2nd Squadron 1st Cavalry Regiment



2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry

Constituted 2 March 1833 in the Regular Army as Company B, the United States Regiment of Dragoons

Organized 29 July 1833 at Sackets Harbor, New York; joined Regiment 6 September 1833 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri

Redesignated 15 May 1836 as Company B, 1st Regiment of Dragoons

Redesignated 3 August 1861 as Company B, 1st Cavalry

(Cavalry companies officially designated as troops in 1883)

(1st cavalry assigned to 15th Cavalry Division December 1917- May 1918;assigned to 1st Cavalry Division 20 August 1921- 3 January 1933)

Reorganized and redesignated 16 January 1933 as Company B, 1st Cavalry, Mechanized

Reorganized and redesignated 15 July 1940 as Company B, 1st Armored Regiment, an element of the 1st Armored Division

Reorganized and redesignated 20 July 1944 as Company B, 1st Tank Battalion

Converted and redesignated 1 May 1946 as Troop B, 1st Constabulary Squadron; concurrently, relieved from assignment to the 1st Armored Division and assigned to 15th Constabulary Regiment

Inactivated 20 December 1948 in Germany; concurrently, converted and redesignated as Company B, 1st Medium Tank battalion, relieved from assignment to 15th Constabulary Regiment and assigned to the 1st Armored Division

Activated 7 March 1951 at Fort Hood, Texas

Redesignated 20 May 1953 as Company B, 1st Tank Battalion

Inactivated 15 February 1957 at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and relieved from assignment to 1st Armored Division

Redesignated 1 October 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Medium tank Battalion (Patton), 1st Cavalry; concurrently assigned to 3d Armored Division and activated in Germany (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated using personnel and equipment from the 7th Tank Battalion)

Redesignated 1 July 1963 as 2d Squadron, 1st Cavalry; concurrently, relieved from assignment to 3d Armored Division, transferred (less personnel and equipment, which were transferred to the 3d Battalion, 33d Armor) from United States Army, Europe, to Fort Hood, Texas assigned to 2d Armored Division and reorganized

Inactivated 1991 at Fort Hood Texas

Activated 16 December 1992 at Fort Hood, Texas using personnel and equipment from the 3d Squadron, 1st Cavalry

Inactivated 16 January 1996 at Fort Hood, Texas with all personnel and equipment being transferred to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry.

On June 1, 2006 at Ft Lewis, WA, a large Army reflagging ceremony occurred. The 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry’s colors were cased, the colors of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment were transferred, and the 4th Brigade, 2d Infantry Division colors were uncased. The 2d Squadron, 1st Cavalry’s colors were uncased as part of this latter ceremony. Our unit is alive once again after a 10 year stand down.

Lineage compiled by Mike Williard (2-3 FA, 1989-92).