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Lineage and Honors Information as of 18 November 2013

16th ENGINEER BATTALION
(CATAMOUNTS)

  • Constituted 11 December 1935 in the Regular Army as the 16th Engineer Regiment
  • Redesignated 15 July 1940 as the 16th Engineer Battalion; concurrently assigned to the 1st Armored Division and activated at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Redesignated 1 January 1942 as the 16th Armored Engineer Battalion
  • (Companies D and E disbanded 20 July 1944 in Italy)
  • Remainder of battalion inactivated 10-13 April 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • (Company D reconstituted 27 February 1951)
  • 16th Armored Engineer Battalion activated 7 March 1951 at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Redesignated 15 February 1957 as the 16th Engineer Battalion
  • Inactivated (less Company A) 23 December 1957 at Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • Activated (less Company A [active]) 3 February 1962 at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Relieved 16 June 1991 from assignment to the 1st Armored Division and assigned to the 3d Infantry Division
  • Relieved 16 November 1993 from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division
  • Assigned 16 February 1997 to the 1st Armored Division
  • Inactivated 17 July 2007 at Fort Hood, Texas, and relieved from assignment to the 1st Armored Division
  • Assigned 16 November 2013 to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, and activated at Fort Bliss, Texas

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War II
  • Tunisia
  • Naples-Foggia
  • Anzio (with arrowhead)
  • Rome-Arno
  • North Apennines
  • Po Valley
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Company B additionally entitled to:

  • World War II
  • Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead)

DECORATIONS

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ-KUWAIT 1991
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1995-1996
  • Company A additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered MT. PORCHIA
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ JAN-MAR 2004

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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