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13th Finance Group

The 13th Finance Group's mission is to ensure the financial readiness of III Corps units prior to deployments. It is responsible for providing finance support for all commands, units and soldiers within the III Corps area of responsibility.

The 13th Finance Group is the most decorated finance unit on active duty. Since its activation at Fort Hood, the group has continued to perform a broad range of support missions. Its units have participated in many operational missions, to include Operation Sea Signal in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Operation Vigilant Warrior in Saudi Arabia, and Operation Joint Endeavor, Joint Forge, Joint Guard in Germany and Bosnia. The 13th Finance Group provides finance support to soldiers of Joint Task Force Bravo in Honduras, Operation Southern Watch in Saudi Arabia, and CENTCOM exercises in Southwest Asia.

Assigned to the 13th Finance Group are: the 1st Finance Battalion in support of the 1st brigade, 1st infantry division and 1st brigade, 3rd armored division, Ft Riley Kansas; the 4th Finance Battalion in support of the 3d armored cavalry regiment, and 3rd brigade 4th infantry division, Fort Carson Colorado; the 15th Finance Battalion in support of the 1st Cavalry division, Fort Hood, Texas; the 215th Finance Battalion in support of III Corps artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 13th COSCOM, 3rd personnel group, 3rd signal brigade, 21st Air Calvary Brigade (AC), 504th military intelligence brigade, and other III corps non-divisional units, Fort Hood, Texas; and the 230th Finance Battalion in support of the 4th infantry division and the air force units stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and the 31st air defense artillery, Fort Bliss, Texas.

The 13th FG also has command and control of the ARCENT Kuwait finance office and a FST in Honduras.

The 13th Finance Group also has a training association with 326th Finance Group, Stanton, California; the 469th Finance Group, New Orleans, Louisiana; the 40th Finance Battalion, Compton, California; the 49th Finance Battalion, Austin, TX; the 147th Finance Battalion White Air Lake Minnesota; the 158th Finance Battalion, Phoenix Arizona; the 210th Finance Battalion, Jackson, Mississippi; the 368th Finance Battalion, Wichita, Kansas; and the 376th Finance Battalion, Wausau, Wisconsin.

The 13th Finance Group soldiers have made the words "Combat Multiplier" more than just a motto. They have made them a way of life. In peace and war, its soldiers proudly stand ready to provide III corps with the critical finance support required to train, fight, and win.

The distinctive unit insignia consists of a gold lozenge with axis horizontal fimbriated red and bearing three red swords, between two green laurel branches at bottom and a gold oriental dragon at top and all enriched in base by a black and gold scroll inscribed "combat multiplier" in gold. The lozenge, adapted from the finance corps insignia of branch, is bordered in red to denote service during World War II and Vietnam. The dragon, adapted from the Vietnam service medal, commemorates the unit's numerous campaigns. The upright swords refer to the unit's three meritorious unit commendations. Laurel symbolized honor and achievement. Red, green, and yellow/gold are the colors traditionally associated with Vietnam and reflect the unit's wartime service there. The three swords are arranged to suggest the unit's motto.

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