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Lineage and Honors Information as of 4 August 2015

40th Engineer Battalion
(BATTERING RAMS)

  • Constituted 29 July 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 1st Battalion, 348th Engineers
  • Organized in September 1922 at Telluride, Colorado
  • Location changed 21 May 1925 to Denver, Colorado
  • Inactivated 1 January 1938 at Denver, Colorado; concurrently withdrawn from the Organized Reserves and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Activated 15 July 1942 at Camp Crowder, Missouri, as the 1st Battalion, 348th Engineer Regiment
  • Redesignated 24 October 1942 as the 1st Battalion, 348th Engineer General Service Regiment
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 April 1943 as the 348th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • Inactivated 27 February 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Redesignated 17 February 1947 as the 40th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • Redesignated 16 October 1991 as the 40th Engineer Battalion; concurrently activated at Baumholder, Germany, and assigned to the 1st Armored Division
  • Relieved 16 October 2009 from assignment to the 1st Armored Division and assigned to the 170th Infantry Brigade
  • Inactivated 15 October 2012 at Baumholder, Germany, and relieved from assignment to the 170th Infantry Brigade
  • Assigned 19 June 2015 to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, and activated at Fort Bliss, Texas

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • War on Terrorism
  • Global War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation III
  • Iraq:
  • Liberation of Iraq
  • Transition of Iraq
  • Iraqi Governance
  • National Resolution
  • Iraqi Surge
  • Iraqi Sovereignty
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered AL KUT AND AN NAJAF
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2005-2006
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2008-2009
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2011-2012
  • Navy Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered ANBAR PROVINCE 2006
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1995-1996
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY BEACHES
  • Company A additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BAGHDAD MAY 2008
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ MAY 2008-MAY 2009
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN FEB 2011-FEB 2012
  • Company B additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered HELMAND AND KANDAHAR PROVINCES JUN 2010-JAN 2011

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

RICHARD W. STEWART, Ph.D.
Chief of Military History


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