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Lineage and Honors Information as of 15 February 2012

1st SPECIAL FORCES GROUP
1st SPECIAL FORCES REGIMENT

  • Constituted 5 July 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 2d Company, 1st Battalion, First Regiment, 1st Special Service Force, a combined Canadian-American organization
  • Activated 9 July 1942 at Fort William Henry Harrison, Montana
  • Disbanded 6 January 1945 in France
  • Reconstituted 15 April 1960 in the Regular Army; concurrently consolidated with Company B, 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion (activated 19 June 1942), and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces
  • Consolidated 30 September 1960 with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Forces Group (constituted 14 June 1957 in the Regular Army and activated 24 June 1957 in Japan), and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces (organic units concurrently constituted and activated 4 October 1960)
  • Group inactivated 30 June 1974 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Activated 1 September 1984 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • (Former Company B, 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion, withdrawn 3 February 1986, consolidated with Company N, 75th Infantry, and consolidated unit redesignated as Company N, 75th Ranger Regiment hereafter separate lineage)
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces Regiment

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War II
  • *Aleutian Islands
  • *Naples-Foggia
  • *Anzio
  • *Rome-Arno
  • *Southern France (with arrowhead)
  • *Rhineland

1st Special Forces Battalion additionally entitled to:

  • War on Terrorism
  • Global War on Terrorism

2d Special Forces Battalion additionally entitled to:

  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

DECORATIONS

  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered PACIFIC AREA 1972-1973
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered ASIA 2002
  • *Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered JULY-AUGUST 1972
  • Company C, 1st Special Forces Battalion, additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IRAQ 2007
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CENTRAL IRAQ 2008-2009
  • Company C, 2d Special Forces Battalion, additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IRAQ 2007

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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