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1st Infantry Division Artillery (United States)

The 1st Infantry Division Artillery (DIVARTY) is the divisional artillery command and force fires headquarters for the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. The DIVARTY has served with the division from 1917-1939, 1940-1995, 1996-2005, and reactivated in October 2015. The unit has been stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, and in Germany, and has seen combat in World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The DIVARTY provides a single proponent with the division for standardized fires certification and leader development while exemplifying effective mission command, and supporting the seamless cross-attachment of units with common procedures and a shared understanding of the fires warfighting capabilities.

1st Infantry Division Artillery
Distinctive unit insignia
Active 1917-1939
2015 - present
Country United States United States of America
Branch  United States Army
Type USA - Army Field Artillery Insignia.svgField artillery
Role Division force fires HQ
Size Brigade
Part of 1st Infantry Division
Garrison/HQ Fort Riley, Kansas
Nickname(s) "Drumfire"
Equipment M109A6 howitzer
Engagements World War I
World War II
Vietnam War
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom
COL Thomas R. Bolen
Command Sergeant Major CSM Jonathan D. Stephens
MG John Shirley Wood, 1940-41
MG Richard Longo, 2003-05



World War IEdit

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World War IIEdit

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Cold WarEdit

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Post Cold WarEdit

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Global War on TerrorEdit

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Lineage & honorsEdit


  • Constituted 24 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, and assigned to the 1st Expeditionary Division
  • Partially organized in June 1917 at Washington, D.C.; organization completed in August 1917 in France
  • Disbanded 16 October 1939 at Fort Hoyle, Maryland
  • Reconstituted 10 September 1940 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Division Artillery
  • Activated 1 October 1940 at Madison Barracks, New York
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Infantry Division Artillery
  • Inactivated 15 November 1995 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Activated 16 February 1996 in Germany[1]
  • Inactivated 15 February 2006 in Germany[2]
  • Activated 16 October 2015 at Fort Riley, Kansas[3]

Campaign participation creditEdit

  • World War I: Montdidier-Noyon; Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Lorraine 1917; Lorraine 1918; Picardy 1918
  • World War II: Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead); Tunisia; Sicily (with arrowhead); Normandy (with arrowhead); Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe
  • Vietnam: Defense; Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II; Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970
  • Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait[1]
  • War on Terror: Campaigns to be determined


  •  French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for KASSERINE
  •  French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for NORMANDY
  •  French Croix de Guerre, World War II, Fourragere
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940
    • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at MONS
    • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at EUPEN-MALMEDY
  •  Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1968
  •  Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1965-1970[1]

Distinctive unit insigniaEdit


  • Description/blazon: A red increscent with the human portion of a centaur issuant with drawn bow and arrow all in gold partially superimposed and between the cusps of the increscent. The insignia is 1 3/32 inches (2.78 cm) in width
  • Symbolism: The 1st Field Artillery Brigade had in its organization the 6th and 7th Field Artillery Regiments and the badge consists of a charge from the shield of the coat of arms of the 7th Field Artillery and a portion of the crest of the 6th Field Artillery, to show the brigade's connection with these units
  • Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 1st Field Artillery Brigade on 17 August 1928. It was redesignated for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Infantry Division Artillery on 28 December 1954.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Lineage and Honors Information: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Infantry Division Artillery." U.S. Army Center for Military History. 24 September 1996. Web. Accessed 16 November 2015. <>.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Robson, Seth. "1st ID's Division Artillery is inactivated." Stars and Stripes. 17 February 2006. Web. Accessed 16 November 2015. <>.
  3. ^ "Division Artillery returns to 'Big Red One': unit's activation set for Oct. 16." The Official Homepage of the United States Army. 6 October 2015. Web. Accessed 16 November 2015. <>.
  4. ^ "1st Infantry Division Artillery." The Institute of Heraldry. n.d. Web. Accessed 16 November 2015. <>.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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