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 Special Troop Battalion, 3rd Bragade, 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.
29 August, 1917; Constituted in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 3rd Cavalry Brigade.
December, 1917; Organized in at Camp Harry J. Jones, AZ, as an element of the 15th Cavalry Division.
12 May, 1918; Relieved from assignment to the 15th Cavalry Division.
15 July, 1919; Demobilized at Camp Harry J. Jones, AZ.
20 August, 1921; Reconstituted in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 3rd Cavalry Brigade, and assigned to the 2nd Cavalry Division.
21 February 1941; Activated at Ft. Riley, KS.
15 July, 1942; Relieved from assignment to the 2nd Cavalry Division; concurrently converted and redesignated as Headquarters, 9th Armored Division Trains.
13 October, 1945; Inactivated at Camp Patrick Henry, VA.
15 July, 1963; Relieved from assignment to the 9th Armored Division; concurrently converted and redesignated as Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.
01 September, 1963; Headquarters, 3rd Brigade 1st Cavalry Division activated in Korea.
15 September, 1980; Headquarters, 3rd Brigade 1sat Cavalry Division inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.
21 May, 1991; Headquarters, 3rd Brigade 1st Cavalry Division activated at Ft. Hood, TX.
17 October, 2005; Reorganized and redesignated as as Special Troops Battalion, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division
The history of the Special Troop Battalion, 3rd Brigade recorded the following
significant events occurring on the dates listed.
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