54th Support Bn

 

54th Support Battalion

( Forward) ("Pillar")

Brief History

Constituted 28 May 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 54th Quartermaster Truck Battalion.

Activated 7 July 1943 with personnel and equipment from the 2638th Quatermaster Truck Battalion (Provisional) (Organized in November 1942 in Tunisia)

Battalion broken up 3 November 1943 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as the follows

                  Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment as Headquarter and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Quartermaster Battalion, Mobile ( Companies A, B, C, and D as the 3353d, 3354th, 3355th, 3356th Quartermaster Truck Companies, respectively- hereafter separate linages.

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Quartermaster Battalion, Mobile, inactivated 31 October 1945 in Germany

Converted and redesignated 1 August 1946 as Headquarters Detachment, 54th Transportation Corps Truck Battalion.

Redesignated  3 August 1949 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 54th Transportation Truck Battalion, and allotted to the Regular Army.

Activated 2 September 1949 at Fort Story, Virginia.

Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1952 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Treanspotation Amphibious Truck Battalion.

Redesignated 5 December 1952 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 54th Transportation Battalion.

Inactivated 27 June 1955 at Fort Eustis, Virgina.

Redesignated 9 August 1955 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Transportation Battalion.

Activated 27 August 1955 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Inactivated 21 October 1963 in Germany

Activated 1 June 1966 at Fort Lewis, Washington.

Inactivated 13 August 1970 in Vietnam.

Converted and redesignated 1 May 1987 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment,54th Support Battalion, assigned to the 3d Armored Division, and activated in Germany ( organic elements concurrently constituted and activated using personnel and equipment from the 3d Support Battalion(Forward).

Inactivated 15 April 1992 in Germany with all personnel and equipment being transferred to 501st Support Battalion ( Forward).

Activated as the 54th Support Battalion ( Base) 80th Area Support Group. 16 September 1994.                                               

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