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Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion
1st Cavalry Division

(THE FIRST TEAM)

Lineage and Honors Information as of 14 December 2011
Obtained from the Center of Military History


Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion
1st Cavalry Division Lineage

Constituted 20 August 1921 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division

Activated 13 September 1921 at Fort Bliss, Texas

Reorganized and redesignated 4 December 1943 as Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, Special

Reorganized and redesignated 25 March 1949 as Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division (Infantry)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1960 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Cavalry Division

Reorganized and redesignated 16 October 2005 as Headquarters and Tactical Command Posts, 1st Cavalry Division

Reorganized and redesignated 16 April 2010 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division


Campaign Participation Credit

World War II

  • New Guinea

  • Bismarck Archipelago

  • Leyte (with arrowhead)

  • Luzon

Korean War

  • UN Defensive

  • UN Offensive

  • CCF Intervention

  • First UN Counteroffensive

  • CCF Spring Offensive

  • UN Summer-Fall Offensive

  • Second Korean Winter

Vietnam War

  • 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 War

  • Defense of Saudi Arabia

  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

Global War on Terrorism

  • Iraq

  • Transition of Iraq

  • Iraqi Governance


Decorations


Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for PLEIKU PROVINCE
(Cited for the period 23 Oct to 26 Nov 1965: DA GO 40, 1967)


Valorous Unit Award for FISH HOOK
(Cited for the period 01 May to 29 Jun 1970; DA GO 43, 1972)


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA
(Cited for the period 16 Sep 1990 - 15 Mar 1991; DA GO 27, 1994)

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010
(Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, cited for the period 16 Jan 2009 - 21 Jan 2010; PO 056-11, 2010)


Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for 17 October 1944 TO 4 July 1945
(DA GO 47, 1950)


Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for WAEGWAN-TEAGU
(DA GO 35, 1951)


Chryssoun Aristion Andrias (Bravery Gold Medal of Greece) Streamer embroidered KOREA
(DA GO 02, 1956)


Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1965-1969
(Cited for the period 09 Aug 1965 to 19 May 1969; DA GO 59, 1969)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1969-1970
(Cited for the period May 1969 to Feb 1970; DA GO 11, 1973, amended DA GO 42, 1972)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1970-1971
(Cited for the period 21 Feb 1970 to 20 Feb 1971; DA GO 42, 1972)


Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1969-1970
(Cited for the period 01 Jan 1969 to 01 Feb 1970; DA GO 42, 1972)


Center of Military Organizational History Program