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10th Signal Battalion

A part of the US Army's modular force structure transformation included the creation of Brigade Special Troops Battalions. These units were designed to provide organic signals, engineering, military intelligence, military police, and other support which had historically been achieved by the habitual attachment of companies and platoons from units assigned to parent divisions. As a result of this transformation in the 10th Mountain Division, the 10th Signal Battalion was inactivated, its Companies reflagged and reassigned either Brigade Support Battalions within the Division. C Company, 10th Signal Battalion was reflagged C Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion.

The 10th Signal Battalion was originally constituted on 27 August 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 110th Signal Company and activated on 9 September 1942 at Camp Carson, Colorado.

It was reorganized and redesignated on 15 July 1943 as the 110th Signal Platoon and was assigned to the 10th Light Division (later redesignated as the 10th Mountain Division). It was subsequently reorganized and redesignated on 6 November 1944 as the 110th Mountain Signal Company, before inactivating on 15 November 1945 at Camp Carson, Colorado.

Redesignated on 18 June 1948 as the 10th Signal Company, it was allotted on 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army, before being activated on 1 July 1948 at Fort Riley, Kansas.

The unit was reorganized and redesignated on 1 July 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Signal Battalion (with organic elements constituted 14 June 1957 and activated 1 July 1957 in Germany). It inactivated on 14 June 1958 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

The 10th Signal Battalion reactivated on 1 February 1986 at Fort Drum, NY. Elements of the 10th Signal Battalion deployed with parts of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) during the majority of its missions, including operations in Iraq, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and again in Iraq.

As part of the overall transformation of the 10th Mountain Division to the US Army's new modular force structure the 10th Signal Battalion was inactivated, its responsibilities passed to signal companies in newly formed Brigade Special Troops Battalions.




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