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 13th Signal Battalion, an overall look at the
major reorganizational elements of the Company Lineage presents a picture of
an organization that was accustomed to fighting and brought strength from
01 July 1916; Constituted in the Regular Army as a Signal Corps Battalion.
14 July 1917; Organized at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, as the 7th Field Battalion, Signal Corps.
03 August 1917; Reorganized and redesignated as the 7th Field Battalion.
December 1917; Assigned to the 15th Cavalry Division.
12 May 1918; Relieved from assignment to the 15th Cavalry Division.
16 September 1921; Disbanded at Fort Bliss, Texas.
19 September 1932; Reconstituted in the Regular Army and consolidated with the 1st Signal Troop (see Annex); consolidated unit designated as 1st Signal Troop, an element of the 1st Cavalry Division.
25 March 1949; Redesignated as the 13th Signal Company.
15 October 1957; Reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 13th Signal Battalion, an element of the 1st Cavalry Division.
01 November 1957; Organic elements of the 13th Signal Battalion activated in Korea.
15 July 2005; Inactivated at 1at Fort Hood, Texas, and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division.
16 September 1921; Organized at Fort Bliss, Texas as the 13th Signal Troop and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.
13 December 1923; Redesignated as the 1st Signal Troop; remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.
The history of the 13th Signal Battalion recorded the following significant
events occurring on the dates listed.
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