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15th Sustainment Brigade
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The 1st Cavalry Division, a major subordinate command of the US Third Mobile Armored Corps, is a 19,000 soldier, heavy armored division stationed at Ft. Hood, TX. As one of the two "on-call" heavy contingency force divisions of the Army, the First Team has an on-order mission to deploy by sea, air or land to any part of the world on a short notice. The following narratives, divided in timeline eras of major operational missions, describes the threat environment, tactical conditions, evolution of equipment technology and the strategic methodology employed its manuever command units, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Brigade Combat Team and its Subordinate Units, to contribute to the highly successful missions enhancement of the warring organization of the 1st Cavalry Division and the honors they achieved are summarized in the chapters that follow.


The 15th Sustainment Brigade rapidly deploys the to designated contingency areas; conduct security and support operations; receive, integrate, and C2 attachments to facilitate the support to units of the Brigade assigned within the AOR.

Organizational Summary:

The 15th Sustainment Brigade was a subordinate command of the 1st Cavalry Division, a heavily armored division stationed at Fort Hood, Texas as part of the US Third Mobile Armored Corps.

The history of the 1st Cavalry Division Support Command can be traced back to era of the Korean Occupation with the constitution of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Cavalry Division Trains on 22 August 1957. Units incorporated into the Trains included the 1st Cavalry Division Band, 15th Administration Company, 15th Aviation Company, 15th Medical Battalion, 15th Quartermaster Company, 23rd Transportation Company and the 27th Ordnance Battalion. Since its organization, 44 support units have either been assigned or attached to the Division Support Command. Of the currently assigned units, the most recent to join the Division Support Command was the 615th Aviation Support Battalion which was activated on 17 September 1996.

On 15 July 2005, the Support Command, 1st Cavalry Division, was inactivated as part of the US Army's transformation towards a modular force. The function of centralized support was assumed by activation of the 15th Sustainment Brigade along with its organic elements that were concurrently constituted and activated.

Athough not an active command unit of the 1st Cavalry Division, 5 of its original 6 subordinate service units, the 15th Support Battalion, 27th Support Battalion, 115th Support Battalion, 215th Support Battalion and the 615th Support Battalion are active, serving each of the 5 maneuvering (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 1st Air Cavalry) Brigades of the 1st Cavalry Division.

The current capability of the Division Support Command, no longer active unit of the 1st Cavalry Division, had been developed in conjunction with the long history and needs of the 1st Cavalry Division. It is the combination of the experienced training received by each dedicated member of the Team and adherence to the performance level and traditions of the past. Highlights of the many subsequent historical critical missions performed by members of the Division Support Command and the honors they achieved are summarized in the chapters that follow:

Legacy Command Unit
15th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division

"HQ & HQ" Co, Support Cmd

15th Bde Spl Trp Bn (BSTB)
"HHC", 15th Bde Spt Trps
"A" Co, Maint & Med
"B" Co, 15th BSTB
Spt Opns (SPO)

15th Personnel Servs Bn
Date Of Issue - 26 November, 2012

This folio of material highlights of the many subsequent historical critical missions performed by members of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, whose actions, operations and the many critical issues resolved over its 55+ years history to meet the changing threat and the honors they achieved are summarized in the following sections:

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