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15th Engineer Battalion

  • Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Enlisted Reserve Corps as an Engineer regiment
  • Organized 5 May 1917 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the 5th Reserve Engineers
  • Ordered into active military service 21 May-6 June 1917 at Oakmont, Pennsylvania
  • Redesignated 9 June 1917 as the 5th Regiment of Engineers
  • Redesignated 8 August 1917 as the 15th Engineers and allotted to the National Army
  • Demobilized 15 May 1919 at Camp Sherman, Ohio
  • Reconstituted 25 August 1921 in the Regular Army as the 15th Engineers
  • Assigned 24 March 1923 to the 9th Division (later redesignated as the 9th Infantry Division)
  • Redesignated 1 July 1940 as the 15th Engineer Battalion
  • Activated 1 August 1940 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 August 1942 as the 15th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • Inactivated 30 November 1946 in Germany
  • Activated 12 July 1948 at Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Reorganized and redesignated 25 May 1954 as the 15th Engineer Battalion
  • Inactivated 31 January 1962 at Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Activated 1 February 1966 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Inactivated 25 September 1969 in Hawaii
  • Activated 21 June 1972 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Inactivated 15 April 1991 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 9th Infantry Division
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company activated 16 July 2008 in Germany (Support Company concurrently constituted and activated)

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War I:
  • St. Mihiel
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • World War II:
  • Algeria-French Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Sicily
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe

  • Vietnam:
  • Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • War on Terrorism
  • Global War on Terrorism

DECORATIONS

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SIEGFRIED LINE
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST ASIA 2010-2011
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at the Meuse River
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1969

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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