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Lineage and Honors Information as of 3 October 2016

10th Special Forces Group
1st Special Forces Regiment

  • Constituted 5 July 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 4th Company, 2d 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 A, 2d Infantry Battalion (activated 1 April 1943), and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces
  • Consolidated 30 September 1960 with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Special Forces Group (constituted 19 May 1952 in the Regular Army and activated 11 June 1952 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina), and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces (organic elements concurrently constituted, and activated beginning 20 March 1961)
  • (Former Company A, 2d Infantry Battalion, withdrawn 3 February 1986, consolidated with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 75th Infantry, and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment – hereafter separate lineage)
  • Group redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 10th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces Regiment

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Aleutian Islands
  • Naples-Foggia
  • Anzio
  • Southern France (with arrowhead)
  • Rhineland
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Liberation of Iraq (with arrowhead)
  • Transition of Iraq
  • Iraqi Governance
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

3d Special Forces Battalion entitled to:

  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Transition I

Decorations

  • 1st Special Forces Battalion entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2010-2011
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2012-2013
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1995-1996
  • Company C, 1st Special Forces Battalion additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CENTRAL IRAQ 2008-2009
  • 2d Special Forces Battalion entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004-2005
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IRAQ 2007
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2010-2011
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1997-1998
  • Company B, 2d Special Forces Battalion additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ JAN-JUL 2009
  • 3d Special Forces Battalion entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered NORTHERN IRAQ 2003
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered NORTHERN IRAQ 2007
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CENTRAL IRAQ 2008-2009
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1995-1996
  • Company A, 3d Special Forces Battalion additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ SEP 2010-APR 2011
  • Company B, 3d Special Forces Battalion additionally entitled to:
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2009-2010
  • Support Battalion entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2008

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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