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Lineage and Honors Information as of 15 December 2016

315th Regiment

  • Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 315th Infantry and assigned to the 79th Division
  • Organized 29 August 1917 at Camp Meade, Maryland
  • Demobilized 31 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey
  • Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 315th Infantry and assigned to the 79th Division (later redesignated as the 79th Infantry Division)
  • Organized in November 1921 with Headquarters at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Ordered into active military service 15 June 1942 and reorganized at Camp Pickett, Virginia
  • Inactivated 11 December 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Activated 20 December 1946 in the Organized Reserves with Headquarters at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)
  • Reorganized 6 April 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System to consist of the 1st Battle Group, an element of the 79th Infantry Division
  • Reorganized 7 January 1963 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 157th Infantry Brigade
  • Reorganized 1 October 1973 to consist of the 1st Battalion
  • Reorganized 1 March 1974 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 157th Infantry Brigade
  • 1st Battalion inactivated 1 September 1995 and relieved from assignment to the 157th Infantry Brigade
  • 315th Infantry withdrawn 17 October 1999 from the Combat Arms Regimental System, redesignated as the 315th Regiment, and reorganized to consist of the 2d and 3d Battalions, elements of the 78th Division (Training Support); 2d and 3d Battalions concurrently allotted to the Regular Army
  • Regiment reorganized 2 October 2009 as a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System; 2d and 3d Battalions concurrently relieved from assignment to the 78th Division (Training Support)
  • Reorganized 1 October 2016 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions; 1st Battalion concurrently allotted to the Regular Army

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War I
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Lorraine 1918
  • World War II
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe

Decorations

  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY TO PARIS
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered PARROY FOREST
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Fourragere
  • 2d Battalion additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HATTEN, ALSACE
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2004-2005
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2006-2007
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2008-2011
  • 3d Battalion additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered RITTERSHOFEN, ALSACE
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2004-2005
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2006-2007
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2008-2011

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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