization[edit | edit source]

1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division is currently organized as a Stryker Brigade Combat Team, composed of the following units:

Motto[edit | edit source]

The brigade's motto is "Ready First"

Lineage & Honors[edit | edit source]

Lineage[edit | edit source]

  • Organized 1 January 1942 in the Regular Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky, as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Combat Command A, 1st Armored Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 20 July 1944 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Command A, 1st Armored Division
  • Converted and redesignated 1 May 1946 as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3d Constabulary Regiment, and relieved from assignment to the 1st Armored Division
  • Inactivated 20 September 1947 in Germany
  • Converted and redesignated 27 February 1951 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Command A, 1st Armored Division
  • Activated 7 March 1951 at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Reorganized and redesignated 3 February 1962 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division
  • Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, reorganized and redesignated 16 September 2008 as Headquarters, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division (Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, concurrently reorganized and redesignated as Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division)
  • Headquarters, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, consolidated 16 January 2011 with Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, and consolidated unit concurrently reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division

Campaign Participation Credit[edit | edit source]

World War II: Tunisia; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; North Apennines; Po Valley

War On Terrorism: Campaigns to be determined

Decorations[edit | edit source]

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010
  • Navy Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered ANBAR PROVINCE 2006-2007
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1995-1996

Headquarters Company additionally entitled to:

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ NOV 2009-NOV 2010

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