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177th Armored Brigade (United States)

Brigade of the United States Army

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177th Armored Brigade
177th Armored Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
2006 – present
CountryUnited States
BranchU.S. Army
Garrison/HQCamp Shelby
DecorationsArmy Superior Unit Award
Battle honoursWorld War I: St.-Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Lorraine
Distinctive Unit Insignia
Designated but not authorized shoulder sleeve insignia

The 177th Armored Brigade is an AC/RC unit based at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. The unit is responsible for training selected United States Army Reserve and National Guard units. The unit was formerly designated as 3rd Brigade, 87th Division. The brigade is a subordinate unit of First Army.[1]

The brigade has been re-designated and re-missioned several times:

  • During the World War I, the Brigade was infantry and fought as part of the 89th Infantry Division.
  • In 1986, the Brigade assumed the mission as the Opposing Force (OPFOR) at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California. The Brigade consisted of 2 battalions: 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry (6–31 IN) and 1st Battalion, 73rd Armor (1–73 AR). On the NTC battlefield, the 177th portrayed the fictitious, Guards 60th Motorized Rifle Division, which was based upon Soviet Army structure and doctrine.
  • In 1988 the Brigade re-designated several units and activated others. 6–31 IN became 1–52 IN, 1–73 AR became 1–63 AR. Activated were the 177th Support Battalion, 177th Military Intelligence Company, 164th Chemical Company and the 87th Engineer Company.
  • On 26 October 1994, as part of the post-Cold War draw down, the Brigade was inactivated and re-flagged as the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.
  • Reactivated 24 October 1997 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi as an Army Reserve training unit and inactivated in 16 October 1999 and reflagged as 3rd Brigade, 87th Division (Training) On 1 December 2006 the 177th was reactivated under 1st Army-East.

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  • Headquarters, 177th Brigade[1]
  • 353rd Infantry Regiment
  • 354th Infantry Regiment
  • 341st Machine Gun Battalion


  • 89th Reconnaissance Troop, 89th Division[1]






As of 2007, the unit is composed of:

  • HHC, 177th Armored Brigade[1]
  • 1st Battalion, 346th Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion, 349th Regiment
  • 3rd Battalion, 349th Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion, 410th Field Artillery (Training Support)
  • 1st Battalion, 350th Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion, 350th Regiment


As of October 2019, the Brigade is composed of:[2]

  • HHD, 177th Armored Brigade
  • 1st Battalion, 305th Regiment (Armor)
  • 2nd Battalion, 305th Regiment (Artillery)
  • 3rd Battalion, 315th Regiment (Engineer)
  • 2nd Battalion, 346th Regiment (CS/CSS)
  • 3rd Battalion, 347th Regiment (CS/CSS)
  • 2nd Battalion, 348th Regiment (CS/CSS)
  • 3rd Battalion, 348th Regiment (CS/CSS)
  • 3rd Battalion, 349th Regiment (Logistics Support)
  • 2nd Battalion, 351st Regiment (Infantry)
  • 2nd Battalion, 410th Regiment (Brigade Support Battalion)

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Campaign participation credit

Conflict Streamer Year(s)
World War I
Saint-Mihiel 1918
Meuse-Argonne 1918
Lorraine 1918



Ribbon Award Year Orders
Army Superior Unit Award 2008–2011
Permanent Orders 332-07 announcing award of the Army Superior Unit award


For further information see The Brigade, A History by John J. McGrath from the Combat Studies Institute Press, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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