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On order, the "Spartan" Battalion prepares and executes Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surviellance and Reconnaisse (C4ISR) assets of combat support operations to provide Special Response Teams (SRT) for urban strike capabilities and Situational Awareness (SA) to integrate Command and Control (C2) to enable full spectrum operations worldwide for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (2BCT). On order redeploys to home station to prepare for future offensive operations.Operational Summary
On 08 July 2005, the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion (BSTB) was activated in response to the Modularity Plan employing Units of Action (UA) / Units of Employment (UE) concept of fielding "The Objective Force" vision of of the US Army.
On 17 October 2005, Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, was reorganized and redesignated as the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. (The Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division remained as structured, but hereafter maintained a separate lineage)
In a short one year time span, the organic companies of the Battalion were composed of five separate, functional organizations.
The creation and designation of this new Special Troops Battalion, along with the transfer and reorganization of the subordinate elements created an organization that had earned and accrued a significant battle and campaign history along with an impressive lineage.
The 91st Engineer Battalion traces its origins to 01 October 1933, when it was constituted in the Regular Army as the 50th Engineer Battalion (Separate). The Battalion has earned battle streamers in WWII, Vietnam, Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
Prior to its deactivation, the 312th MI Battalion was the most decorated MI Battalion in the US Army. The 312th Military Intelligence Battalion began its history as the 23rd Signal Construction Battalion at Camp Pickett, in Virginia on January 1st, 1944. The Battalion earned battle streamers in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Shield/Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
Prior to its deactivation, the 13th Signal battalion traced its origins to 01 July 1916 when it was constituted in the Regular Army as a Signal Corps Battalion. On 14 July 1917 the 13th Signal battalion was subsequently organized at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, as the 7th Field Battalion, Signal Corps.On 19 September 1932, following several changes in assignments, the 13th Signal Battalion was reconstituted in the Regular Army and consolidated with the 1st Signal Troop. The consolidated unit was designated as 1st Signal Troop, an element of the 1st Cavalry Division. Prior to deactivation, the Battalion Had participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
Armed with the composite mixture of lineages and campaign histories of the subordinate units, the Center of Military History conferred the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division with the lineage and honors of the original Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division) which originated and constituted in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 2nd Cavalry Brigade on 29 August, 1917.
In 2010, the organization of the Speciaql Troops Battalion was modified by the formation of a Sapper "C" Company using elements of the Engineer Companies from the 2/5 and 2/8 Cavalry Regiments, that became available following the redeployment of the Ironhorse Brigade from Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-10.
As of today, the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stands ready to lead the way to any contingency area world-wide to accomplish any mission that the future might bring. The Special Troiops Battalion, 2nd Brigade represented by the following active subordinate units, is functionally organized and are diligently training and preparing to answer the call of duty.
Ssubordinate elements of the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion are functionally organized into the following units:
Today, the soldiers of the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd (BLACKJACK) Brigade Combat Team stand ready to answer an on-order mission to deploy by sea, air or land to any part of the world on short notice and once engaged with the threat; to destroy, neutralize, or suppress the enemy.
The following folio of material highlights the many subsequent historical and critical missions performed by members of the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Combat Brigade Team - whose actions, operations and the many critical issues resolved over its 94+ year history to meet the changing threat and their achieved honors are summarized in the following sections:
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