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Lineages and Honors Information
Signal

Lineage and Honors Information as of 16 March 2018

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
54th Signal Battalion

  • Constituted 18 October 1927 in the Regular Army as the 54th Signal Battalion
  • Activated 10 February 1941 at Fort Ord, California
  • Inactivated 29 December 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Activated 1 August 1962 at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Inactivated 17 February 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Activated 16 June 1980 at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Inactivated 15 April 1989 at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 54th Signal Battalion, reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1991 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Signal Battalion, and activated in Saudi Arabia

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Vietnam
  • Defense
  • Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • 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
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  • Global War on Terrorism

Decorations

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1966
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2002-2004
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2004-2005
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2009-2010
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2010-2011
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1971

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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