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Headquarters, 116th Brigade Combat Team
29th Infantry Division

  • Organized 17 March 1858 in the Virginia Militia at Staunton as the West Augusta Guard, a volunteer company in the 32d Regiment
  • Assigned 13 April 1861 to the 5th Regiment, Virginia Volunteers
  • Mustered into Confederate service 1 July 1861 as Company L, 5th Virginia Infantry
  • Surrendered 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House with the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Reorganized 19 February 1874 in the Virginia Volunteers at Staunton as the West Augusta Guard
  • Redesignated 2 May 1881 as Company B, 2d Regiment of Infantry
  • Disbanded 17 October 1885 in Staunton
  • Reorganized 27 April 1892 in the Virginia Volunteers at Staunton as Company K, 2d Regiment of Infantry
  • Mustered into Federal service 13 May 1898 at Richmond as Company K, 2d Virginia Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 14 December 1898 at Staunton
  • Reorganized 12 September 1899 at Staunton as the West Augusta Guard
  • Redesignated 1 October 1900 as Company K, 70th Infantry
  • Redesignated 1 September 1908 as Company K, 1st Infantry
  • (Virginia Volunteers redesignated 3 June 1916 as the Virginia National Guard)
  • Mustered into Federal service 30 June 1916 at Richmond; mustered out of Federal service 16 January 1917 at Richmond
  • Mustered into Federal service 1 August 1917 at Staunton; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • Consolidated 4 october1917 with Company I, 1st Infantry (see ANNEX 1), and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry (organized 6 April 1917 at Staunton), and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as part of Company A, 116th Infantry, an element of the 29th Division
  • Demobilized 30 May 1919 at Camp Lee, Virginia
  • Consolidated with the personnel from the former Valley Riflemen (organized 23 August 1918 in the Virginia Volunteers at Staunton; disbanded 11 March 1920 at Staunton) and personnel from the former Machine Gun Company, 2d Infantry (see ANNEX 2), and consolidated unit reorganized and Federally recognized 30 November 1920 in the Virginia National Guard at Staunton as the 1st Company, 2d Provisional Regiment
  • Redesignated 1 April 1921 as Company A, 2d Provisional Regiment
  • Redesignated 12 October 1921 as Company L, 1st Infantry
  • Redesignated 9 March 1922 as Company L, 116th Infantry, an element of the 29th Division (later redesignated as the 29th Infantry Division)
  • Inducted into Federal service 3 February 1941 at Staunton
  • Inactivated 6 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 5 March 1947 at Staunton
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 June 1959 as Company B, 2d Battle Group, 116th Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 22 March 1963 as Company B, 2d Battalion, 116th Infantry
  • Converted and redesignated 1 February 1968 as part of the 28th Administration Company, an element of the 28th Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 December 1971 as Detachment 3, 28th Adjutant General Company
  • Relieved 1 April 1975 from assignment to the 28th Infantry Division; concurrently consolidated with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 116th Brigade, 28th Infantry Division (see ANNEX 3), and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry Brigade
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1986 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 29th lnfantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 2005 as Headquarters, 116th Brigade Combat Team, 29th Infantry Division
  • Ordered into active Federal service 1 May 2007 at Staunton; released from active Federal service 3 June 2008 and reverted to state control
  • Ordered into active Federal service 15 May 2011 at Staunton; released from active Federal service 23 February 2012 and reverted to state control
  • ANNEX 1
  • Organized 2 July 1901 in the Virginia Volunteers at Staunton as the Staunton Rifles
  • Redesignated 19 May 1905 as Company A, 72d Infantry
  • Redesignated 1 September 1908 as Company A, 2d Infantry
  • Redesignated 2 April 1913 as Company I, 1st Infantry
  • (Virginia Volunteers redesignated 3 June 1916 as the Virginia National Guard)
  • Mustered into Federal service 30 June 1916 at Richmond; mustered out of Federal service 16 January 1917 at Richmond
  • Mustered into Federal service 3 August 1917 at Staunton; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • ANNEX 2
  • Organized 28 June 1916 in the Virginia National Guard at Staunton as the Machine Gun Company, 2d Infantry
  • Mustered into Federal service 30 June 1916 at Richmond; mustered out of Federal service 28 February 1917 at Richmond
  • Mustered into Federal service 2 April 1917 at Staunton; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • Reorganized and redesignated 4 October 1917 as part of the Machine Gun Company, 116th Infantry, an element of the 29th Division
  • Demobilized 30 May 1919 at Camp Lee, Virginia
  • ANNEX 3
  • Organized and Federally recognized 10 September 1956 in the Virginia Army National Guard at Staunton as Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry, an element of the 29th Infantry Division
  • Consolidated 1 June 1959 with the Tank Company, 116th Infantry (organized and Federally recognized 1 October 1952 at Lexington), and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as Company D, 2d Battle Group, 116th Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 22 March 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 29th Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 February 1968 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 116th Brigade, 28th Infantry Division

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DECORATIONS

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • Meritorous Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2011-2012
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered BEACHES OF NORMANDY

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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