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Lineages and Honors Information
Psychological Operations

Lineage and Honors Information as of 4 October 2018

8th Psychological Operations Battalion

  • Constituted 7 November 1967 in the Regular Army as the 8th Psychological Operations Battalion
  • Activated 1 December 1967 in Vietnam
  • Inactivated 27 June 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Activated 13 September 1972 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 March 1990 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Psychological Operations Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 November 1995 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 8th Psychological Operations Battalion (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated with personnel from provisional units)

Campaign Participation Credit

  • Vietnam
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  • Global War on Terrorism

Decorations

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST ASIA 2002-2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered WAR ON TERRORISM 2005-2006
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1971

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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