515th Brigade Support Battalion
"The Chosen Few"
The colors of the newly activated 515th Forward Support Battalion,Division
Support, 1st Cavalry Division was presented during its activation ceremony, on
14 January 2004. The 515th Forward Support Battalion will serve as a
provisional battalion in support of the newly structured 5th Maneuvering
Brigade Combat Team composed of dismounted or mechanized patrols of Division
Artillery elements and the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment that will be
deployed to Iraq in the near future.
|Presentation Of 515th Bn Colors|| |
Throughout the period of January to May, 2004, the 1st Cavalry Division
deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II, and began serving as Task
Force - Baghdad. While in Iraq, the DIVARTY Headquarters served as the
headquarters element for the 5th Brigade Combat Team (Provisional), 1st
Cavalry Division, taking control of several battalions, which served as
motorized task forces. On 06 April 2004,in a Transfer-Of-Authority(TOA)
ceremony 2004 the 5th Brigade Combat Team assumed the mission of securing
Al-Rashid District, Baghdad from the Division Artillery (DIVARTY) Combat Team,
1st Armored Division, a similarly organized provisional brigade combat
The unit is organized with three companies:
- Alpha is the Area Support Company that carries the Bn HQ and staff of all
battalion-level command and staff personnel, all battalion food service
personnel, and a support operations section. Additionally, it is the
supply and service company in the battalion and provides petroleum supply,
ration support and general supply support to the 5th Brigade Combat Team.
- Bravo is a medical company that has the mission of treating, holding and
evacuating patients from the 5th Brigade Combat Team.
- Charlie is a Forward Support Company that is charged with the direct
support repairs and services on equipment in the 5th Brigade Combat Team.
The company has the capability of repairing tracked and wheeled equipment,
engineer equipment, with emphasis on artillery fire control equipment, and
Additionally, the service and recovery section provides metal working support
and vehicle recovery support.
On 26 May 2005, following the return from its Operation Iraqi Freedom II
deployment, the 515th Support Battalion (FWD), 5th Brigade (Provisional), 1st
Cavalry Division was inactivated at Fort Hood, Texas as part of the US Army's
transformation towards a modular force.
Although the Battalion is organizationally young, the soldiers have proven,
time and time again, that they are the most precious of resources of this
battalion and the 1st Cavalry Division.
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