71st Ordnance Group (EOD)

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71st Ordnance Group (EOD)
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Active 23 JUL 1944 – 30 JUN 1946
1 MAR 1947 – 30 APR 1954
13 MAY 1955 – 24 JUN 1959
15 DEC 1962 – 1 JAN 1966
16 OCT 2005 – present
Country  United States of America
Branch  United States Army
Type Support
Role Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Part of 20th Support Command (CBRNE)
HQ Fort Carson, CO
Nickname Raptors (Special Designation)[1]
Commanders
Commander COL William R. McDonough
Deputy Commander COL Frank Davis
Command Sergeant Major CSM Derryl Valk
Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia 71STDUI.jpg

The 71st Ordnance Group (EOD) ("Raptors"[1]) is one of two explosive ordnance disposal groups of the United States Army. On order, the group deploys and conducts operations in support of the Combative Commanders or other government agencies to counter CBRNE and Weapon of Mass Destruction threats.

Subordinate units[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  1. Constituted 17 July 1944, as HHD, 71st Ordnance Group
  2. Activated 23 July 1944 in France
  3. Inactivated 30 June 1946 in Germany
  4. Re-designated 17 February 1947 as HHD, 361st Ordnance Group,
  5. Activated 1 March 1947 at Atlanta, Georgia
  6. Reorganized and re-designated 27 April 1949 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 361st Ordnance Group
  7. Inactivated 30 April 1954 at Atlanta, Georgia
  8. Re-designated 19 April 1955 as HHC, 71st Ordnance Group
  9. Activated 13 May 1955 in Germany
  10. Reorganized and re-designated 20 November 1958 as HHD, 71st Ordnance Group
  11. Inactivated 24 June 1959 in Germany
  12. Re-designated 17 November 1962 as HHC, 71st Ordnance Group
  13. Activated 15 December 1962 in Korea
  14. Inactivated 1 January 1966 in Korea
  15. Activated 16 October 2005 as HHD, 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), Fort Carson Colorado

Honors[edit]

Campaign Participation Credit[edit]

Decorations[edit]

  1. Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army)
  2. Streamer Embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER
  3. Joint Meritorious Unit Awards (JMUA)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Special Unit Designations". United States Army Center of Military History. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original on 9 July 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 

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