22nd Chemical Battalion (United States)

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22d Chemical Battalion
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Coat of arms
Country United States
Branch United States Army
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The 22d Chemical Battalion is a chemical battalion of the United States Army first organized on 26 November 1917.[1]


  • Organized 26 November 1917 in the National Army at Washington, D.C. as Company C, 30th Engineers
  • Converted and redesignated 13 July 1918 as Company C, 1st Gas Regiment
  • Demobilized 28 February 1919 at Camp Kendrick, New Jersey
  • Reconstituted 3 February 1920 in the Regular Army as Company C, 1st Gas Regiment, and organized at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland
  • Reorganized and redesignated 13 July 1927 as the 1st Chemical Company
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1931 as the 1st Separate Chemical Company
  • Reorganized and redesignated 21 March 1942 as the 1st Chemical Company
  • Inactivated 29 May 1943 at Camp Sibert, Alabama
  • Activated 10 March 1958 at Fort McClellan, Alabama
  • Redesignated 19 May 1958 as the 22d Chemical Company
  • Inactivated 20 July 1966 in Vietnam
  • Assigned 21 September 1979 to the 3d Armored Division and activated in Germany
  • Inactivated 15 August 1992 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 3d Armored Division
  • Redesignated 16 October 2004 as the 22d Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) and activated at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland[1]

Campaign participation[edit]

  • World War I: St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Lorraine 1918
  • World War II: American Theater, Streamer without inscription
  • Vietnam: Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism: Campaigns to be determined[1]


  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990–1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "22d CHEMICAL BATTALION - Lineage and Honors Information". U.S. Army Center of Military History. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "Lineage and Honors of the 22nd Chemical Battalion".