26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
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|26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade|
Shoulder sleeve insignia
|Active||1 September 2008 –|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||Army National Guard|
|Nickname||Yankee (Special Designation)|
|Colors||Blue and White|
|Engagements||(predecessor formation has history in World War I and II)|
|Colonel Richard F. Johnson|
|Maj. Gen. Clarence Ransom Edwards
Maj. Gen. Robert W. Grow
Colonel. Jeffrey Greb
The 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade ("Yankee") is a combat support brigade of the United States Army. Its headquarters is maintained by the Massachusetts Army National Guard. It draws its lineage from the Headquarters Company 26th Infantry Division.
The 26th Infantry Brigade was first constituted in the U.S. Army as part of the 13th Division, a National Army formation raised at Fort Lewis, Washington State. It was active there from Aug 1918-Mar 1919, being made up of the 44th and 76th Infantry Regiments.
However, most of the history of the current 26th MEB stems from the 26th Infantry Division. The 26th Division served in World Wars I and II and was recreated in the Massachusetts Army National Guard after being released from active duty on 13 November 1946.
- 1 March 1963: Redesignated as 1st Brigade, 26th Infantry Division, Headquartered at Waltham, Massachusetts.
- 1 September 1993: Reorganized as 26th Infantry Brigade, 29th Infantry Division
- 2005: Reorganized into the 26th Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division
- 2008: Reorganized as 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB), a combat support brigade, Camp Curtis Guild, MA
The Brigade consists of a Headquarters and Headquarters Company and a Network Signal Company.