List of armored regiments of the United States Army

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Armored regiments of the United States Army have a long history.

Under Army Regulation 840-10, each regiment and separate table of organization and equipment (TOE) battalion of the US Army is authorized a coat of arms to be displayed on the organization's flag, called the "colors."[1] This coat of arms usually forms the basis for the unit's distinctive unit insignia (DUI), the emblem worn by all members of the unit on their service uniforms.[2]

All 2005 unit listings are from Baumgarter and Aumiller.

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201 to 300[edit]

  • 203rd Armor - Missouri National Guard, 1963-68. The 108th Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron was redesignated 1 November 1949 as 203rd Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (mobile), reorganized and redesiganted 1 December 1952 as 203rd Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion. redesignated 1 October 1953 as 203rd Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion (90mm). It was consolidated 15 April 1959 with 203rd Combat Arms Regiment, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System. This was part of the larger reorganisation that placed the Army National Guard under the ROCID/Pentomic organization. The battalion was redesignated 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, 203rd Combat Arms Regiment, and had its units remain in place at Joplin, Anderson, Monett, and Neosho.[7] It was then redesignated the 203rd Armor Regiment 1963, and then the 203rd Engineer Battalion in 1968.
  • 205th Armor "Virtus Et Fortitude" (Courage and Fortitude)
  • 208th Armor "Might for Right"
  • 210th Armor "Ducit Amor Patriae" (Led by Love of Country)
  • 245th Armor "Rolling Thunder"
  • 246th Armor "Mailed Thunder"
  • 252nd Armor "Ready Poised Decisive" - On 10 March 1963, the 196th Cavalry Regiment was reorganized as the 252nd Armor Regiment, consisting of 1st and 2nd Battalions as elements of the 30th Infantry Division (concurrently, the former 196th Armor Regiment was reconstituted and reorganized from existing units of the North Carolina Army National Guard as the 196th Cavalry Regiment, hereafter a separate lineage).[8][9]
  • 263rd Armor
  • 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Tennessee Army National Guard)(1977)
    • RHHT (TN ARNG, HHT, 278th ACR)(Knoxville, TN)
    • 1st Squadron (TN ARNG, ArmdCav, 278th ACR)(Athens, TN)
    • 2nd Squadron (TN ARNG, ArmdCav, 278th ACR)(Kingsport, TN)
    • 3rd Squadron (TN ARNG, ArmdCav, 278th ACR)(Cookeville, TN)
    • 4th Squadron (TN ARNG, AirCav, 278th ACR)(Smyrna, TN)
    • Spt Squadron (TN ARNG, ACRSptSqn, 278th ACR)(Knoxville, TN)
  • 279th Cavalry Regiment (1946)
    • 1st Squadron (OK ARNG, RSTA (in formation?), 45th InfBde(L))(Tulsa, OK)(seemingly last active September–December 2008, when 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment was redesignated 1-279 Cavalry, then quickly redesignated back to Infantry).

301 on[edit]

  • 303rd Armor Regiment "Fire and Movement" - The regiment traces its history from the 803d Tank Battalion, redesignated from 803d Tank Destroyer Battalion on 13 September 1946. Reorganized and federally recognized 18 March 1947 with HQ at Centralia. Reorganized and redesignated 15 April 1959 as the 303d Armor, with one battalion (1959-1963), two battalions (1963-1968), and one battalion from that date. Consolidated with 803d Armor (constituted 1 January 1974) between 15 April and 1 September 1993.
  • 304th Armored Cavalry Regiment (1948 (Disbanded 1952))[10]
    • (1st Battalion redesignated)
    • 2nd Battalion (AR, Disbanded)
    • 3rd Battalion (AR, Disbanded)
  • 305th Armored Cavalry Regiment (1948 (Disbanded 1952))
  • 305th Cavalry Regiment (1917 (Disbanded 1943))
  • 306th Armored Cavalry Regiment (1917)
  • 308th Armored Cavalry Regiment (1948 (Disbanded 1952))
    • 1st Battalion (AR, Disbanded)
  • 309th Armored Cavalry Regiment (1948 (Disbanded 1952))
  • 310th Armored Cavalry Regiment (1948 (Disbanded 1952))
  • 310th Cavalry Regiment (1917 (Disbanded 1943))
  • 311th Armored Cavalry Regiment (1948 (Disbanded 1952))
    • 1st Battalion (AR, Disbanded)
  • 313th Cavalry Regiment (1917 (Disbanded 1943))
  • 314th Armored Cavalry Regiment (1948 (Disbanded 1952))
    • 1st Battalion (AR, Disbanded)
  • 315th Cavalry Regiment (1917 (Disbanded 1943))
  • 317th Armored Cavalry Regiment (1948 (Disbanded 1952))
    • 1st Battalion (AR, Disbanded)
  • 317th Cavalry Regiment (1921 (Disbanded 1943))
  • 320th Armored Cavalry Regiment (1948 (Disbanded 1952))
    • 1st Battalion (AR, Disbanded)
  • 321st Armored Cavalry Regiment (1948 (Disbanded 1952))
    • (1st Battalion redesignated)
  • 322nd Cavalry Regiment (1921)
    • 1st Squadron (AR, IA?)
  • 348th Cavalry Regiment (GA ARNG)(1973)
    • E Troop (GA ARNG, IA)
  • 632nd Armor Regiment "Age aut Perfice" (Act or Achieve) - On 1 April 1963, the regiment was created on the basis of elements of the 105th Armor Regiment.[11] The regiment had two battalions, but was reduced to a single battalion, 1-632 Armor, on 30 December 1967. At times, the battalion was part of the 32nd Infantry Division (later 32nd Infantry Brigade) and the battalion was also a non-divisional unit for some periods. In late 2001, the 632nd Armor Regiment was inactivated as a result of a reorganization of the 32nd Infantry Brigade.
  • 635th Armor Regiment "Will to Win" - The regiment was constituted in the Air National Guard on March 25, 1953 as the 891st Engineer Aviation Battalion. On August 1, 1953 it was allotted to the Kansas National Guard.[12] It was reorganized and federally recognized January 13, 1954 with headquarters at Manhattan, Kansas. Redesignated in January 1957 as the 891st Engineer Battalion. Converted again to the 635th Armor on February 1, 1976, consisting of the 1st Battalion. In 1984 the battalion was part of the 69th Infantry Brigade.[13] Reorganised again on March 1, 1990 to comprise the 1st and 2nd Battalions at Manhattan and Salina, respectively. The 1st Battalion, 635th Armor, part of the 40th Infantry Division (California) as of 1998. This unit was deactivated in September 2008, and its former troops are now part of the 2nd Battalion, 137th Regiment (Combined Arms Battalion).
  • 713th Cavalry Regiment (South Carolina Army National Guard) Constituted 1973. B Troop and E Troop inactive.[10]
  • 748th Cavalry Regiment (Georgia Army National Guard) Constituted 1955. Regimental units broken up and redesignated.[10]
  • 803rd Armor Regiment "Yield to Us" - Part of Washington Army National Guard.[14] May have been constituted in 1974. 1st Battalion inactive.[10]


  1. ^ Army Regulation 840-10, Heraldic Activities: Flags, Guidons, Streamers, Tabards, and Automobile and Aircraft Plates
  2. ^ "Distinctive Unit Insignia, Coat of Arms, Shoulder Sleeve Insignia". Institute of Heraldry of the US Army. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. Retrieved 27 April 2006. 
  3. ^ During monsoon season US, Thai Soldiers mount massive training exercise
  4. ^ US Army Alaska website
  5. ^ The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), U.S. Army Honors Local National Guard Battalion, June 14, 2011
  6. ^ "Post World War II Texas National Guard". Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  7. ^ Daily Capital News, 21 March 1959
  8. ^ "History and Traditions: North Carolina National Guard." Second Edition, August 1966. Public Affairs Section, the Adjutant General's Department, State of North Carolina, Raleigh.
  9. ^ Pope, Jeffrey; Kondratiuk, Leonid (1995). Armor-Cavalry Regiments: Army National Guard Lineage. Washington, DC: National Guard Bureau Historical Services Division. p. 62. ISBN 9780788182068. 
  10. ^ a b c d Baumgardner, Neil; Aumiller, Tim (20 January 2006). "Armor-Cavalry Regiments". Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  11. ^ Stubbs and Connor, p. 287
  12. ^ Jeffery Lynn Pope, Leonia E. Kondratiuk, Armor-Cavalry Regiments, Army National Guard Lineage, DIANE Publishing, 1995, p67.
  13. ^ Isby and Kamps, Armies of NATO's Central Front, Jane's Publishing Company.
  14. ^ "803d Armor Regiment". Institute of Heraldry. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Mary Lee Stubbs, Stanley Russell Connor, and Lineages adapted by Janice E. McKenney, ARMY LINEAGE SERIES ARMOR-CAVALRY Part II: Army National Guard by OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF MILITARY HISTORY UNITED STATES ARMY, WASHINGTON, D.C., 1969
  • Pope, Jeffrey Lynn; Kondratiuk, Leonid E., eds. (1995). Armor-Cavalry Regiments: Army National Guard Lineage. DIANE Publishing. pp. 44–45. ISBN 9780788182068. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  • Neil Baugardner, Tim Aumiller, Armor-Cavalry Regiments (c2005), last updated January 20, 2006

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