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 27th Brigade Support Battalion, an overall look at
the major reorganizational elements of the Battalion Lineage presents a
picture of an organization that was accustomed to fighting and brought
strength from change.
01 September 1921; Constituted in the Regular Army of the United States as the 27th Ordnance Company and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.
20 September 1921; Activated at Fort Bliss, Texas.
02 March 1943; Reorganized and redesignated as the 27th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company.
25 March 1949; Reorganized and redesignated as the 27th Ordnance Maintenance Company.
01 January 1953; Reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 27th Ordnance Battalion (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated).
01 September 1963; Reorganized and redesignated as the 27th Maintenance Battalion.
15 September 1985; Inactivated at Fort Hood, Texas.
01 May 1987; Redesignated as the 27th Support Battalion (MAIN) and activated at Fort Hood, Texas, as an element of the 1st Cavalry Division.
The history of the 27th Support Battalion (BSB) recorded the following
significant events occurring on the dates listed.
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