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Lineage and Honors Information as of 29 October 2012

9th ENGINEER BATTALION

  • Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as the 2d Battalion, Mounted Engineers
  • Organized 21 May 1917 at Camp Newton D. Baker, Texas
  • Reorganized and redesignated in July 1917 as the 9th Engineers
  • Assigned 27 November 1917 to the 15th Cavalry Division
  • Relieved 22 May 1919 from assignment to the 15th Cavalry Division
  • Battalion (less Company A) inactivated 1 October 1921 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas
  • Assigned 24 March 1923 to the 2d Cavalry Division
  • (Company A inactivated 19 April 1930 at Fort Riley, Kansas)
  • Activated 1 November 1941 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 July 1942 as the 9th Armored Engineer Battalion; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 2d Cavalry Division and assigned to the 9th Armored Division
  • Inactivated 13 October 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia
  • Redesignated 17 December 1951 as the 9th Engineer Combat Battalion and relieved from assignment to the 9th Armored Division
  • Activated 21 January 1952 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Redesignated 10 June 1953 as the 9th Engineer Battalion
  • Assigned 16 October 1991 to the 3d Infantry Division
  • Inactivated 15 August 1992 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division
  • Assigned 16 February 1996 to the 1st Infantry Division and activated in Germany
  • Relieved 16 March 2008 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division and assigned to the 172d Infantry Brigade

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War II
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  •    Iraq:
  • Transition of Iraq
  • Iraqi Governance
  • National Resolution
  • Iraqi Surge
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAMARRA, IRAQ
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004-2005
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2008-2009
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996-1997
  • Headquarters Company additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER
  • Company A additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered LUXEMBOURG
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ-KUWAIT 1991
  • Company B additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. VITH
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered REMAGEN BRIDGEHEAD
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ADHAMIYAH DISTRICT, BAGHDAD NOV 2006-MAY 2007
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered PAKTIKA PROVINCE AUG-NOV 2011
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ OCT 2008-SEP 2009
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes
  • Company C additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered REMAGEN BRIDGEHEAD
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN AUG 2011-JUN 2012
  • Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm, Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE; cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Bastogne

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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