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125th Finance Company
125th Finance Battalion

As part of the transformation of the US Army as a whole to the modular force structure, the 45th Corps Support Group was inactivated in late 2005. The 125th Finance Battalion was reassigned to the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, before being inactivated, reorganized and redesignated as the 125th Finance Company, and reactivated as part of the reorganized and redesignated 45th Sustainment Brigade.

On 16 June 1775, the 2nd Continental Congress established the Finance Corps. The Finance Corps was the second oldest branch in the United States Army. The 125th Finance Company was first constituted into the Regular Army as the 125th Finance Company on 5 February 1972 and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. The unit was activated on 15 March 1972 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The Company was reorganized and redesignated on 16 September 1985 as the 125th Area Finance Support Center. It was relieved on 16 June 1986 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division (Light).

The unit was reassigned to the 45th Corps Support Group (Forward) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. On 16 August 1988, the unit was reorganized and redesignated as the 125th Finance Support Unit. It was reorganized and redesignated on 16 September 1993 as the 125th Finance Battalion.

The Battalion's mission was to train for worldwide deployment and to provide finance support for military operations. To better perform this mission, the unit had tactically reorganized in September 1989 to align itself with FM 14-7, Finance Operations. Each of its 2 line detachments supported soldiers in an area of operations to service soldier pay accounts, provide combat payments, fund agents, cash negotiable instruments, and pay local vendors.

By 2000, the 125th Finance Battalion supported soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division (Light), 45th Corps Support Group (Forward), 703rd Military Intelligence Brigade, Defense Communication Agency Pacific Area Command, US Army Criminal Investigation Division - Hawaii District, and various units within US Army Hawaii (USARHAW). It frequently deployed elements with the maneuver brigades of the 25th Infantry Division (Light) and had supported deployments of smaller size units throughout the Pacific area of operations.

By that point, elements of the 125th Finance Battalion had deployed on various exercises/operations to include Cobra Gold in Thailand, Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti, Tandem Thrust in Australia, Multinational Force Observers (MFO) in Sinai, and at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) in Arkansas.

In late 2005, as part of the transformation of the US Army to the modular force structure, the 45th Corps Support Group (Forward) was inactivated. Its component elements, including the 125th Finance Battalion, were reassigned to the 8th Theater Sustainment Command initially while the unit was reorganized and redesignated as the 45th Sustainment Brigade. While assigned to the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, the 125th Finance Battalion provided finance support to soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division, 8th Sustainment Command (Theater), 115th Military Intelligence Group and other separate units assigned to US Army, Hawaii. The unit continued to deploy elements with the maneuver brigades of the 25th Infantry Division and had supported deployments of smaller size units throughout the Pacific area of operations.

In 2006, the 45th Sustainment Brigade was activated. The 125th Finance Battalion was subsequently reorganized and redesignated as the 125th Finance Company and reassigned back to the 45th Sustainment Brigade.



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