18th Infantry Regiment (United States)


18th Infantry Regiment (United States)

Infobox Military Unit
unitname=18th Infantry Regiment


caption=18th Infantry coat of arms
country=USA
allegiance=Federal
type=Mechanized Infantry
branch=Regular Army
dates=July 22, 1861–present
specialization=
command_structure=
size=
current_commander=
garrison=Fort Riley, Kansas
ceremonial_chief=
nickname=
motto="In Omnia Paratus"
"Prepared for All Things"
colors=blue and white
march=
mascot=
battles=
notable_commanders=Henry B. Carrington
Thomas H. Ruger
Captain William J. Fetterman
anniversaries=
identification_symbol=
identification_symbol_label=Distinctive Unit Insignia
identification_symbol_2=
identification_symbol_2_label=
US Regiments
previous=17th Infantry Regiment
next=19th Infantry Regiment
The 18th Infantry Regiment is a mechanized infantry regiment assigned to the 1st Infantry Division. The 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry's home duty station is located with the 2nd Brigade at Conn Barracks near Schweinfurt, Germany.

History and Lineage

*Constituted 3 May, 1861, in the Regular Army as the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment.
*Organized 22 July, 1861, at Camp Thomas, Ohio
*Reorganized and redesignated 21 September, 1866, as the 18th Infantry
*Consolidated in April 1869 with the 25th Infantry (see ANNEX) and consolidated unit designated as the 18th Infantry
*Assigned 8 June, 1917, to the 1st Expeditionary Division (later redesignated as the 1st Infantry Division)
*Relieved 15 February, 1957, from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division and reorganized as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System
*Withdrawn 16 June, 1989, from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

ANNEX

*Constituted 3 May, 1861, in the Regular Army as the 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment.
*Organized 12 May, 1862, at Camp Thomas, Ohio
*Reorganized and redesignated 21 September, 1866, as the 25th Infantry
*Consolidated in April 1869 with the 18th Infantry and consolidated unit designated as the 18th Infantry

The 18th Infantry Regiment now only exists as a single Battalion, the 1st BN, 18th INF, and is therefore classified as both a single Battalion, and the remainder of the Regiment itself.

On March 17, 2008, 1-18 Infantry was deactivated in Schweinfurt, Germany, to be relocated to Fort Riley, Kansas. On March 28, the 18th Infantry Regimental colors were un-cased at Fort Riley, and the unit that was the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment re-flagged to 1-18 Infantry (Combined Arms Battalion). The March 28 re-flagging at Fort Riley was part of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division's re-flagging to the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, bringing all 1st Infantry Division brigades but 3rd BCT, 1 ID to Fort Riley.

Campaign Participation Credit

*Civil War:
# Murfreesboro;
# Chickamauga;
# Chattanooga;
# Atlanta Campaign;
# Kentucky 1862;
# Mississippi 1862;
# Tennessee 1863;
# Georgia 1864

*Indian Wars:
# Dakota 1867;
# Wyoming 1867;
# Montana 1881;
# Montana 1882

*Spanish-American War:
# Manila

*Philippine-American War:
# Iloilo;
# Panay 1899;
# Panay 1900

*World War I:
# Montdidier-Noyon;
# Aisne-Marne;
# St. Mihiel;
# Meuse-Argonne;
# Lorraine 1917;
# Lorraine 1918;
# Picardy 1918

*World War II:
# Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead);
# Tunisia;
# Sicily (with arrowhead);
# Normandy (with arrowhead);
# Northern France;
# Rhineland;
# Ardennes-Alsace;
# Central Europe

*Vietnam:
# Defense;
# Counteroffensive;
# Counteroffensive, Phase II;
# Counteroffensive, Phase III;
# Tet Counteroffensive;
# Counteroffensive, Phase IV;
# Counteroffensive, Phase V;
# Counteroffensive, Phase VI;
# Tet 69/Counteroffensive;
# Summer-Fall 1969;
# Winter-Spring 1970

*Southwest Asia:
# Defense of Saudi Arabia;
# Liberation and Defense of Kuwait;
# Cease-Fire
#OPERATION: Iraqi Freedom II, 11Feb 2004-11Feb2005
#OPERATION: Iraqi Freedom VI-VIII,01Sep 2006-21Nov2007

Decorations

#Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for BEJA, TUNISIA
#Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for NORMANDY
#Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for AACHEN, GERMANY
#Valorous Unit Award for BINH LONG PROVINCE
#Valorous Unit Award for DI AN DISTRICT
#Valorous Unit Award for IRAQ
#Valorous Unit Award for IRAQ-KUWAIT
#Army Superior Unit Award for 1994
#Army Superior Unit Award for 1996-1997
#Army Superior Unit Award for 1998-1999
#French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I for AISNE-MARNE
#French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I for MEUSE-ARGONNE
#French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for KASSERINE
#French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for NORMANDY
#French Medaille Militaire, Fourragere
#Belgian Fourragere 1940
#Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Mons
#Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Eupen-Malmedy

Commanders of the 18th Infantry Regiment.

*Names marked by an @ indicate actual commanders in the absence of the colonel;
*an asterisk (*) = Commanders of the 18th Battle Group;
*1-18 = 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry; 2-18 = 2d Battalion, 18th Infantry;
*and so forth. (1) following a name indicates future commander of 1st Infantry Division

#Henry B. Carrington 1861-1869
#Thomas H. Ruger 1869-1886
#John E. Yard (died in command) 1886-1889
#Henry M. Lazelle 1889-1894
#Daingerfield Parker 1894-1896
#David D. Van Valzah 1896-1899
#Gilbert S. Carpenter 1899-1899
#James M. J. Sanno 1899-1903
#Charles B. Hall 1903-1907
#Thomas F. Davis 1907-1913
#James S. Rogers 1913-1916
#Howard F. Glenn 1916-1916
#Samuel E. Smiley 1916-1917
#James W. McAndrew 1917-1917
#Ulysses G. McAlexander 1917-1917
#James W. McAndrew 1917-1917
#Ulysses G. McAlexander 1917-1917
#Frank Parker (1) (BRO - 18 Oct-20 Nov 1918)
#Charles A. Hunt 1918-1919
#Stateside Duty between WWI and WWII 1919-1941
#Orrin R. Wolfe 1919-1923
#John J. Bradley (Bradlay) 1923-1927
#Charles F. Humphrey, Jr. 1927-1929
#William B. Graham 1929-1931
#John N. Hughes 1931-1931
#Claude H. Miller 1931-1933
#Noble J. Wiley 1933-1935
#Royden E. Beebe(1-18 = MAJ "Cappy" Wells) 1935-1937
#Ray W. Brabsen 1937-1939
#Eley P Denson 1939-1941
*1-18 = LTC John N. Hopkins
*2-18 = LTC Charles W. Yuill
*3-18 = LTC John C. Blizzard, Jr.
#Edward G. Sherburn 1941-1942
#Frank U. Greer 1 Jul 1942 - 23 May 1943
*1-18 = MAJ Richard C. Parker
*2-18 = MAJ John L. Powers
*3-18 = LTC Courtney P. Brown
*1-18 = LTC Robert H. York
*1-18 = LTC Joseph W. Sisson, III
*2-18 = LTC Ben Sternberg
*3-18 = LTC Joseph W. Sisson, III
#George A. Smith, Jr. 23 May 1943 - 25 Feb 1945
*1-18 = LTC Henry G. Learnard, Jr.
*2-18 = LTC John Williamson
*3-18 = LTC Courtney P. Brown
*3-18 = LTC Elisha O. Peckham
#John Williamson 25 Feb 1945 - Oct 1945
*1-18 = LTC Henry G. Learnard Feb 1945--Oct 1945
*2-18 = LTC Henry Middleworth June 1945--Aug 1945
*3-18 = LTC George Pecham June 1945--July 1945
*3-18 = MAJ Frank Dupree July 1945--Aug 1945
#Henry G. Learnard, Jr Oct 1945-Mar 1946
*1-18 = CPT John Maggason Oct 1945--Dec 1945
*1-18 = CPT George K. Maertins Dec 1945--June 1946 (Jan 1946?)
*1-18 = CPT William Coshun Jan 1946--Feb 1946
*1-18 = MAJ James D. Green Feb 1946--Apr 1946
*2-18 = MAJ Thomas Murphy Aug 1945--Sep 1945
*2-18 = LTC George B. Pickett Sep 1945--Nov 1945
*2-18 = LTC Rich G. Williams 21 -- 28 Nov 1945
*2-18 = LTC Ernest C. Peters Nov 1945--Dec 1945
*2-18 = MAJ Jos W. Nelson Dec 1945--Feb 1946
*3-18 = MAJ Keith P. Fabianich Aug 1945--Nov 1945
*3-18 = LTC Rich G. Williams Dec 1945--Jan 1946
*3-18 = CPT William Coshun Jan 1946--Mar 1946
#James S. Luckett Mar-Aug 1946
*1-18 = CPT William Coshun Apr 1946--May 1946
*1-18 = LTC Herman O. Overman May 1946--Oct 1946
*2-18 = LTC George B. Pickett Feb 1946--Nov 1946
*3-18 = MAJ Keith P. Fabianich Mar 46--June 46
*3-18 = LTC Rich G. Williams June 1946--Sep 1946
#LTC Gerald C. Kelleher Aug 1946
#Sterling A. Wood Aug 1946-? 1948
*1-18 = LTC Gerald C. Kelleher Oct 1946--? (May 1949)
*2-18 = LTC James F. Skells Nov 1946--?
*3-18 = LTC William A. McNulty Sep 1946--?
#Rinaldo Van Brunt (May) 1948-1950
*2-18 = LTC John G. Bennett (May) 1948-
*3-18 = MAJ Chester C. Arthur (May) 1948-
*2-18 = LTC Lloyd R. Fredenhall, Jr.(May) 1949
*3-18 = LTC John C. Speedie (May) 1949
*1-18 = LTC Joseph J. Coffey
*2-18 = LTC Eben F. Swift
*3-18 = LTC Elias C. Townsend
#Ralph W. Zwicker 1950-1952
#Benjamin F. Evans 1952-1953
#Eugene A. Salet 1953-(Jun) 1954
*1-18 = LTC Albert H. Smith, Jr. ? 1954
*2-18 = LTC Vincent Guerin ? 1954
*3-18 = LTC Arndt Mueller ? 1954
#George T. Calvin (Colvin) 1954-Sep 1955
*Gyroscope Rotations between Ft Riley and Germany (1955-1965)
#William A. Cunningham, III Sep 1955-Feb 1957
*Rotations between Ft Riley and Germany (1955-1965)
#William A. Cunningham, III Sep 1955-Feb 1957
*Frank J. Sackton Feb 1957-1958
*Theodore H. Andrews 1958-1960
*Glover S. Johns, Jr. 1960-Jan 1962
*Max V. Kirkbride Jan 1962-1963
*Samuel M. Karrick, Jr. -Apr 1963
*Robert L. Dickerson Apr-Sep 1963
*William F. Malone Sep 1963-Jan 1964 [Need list of 3rd Battalion commanders] [Need list of 4th Battalion commanders in Germany]
*1-18 = LTC Jere O Whittington Jan 1964-Jul 1965
*1-18 = LTC Norman J. Salisbury Jul 1965-Jan 1966
*2-18 = LTC Edgar N. Glotzbach Jul 1965-Jan 1966
*1-18 = LTC Karl R. Morton Jan-May 1966
*2-18 = LTC Herbert J. McChrystal, Jr. Jan-Jul 1966
*1-18 = MAJ John C. Bard May-Jul 1966
*1-18 = LTC Warner S. Goodwin, Jr. Jul 1966-Jan 1967
*2-18 = LTC Lewis R. Baurmann Jul 1966-May 1967
*1-18 = LTC Earle L. Denton Jan-Mar 1967
*1-18 = LTC Richard E. Cavazos Mar-Dec 1967
*2-18 = LTC James F. Price May-Dec 1967
*1-18 = LTC George M Tronsrue, Jr. Dec 1967-Jun 1968
*2-18 = LTC Max R. Pfanzelter Dec 1967-Feb 1968
*1-18 = LTC Ronald J. Gillis Jun-Dec 1968
*2-18 = LTC Max L. Waldrop Feb-Aug 1968
*1-18 = LTC Robert E. Price Dec 1968-Jun 1969
*2-18 = LTC James E. Crow Aug 1968-Feb 1969
*2-18 = LTC David Teberg Feb-Jul 1969
*1-18 = LTC Karl F Lange Jun-Oct 1969
*2-18 = LTC Ronald Ochis Jul 1969-Apr 1970
*1-18 = LTC Thomas R. Finley Oct 1969-Apr 1970
*1-18 = LTC Jack O Thomas Apr-May 1970
*1-18 = LTC James G Humphreys May 1970-Jun 1971
*1-18 = MAJ Buddy F. Poole Jun-Aug 1971
*1-18 = LTC James M. Tucker Aug 1971-Dec 1972
*1-18 = LTC Roy W. Muth Dec 1972-1974
*1-18 = LTC Moses Smalls 1974-1975
*1-18 = LTC J Warmath 1975-1977
*1-18 = LTC R Boyd 1977-1979
*1-18 = LTC D Gannon 1979-1981
*1-18 = LTC M A. McDermott 1981-1983

*Inactivated from Regular Army (1983-1987)
* [Need list of commanders of 3rd Battalion]
*Reactivated in Regular Army and Persian Gulf Duty (1987-1996)
*2-18 = LTC David W. Wilson Oct 1987-Aug 1988
*2-18 = LTC Richard L. Stouder Aug 1988-Oct 1990
*1-18 = LTC Archibald V. Arnold, III Jul 1989-1990
*3-18 = LTC Robert W. O'Brien (??-1989?)
*4-18 = LTC Robert J. St. Onge, Jr. Jun 1989-19??
*5-18 = LTC George W. Aldridge Sep 1989-??
*1-18 = LTC E. W. Chamberlain, III Jul 1990-Jul 1992
*2-18 = LTC Eric T. Olson ? 1990-Oct 1992
*3-18 = LTC Thomas F. Finn, Jr. (? 1992-Oct 1993)
*4-18 = LTC Robert J. Fulcher Jr. 8 Mar 1990- 15 Nov 1991
*5-18 = LTC Harold M. Neely 19??-19??
*1-18 = LTC Roy H. Adams, Jr. Jul 1992-Jul 1994
*2-18 = LTC Alex McKindra Oct 1992-Oct 1994
*3-18 = LTC Mark Grazier (Oct 93-Apr 94)
*1-18 = LTC Edward M. Cook Jul 1994-May 1996
*2-18 = LTC Brian R. Zahn Oct 1994-May 1996
*1-18 = LTC Steven Layfield April 1996-Jul 1997
*1-18 = LTC William B. Norman Jul 1997-Jun 1999
*1-18 = LTC John M. Murray Jun 1999-Jun 2001
*1-18 = LTC Butch Botters Jun 2001-Jun 2003
*1-18 = LTC Jeffrey Sinclair Jun 2003-Jun 2005
*1-18 = LTC George Glaze Jun 2005-Jan 2008
*1-18 = LTC Steve Miska Jan 2008-Mar 2008
*1-18 = LTC Christopher H. Beckert Mar 2008-Apr 2008
*1-18 = LTC John Vermeesch Apr 2008-present
*Source of Commanders: 18th Infantry Regiment Association

References

* [http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/RH&H/Rh&H-18IN.htm Summary of 18th Regiment of Infantry 1861-1890]
* [http://www.18Inf.org/ US 18th Infantry Regiment Association]


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