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

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3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
1st US Infantry Division.svg
1st Infantry Division shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1963 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Army
Type Infantry
Size Brigade
Garrison/HQ Fort Knox
Nickname The Duke Brigade
Commanders
Current
commander
COL Bill Ostlund
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 1 Infantry Division DUI.PNG

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

History[edit]

[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, 3d 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, 3d 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 - May 21, 2014 [2]

Organization[edit]

The unit is composed of:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official 3/1 IBCT Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/31IBCT

Further reading[edit]

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