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5th Armored Brigade (United States)

The 5th Armored Brigade is an AC/RC (active component/reserve component) unit based at Fort Bliss, Texas. The unit is responsible for training selected United States Army Reserve (USAR) & Army National Guard units west of the Mississippi River before they deploy to conduct combat operations overseas. The unit was formerly designated as 2nd Brigade, 91st Division. In 2006, the brigade trained the Military Transition Teams at Fort Riley before the mission was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.[1] In 2007, the brigade was reassigned from Fort Carson, Colorado to Fort Bliss, Texas.

5th Armored Brigade
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5th Armored Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI)
Active1942–45
1951–56
1975–99
2006 – present
Country United States
Allegiance United States Army
BranchArmor
RoleCombined Arms Training Brigade
SizeBrigade
Part ofFirst Army Division West
Garrison/HQFort Bliss
Nickname(s)Dagger Brigade
Motto(s)Sharpen the Edge!
DecorationsArmy Superior Unit Award
Commanders
CommanderCOL Martin J. Schmidt
Command Sergeant MajorCSM Bryan D. Barker
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia
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Designated but not authorized SSI
5th Armored Brigade CSIB.svg

The brigade was redesignated and re-missioned several times:

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OrganizationEdit

The unit is composed of:

Decorations[4]Edit

Ribbon Award Year Orders
  Army Superior Unit Award 2008-2011
 
Permanent Orders 332-07 announcing award of the Army Superior Unit award

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