3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (United States)

The 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team was an infantry brigade based at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The brigade was a subordinate unit of 1st Infantry Division.

3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
Combat service identification badge of the 1st Infantry Division.svg
1st Infantry Division shoulder sleeve insignia
Active1963–2014
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Army
TypeInfantry
SizeBrigade
Garrison/HQFort Knox
Nickname(s)The Duke Brigade
Commanders
Current
commander
COL Bill Ostlund
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia1st Infantry Division DUI.png

HistoryEdit

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, since it was constituted, has been organized,reorganized, Inactivated, disbanded, reconstituted, and redesignated several times.[1]

  • Constituted 24 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Headquarters Troop, 1st Expeditionary Division
  • Organized 8 June 1917 at New York, New York
  • Reorganized and redesignated 6 July 1917 as Headquarters Troop, 1st Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 13 February 1921 as Headquarters and Military Police Company (less Military Police Platoon), 1st Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 August 1942 as Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division
  • Disbanded 20 April 1960 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Reconstituted 23 October 1963 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division
  • Activated 2 January 1964 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Redesignated 21 July 1975 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division Forward
  • Inactivated 15 August 1991 in Germany
  • Redesignated 16 February 1996 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, and activated in Germany
  • Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, reorganized and redesignated 16 April 2007 as Headquarters, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division – hereafter separate lineage)
  • Inactivation Ceremony at Fort Knox, KY - 21 May 2014[2]

OrganizationEdit

The unit is composed of:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clarke, Jeffrey R. (12 March 2010). Lineage And Honors Information. Retrieved 31 December 2019. (Google books)
  2. ^ Barrouquere, Brett (21 May 2014). "Fort Knox-based combat team inactivated". Retrieved 31 December 2019. (Google books)
  3. ^ "3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division". Retrieved 31 December 2019. (Google books)

Further readingEdit

The Brigade, A History by John J. McGrath from the Combat Studies Institute Press, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

External linksEdit

Official 3/1 IBCT Facebook Page: [2]