Lineage and Honors Information as of 7 Oct 2020

97th Civil Affairs Battalion
(Into the Fire)

  • Constituted 25 August 1945 in the Army of the United States as the 97th Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Military Government Group, and activated at the Presidio of Monterey, California
  • Inactivated 25 January 1949 in Korea
  • Redesignated 8 November 1961 as the 97th Civil Affairs Group and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Activated 15 December 1961 on Okinawa
  • Inactivated 25 June 1969 on Okinawa
  • Redesignated 16 September 1992 as the 97th Civil Affairs Battalion
  • Activated 16 March 2007 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Campaign Participation Credit

  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Company D additionally entitled to:

  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation II


  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered WAR ON TERRORISM 2009-2010
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2007
  • Company D additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN OCT 2007-JUN 2008

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Chief of Military History

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