177th Armored Brigade (United States)

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177th Armored Brigade
177th Armored Brigade CSIB.svg
177th Armored Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1986–1994 1997-1999
2006 – present
Country United States
Branch U.S. Army
Role Training
Size Brigade
Garrison/HQ Camp Shelby
Battle honours World War I: St.-Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Lorraine
Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia 177 Arm Bde DUI.png

The 177th Armored 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. The unit was formerly designated as 3rd Brigade, 87th Division, the brigade is a subordinate unit of First Army.

The brigade has been re-designated and re-missioned several times:

  • In 1986, the Brigade assumed the mission as the Opposing Force (OPFOR) at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California. The Brigade consisted of 2 battalions: 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry (6–31 IN) and 1st Battalion, 73rd Armor (1–73 AR), on the NTC battlefield, the 177th portrayed the fictitious, Guards 60th Motorized Rifle Division, which was based upon Soviet Army structure and doctrine.
  • In 1988 the Brigade re-designated several units and activated others. 6–31 IN became 1–52 IN, 1–73 AR became 1–63 AR. Activated were the 177th Support Battalion, 177th Military Intelligence Company, 164th Chemical Company and the 87th Engineer Company.
  • On 26 October 1994, as part of the post-Cold War draw down, the Brigade was inactivated and re-flagged as the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.
  • Reactivated November 1997 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi as an Army Reserve training unit and inactivated in 1999.

Organization[edit]

2007[edit]

As of 2007, the unit is composed of:

  • HHC, 177th Armored Brigade
  • 346 Inf Rgt DUI.png 1st Battalion, 346th Regiment
  • 349 Inf Rgt DUI.png 2nd Battalion, 349th Regiment
  • 349 Inf Rgt DUI.png 3rd Battalion, 349th Regiment
  • 410 Inf Rgt DUI.png 2nd Battalion, 410th Field Artillery (Training Support)
  • 350 Inf Rgt DUI.png 1st Battalion, 350th Regiment
  • 350 Inf Rgt DUI.png 2nd Battalion, 350th Regiment

2015[edit]

As of 2015, the Brigade is composed of:[1]

  • HHD, 177th Armored Brigade
  • 305 Inf Rgt DUI.gif 1st Battalion, 305th Regiment (Armor)
  • 305 Inf Rgt DUI.gif 2nd Battalion, 305th Regiment (Artillery)
  • 315 Inf Rgt DUI.png 3rd Battalion, 315th Regiment (Engineer)
  • 346 Inf Rgt DUI.png 1st Battalion, 346th Regiment (Air Defense Artillery)
  • 346 Inf Rgt DUI.png 2nd Battalion, 346th Regiment (CS/CSS)
  • 347 Inf Rgt DUI.png 3rd Battalion, 347th Regiment (CS/CSS)
  • 348thRegimentCOA.png 2nd Battalion, 348th Regiment (CS/CSS)
  • 348thRegimentCOA.png 3rd Battalion, 348th Regiment (CS/CSS)
  • 349 Inf Rgt DUI.png 3rd Battalion, 349th Regiment (Logistics Support)
  • 350 Inf Rgt DUI.png 1st Battalion, 350th Regiment (Logistics Support)
  • 350 Inf Rgt DUI.png 2nd Battalion, 350th Regiment (Logistics Support)
  • 410 Inf Rgt DUI.png 2nd Battalion, 410th Regiment (Artillery)

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

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