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Lineage and Honors Information as of 23 October 2013

299th CAVALRY REGIMENT
(HAWAIIAN GUARDIANS)

  • Constituted and partially organized 27 January 1893 in the Hawaii National Guard as the 1st Regiment
  • Organization completed 1893-1895 with Headquarters at Honolulu
  • Redesignated 1 June 1907 as the 1st Infantry
  • Drafted into Federal service 1 June 1918 as the 1st Hawaiian Infantry
  • Demobilized 7 July-2 August 1919 at Fort Shafter, Territory of Hawaii
  • Reconstituted 1 October 1919 in the Hawaii National Guard; concurrently consolidated with the 5th Hawaiian Infantry (partially organized in the fall of 1918 as a Home Guard Regiment) and consolidated unit designated as the 1st Infantry
  • Redesignated 17 August 1923 as the 298th Infantry; Headquarters Federally recognized 26 June 1924 at Honolulu
  • Inducted into Federal service 15 October 1940 at Honolulu
  • Assigned 1 October 1941 to the 25th Infantry Division
  • Relieved 23 July 1942 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division and assigned to the 24th Infantry Division
  • Relieved 12 June 1943 from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division
  • Regiment (less 1st Battalion) inactivated 10 April 1945 at Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii (1st Battalion inactivated 22 January 1946 at Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii)
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 14 October 1946 with Headquarters at Honolulu
  • Heavy Mortar Company, Medical Company, and Companies, B, D, G, and L converted and redesignated 7 January 1957 as the 298th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion (remainder of 298th Infantry - hereafter separate lineage)
  • Consolidated 15 February 1959 with the 299th Infantry (see ANNEX 1) and the 487th Field Artillery Battalion (see ANNEX 2) and consolidated unit designated as the 299th Infantry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st and 2d Battle Groups, elements of the 29th Infantry Brigade
  • Reorganized 1 April 1963 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 29th Infantry Brigade
  • Reorganized 15 November 1965 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 29th Infantry Brigade
  • (1st and 2d Battalions ordered into active Federal service 13 May 1968 at home stations; released 12 December 1969 from active Federal service and reverted to state control)
  • Withdrawn 1 May 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System
  • Reorganized 1 October 1995 to consist of the 2d Battalion, an element of the 29th Infantry Brigade
  • Ordered into active Federal service 16 August 2004 at home stations; released from active Federal service 11 February 2006 and reverted to state control
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 299th Infantry Regiment
  • Converted and redesignated 1 September 2007 as the 299th Cavalry Regiment, to consist of the 1st Squadron, an element of the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
  • Ordered into active Federal service 19 August 2008 at home stations; released from active Federal service 22 September 2009 and reverted to state control
  • ANNEX 1
  • Constituted in the summer of 1915 in the Hawaii National Guard as the 2d Infantry
  • Organized and Federally recognized 12 October 1915 with Headquarters in Hilo
  • Consolidated 1 July 1917 with the 3d Infantry, the 4th Infantry, and the 1st Separate Company of Infantry (all organized 1915-1916 in the Hawaii National Guard) and consolidated unit designated as the 2d Infantry
  • Drafted into Federal service 1 June 1918 as the 2d Hawaiian Infantry
  • Demobilized 14 February 1919 at Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii
  • Reconstituted 29 June 1921 in the Hawaii National Guard as the 2d Infantry
  • Redesignated 17 August 1923 as the 299th Infantry; Headquarters Federally recognized 1 January 1927 at Hilo
  • (Location of Headquarters changed 28 February 1934 to Honolulu)
  • Inducted into Federal service 15 October 1940 at home stations
  • Assigned 1 October 1941 to the 24th Infantry Division
  • Inactivated 21 July 1942 in Hawaii and relieved from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 8 October 1946 with Headquarters at Hilo
  • ANNEX 2
  • Constituted 19 May 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 532d Field Artillery Battalion
  • Activated 31 May 1944 at Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii
  • Inactivated 23 December 1945 at Seattle Port of Embarkation, Washington
  • Redesignated 4 August 1946 as the 487th Field Artillery Battalion and allotted to the Hawaii National Guard
  • Organized and Federally recognized 5 May 1947 with Headquarters at Hilo

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War II
  • Central Pacific
  • Western Pacific
  • Leyte
  • Ryukyus
  • War on Terrorism
  •   Iraq:
  • Iraqi Governance
  • National Resolution

DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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