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Lineage and Honors Information as of 6 September 2012

HEADQUARTERS
2d BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM,
1st INFANTRY DIVISION
(DAGGER BRIGADE)

  • Constituted 24 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 2d Infantry Brigade, and assigned to the 1st Expeditionary Division (later redesignated as the 1st Division)
  • Organized 8 June 1917 at New York, New York
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1921 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Infantry Brigade
  • Redesignated 23 March 1925 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade
  • Redesignated 24 August 1936 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Infantry Brigade
  • Relieved 11 October 1939 from assignment to the 1st Division
  • Inactivated 1 June 1940 at Fort Ontario, New York
  • Redesignated 30 June 1943 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Airborne Infantry Brigade, and activated at Camp Mackall, North Carolina
  • Disbanded 15 January 1945 in Europe
  • Reconstituted 12 February 1958 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Infantry Brigade
  • Activated 15 February 1958 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts
  • Inactivated 19 February 1962 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts HEADQUARTERS
  • Redesignated 23 October 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division
  • Activated 2 January 1964 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Headquarters, 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, TO BE reorganized and redesignated 16 March 2008 as Headquarters, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division – hereafter separate lineage)

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War I
  • Montdidier-Noyon
  • Aisne-Marne
  • St. Mihiel
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Lorraine 1917
  • Lorraine 1918
  • Picardy 1918
  • World War II
  • Normandy
  • 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
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  •    Iraq
  • National Resolution
  • Iraqi Surge
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAMARRA, IRAQ
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2006-2007
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2008-2009
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2010-2011
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996-1997
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1968
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1970

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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