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The Support Command, 1st Cavalry Division has an on-order mission to deploy by sea, air or land to any part of the world on a short notice to provide combat support and combat service support to units of the 1st Cavalry Division in the areas of supply, maintenance, transportation and field services.
The 1st Cavalry Division Support Command 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. As an element of the two "on-call" heavy contingency force divisions of the Army, the Support Command was previously composed of the 15th Forward Support Battalion, 27th Main Support Battalion, 115th Forward Support Battalion, 215th Forward Support Battalion and the 615th Aviation Support Battalion.
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The current capability of the Division Support Command, no longer active unit of the 1st Cavalry Division, had been developed in conjunction with the long history and needs of the 1st Cavalry Division.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:
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1st Cavalry Division Suppoprt Command
|Date Of Issue - 29 February, 2012|
This folio of material highlights of the many subsequent historical critical missions performed by members of the 1st Cavalry Division Support Command, 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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