589th Brigade Support Battalion
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The Army did not begin a formal program for determining lineage and honors until the 1920s. Before that time, considerable confusion existed within the Army about the accepted procedures and methods for determining the prior history of units and their entitlement to battle honors. With the demobilization of the Army following World War I, many distinguished units were lost from the rolls. To avert such problems in the future, the Historical Section of the Army War College assumed responsibility for maintaining historical information about Army units: thus lineage work began.

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 589th Brigade Support Battalion, an overall look at the major reorganizational elements of the Lineage of the Battalion presents a picture of an organization that was accustomed to fighting and brought strength from change.



589th Brigade Support Battalion
Lineage

29 July 1944; Constituted in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 589th Quartermaster Battalion, Mobile, and activated in England.

01 August 1946; Converted and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 589th Transportation Corps Truck Battalion.

01 February 1947; Converted and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 589th Quartermaster Battalion.

20 June 1948; Inactivated in France.

05 October 1948; Redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 425th Quartermaster Battalion and allotted to the Organized Reserve Corps.

19 October 1948; Activated at Tampa, Florida.

01 December 1950; Inactivated at Tampa, Florida.

15 January 1952; Redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 589th Quartermaster Battalion; concurrently withdrawn from the Organized Reserve Corps and allotted to the Regular Army.

31 January 1952; Activated at Fort Lee, Virginia.

10 December 1957; Inactivated at Fort Lee, Virginia.

10 May 1967; Redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 589th Supply and Service Battalion.

15 August 1967; Activated at Fort Hood, Texas.

20 December 1968; Inactivated at Fort Hood, Texas.

06 July 2004; Redesignated as the 589th Support Battalion.

16 December 2004; Activated at Fort Hood, Texas.


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The history of the 589th Brigade Support Battalion significant events occurring on the dates listed.



589th Brigade Support Battalion
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1944
Constituted in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 589th Quartermaster Battalion, Mobile, and activated in England. (29 July)

1946; Converted and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 589th Transportation Corps Truck Battalion. (01 August)


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