158th Infantry Brigade (United States)

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158th Infantry Brigade
158InfBdeSSI.jpg
Shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1917–1945
1962–1967
2006 – present
Country United States
Branch U.S. Army
Type Infantry
Role Training
Size Brigade
Part of First Army Division East
Garrison/HQ Camp Shelby, MS
Engagements World War I
World War II
Decorations French Croix de Guerre with Palm, French Croix de Guerre, Fourragere
Battle honours World War 1: Meuse-Argonne, Lorraine; World War 2: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 158InfBdeDUI.jpg

The 158th Infantry Brigade is an infantry brigade of the United States Army. It has subordinate battalions throughout Florida and Puerto Rico.

The 158th Infantry Brigade is an AC/RC unit based at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.The unit is responsible for training selected United States Army Reserve and National Guard units in Florida and Puerto Rico, the brigade was activated using the assets of the 2nd Brigade, 87th Division. The brigade is a subordinate unit of U.S. First Army.

History[edit]

The brigade was constituted as Headquarters, 158th Infantry Brigade on 5 August 1917 in the National Army and assigned to the 79th Infantry Division, the unit organized at Camp Meade, Maryland on 25 August 1917. The brigade deployed to Europe and fought in World War I where it received battle streamers for participation in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and Lorraine 1918 campaigns. After the war the brigade demobilized at Camp Dix, New Jersey, reconstituted in the Organized Reserves and assigned to the 79th Division.

The brigade converted and redesignated on 12 February 1942 as 3rd Platoon, 79th Reconnaissance Troop, 79th Division and was ordered to active military service on 15 June 1942, the unit reorganized at Camp Pickett, Virginia and again deployed to Europe where it participated in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe Campaigns. For actions during the war the unit received the French Croix de Guerre with Palm, with streamers embroidered PARROY FOREST and NORMANDY TO PARIS, as well as the French Croix de Guerre, Fourragere, the unit inactivated 11 December 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.

The unit was converted and redesignated on 5 November 1962 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 158th Infantry Brigade while in inactive status, it was reactivated on 2 October 1997 and posted to Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.

In 1999, the brigade was redesignated as 2nd Brigade, 87th Division (Training Support).

In 2006, as part of the Army's Transformation Plan, the 2nd Brigade, 87th Division was reflagged as the 158th Infantry Brigade.

An Army Times article dated 17 August 2010 announced the brigade's move from Patrick AFB to Camp Shelby, Mississippi.[1]

Organization[edit]

The unit is composed of:[2]

  • HHC, 158th Infantry Brigade - Camp Shelby, MS
  • 305 Inf Rgt DUI.gif 1st ARFT Battalion, 305th Regiment - Camp Shelby, MS
  • 305 Inf Rgt DUI.gif 2nd FA Battalion, 305th Regiment - Camp Shelby, MS
  • 346 Inf Rgt DUI.png 2nd CSS Battalion, 346th Regiment - Camp Shelby, MS
  • 351 Inf Rgt DUI.png 2nd INF Battalion, 351st Regiment
  • 315 Inf Rgt DUI.png 3rd Battalion, 315th Regiment - New Cumberland, PA
  • 346 Inf Rgt DUI.png 3rd CSS Battalion, 346th Regiment - Camp Shelby, MS
  • 347 Inf Rgt DUI.png 3rd Battalion, 347th Regiment (CS/CSS) -
  • 348 Inf Rgt DUI.jpg 3rd Battalion, 348th Regiment (CS/CSS)

Notable commanders[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "Headquarters, 158th Infantry Brigade Lineage and Honors".

  1. ^ Ham, Emily (17 August 2010). "Training battalion relocates to Camp Shelby". Army Times. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "158th Infantry Brigade Homepage". US Army. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Davis, Jr., Henry Blaine (1998). Generals in Khaki. Pentland Press, Inc. p. 284. ISBN 1571970886. OCLC 40298151. 

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

For further information see The Brigade, A History by John J. McGrath from the Combat Studies Institute Press, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.