FORT CARSON

2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

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Ft Carson Guide 2018 Units 2nd Infantry

 

The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, “Warhorse,” was first constituted on Nov. 19, 1917, in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 7th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 4th Division. It was then organized in December 1917 at Camp Greene, North Carolina. The brigade served during World War I, after which the unit was reorganized and redesignated in March 1921 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Infantry Brigade. The unit was inactivated Sept. 21, 1921, at Camp Lewis, Washington. It was redesignated March 23, 1925, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Brigade, relieved Aug. 15, 1927, from assignment to the 4th Division and assigned to the 7th Division It was relieved Oct. 1, 1933, from assignment to the 7th Division and assigned to the 4th Division. It was redesignated Aug. 24, 1936, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Infantry Brigade and disbanded on Oct. 16, 1939.

The unit was reconstituted Aug. 21, 1963, in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division and was activated Oct. 1, 1963, at Fort Lewis, Washington. During the Vietnam War, the 2nd Brigade received battlefield streamers for participation in 11 combat campaigns.

The 2nd Brigade was inactivated in 1989 and reactivated Dec. 15, 1995, at Fort Hood, Texas. The brigade led the Army’s Force XXI experimentation and validation, shaping the force of the 21st Century.

In March 2003, the 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In late 2006, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, moved from Fort Hood, Texas to Fort Carson. The brigade combat team cased its colors in January 2015. In February 2015, as part of the Army’s realignment initiative 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, cased its colors and subsequently reactivated to become the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

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