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NOTE: The information is current through September 1, 2003. Subsequent changes due to current operations are not reflected.
 
"The Lineage and Honors Certificate is a document that serves a legal function as the "birth certificate" of the unit, its "service record", and its "deed" to organizational properties and historical records. This document is a consise statement of the organizational history of a unit and denotes primarily its dates of constitution (being placed on the rolls of the Army), activations and inactivations, and changes in unit designation. It also includes the official list of battle honors awarded the unit - campaign participation credit and unit decorations (both American and foreign)".
 
"Prior to the adoption of the Combat Arms Regimental System (CARS) in 1957, the regiment had been the level at which history, honors, and traditions were perpetuated. ALL elements of the regiment share in its history and traditions. In 1983 the Army approved the U.S. Army Regimental System (USARS), which, for lineage and honors purposes, is structured in much the same way as CARS organizations".

*********1st Battalion**********
                   Steel Warriors

    Constituted on 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army as the 14th Field Artillery Regiment, the unit was organized on 1 June 1917 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The unit was redesignated on 8 January 1942 as the 14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion and saw action in World War II. In 1944, the battalion was part of the great allied amphibious assault at Normandy and the subsequent drive across Northern France, the Rhineland, the Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe.
  On 15 February 1969 the battalion was reassigned to the 23rd Infantry Division, and placed into action in Vietnam where it participated in numerous campaigns to include the 1968 and 1969 Tet Counteroffensives.
  In May 1993, Fort Hood, Texas became its home for a short period of time before it was relocated to Fort Sill and activated on 7 June 1996 as part of the 214th Field Artillery Brigade, III Corps Artillery. From the beginning of the Global War on Terror, the 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery has continued its proud tradition of service to our Nation.
  On 20 March 2003, the battalion deployed to Iraq and was attached to the 41st Field Artillery Brigade as part of Task Force Bullet. In 2006, the battalion’s firing batteries began training on the use of the Q36 and Q37 fire-finder radar systems, after which they deployed on three target acquisition missions to Iraq and Afghanistan from 2006-2008 in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
  In July of 2007 1-14 FA received a Forward Support Company, the 578th FSC to provide support to the battalion during its high-intensity operations. Starting in March 2008, the battalion fielded the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), giving the battalion the capability of delivering rapid precision-guided fires worldwide. In April 2013 to January 2014 the battalion deployed to the United Arab Emirates in support of both Operations Spartan Shield and Enduring Freedom.
  In 2015, the battalion was reassigned to the 75th Field Artillery Brigade, III Corps Artillery. The unit deployed two firing batteries to separate locations to provide surface to surface precision fires in the CENTCOM AO in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, Operation Spartan Shield, and Operation Inherent Resolve.
  Today, the 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery stands ready as III Corps' only HIMARS equipped Field Artillery battalion supported by a highly skilled Forward Support Company ready to conduct rapid deployment and provide lethal precision and area fires around the world.

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
 
   World War II                                       Counteroffensive, Phase IV
           Sicily (with arrowhead)           Counteroffensive, Phase V         Normandy                                  Counteroffensive, Phase VI
           Northern France                        Tet 69/Counteroffensive
           Rhineland                                   Summer-Fall 1969
           Ardennes-Alsace                      Winter-Spring 1970
           Central Europe                          Sanctuary Counteroffensive
   Vietnam                                               Counteroffensive, Phase VII     Counteroffensive, Phase III    Consolidation
           Tet Counteroffensive
 
DECORATIONS
 
   Presidential Unit Citation (Army) Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
   Belgian Fourragere 1940
   Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES
   Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM
   Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
   Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer emdroidered VIETNAM 1971
 
 
********************2nd Battalion****************
                        Feel the Thunder
 
   Constituted 7 September 1927 in the Regular Army as Battery B, 14th Field Artillery, an element of the 7th Division. Activated 1 December 1934 at Fort Riley, Kansas. Inactivated 1 July 1936 at Fort Riley, Kansas. (14th Field Artillery relieved 16 October 1939 from assigment to the 7th Division.) Activated 15 July 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an element of the 2d Armored Division.
   Reorganized and redesignated 8 January 1942 as Battery B, 14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion.
   Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 14th Artillery; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 2d Armored Division and assigned to the 4th Armored Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated). Redesiganted 1 August 1963 as the 2d Battalion, 14th Artillery. Relieved 10 May 1971 from assignment to the 4th Armored Division and assigned to the 1st Armored Division. Redesignated  1 September 1971 as the 2d Battalion, 14th Field Artillery. Inactivated 13 September 1972 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 1st Armored Division. Activated 16 May 1988 in Germany. Inactivated 15 August 1995 in Germany.
 
CAMPAIGN  PARTICIPATION CREDIT
 
   World War II                                        Northern France
       Algeria-French Morocco              Rhineland
        (with arrowhead)                          Ardennes-Alsace
       Sicily (With arrowhead)               Central Europe
       Normandy
 
DECORATIONS
 
   Presidential Unit Citation (Army) , Streamer emdroidered NORMANDY
   Belgian Fourragere 1940
   Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES
   Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM
 
 
*******************3rd Battalion*****************
                        Steel on Call
 
   Constituted  7 September 1927 in the Regular Army as Battery C, 14th Field Artillery, an element of the 7th Division. Activated 1 December  1934 at Fort Riley, Kansas. Inactivated 1 July 1936 at Fort Riley, Kansas.(14th Field Artillery relieved from assignment to the 7th Division.) Activated 15 July 1940 as an element of the 2d Armored Division.
   Reorganized  and redesignated 8 January 1942 as Battery C, 14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion.
   Inactivated 1 July 1957 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 2d Armored Division; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Battalion, 14th Artillery. Redesignated 20 April 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Howitzer Battalion, 14th Artillery; concurrently withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and assigned to the 103d Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted). Battalion activated 18 May  1959 at Sioux City, Iowa. Relieved  15 March 1963 from assignment to the 103d Infantry Division and assigned to the 205th Infantry Brigade. Redesignated 23 January 1968 as the 3d Battalion,14th Artillery. Redesignated  1 September  1971 as the 3d Battalion, 14th Field Artillery. Inactivated 15 May 1994 at Sioux City, Iowa, and relieved from assignment to the 205th Infantry Brigade.
 
Home Area: Fifth United States Army
 
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
 
    World War II                                  Rhineland
         Sicily(with arrowhead)          Ardennes-Alsace
         Normandy                                Central Europe
         Northern France
 
DECORATIONS
 
   Presidential unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
   Belgian Fourragere 1940
   Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES
   Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM
 
*********************4th Battalion**************
 
   Constituted 1 July 1916 in the regular Army as Battery D, 14th Field Artillery. Organized 1 June 1917 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Inactivated 1 September 1921 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.(14th field Artillery assigned 15 December 1922 to the 6th Division; relieved 7 september 1927 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 7th Division; relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 7th Division.) Activated 15 July 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an element of the 2d Armored Division.
   Absorbed 8 January 1942 by Battery A, 14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. (Battery A, 14th Field Artillery, reorganized and redesignated 8 January 1942 as Battery A, 14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion.) Former Battery D, 14th Field Artillery, reconstituted 1 April 1957 in the Regular Army.
   Redesignated 1 July 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th battalion, 14th Artillery. Redesignated 11 May 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Howitzer Battalion, 14th Artillery; concurrently, withdrawn from the Regular Army. allotted to the Army Reserve, and assigned to the 102d Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted). Battalion activated 1 June 1959 at Wood River, Illinois. Relieved  26 March 1963 from assignment to the 102d infantry Division. Inactivated 1 April 1963 at Wood River, Illinois. Withdrawn 25 August 1966 from the Army Reserve, allotted to the Regular Army, and activated at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Redesignated 31 May 1969 as the 4th Battalion, 14th Field Artillery. Inactivated 31 May 1971 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 4th Battalion, 14th Field Artillery. Activated 16 May 1988 in Germany. Inactivated 15 March 1991 in Germany.
 
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
 
   World WarII                                    Rhineland
         Sicily (with arrowhead)         Ardennes-Alsace
         Normandy                                Central Europe
         Northern France
 
DECORATIONS
 
   Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
   Belgian Fourragere 1940
   Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES
   Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGUIM
 
*******************5th Battalion****************
 
   Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army as Battery E, 14th Field Artillery. Organized 1 June 1917 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Inactivated 1 September 1921 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. (14th Field Artillery assigned 15 December 1922 to the 6th Division; relieved 7 September 1927 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 7th Division; relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 7th Division.) Activated 16 July 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an element of the 2d Armored Division.
   Absorbed 8 January 1942 by Battery B, 14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. (Battery B, 14th Field Artillery, reorganized and redesignated 8 January 1942 as Battery B, 14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion.) Former Battery E, 14th Field Artillery, reconstituted 1 April 1957 in the Regular Army.
   Redesignated 1 July 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 14th Artillery. Redesignated 19 March 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Howitzer Battalion, 14th  Artillery; concurrently withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and assigned to the 83d Infantry Division (organic elements, concurrently constituted).  Battalion activated 20 March 1959 at Toledo, Ohio. Redesignated 15 April 1963 as the 5th Battalion, 14th Artillery. Inactivated 31 December 1965 at Toledo, Ohio, and relieved from assignment to the 83d Infantry Division. Withdrawn 9 May 1967 from the Army Reserve and assigned to the 2d Armored Division. Activated 19 June 1967 at Fort Hood, Texas. Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 5th Battalion, 14th Artillery. Inactivated 30 November 1971 at Fort Hood, Texas, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Armored Division.
 
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
 
    World War II
         Algeria-French Morocco(with arrowhead)
         Sicily (with arrowhead)
         Normandy
         Northern France
        Rhineland
        Ardennes-Alsace
        Central Europe
 
DECORATIONS
 
    Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
    Belgian Fourragere 1940
    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES
    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in Belgium
 
 
********************6th Battalion***************
                          Warbonnets
 
   Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army as Battery  F, 14th Field Artillery. Organized 1 June 1917 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Inactivated 1 September 1921 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. (14th field artillery assigned 15 December  1922 to the 6th Division; relieved 7 September 1927 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 7th Division.) Activated 1 December 1934 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Inactivated 1 July 1939 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. (14th Field Artillery relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 7th Division.) Activated 15 July 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an element of the 2d Armored Division.
   Absorbed 8 January 1942 by Battery C, 14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. (Battery C, 14th Field Artillery, reorganized and redesignated 8 January 1942 as Battery C , 14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion.)
   Former Battery F, 14th Field Artillery, reconstituted 1 April 1957 in the Regular Army and redesignated Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 6th Battalion, 14th Artillery. Activated 15 April 1963 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma (organic elements constituted 27 February 1963 and activated  15 April 1963.) Battalion inactivated 4 December 1970 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 6th Battalion, 14th Field  Artillery. Assigned 13 September 1972 to the 1st Armored Division and activated in Germany. Inactivated 16 January 1988 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 1st Armored Division.
 
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
 
   World War II                                      Counteroffensive, Phase III
        Sicily (with arrowhead)             Tet Counteroffensive
        Normandy                                    Counteroffensive,PhaseIV
        Northern France                         Counteroffensive,PhaseV
        Rhineland                                     Counteroffensive,PhaseVI
        Ardennes-Alsace                        Tet69/Counteroffensive
        Central Europe                            Summer-Fall 1969
                                                                 Winter-Spring 1970
   Vietnam                                              Sanctuary Counteroffensive
        Defense                                         Counteroffensive,PhaseVII
        Counteroffensive
        Counteroffensive,PhaseII
 
DECORATIONS
 
    Presidential Unit Citation (Army) Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
    Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PLEIKU
    Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1967
    Belgian Fourragere 1940
    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES
    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in Belgium
    Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1970
    Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970
    Battery A additionally entitled to Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PLEIKU PROVINCE
    Battery B additionally entitled to Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PLEIKU PROVINCE and Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered DAK TO-BEN HET
    Battery C additionally entitled to Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DAK TO DISTRICT