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Engineers

Lineage and Honors Information as of 19 September 2017

854th Engineer Battalion

    • Constituted 14 December 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 854th Engineer Aviation Battalion
    • Activated 1 January 1943 at March Field, California
    • Inactivated 15 March 1946 on Okinawa
    • Allotted 15 February 1949 to the Organized Reserve Corps
    • Activated 4 March 1949 with Headquarters at New York, New York
    • (Location of Headquarters changed 7 March 1951 to Poughkeepsie, New York)
    • (Organized Reserve Corps redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)
    • Redesignated 1 January 1957 as the 854th Engineer Battalion
    • (Location of Headquarters changed 10 September 1959 to Kingston, New York; on 31 May 1984 to Newburgh, New York; on 16 September 1991 to New Windsor, New York; in 1996 to Kingston, New York)
    • Ordered into active military service 7 December 2003 at home stations; released from active military service 3 June 2005 and reverted to reserve status
    • (Lettered companies inactivated 16 September 2008 at home stations; Support Company concurrently constituted and activated)
    • Battalion location changed 1 July 2011 to Saugerties, New York
    • Ordered into active military service 3 February 2017 at Saugerties, New York

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Eastern Mandates
  • Western Pacific
  • Ryukyus
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered ASIATIC-PACIFIC THEATER

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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