110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort)
The 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) is a subordinate unit of the 48th Chemical Brigade, located at Fort Hood, Texas, itself a subordinate unit of the 20th Support Command, US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), at Aberdeen, Maryland. The Battalion, however, based Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was under the administrative control in garrison of the 555th Engineer Brigade, I Corps.
The 110th Chemical Battalion was first constituted on 11 July 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 33rd Chemical Decontamination Company and was activated on 11 August 1942 at Camp Blanding, Florida. Serving in the European Theater of Operations during the Second World War, the Company was awarded streamers for participation in 5 campaigns: Normandy (streamer with arrowhead indicating participation in the initial assault), Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. After the end of the Second World War, the Company was inactivated on 17 October 1945 at Camp Swift, Texas.
The unit was redesignated on 29 December 1953 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 110th Chemical Battalion, and allotted to the Regular Army. It was activated on 5 January 1954 on Okinawa and inactivated there on 28 December 1954.
The unit was redesignated on 9 July 2004 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 110th Chemical Battalion, and organic elements concurrently constituted. The Battalion was activated on 17 September 2005 at Fort Lewis, Washington as part of the expansion of the 20th Support Command (CBRNE). In 2007, it was reassigned to the 48th Chemical Brigade.
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