4th Cavalry Brigade (United States)
|4th Cavalry Brigade|
First Army shoulder sleeve insignia
2006 – present
|Motto(s)||Train for Combat!|
|Benjamin O. Davis Sr.
|Distinctive Unit Insignia|
The 4th Cavalry Brigade is an AC/RC unit based at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The unit is responsible for training selected United States Army Reserve & National Guard units that are based East of the Mississippi River. The brigade was originally formed as an element of the 2nd Cavalry Division but was inactivated after the division was broken up. The unit was formerly designated as 4th Brigade, 85th Division. The brigade is a subordinate unit of the 1st Army.
The unit is composed of:
- HHC, 4th Cavalry Brigade
- 1st Squadron, 409th Regiment (Cavalry)
- 1st Battalion, 410th Regiment (Field Artillery)(MLRS)
- 2nd Battalion, 410th Regiment (Field Artillery)(Cannon)
- 1st Battalion, 311th Regiment (Infantry)
- 2nd Battalion, 311th Regiment (Infantry)
World War II organization
Constituted 25 August 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters, 4th Tank Destroyer Group
Activated 1 September 1942 at Camp Hood, Texas
Inactivated 26 October 1945 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Disbanded 5 August 1952
Reconstituted 24 October 1997 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 4th Cavalry Brigade, and activated at Fort Knox, Kentucky
Inactivated 16 October 1999 at Fort Knox, Kentucky
Activated 1 December 2006 at Fort Knox, Kentucky
Campaign participation credit
- World War II
- Northern France
- Central Europe
- "Camp Lockett". California State Military Museum. California State Military Department. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- The Brigade, A History by John J. McGrath from the Combat Studies Institute Press, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.