Today the Force Structure and Unit History Branch continues the work begun by the Historical Section of the Army War College. The branch maintains historical information on active and inactive units in all components - Regular Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard, and prepares official Lineage and Honors Certificates. On the basis of research in primary and secondary material, the certificates outline the major organizational changes undergone by the unit and provide a list of the official battle honors (campaign credit and decorations) that the unit has earned. The information contained on the certificates is reformatted for publication in the Army Lineage Series
While it would take a book to recount the rich history brought about by the
changes of each unit in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, an overall look at the
major reorganizational elements of the Brigades Lineage presents a picture of
an organization that was accustomed to fighting and brought strength from
29 August, 1917; Constituted in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Brigade.
February, 1918; Organized in at Ft. Sam Houston, TX, as an element of the 15th Cavalry Division.
12 May, 1918; Relieved from assignment to the 15th Cavalry Division.
14 July, 1919; Demobilized at Brownsville, TX.
20 August, 1921; Reconstituted in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Brigade, and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division (later redesignated as the 1st Cavalry Division, Special).
01 September, 1921; Organized at Camp Harry J. Jones, AZ.
25 March, 1949; Inactivated in Japan and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division, Special.
20 May, 1949; Converted and redesignated as Headquarters, 1st Constabulary Brigade, and activated in Germany.
15 August, 1951; Inactivated in Germany.
05 December, 1951; Disbanded.
15 July, 1963; Reconstituted in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.
01 September, 1963; Activated in Korea.
17 October, 2005; Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division - hereafter separate lineage).
The history of the 1st Brigade Combat Team recorded the following significant
events occurring on the dates listed.
"First in Cambodia" (01 May)
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