1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion
"Discipline and Courage"
The mission of the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion is to transition to war and conducts military intelligence, network, chemical and decontamination operations, and rear area security for the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.
The 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion was activated as part of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division on 20 June 2005. At the same time the 2nd Engineer Battalion was reflagged as the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, which had earned a total of 34 campaign streamers, the Belgium Fourragere, and 2 Korean Presidential Unit Citations. The 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion was organized with a Headquarters Company with a support mission to the Battalion consisting of a large Military Police Platoon, a Reconnaissance and Security section. In addition a Signal Communications Company and Military Intelligence Company were assigned. The 4th Chemical Company was attached to the Battalion on 21 June 2005.
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