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4th Cavalry Brigade
1st Army.svg
First Army shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1915–1944
2006 – present
Country United States
Branch U.S. Army
Role Training
Size Brigade
Garrison/HQ Fort Knox
Motto(s) Train for Combat!
Decorations Superior Unit Award
Benjamin O. Davis Sr.
Harry Chamberlin
Distinctive Unit Insignia 4cav-bde.gif

The 4th Cavalry Brigade is an AC/RC unit based at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The unit is responsible for training selected United States Army Reserve & National Guard units that are based East of the Mississippi River. The brigade was originally formed as an element of the 2nd Cavalry Division but was inactivated after the division was broken up. The unit was formerly designated as 4th Brigade, 85th Division. The brigade is a subordinate unit of the 1st Army.

Organization[edit | edit source]

World War II organization[edit | edit source]

Current Organization[edit | edit source]

The unit is composed of:

Lineage[edit | edit source]

Constituted 25 August 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters, 4th Tank Destroyer Group

Activated 1 September 1942 at Camp Hood, Texas

Inactivated 26 October 1945 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Disbanded 5 August 1952

Reconstituted 24 October 1997 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 4th Cavalry Brigade, and activated at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Inactivated 16 October 1999 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Activated 1 December 2006 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Unit decorations[edit | edit source]

Ribbon Award Year Orders
Streamer SUC.png Army Superior Unit Award 2008-2011 File:332-07 20121127 HRCMD CC.pdf

Campaign participation credit[edit | edit source]

Conflict Streamer Year(s)
World War II
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal streamer.png
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Normandy 1944
Northern France 1944
Rhineland 1945
Ardennes-Alsace Campaign 1944–1945
Central Europe 1945

References[edit | edit source]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "Lineage & Honors for 4th Cavalry Brigade".

  1. "Camp Lockett". California State Military Museum. California State Military Department. 12 April 2008. http://www.militarymuseum.org/CpLockett.html. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  • The Brigade, A History by John J. McGrath from the Combat Studies Institute Press, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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