Composed by Edward Fox .... et al.|
392nd Army Band - Ft. Lee, VA
The mission of the 15th Brigade Support Battalion, "Gamblers," is to, on order, deploy to any theater of operations, execute logistical operations in support of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, redeploy, reconstitute and prepare for future operations. The 15th Support Battalion has had a long heritage of providing logistic support to the Army. For more than 86+ years, the Battalion had deployed around the world to participate in numerous campaigns.
The 15th Brigade Support Battalion is one of the most decorated active support battalions in the US Army. Tracing its lineage back to when it was first constituted on 23 March 1925 as the 1st Medical Squadron, the unit had been first assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. The distinctive insignia, coat-of-arms, and motto "Standing By" were adopted in July 1928.
On 28 September 1976, the motto was changed to "Service Above Self". The mission of the 15th Forward Support Battalion mas modifided to provide logistical support to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team. To this end the Battalion was organized with 3 companies. The Headquarters (HHC) and "A" Company consisted of all battalion-level command and staff personnel, all battalion food service personnel, and a support operations section. Additionally, it was the supply and service company in the Battalion that provides petroleum supply, ration support and general supply support to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (not to be confused with the modular brigade combat team). "B" Company was a maintenance company that conducted direct support repairs and services on equipment assigned tp the 2nd Brigade Combat Team. The company had the capability of repairing tracked and wheeled equipment, engineer equipment, fire control equipment, and tank turrets. Additionally, the service and recovery section provided metal working support and vehicle recovery support. The company also maintained a repair parts warehouse. "C" Company was a medical company that had the mission of treating, holding and evacuating patients from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
On 15 July 2005, as part of the Army's transformation towards a modular force, the 15th Forward Support Battalion was inactivated along with the rest of the Division Support Command (DISCOM). As part of the modular transformation, assets previously held at Division level, but habitually assigned to its brigades during operations were made organic to those brigades. The unit was reorganized, redesiganted, and reactivated, with 5 additional companies, as\ the 15th Brigade Support Battalion and assigned to the similarly reorganized and redesiganted 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
Functions performed by the subordinate elements of the Battalion are:
|HHC||Headquarters & Headquarters Company|
|"A" Company||Transport & Supply|
|"D" Company||Supports 4th Sqdn, 9th Cavalry|
|"E" Company||Supports 1st Bn, 8th Cavalry|
|"F" Company||Supports 1st Bn, 5th Cavalry|
|"G" Company||Supports 3rd Bn, 82nd Field Artillery|
This folio of material highlights of the many subsequent historical critical missions performed by members of the 15th Brigade Support Battalion, whose actions, operations and the many critical issues resolved over its 86+ years history to meet the changing threat and the honors they achieved are summarized in the following sections:
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