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75th Ranger Regiment

  • Organized 3 October 1943 in the Army of the United States in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional)
  • Consolidated 10 August 1944 with the 475th Infantry (constituted 25 May 1944 in the Army of the United States) and consolidated unit designated as the 475th Infantry
  • Inactivated 1 July 1945 in China
  • Redesignated 21 June 1954 as the 75th Infantry
  • Allotted 26 October 1954 to the Regular Army
  • Activated 20 November 1954 on Okinawa
  • Inactivated 21 March 1956 on Okinawa
  • Reorganized 1 January 1969 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System
  • Reorganized 1 July 1984 with Headquarters at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Consolidated 3 February 1986 with the former 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion, 2d Infantry Battalion, and 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th Ranger Infantry Battalions (see ANNEXES 1-6) and consolidated unit redesignated as the 75th Ranger Regiment; concurrently withdrawn from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System
  • ANNEX 1
  • Constituted 27 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 1st Ranger Battalion
  • Activated 19 June 1942 in Northern Ireland
  • Redesignated 1 August 1943 as the 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion
  • Disbanded 15 August 1944
  • Reconstituted 1 September 1948 in the Army of the United States as the 1st Infantry Battalion and activated in the Canal Zone
  • Inactivated 4 January 1950 in the Canal Zone
  • After 4 January 1950 organic elements underwent changes as follows:
  • Company A redesignated 25 October 1950 as the 1st Ranger Infantry Company and allotted to the Regular Army; activated 28 October 1950 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 1 August 1951 in Korea
  • Company B redesignated 2 November 1950 as the 5th Ranger Infantry Company and allotted to the Regular Army; activated 20 November 1950 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 1 August 1951 in Korea
  • Battalion redesignated 24 November 1952 as the 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion and allotted to the Regular Army (former organic elements concurrently redesignated)
  • Consolidated 15 April 1960 with the 1st Special Service Force (activated 9 July 1942), the 2d Infantry Battalion (see ANNEX 2), and the 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th Ranger Infantry Battalions (see ANNEXES 3, 4, 5, and 6) to form the 1st Special Forces, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System
  • Former 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion, 2d Infantry Battalion, and 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th Ranger Infantry Battalions withdrawn 3 February 1986, consolidated with the 75th Infantry, and consolidated unit redesignated as the 75th Ranger Regiment (remainder of the 1st Special Forces - hereafter separate lineage)
  • ANNEX 2
  • Constituted 11 March 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 2d Ranger Battalion
  • Activated 1 April 1943 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee
  • Redesignated 1 August 1943 as the 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion
  • Inactivated 23 October 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia
  • Redesignated 29 July 1949 as the 2d Infantry Battalion (Companies E and F concurrently disbanded)
  • Activated 15 September 1949 in the Canal Zone
  • Inactivated 4 January 1950 in the Canal Zone
  • After 4 January 1950 organic elements underwent changes as follows:
  • Company A redesignated 25 October 1950 as the 2d Ranger Infantry Company and allotted to the Regular Army; activated 28 October 1950 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 1 August 1951 in Korea
  • Company B redesignated 2 November 1950 as the 6th Ranger Infantry Company and allotted to the Regular Army; activated 20 November 1950 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 1 December 1951 in Germany
  • Company C redesignated 27 February 1951 as the 14th Ranger Infantry Company, allotted to the Regular Army, and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 27 October 1951 at Camp Carson, Colorado
  • Company D redesignated 27 February 1951 as the 15th Ranger Infantry Company, allotted to the Regular Army, and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 5 November 1951 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Company E reconstituted 15 December 1950 in the Regular Army as the 9th Ranger Infantry Company; activated 5 January 1951 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 5 November 1951 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Company F reconstituted 15 December 1950 in the Regular Army as the 10th Ranger Infantry Company; activated 5 January 1951 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 15 September 1951 in Japan
  • Battalion redesignated 24 November 1952 as the 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion and allotted to the Regular Army (former organic elements concurrently redesignated)
  • Redesignated 14 June 1955 as the 2d Infantry Battalion
  • Activated 1 July 1955 in Iceland
  • Inactivated 11 March 1960 at Fort Hamilton, New York
  • ANNEX 3
  • Constituted 21 July 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 3d Ranger Battalion; concurrently consolidated with the 3d Ranger Battalion (Provisional) (organized 21 May 1943 in North Africa) and consolidated unit designated as the 3d Ranger Battalion
  • Redesignated 1 August 1943 as the 3d Ranger Infantry Battalion
  • Disbanded 15 August 1944
  • After 15 August 1944 organic elements underwent changes as follows:
  • Company A reconstituted 25 October 1950 in the Regular Army as the 3d Ranger Infantry Company; activated 28 October 1950 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 1 August 1951 in Korea
  • Company B reconstituted 2 November 1950 in the Regular Army as the 7th Ranger Infantry Company; activated 20 November 1950 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 5 November 1951 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Company C reconstituted 15 December 1950 in the Regular Army as the 11th Ranger Infantry Company; activated 5 January 1951 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 21 September 1951 in Japan
  • Company D reconstituted 15 December 1950 in the Regular Army as the 12th Ranger Infantry Company; activated 1 February 1951 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 27 October 1951 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana
  • Company E reconstituted 15 December 1950 in the Regular Army as the 13th Ranger Infantry Company; activated 1 February 1951 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 15 October 1951 at Camp Pickett, Virginia
  • Battalion reconstituted 24 November 1952 in the Regular Army as the 3d Ranger Infantry Battalion (former organic elements concurrently redesignated)
  • ANNEX 4
  • Constituted 21 July 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 4th Ranger Battalion; concurrenly consolidated with the 4th Ranger Battalion (Provisional) (organized 29 May 1943 in North Africa) and consolidated unit designated as the 4th Ranger Battalion
  • Redesignated 1 August 1943 at the 4th Ranger Infantry Battalion
  • Disbanded 24 October 1944 at Camp Butner, North Carolina
  • After 24 October 1944 organic elements underwent changes as follows:
  • Company A reconstituted 25 October 1950 in the Regular Army as the 4th Ranger Infantry Company; activated 28 October 1950 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 1 August 1951 in Korea
  • Company B reconstituted 2 November 1950 in the Regular Army as the 8th Ranger Infantry Company; activated 20 November 1950 at Fort Benning, Georgia; inactivated 1 August 1951 in Korea
  • Battalion reconstituted 24 November 1952 in the Regular Army as the 4th Ranger Infantry Battalion (former organic elements concurrently redesignated)
  • ANNEX 5
  • Constituted 21 July 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 5th Ranger Battalion
  • Redesignated 1 August 1943 as the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion
  • Activated 1 September 1943 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee
  • Inactivated 22 October 1945 at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts
  • ANNEX 6
  • Constituted 16 December 1940 in the Regular Army as the 98th Field Artillery Battalion
  • Activated 20 January 1941 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Converted and redesignated 26 September 1944 as the 6th Ranger Infantry Battalion
  • Inactivated 30 December 1945 in Japan

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War II
  • New Guinea
  • Leyte (with arrowhead)
  • Luzon
  • India-Burma
  • Central Burma
  • Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead)
  • Tunisia
  • Sicily (with arrowhead)
  • Naples-Foggia (with arrowhead)
  • Anzio (with arrowhead)
  • Rome-Arno
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Vietnam
  • Advisory
  • Defense
  • Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II
  • Cease-Fire
  • Armed Forces Expeditions
  • Grenada (with arrowhead)
  • Panama (with arrowhead)
  • War on Terrorism
  • Global War on Terrorism
  •     Afghanistan:
  • Liberation of Afghanistan
  • Consolidation I
  •     Iraq:
  • Liberation of Iraq
  • Transition of Iraq
  • Iraqi Governance
  • National Resolution
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered EL GUETTAR
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SALERNO
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered POINTE DU HOE
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY BEACHHEAD
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SAAR RIVER AREA
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered MYITKYINA
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2010
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BINH DUONG PROVINCE
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM - II CORPS AREA
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered III CORPS AREA 1969
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered THUA THIEN - QUANG TRI
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered FISH HOOK
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered III CORPS AREA 1971
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered GRENADA
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered MOGADISHU
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered PACIFIC AREA 1972-1973

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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