Arkansas Army National Guard and the Cold War

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The history of the Arkansas Army National Guard and the Cold War involves several state wide re-organizations that occurred as a result of the evolving structure of United States Army Divisions and Brigades. In 1959 the state re-organized and restationed units in response to the Army's adoption of the Pentomic Division, the structure which was designed to counter the Soviet threat in eastern Europe. Several Arkansas National Guard units were mobilized in 1960 as part of the Berlin Crisis. In 1963 the state reorganized again as the administration of President John F. Kennedy focused on "Flexible Response" and divisions reorganized to meet the challenged of numerous small wars such as the war in Vietnam. In 1967 the 39th Infantry Division was reorganized as the 39th Infantry Brigade (Separate) as a result of a plan to reduce the total number of National Guard Divisions nationwide. The state would eventually gain a new headquarters, the State Area Command in order to provide a higher headquarters for several units which were not assigned to either the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade or the 39th Infantry Brigade (Separate).

Reorganization of 1959[edit]

In 1959, the 39th Division was reorganized, along with all other National Guard divisions, in accordance with the new Pentomic Division Concept. This concept attempted to provide a new divisional structure to fight on the atomic battlefield. The reorganization resulted in the end of the Regiment as a tactical unit. Traditionally, regiments were the basic branch element, especially for the infantry, and their long histories had produced deep traditions considered essential to unit esprit de corps. The new divisional structure, replacing infantry regiments with anonymous battle groups, threatened to destroy all of these traditions. Secretary of the Army Wilber M. Brucker settled the question on 24 January 1957 when he approved the Combat Arms Regimental System.[1] Although regiments (armored cavalry notwithstanding) would no longer exist as tactical units, certain distinguished regiments were to become "parent" organizations for the combat arms. Under the new concept, the Department of the Army assumed control of regimental headquarters – the repository for a unit's lineage, honors, and traditions – and used elements of the regiments to organize battle groups, battalions, squadrons, companies, batteries, and troops, which shared in the history and honors of their parent units.[2][3] In place of the Regiment or Brigade, the new Pentomic Infantry Division fielded five Battle Groups, each containing 1,356 soldiers.[1]

The 153rd Infantry was reorganized 1 June 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st, and 2nd, Battle Groups, elements of the 39th Infantry Division.[4] The 445th Field Artillery Battalion, Arkansas National Guard, was re-designated as the 1st Battalion, 206th Artillery, and was organized as a composite battalion with one battery of 105 mm towed howitzers and one battery of 155 mm towed howitzers. The 437th Field Artillery Battalion, Arkansas National Guard, was re-designated as the 2nd Battalion, 206th Artillery[3] and was organized as a composite battalion with one battery of 105 mm towed howitzers and one battery of 155 mm towed howitzers. A new battalion was created in the Arkansas National Guard from existing units, 3rd Battalion, 206th Artillery was a composite unit with one 8-inch howitzer battery and one MGR-1 Honest John rocket battery. The 206th Tank Battalion, Arkansas Army National Guard, was reorganized to become the 1st Medium Tank Battalion, 206th Armor Regiment.[5] This reorganization required a large scale restationing of units within the state:[6]

New Unit Former Unit Station Federal Recognition Dates
HQ and HQ Company (Part), 39th Inf Div HQ, 39th Div (Part) Little Rock 26 August 1947
39th Administration Company Ambulance Company, 125th Medical Battalion Little Rock 26 August 1947
HQ and HQ Det (Part), 39th Inf Div Tn (-Band) HQ and HQ Company, 153rd Infantry Little Rock 20 November 1946
39th Aviation Company (Part) Company A (FWD) 739th Ordnance Battalion Little Rock 19 November 1952
HQ and HQ Company, 1st Battle Group, 153rd Infantry Company B, 153rd Infantry (Company E 212th Sig BN) Malvern 9 October 1947
Company A, 1st Battle Group (-Rifle and Wpns Platoons) Heavy Mortar Company, 153rd IN DeQueen 26 June 1931
Det 1, Company A (Rifle and Wpns Platoons) 1st Battle Group Company A, 153rd Infantry Hope 3 Mar 1947
Company B, 1st Battle Group HQ and HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Texarkana 19 November 194?
Company C, 1st Battle Group Company C, 153rd Infantry Prescot 19 November 1946
Company D, 1st Battle Group Company D, 153rd Infantry Arkadelphia 21 November 1946
Company E, 1st Battle Group Company C, 217th Engineer Battalion Magnolia 25 October 1946
Combat Support Company, 1st Battle Group Battery A, 937th, (Service Company, 937th FA) Mena 20 November 1946
HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battle Group, 153rd Infantry Service Company, 153rd Infantry (218th Med Company) Searcy 29 January 1947
Company A, 2nd Battle Group Company K, 153rd Infantry Walnut Ridge 30 January 1947
Company B, 2nd Battle Group Company L, 153rd Infantry Batesville 21 November 1946
Company C, 2nd Battle Group HQ and HQ Company, 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Beebe 24 December 1946
Company D, 2nd Battle Group Company G, 153rd Infantry Conway 20 November 1946
Company E, 2nd Battle Group HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Morrilton 20 November 1946
Combat Support Company, 2nd Battle Group Battery B, 437th Field Artillery Newport 24 October 1946
HQ and HQ Battery, 39th Inf Div Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 39th Inf Div Artillery (Part) Little Rock 22 October 1946
HQ and HQ Battery, 1st How Bn (105mm/155mm), 206th Arty HQ and HQ SVC Company 875th Engr Bn (Hv Const) Pine Bluff 25 November 1952
Battery A (105mm), 1st How Bn, 206th Arty Service Battery, 437th FA BN Sheridan 22 December 1949
Battery B (155mm), 1st How Bn, 206th Arty Battery C, 437th FA BN Dumas 9 October 1947
HQ and HQ Battery, 2nd How Bn (105mm/155mm), 206th Arty HQ and HQ Battery, 437th FA BN Hazen 26 November 1946
Battery A (105mm), 2nd How Bn, 206th Arty Company C, 875th Engr Bn Stuttgart 16 April 1954
Battery B (155mm), 2nd How Bn, 206th Arty Battery C, 445th FA BN Brinkley 29 January 1947
HQ and HQ Battery, 3rd Rocket Howitzer BN (HJ / 8in) HQ and HQ Battery, 445th FA Bn Marianna 19 November 1946
Battery A (8 inch Howitzer)(towed), 3rd Rkt How BN, 206th Arty Battery A, 445th FA Bn Helena 19 November 1946
Battery B (Honest John Rocket)(SP), 3rd Rkt How BN, 206th Arty Battery D, 326th AAA BN West Helena 8 July 1955
HQ and HQ Company, 1st Medium Tank BN (Patton), 206th Armor Company A, 206th Tank Bn Warren 4 March 1947
Company A, 1st Medium Tank BN (Patton), 206th Armor HQ and HQ Service Company, 206th Tank Bn El Doradon 6 February 1947
Company B, 1st Medium Tank BN (Patton), 206th Armor Company A, 206th Tank Bn Camden 27 January 1947
Company C, 1st Medium Tank BN (Patton), 206th Armor Company C, 206th Armor Fordyce 5 February 1947
Company D, 1st Medium Tank BN (Patton), 206th Armor Company D, 206th Armor Crossett 3 October 1955
Company E, 1st Medium Tank BN (Patton), 206th Armor Company D, 217th Engr Bn McGehee 5 March 1947
HQ and HQ Company 217th Engr BN HQ and HQ SVR, Company 217th Engr BN (Med Det, 217th Engr BN)(Company H, 153rd IN Reg) Russellville 22 October 1946
Company A, 217th Engr BN Company A, 217th Engr BN Russellville 22 October 1946
Company B, 217th Engr BN Company F, 153rd Infantry Regiment Dardanelle 25 October 1946
Company C, 217th Engr BN Company A, 212th Signal Battalion Danville 16 May 1955
Company D, 217th Engr BN Company A, 875th Engr BN Perryville 9 April 1953
Company E, 217th Engr BN Company E, 153rd Infantry Clarksville 3 February 1947
HQ and HQ Det, 125th Med BN HQ and HQ Company, 125th Med BN Little Rock 26 August 1947
Company A (Amb), 125th Med BN 235th Med Company Lonoke 19 July 1959
Company B (Clr), 125th Med BN CLR Company, 125th Med BN Little Rock 26 August 1947
HQ and Company A, 739th Ordnance Battalion HQ and HQ Det, 739th Ordnance Battalion Little Rock 7 February 1947
Company B, 739th Ordnance Battalion 172nd Engr Company Pine Bluff 5 February 1956
HQ and HQ Battery, 142nd Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 142nd Artillery Fayettville 24 October 1946
HQ and HQ Battery, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 936th Artillery Fayettville 24 October 1946
Medical Detachment, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Medical Detachment, 936th Artillery Fayettville 1947
Battery A, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery A, 936th Artillery Battalion Bentonville 1947
Battery B, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 936th Artillery Battalion Siloam Springs 6 February 1956
Battery C, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery C, 936th Artillery Battalion Rogers 24 February 1946
Service Battery, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Service Battery, 936th Artillery Battalion Lincoln 12 December 1955
HQ and HQ Battery, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 937th Artillery Fort Smith 23 October 1946
Battery A, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Company C, 212th Signal Battalion Van Buren 28 November 1955
Battery B, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 937th Artillery Battalion Paris 23 October 1946
Battery C, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery C, 937th Artillery Battalion, (Med Det, 937th FA) Ozark 3 February 1947
Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery 233rd Med Company Charlston 1 December 1955
HQ and HQ Battery, 3rd Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 151st AAA BN (Battery D, 151st AAA BN) Harrison 30 November 1955
Medical Detachment, 3rd Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Medical Detachment, 151st AAA BN Harrison 23 January 1957
Battery A, 3rd Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery A, 151st AAA BN Mountain Home 21 November 1955
Battery B, 3rd Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 151st AAA BN Berryville 7 December 1955
Battery C, 3rd Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Company B, 212th Sig BN Springdale 21 June 1955
Service Battery, 3rd Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery C, 151st AAA Marshall 21 February 1956
HQ and HQ Battery, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 709th Artillery Battalion Paragould 19 May 1955
Battery A, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery A, 326th AAA Battalion (Med Det, 326th AAA BN) Marked Tree 20 July 1955
Battery B, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Company M, 153rd Infantry Blytheville 30 January 1947
Battery C, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery C, 709th Artillery Battalion Piggott 19 September 1955
Service Battery, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery A, 709th Artillery Battalion Rector 24 May 1955
HQ and HQ Battery, 5th Battalion, (155mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 326th AAA BN West Memphis 22 June 1955
Medical Detachment, 5th Battalion, (155mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery None West Memphis 1 June 1959
Battery A, 5th Battalion, (155mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery Service Battery, 445th Artillery Battalion (Service Battery, 709th FA BN) Wynne 29 January 1947
Battery B, 5th Battalion, (155mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 445th Artillery Battalion Forrest City 19 November 1946
Battery C, 5th Battalion, (155mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 709th Artillery Battalion Augusta 20 June 1955
Service Battery, 5th Battalion, (155mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 326th AAA BN West Memphis 14 February 1956
Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company, 875th Engineer Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 327th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion Jonesboro 22 September 1955
Medical Detachment, 875th Engineer Battalion Medical Detachment, 327th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion Jonesboro 20 October 1955
Company A, 875th Engineer Battalion Battery A and Battery D, 327th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion Jonesboro 22 September 1955
Company B, 875th Engineer Battalion Battery B, 327th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion & Company I, 153rd Infantry Regiment Jonesboro 20 November 1945
Company C(-), 875th Engineer Battalion Battery C, 326th AAA BN Harrisburg 21 December 1955
Det 1 (Gen Construction Platoon) Company C, 875th Engineer Battalion Battery C, 326th AAA BN Jonesboro 13 October 1955
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 212th Signal Battalion (Corps) Little Rock 3 May 1954
Company A, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Battery A, 437th Field Artillery Hot Springs 24 December 1946
Company B, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Medical Detachment, 153rd Infantry Company Benton 20 November 1946
Company C, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Tank Company, 153rd Infantry Company Pine Bluff 5 March 1947
Company D, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Company D, 212th Signal Battalion (Corps) Little Rock 3 January 1955
Company D, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Company D, 212th Signal Battalion (Corps) Little Rock 3 January 1955
Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1?st Medical Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 101st Medical Battalion Booneville 2 December 1948
216th Medical Company (Clearing) 216th Medical Company Lake Village 13 June 2 December 1955
219th Ambulance Company 219th Ambulance Company DeWitt 3 October 1953
295th Medical Company (Holding) 295th Medical Company (Holding) Dermontt 24 April 1956
296th Medical Company (Holding) 296th Medical Company (Holding) Booneville 3 September 1949
148th Evacuation Hospital 148th Evacuation Hospital Little Rock 29 March 1955
172nd Engineer Company Company B, 875th Engineer Battalion Herber Springs 3 August 1955
121st MP (Escort Company) 39th MP Company Fort Smith 4 February 1947
121st MP (Escort Company) 39th MP Company Fort Smith 4 February 1947
176th Ordnance Company (DS) 176th Ordnance Company (DS) Little Rock 1 June 1949
404th Ordnance Company (General Automotive Support) Company B, 217th Engineer Battalion Monticello 23 October 1946
106th Army Band 106th Army Band Little Rock 22 October 1946

Berlin Crisis[edit]

In 1961, during a period of increased tension between the Soviet Union and the United States, certain Arkansas National Guard units were authorized additional training as part of a Mobilization plan from the National Guard Bureau. Eventually seven Arkansas National Guard units would be mobilized for a period of up to 12 months under Presidential Executive Order 10957. Units were mobilized at homestations and reported to their designated mobilization station in October 1961. Most units remained on Active Duty until August 1962.[7]

Unit Mobilization Station Arrival at Mob Station Demobilization
184th Tac Recon Squadron Fort Smith, AR 1 Oct 1961 20 August 1962
404th Ord Company Fort Chaffee, AR 1 Oct 1961 4 August 1962
216th Medical Company Fort Benning, GA 5 October 1961 8 August 1962
172nd Engineer Company Fort Bragg, NC 7 October 1961 3 August 1962
219th Medical Company Fort Chaffee, AR 9 October 1961 11 August 1962
148th Evacuation Hospital Fort Chaffee, AR 15 October 1961 9 August 1962
296th Medical Company Fort Chaffee, AR 27 October 1961 9 August 1962

Reorganization of 1963[edit]

By 1963 the Army again changed the basic design for an Infantry Division. The Battle Groups of the Pentomic Division had proved to be unwieldy, and it was felt that their span of control was not sufficient to handle all of the various units and troops assigned to their command.[8] The army reverted to the infantry battalion as the basic building block and provided for additional command and control by providing a brigade headquarters. The 1st and 2nd Brigade, 39th Division were allocated to the Louisiana National Guard, while the 3rd Brigade was allocated to the Arkansas National Guard.[9] The 153rd Infantry was reorganized to consist of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions.[10] The 1st Battalion, 206th Field Artillery was deactivated and the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery was added to the 39th Division Artillery. The 3rd Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery had previously been under the command and control of the 142nd Field Artillery Group.[11] The 3rd Battalion, 206th Field Artillery was reduced to one Honest John Rocket Battery, Battery A. The 206th Armor was expanded to consist of the 1st and 2nd Battalion, 206th Armor Regiment.[10] These changes, which were implemented on 1 May 1963, cause another massive restationing of units around the state:[10]

New Unit Former Unit Station
HQ and HQ Company (Part), 39th Inf Div HQ and HQ Company (Part), 39th Inf Div Little Rock
Company A, 39th Aviation Company 39th Aviation Company Little Rock
HQ and HQ Company, 3rd Brigade, 39th Infantry Division Company C, 2nd Battle Group, 153rd Infantry Little Rock
HQ and HQ Company, (-Ground Surveillance Sec, BN Recon, BN Mortar & Davy Crockett, & BN Anti-Tank Platoon), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry HQ and HQ Company, 1st Battle Group, 153rd Infantry Malvern
Det 1, HQ and HQ Company, (Ground Surveillance Sec, BN Recon, BN Mortar & Davy Crockett, & BN Anti-Tank Platoon), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Combat Support Company, 1st Battle Group, 153rd Infantry Mena
Company A, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company D, 1st Battle Group, 153rd Infantry Arkadelphia
Company B (−2nd Rifle and Weapons Platoon), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company B, 1st Battle Group, 153rd Infantry Texarkana
Det 1, Company B (2nd Rifle and Weapons Platoon), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company A,(Platoon), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Hope
Company C, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company C, 1st Battle Group, 153rd Infantry Prescot
HQ and HQ Company, (-Ground Surveillance Sec, BN Recon, BN Mortar & Davy Crockett, & BN Anti-Tank Platoon), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battle Group, 153rd Infantry Searcy
Det 1, HQ and HQ Company, (Ground Surveillance Sec, BN Recon, BN Mortar & Davy Crockett, & BN Anti-Tank Platoon), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Combat Support Company, 2nd Battle Group Newport
Company A, 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company A, 2nd Battle Group Walnut Ridge
Company B, 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company B, 2nd Battle Group Batesville
Company C, 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company D, 2nd Battle Group Conway
HQ and HQ Company, (Minus Ground Surveillance Sec. HQ Tank Sec, BN Armd Cav, BN Mortar & Davy Crocket Platoon, Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge Section, 1st Battalion, 206th Armor 1st Medium Tank BN (Patton), 206th Armor Warren
Det 1, HQ and HQ Company, (Ground Surveillance Sec. HQ Tank Sec, BN Armd Cav, BN Mortar & Davy Crocket Platoon, Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge Section, 1st Battalion, 206th Armor Company E, 1st Battle Group, 153rd Infantry Magnolia
Company A, 1st Battalion, 206th Armor Company A, 1st Medium Tank BN (Patton), 206th Armor El Dorado
Company B, 1st Battalion, 206th Armor Company B, 1st Medium Tank BN (Patton), 206th Armor Camden
Company C, 1st Battalion, 206th Armor Company D, 1st Medium Tank BN (Patton), 206th Armor Crossett
HQ and HQ Company, (Minus Ground Surveillance Sec. HQ Tank Sec, BN Armd Cav, BN Mortar & Davy Crocket Platoon, Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge Section, 2nd Battalion, 206th Armor HQ and HQ Battery, 1st How Bn (105mm/155mm), 206th Arty Pine Bluff
Det 1, HQ and HQ Company, (Ground Surveillance Sec. HQ Tank Sec, BN Armd Cav, BN Mortar & Davy Crocket Platoon, Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge Section, 2nd Battalion, 206th Armor Battery A (105mm), 1st How Bn, 206th Arty Sheridan
Company A, 2nd Battalion, 206th Armor Company E, 1st Medium Tank BN (Patton), 206th Armor McGehee
Company B, 2nd Battalion, 206th Armor Battery B (155mm), 1st How Bn, 206th Arty Dumas
Company C, 2nd Battalion, 206th Armor Company C, 1st Medium Tank BN (Patton), 206th Armor Fordyce
HQ and HQ Company 217th Engr BN HQ and HQ Company 217th Engr BN Russellville
Company A, 217th Engr BN Company E, 217th Engr BN Clarksville
Company B, 217th Engr BN Company B, 217th Engr BN Dardanelle
Company C, 217th Engr BN Company C, 217th Engr BN Danville
Company D, 217th Engr BN Company E, 2nd Battle Group Morrilton
Company E, 217th Engr BN Company A, 217th Engr BN Russellville
HQ and HQ Battery, 39th Inf Div Artillery (Part) HQ and HQ Battery, 39th Inf Div Artillery Little Rock
HQ and HQ Service Battery, 3rd Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Artillery Harrison
Battery A, 3rd Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery A, 3rd Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Mountain Home
Battery B, 3rd Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 3rd Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Berryville
Battery C, 3rd Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery C, 3rd Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Springdale
HQ and HQ Battery, 2nd Battalion (105mm) (Towed), 206th Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 2nd Howitzer Battalion, (105/155mm)(Towed), 206th Artillery Hazen
Battery A (105mm)(Towed), 2nd How Bn, 206th Artillery Battery A (155mm)(Towed), 2nd How Bn, 206th Artillery Augusta
Battery B (105mm)(Towed), 2nd How Bn, 206th Artillery Battery B (155mm)(Towed), 2nd How Bn, 206th Artillery Brnkley
Battery C (105mm)(Towed), 2nd How Bn, 206th Artillery Battery B (Honest John), 3rd Rocket Howitzer Battalion, 206th Artillery West Helena
HQ and HQ Battery, 3rd Battalion, 206th Artillery (Honest John) HQ and HQ Battery, 3rd Rocket Howitzer (HJ / 8in) Battalion, 206th Artillery Marianna
Battery A (Honest John Rocket)(SP), 3rd Rkt How BN, 206th Artillery Battery A (8 in), 3rd Rkt How BN, 206th Artillery Helena
HQ and HQ Company (Minus Band), 39th Infantry Division Support Command HQ and HQ Detachment (Minus Band), 39th Infantry Division TN Little Rock
39th Admin Co(Part) 39th Admin Co(Part) Little Rock
HQ and Company A (SPT), 125th Med BN HQ and HQ Det, 125th Med BN, Company B (Cir), 125th Med BN, Little Rock
Company B, 125th Med BN Company A (AMB), 125th Med BN Lonoke
Company C, 125th Med BN 219th Ambulance Company DeWitt
HQ and Company A (Main Support) (Minus Services and Evacuation Platoon, 4th Mechanic Section & Armament Maintenance Platoon), 739th Ordnance Battalion HQ and Company A, 739th Ordnance Battalion Little Rock
Det 1, HQ and Company A (Services and Evacuation Platoon, 4th Mechanic Section & Armament Maintenance Platoon), 739th Ordnance Battalion Company D, 217th Engineer Battalion Perryville
Company B (Forward Support), 739th Ordnance Battalion Company B (Forward Support), 739th Ordnance Battalion Pine Bluff
Company C (Forward Support), 739th Ordnance Battalion Service Battery, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Artillery, Marshall
State Headquarters Detachment State Headquarters Detachment Little Rock
HQ and HQ Battery, 142nd Artillery Group (With Aviation Section) HQ and HQ Battery, 142nd Artillery Group Fayettville
HQ and HQ Battery, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery(With Aviation Section) HQ and HQ Battery, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Fayettville
Battery A, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery A, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Bentonville
Battery B, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Siloam Springs
Battery C, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery C, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Rogers
Service Battery, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Service Battery, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Lincoln
HQ and HQ Battery, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Fort Smith
Battery A, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery A, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Van Buren
Battery B, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Paris
Battery C, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery C, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Ozark
Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Charlston
HQ and HQ Battery, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Paragould
Battery A, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery A, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Marked Tree
Battery B, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Blytheville
Battery C, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery C, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Piggott
Service Battery, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Service Battery, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Rector
HQ and HQ Battery, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery (With Aviation Section) HQ and HQ Battery, 5th Battalion, (155mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery West Memphis
Battery A, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery A, 5th Battalion, (155mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery Wynne
Battery B, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 5th Battalion, (155mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery Forrest City
Battery C, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery C, 5th Battalion, (155mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery Augusta
Service Battery, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery Service Battery, 5th Battalion, (155mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery West Memphis
Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company (Combat), 875th Engineer Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company (Construction), 875th Engineer Battalion Jonesboro
Company A, 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Company A, 875th Engineer Battalion (Construction) Jonesboro
Company B, 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Company B, 875th Engineer Battalion (Construction) Jonesboro
Company C, 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Company D, 875th Engineer Battalion (Construction) Jonesboro
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Little Rock
Company A, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Company A, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Hot Springs
Company B, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Company B, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Benton
Company C, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Company C, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Pine Bluff
Company D, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Company D, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Little Rock
Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 101st Medical Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 101st Medical Battalion (Sep) Booneville
216th Medical Company (Clearing) 216th Medical Company Lake Village
295th Medical Company (Holding) 295th Medical Company (Holding) Dermontt
296th Medical Company (Armored) 296th Medical Company (Holding) Booneville
204th Medical Company (Dental Services)(KJ) 204th Medical Company (Dental Services)(KJ) Little Rock
148th Evacuation Hospital (with Prof Comp) 148th Evacuation Hospital Little Rock
172nd Engineer Company (Maintenance)(DS) 172nd Engineer Company (Maintenance)(DS) Herber Springs
176th Ordnance Company (DS) 176th Ordnance Company (DS) Little Rock
404th Ordnance Company (Direct Automotive Support) 404th Ordnance Company (General Automotive Support) Monticello
106th Army Band (28 Piece) 106th Army Band (Sep) Little Rock
1121st Transportation Company (Light Truck) Company A, 1st Battle Group, 153rd Infantry Dequeen
222nd Engineer Company (Dump Truck) Company C, 875th Engineer Battalion Stuttgart

Reorganization of 1967[edit]

During the 1960s, the Department of Defense continued to scrutinize the reserve forces. It questioned the number of divisions and brigades, as well as the redundancy of maintaining two reserve components, the National Guard and the Army Reserve. In 1967, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara decided that 15 combat divisions in the Army National Guard were unnecessary. He cut the number to eight divisions (one mechanized infantry, two armored, and five infantry), but increased the number of brigades from seven to 18 (one airborne, one armored, two mechanized infantry, and 14 infantry). The loss of the divisions did not set well with the states. Their objections included the inadequate maneuver element mix for those that remained and the end to the practice of rotating divisional commands among the states that supported them. Under the proposal, the remaining division commanders were to reside in the state of the division base. No reduction, however, in total Army National Guard strength was to take place, which convinced the governors to accept the plan.[12] The states reorganized their forces accordingly between 1 December 1967 and 1 May 1968.[13]

On 2 November 1967, the Arkansas portion of the 39th Division was reorganized and redesignated as the 39th Infantry Brigade.[14] This change and significant changes in the 142nd Artillery Group (Loss of 3rd, 4th and 5th Battalions) resulted in a massive restationing within the state as follows:[15]

New Unit Former Unit Station
State Headquarters Detachment State Headquarters Detachment Little Rock
HQ and HQ Company, Emergency Operations Headquarters, Arkansas Army National Guard. New Unit Little Rock
HQ and HQ Company (w/CA Sec Aug), 39th Infantry Brigade (Sep) HQ and HQ Company (Part), 39th Inf Div Little Rock
Troop E, 151st CAV Company C, 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Conway
239th Engineer Company (Minus Equipment Maint Section, Bridge Platoon, and 2nd Engineer Platoon) Company A, 217th Engr BN Clarksville
Det 1, 239th Engineer Company (Equipment Maint Section, Bridge Platoon, and 2nd Engineer Platoon) Company E, 217th Engr BN Russellville
39th Aviation Company Company A, 39th Aviation Battalion, and HQ and Company A, 739th Maintenance Battalion North Little Rock
HQ and HQ Detachment, 39th Support Battalion HQ and HQ Battery, 2nd Battalion (105mm) (Towed), 206th Artillery Hazen
Company A (Admin) (with IG, Postal Division, Replacement Detachment, Chaplin Section), 39th Support Battalion 39th Admin Company (Minus), & Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 39th Infantry Division Support Command Little Rock
Company B (Medical) (Minus Clearing Platoon), 39th Support Battalion Company B, 125th Med BN Lonoke
Det 1, Company B (Medical) (Clearing Platoon), 39th Support Battalion Company C, 125th Med BN DeWitt
Company C (S&T) (Minus Petroleum Platoon, FLD SVC Platoon and General Transportation Platoon), 39th Support Battalion 222nd Engineer Company (Dump Truck) Stuttgart
Det 1, Company C (S&T) (Petroleum Platoon, FLD SVC Platoon and General Transportation Platoon), 39th Support Battalion New Unit Hazen
Company D (Maintenance) (Minus Mech Maint Platoon HQ, Armament Maintenance Section, 4 Mobile Maintenance Section), 39th Support Battalion 176th Ordnance Company (DS) Little Rock
Det 1, Company D (Maintenance)(Mech Maint Platoon HQ, Armament Maintenance Section, 4 Mobile Maintenance Section), 39th Support Battalion Det 1, HQ and Company A, 739th Ordnance Battalion Perryville
HQ and HQ Service Battery (Minus Radar Section, Metro Section, Communications Platoon, 5th Battalion, 206th Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery (With Aviation Section) & Service Battery, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(SP) 142nd Artillery West Memphis
Det 1, HQ and HQ Service Battery (Radar Section, Metro Section, Communications Platoon, 5th Battalion, 206th Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 3rd Battalion, 206th Artillery (Honest John) Marianna
Battery A, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 206th Artillery Battery A, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Wynne
Battery B, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 206th Artillery Battery B, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Forrest City
Battery C, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 206th Artillery Battery C, 5th Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Harrisburg
HQ and HQ Company, (Minus BN Recon, BN Mortar, 3 Company Mess Teams, BN Maintenance Platoon, Battalion Medical Platoon, plus chaplain and Personnel Section), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry HQ and HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Malvern
Det 1, HQ and HQ Company, (BN Recon and BN Mortar), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Det 1, HQ and HQ Company, (Ground Surveillance Sec. HQ Tank Sec, BN Scout Platoon, BN Mortar, Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge Section, 2nd Battalion, 206th Armor Sheridan
Det 2, HQ and HQ Company, (BN Maintenance Platoon, Battalion Medical Platoon), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry HQ and HQ Company, (Minus Ground Surveillance Sec. HQ Tank Sec, BN Armd Cav, BN Mortar & Davy Crocket Platoon, Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge Section, 2nd Battalion, 206th Armor Pine Bluff
Company A, (Minus 2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons, plus Company Mess Team) 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company C, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Prescot
Det 1, Company A (2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company A, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Arkadelphia
Company B(Minus 2nd Rifle and 3rd Rifle Platoons, Plus Company Mess Team), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company B(−2nd Rifle and Weapons Platoon), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Texarkana
Det 1, Company B(2nd Rifle and 3rd Rifle Platoons), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Det 1, Company B(2nd Rifle Platoon and Weapons Platoon), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Hope
Company C, (Minus 2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons, Plus Company Mess Team), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Det 1, HQ and HQ Company, (Ground Surveillance Sec, BN Recon, BN Mortar, & BN Anti-Tank Platoon), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Mena
Det 1, Company C, (2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons), 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry 1121st Transportation Company (Light Truck) Dequeen
HQ and HQ Company, (Minus Ground Surveillance Section, BN Recon, BN Mortar & BN Medical Platoon), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry HQ and HQ Company, (Minus Ground Surveillance Section, BN Recon, BN Mortar & BN Anti-Tank Platoon), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Searcy
Det 1, HQ and HQ Company, (BN Mortar, BN Medical Platoon), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Det 1, HQ and HQ Company, (Ground Surveillance Sec, BN Recon, BN Mortar & Davy Crockett, & BN Anti-Tank Platoon), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Newport
Det 2, HQ and HQ Company, (Ground Surveillance Sec, BN Recon, BN Anti-Tank Platoon), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry HQ and HQ Company, 3rd Brigade, 39th Infantry Division Beebe
Company A (Minus 2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons, Plus Company Mess Team), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company A, 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Walnut Ridge
Det 1, Company A (2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Battery C, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Piggott
Company B (Minus 2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons, Plus Company Mess Team), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company B, 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Batesville
Det 1, Company B (2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 206th Artillery Augusta
Company C (Minus 2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons and Weapons Platoon, Plus Company Mess Team), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 206th Artillery Brinkley
Det 1, Company C (2nd Rifle Platoon), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Battery A (Honest John Rocket)(SP), 3rd Rkt How BN, 206th Artillery Helena
Det 2, Company C (3rd Rifle Platoon), 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Battery C (105mm)(Towed) 2nd Battalion, 206th Artillery West Helena
HQ and HQ Company, (Minus Ground Surveillance Sec. BN Recon, BN Mortar Platoon, BN Anti Tank Platoon, Battalion Medical Platoon and 3 Company Mess Teams), 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry HQ and HQ Company, (Minus Ground Surveillance Sec. HQ Tank Sec, BN Armd Cav, BN Mortar & Davy Crocket Platoon, Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge Section, 1st Battalion, 206th Armor Warren
Det 1, HQ and HQ Company, (BN Recon, BN Mortar Platoon), 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Det 1, HQ and HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 206th Armor Magnolia
Det 2, HQ and HQ Company, (Ground Surveillance Sec. BN Anti Tank Platoon, Battalion Medical Platoon ), 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry 295th Medical Company (Holding) Dermontt
Company A (Minus 2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons, Plus Company Mess Team), 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company A, 1st Battalion, 206th Armor El Dorado
Det 1, Company A (2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons), 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company C, 1st Battalion, 206th Armor Crossett
Company B (Minus 2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons, Plus Company Mess Team), 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company C, 2nd Battalion, 206th Armor Fordyce
Det 1, Company B (2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons), 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company B, 1st Battalion, 206th Armor Camden
Company C (Minus 2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons, Plus Company Mess Team), 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company A, 2nd Battalion, 206th Armor McGehee
Det 1, Company C (2nd and 3rd Rifle Platoons), 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Company B, 2nd Battalion, 206th Armor Dumas
HQ and HQ Battery, 142nd Artillery Group (With Aviation Section) HQ and HQ Battery, 142nd Artillery Group Fayettville
HQ and HQ Battery (Minus LN Section, Commo Platoon, and AVN Section), 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Fort Smith
Det 1, HQ and HQ Battery (LN Section, Commo Platoon, and AVN Section), 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Charlston
Battery A, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery A, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Van Buren
Battery B, 2nd Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Siloam Springs
Battery C, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Battery C, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Ozark
Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Service Battery, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Lincoln
HQ and HQ Battery (Minus Battery HQ, Admins Section, Survey Section, LN Section, and Medical Section), 1st Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery HQ and HQ Service Battery, 3rd Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Harrison
Det 1, HQ and HQ Battery (Battery HQ, Admins Section, Survey Section, LN Section, and Medical Section), 1st Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery HQ and HQ Battery, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery(With Aviation Section) Fayettville
Battery A, 1st Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery A, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Bentonville
Battery B, 1st Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery C, 3rd Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Springdale
Battery C, 1st Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery C, 1st Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Rogers
Service Battery, 1st Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Battery B, 3rd Battalion, (105mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Berryville
Headquarters and Headquarters Company (With Aviation Aug), 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Little Rock
Company A (Minus Field Cable Installation Platoon), 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Company A, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Hot Springs
Det 1, Company A (Field Cable Installation Platoon), 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area)(Army) Company C, 217th Engr BN Danville
Company B, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Company B, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Benton
Company C, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Company C, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Pine Bluff
Company D, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Company D, 212th Signal Battalion (Combat Area) (Army) Little Rock
HQ and HQ Company (Minus Intel Section, Support Section, Commo Section, Equipment Section, and BN Medical Section, 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company (Combat), 875th Engineer Battalion Jonesboro
Det 1, HQ and HQ Company (Intel Section, Support Section, Commo Section, Equipment SEction, and BN Medical Section, 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) HQ and HQ Battery, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Paragould
Company A, 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Company A, 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Jonesboro
Company B, 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Company B, 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Jonesboro
Company C (Minus 2nd and 3rd Engineer Platoon), 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Battery A, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Marked Tree
Det 1, Company C (2nd and 3rd Engineer Platoon), 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Company C, 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Jonesboro
Company D (Minus 2nd and 3rd Engineer Platoon), 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Battery B, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Blytheville
Det 1, Company D (2nd and 3rd Engineer Platoon), 875th Engineer Battalion (Combat) Service Battery, 4th Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Rector
HQ and HQ Det, 125th Med BN HQ and Company A (SPT), 125th Med BN, Little Rock
148th Evacuation Hospital (Minus Medical Service and Dental Service, with Prof Comp)(Semimobile) 148th Evacuation Hospital (with Prof Comp) Little Rock
Det 1, 148th Evacuation Hospital (Medical Service and Dental Service, with Prof Comp)(Semimobile) Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 101st Medical Battalion Booneville
216th Medical Company (Ambulance) 216th Medical Company (Clearing) Lake Village
296th Medical Company (Ambulance) 296th Medical Company (Armored) Booneville
204th Medical Detachment (Dental Services)(KJ) 204th Medical Company (Dental Services)(KJ) North Little Rock
HQ and HQ Detachment, 217th Maintenance Battalion HQ and HQ Company 217th Engr BN Russellville
176th Light Equipment Maintenance Company (GS)(Minus Shop Office, CM-QM Equipment Repair Platoon, Engineer Equipment Repair Platoon, and SP Equipment-ADP Section) Company D, 217th Engr BN Morrilton
Det 1, 176th Light Equipment Maintenance Company (GS)(Shop Office, CM-QM Equipment Repair Patoon, Engineer Equipment Repair Platoon, and SP Equipment-ADP Section) Company B, 217th Engr BN Dardanelle
172nd Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company(GS) 172nd Engineer Company (Maintenance)(DS) Herber Springs
224th Light Maintenance Company (DS) (Minus Maintenance Platoon) Battery A, 3rd Battalion, (155mm)(Towed) 142nd Artillery Mountain Home
Det1, 224th Light Maintenance Company (DS) (Maintenance Platoon) Company C (Forward Support), 739th Ordnance Battalion Marshall
HQ and HQ Detachment, 455th Transportation Battalion HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 206th Armor Pine Bluff
1122nd Transportation Company 404th Ordnance Company (Direct Automotive Support) Monticello
1123rd Transportation Company Battery B, 2nd Battalion, (8 inch)(SP) 142nd Artillery Paris
106th Army Band (28 Piece) 106th Army Band (28 Piece) Little Rock

1967 was the last whole sale reorganization of the Arkansas National Guard with virtually every unit being reorganized and restationed. Prior to 1967, reorganization and restationing occurred at the state level every few years (1946, 1959, 1964) After 1967 reorganizations and restationing occur much more often but involved fewer units on a yearly basis. This article will only refer to reorganizations after 1967 that affect a brigade or battalion headquarters.

Creation of the State Area Command (STARC)[edit]

In 1983, National Guard Bureau, in Memorandum, NGB-ARO-0 207-02, Organizational Authority 27–83, authorized the creation of the State Area Command which incorporated the State Headquarters Detachment, the Command and Control Headquarters and the Camp Robinson Training Site.

New Unit Former Unit Station
Headquarters State Area Command, Arkansas Army National Guard HQ and HQ Detachment, Arkansas Army National Guard N. Little Rock
Det 1, Headquarters State Area Command, Arkansas Army National Guard Command and Control Headquarters, Arkansas Army National Guard N. Little Rock
Det 2, Headquarters State Area Command, Arkansas Army National Guard Army National Guard Training Site, Camp Robinson N. Little Rock

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wilson, John B. The Search for Atomic Age Division, Maneuver and Firepower, the Evolution of Divisions and Separate Brigades, Army Lineage Series, Center of Military History, United States Army, Washington, D. C., 1998, CMH Pub 60-14, Chart 32, page 383. http://www.history.army.mil/books/Lineage/m-f/chapter10.htm
  2. ^ Memo, Sec of Army for Sec of Defense, 31 Jan 57, sub: Combat Arms Regimental System (CARS), and Fact Sheet, undated, sub: Combat Arms Regimental System, both CARS files, and News Release, Historic Traditions of Regiments to be Preserved in Pentomic Army, 7 Feb 57, Division General file, all DAMH-HSO.
  3. ^ a b Lineage and Honor Certificate for the 5th Battalion, 206th Field Artillery
  4. ^ Lineage and Honors Certificate, 153rd Infantry Regiment
  5. ^ 1967–2002, 39th Infantry Brigade (Separate), The Arkansas Brigade, 35 Years of Excellence, A Brief History of the 39th Infantry Brigade (Separate) See Also, General Order Number 4, dated 29 May 1959, Arkansas National Guard
  6. ^ General Order Number 4, dated 29 May 1959
  7. ^ Smith, Harry (1962). Arkansas Army and Air National Guard: A History and Record of Events, 1820–1962. Arkansas Military Department. pp. 65–67. 
  8. ^ Wilson, John B. Maneuver and Firepower, The Evolution of Divisions and Separate Brigades, Army Lineage Series, Center of Military History, United States Army, Washington, D. C., 1998, CMH Pub 60-14, p.297. http://www.history.army.mil/books/Lineage/M-F/chapter11.htm#b4
  9. ^ Smith, Harry (1962). Arkansas Army and Air National Guard: A History and Record of Events, 1820–1962. Arkansas Military Department. p.86.
  10. ^ a b c Smith, Harry (1962). Arkansas Army and Air National Guard: A History and Record of Events, 1820–1962. Arkansas Military Department. p. 86. 
  11. ^ Mckenney, Janice E., Field Artillery, Part 2, Army Lineage Series, Center of Military History, United States Army, Washington D.C., 2010, page 1165.
  12. ^ DA, Why Merge (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1965); Ltr, TAG to CinC, USAREUR, and other addresses, 14 Jun 67, sub: Reserve Component Reorganization, AGAM-P (M) (13 Jun 67) ORC-OPT-OP, Ltr, TAG to CinC, USAREUR, and other addresses, 20 Jul 67, same subject, AGAM-P (M) (20 Jul 67) ORC-OPT-OP, and News Release, 27 Nov 67, Anny Reserve Components Will Commence Reorganization, all Army Reserve file, DAMHHSO; "The President Reports to the 89th General Conference," National Guardsman, 21 (Oct 1967): inside front cover and pp. 36–39; "Division Command Rotation Plan Set Aside," National Guardsman, 22 (Mar 1968): 16; James F. Cantwell, "A Salute to the Lost' Divisions," National Guardsman, 22 (Feb 1968):
  13. ^ Wilson, John B., Maneuver and Firepower, the Evolution of Divisions and Separate Brigades, Army Lineage Series, Center of Military History, United States Army, Washington, D. C., 1998, CMH Pub 60-14, Chart 30, p.340. http://www.history.army.mil/books/Lineage/m-f/chapter10.htm
  14. ^ "39th (Separate/Enhanced) Infantry Brigade – Lineage/DateLine". First-team.us. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  15. ^ National Guard Bureau Memo NG-AROTO 1002-01

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