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Engineers

Lineage and Honors Information as of 27 June 2019

572d Engineer Battalion

  • Organized 29 June 1921 in the Vermont National Guard as the 1st Battalion, 172d Infantry, an element of the 43d Division (later redesignated as the 43d Infantry Division), with Headquarters at Rutland
  • Inducted into Federal service 24 February 1941 at home stations
  • Inactivated 1 November 1945 at Camp Stoneman, California
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 19 December 1946 as the 1st Battalion, 172d Infantry, with Headquarters at Rutland
  • Ordered into active Federal service 5 September 1950 at home stations
  • (1st Battalion, 172d Infantry [NGUS] organized and Federally recognized 29 January 1953 with Headquarters at Rutland)
  • Released from active Federal service 15 June 1954 and reverted to state control; concurrently, Federal recognition withdrawn from the 1st Battalion, 172d Infantry (NGUS)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1959 as the 3d Reconnaissance Squadron, 102d Armored Cavalry, and relieved from assignment to the 43d Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1963 as the 2d Battalion, 172d Armor, an element of the 86th Infantry Brigade
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 February 1964 as the 3d Battalion, 172d Armor, and relieved from assignment to the 86th Infantry Brigade
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 February 1968 as the 2d Battalion, 172d Armor, an element of the 50th Armored Division
  • (172d Armor withdrawn 1 May 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System)
  • Reorganized 1 September 1993 as the 2d Battalion, 172d Armor, an element of the 42d Infantry Division
  • Ordered into active Federal service 15 November 2004 at home stations
  • Redesignated 20 April 2005 as the 172d Military Police Battalion
  • Redesignated 17 February 2006 as the 2d Battalion, 172d Armored Regiment
  • Released from active Federal service 13 May 2006 and reverted to state control
  • Reorganized 1 September 2007 in the Vermont, Colorado, and Michigan Army National Guard; concurrently, converted and redesignated as the Special Troops Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, with Headquarters at Northfield
  • Ordered into active Federal service 5 January 2010 at home stations; released from active Federal service 8 February 2011 and reverted to state control
  • Reorganized 1 September 2016 in the Vermont and Colorado Army National Guard as the 572d Engineer Battalion, an element of the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, with Headquarters at Rutland

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War I
  • New Guinea
  • Northern Solomons (with arrowhead)
  • Luzon (with arrowhead)
  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation III

Company B (Williston), additionally entitled to:

  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2010
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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