10th Field Artillery Regiment

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10th Field Artillery Regiment
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Coat of arms
Active 1916 - 2015
Country  United States
Branch Army
Type Field artillery
Size Approx 320
Patron Saint Barbara
Motto(s) "The Rock’s Support"
Branch color Scarlet
Commanders
Current
commander
Maj Allen, Samuel
Current Sergeant Major CSM Craven, Robert
Insignia
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The 10th Field Artillery Regiment is a Field Artillery regiment of the United States Army first formed in 1916. Due to the inactivation of Fort Benning's 3rd Infantry Division, the "10th Field Artillery Regiment" was inactivated December 2015.

History[edit]

The 10th Field Artillery Regiment was formed at Camp Douglas in 1916. It served in France during World War I, specifically in the Champagne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne and Champagne-Marne campaigns. It was bestowed its motto "The Rock's Support" due to its support of the 3rd Division ("The Rock of the Marne") at the Second Battle of the Marne.

The organization was redesignated the 10th Field Artillery Battalion in 1940 and served in ten European campaigns of World War II and eight in Korea.

Reorganized to the 1st Battalion 10th Field Artillery, it was assigned to 3rd Infantry Division Artillery. In this configuration it saw service in Kosovo, )Kuwait, and Iraq[1]

Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

  • Description

A Gold metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a rock Proper resting on two cannons in saltire Or. On a canton of the last a winged centaur courant holding a bent bow and arrow of the field (for the 6th Field Artillery).

  • Symbolism

The shield is red for Artillery, the parent organization being shown by its crest placed on the canton. The 38th Infantry earned the sobriquet of “The Rock of the Marne” and this regiment is therefore entitled to the motto “The Rock’s Support,” and it is shown by the two cannons supporting a rock.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 10th Field Artillery Regiment on 16 April 1923. It was redesignated for the 10th Field Artillery Battalion on 15 December 1942. The insignia was redesignated for the 10th Artillery Regiment on 22 January 1958. It was again redesignated for the 10th Field Artillery Regiment on 2 December 1971.

Coat of arms[edit]

  • Blazon
    • Shield: Gules, a rock Proper resting on two cannons in saltire Or. On a canton of the last a winged centaur courant holding a bent bow and arrow of the field (for the 6th Field Artillery). And for unofficial use pendant to escutcheon a French Croix de Guerre with gilt star Proper.
    • Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules a dexter arm embowed habited in Olive Drab grasping a Red guidon on a broken staff all Proper.
    • Motto: The Rock’s Support.
  • Symbolism
    • Shield: The shield is red for Artillery, the parent organization being shown by its crest placed on the canton. The 38th Infantry earned the sobriquet of “The Rock of the Marne” and this regiment is therefore entitled to the motto “The Rock’s Support,” and it is shown by the two cannons supporting a rock.
    • Crest: The crest symbolizes the honorable loss and recapture of its guns.
  • Background

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 10th Field Artillery Regiment on 6 June 1921. It was amended to include history on 13 September 1923. The insignia was redesignated for the 10th Field Artillery Battalion on 15 December 1942. It was again redesignated for the 10th Artillery Regiment on 22 January 1958. The coat of arms was redesignated for the 10th Field Artillery Regiment on 2 December 1971.

Current configuration[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry document "10th Field Artillery Regiment".

  1. ^ "1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment History". 3rd Infantry - Ft. Stewart. United States Army. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 1 Aug 2015. 
  2. ^ "1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment "The Rock's Support"". globalsecurity.org. 22 Dec 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 

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