4th Cavalry Brigade (United States)

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4th Cavalry Brigade
1st Army.svg
First Army shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1915–1944
2006 – present
Country United States
Branch U.S. Army
Role Training
Size Brigade
Garrison/HQ Fort Knox
Motto Train for Combat!
Benjamin O. Davis Sr.
Harry Chamberlin
Distinctive Unit Insignia File:4cav-bde.gif

The 4th Cavalry Brigade is an AC/RC unit based at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The unit is responsible for training selected United States Army Reserve & National Guard units that are based East of the Mississippi River. The brigade was originally formed as an element of the 2nd Cavalry Division but was inactivated after the division was broken up. The unit was formerly designated as 4th Brigade, 85th Division. The brigade is a subordinate unit of 1st Army


The unit is composed of:

  • HHC, 4th Cavalry Brigade
  • 1st Squadron, 409th Regiment (Cavalry)
  • 1st Battalion, 410th Regiment (Field Artillery)
  • 1st Battalion, 311th Regiment (Infantry)
  • 2nd Battalion, 311th Regiment (Infantry)

World War II organization


Constituted 25 August 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters, 4th Tank Destroyer Group

Activated 1 September 1942 at Camp Hood, Texas

Inactivated 26 October 1945 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Disbanded 5 August 1952

Reconstituted 24 October 1997 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 4th Cavalry Brigade, and activated at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Inactivated 16 October 1999 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Activated 1 December 2006 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Campaign participation credit

World War II
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "Lineage & Honors for 4th Cavalry Brigade".

  1. "Camp Lockett". California State Military Museum. California State Military Department. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • The Brigade, A History by John J. McGrath from the Combat Studies Institute Press, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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