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Lineage and Honors Information as of 29 June 2010

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3d SPECIAL FORCES GROUP
1st SPECIAL FORCES REGIMENT

 

Constiuted 5 July 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Battalion, Second 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 Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Ranger Infantry Battalion (organized 21 May 1943), and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces

Activated 5 December 1963 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

(Organic elements constituted 18 February-1 September 1964 and activated
10 March -25 September 1964)

Group inactivated 1 December 1969 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

(Former Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Ranger Infantry Battalion, withdrawn 3 February 1986, consolidated with former Headquarters and Headquarters Companies, 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th Ranger Infantry Battalions, former Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 2d Infantry Battalion, and Headquarters, 75th Infantry, and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters, 75th Ranger Regiment – hereafter separate lineage)

Activated (less 2d and 3d Special Forces Battalions) 1 July 1990 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

 (2d and 3d Special Forces Battalions activated 16 October 1991 and 17 October 1992, respectively)

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 3d Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces Regiment

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

          World War II                                                      Southwest Asia
        *Aleutian Islands                                                *Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
        *Naples-Foggia                                                  *Cease-Fire
        *Anzio                                                             
        *Rome-Arno                                                        War on Terrorism
        *Southern France (with arrowhead)                   Campaigns to be determined
        *Rhineland                                                               

 

DECORATIONS

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2006-2007

*Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1994-1995

1st Special Forces Battalion additionally entitled to:

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN 2005-2006

2d Special Forces Battalion additionally entitled to:

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2004-2006

Company B, 2d Special Forces Battalion additionally entitled to:

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IRAQ 2007

3d Special Forces Battalion additionally entitled to:

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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