CMH Home
CMH Home
Lineage And Honors Information

Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 June 2013

1st Cavalry Division Band

  • Constituted 3 March 1855 in the Regular Army as the Band, 2d Cavalry
  • Organized in December 1856 at Camp Verde, Texas
  • Redesignated 3 August 1861 as the Band, 5th Cavalry
  • Disbanded in December 1866 at Camp Sedgwick, Washington, D.C.
  • Reconstituted in 1869 in the Regular Army as the Band, 5th Cavalry, and organized at Camp Sedgwick, Washington, D.C.
  • (5th Cavalry assigned in December 1917 to the 15th Cavalry Division; relieved in May 1918 from assignment to the 15th Cavalry Division; assigned 18 December 1922 to the 1st Cavalry Division; Regiment dismounted 28 February 1943 and reorganized 4 December 1943 partly under cavalry and partly under infantry tables of organization and equipment)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 3 June 1945 as the 1st Cavalry Division Band
  • Consolidated 1 September 1963 with Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Cavalry Division Trains, and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters, Headquarters and Band, 1st Cavalry Division Support Command
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1968 as Headquarters, Headquarters Company and Band, 1st Cavalry Division Support Command
  • Band element withdrawn 5 May 1971 from Headquarters, Headquarters Company and Band, 1st Cavalry Division Support Command, and consolidated with the 15th Adjutant General Company; consolidated unit designated as the 15th Adjutant General Company
  • Band element withdrawn 1 September 1985 from the 15th Adjutant General Company and redesignated as the 1st Cavalry Division Band

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • Civil War
  • Bull Run
  • Peninsula
  • Antietam
  • Fredericksburg
  • Chancellorsville
  • Gettysburg
  • Wilderness
  • Spotsylvania
  • Cold Harbor
  • Petersburg
  • Shenandoah
  • Appomattox
  • Virginia 1861
  • Virginia 1862
  • Virginia 1863
  • Virginia 1864
  • Maryland 1863

  • Indian Wars
  • Apaches
  • Little Big Horn
  • Bannocks
  • Cheyennes
  • Utes
  • Texas 1856
  • Texas 1860
  • Oklahoma 1858
  • Oklahoma 1859
  • Arizona 1872
  • Arizona 1874

  • Mexican Expedition
  • Mexico 1916-1917
  • World War II
  • New Guinea
  • Bismarck Archipelago
  • (with arrowhead)
  • Leyte (with arrowhead)
  • Luzon
  • Korean War
  • UN Defensive
  • UN Offensive
  • CCF Intervention
  • First UN Counteroffensive
  • CCF Spring Offensive
  • UN Summer-Fall Offensive
  • Second Korean Winter

  • Vietnam:
  • Defense
  • Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII

  • Southwest Asia:
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire

  • War on Terrorism:
  •   Iraq:
  • Transition of Iraq
  • Iraqi Governance
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered LOS NEGROS ISLAND
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PLEIKU PROVINCE
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered FISH HOOK
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1951
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970-1971
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004-2005
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2006-2007
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1991-1992
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered WAEGWAN-TAEGU
  • Chryssoun Aristion Andrias (Bravery Gold Medal of Greece), Streamer embroidered KOREA
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1969
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970-1971
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


Return to Branch Index