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Senior Enlisted Advisor

 CSM David P. Cecil

1st BATTALION,
6th FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT
(CENTAURS)

 

Constituted 27 April 1798 in the Regular Army as a company in the 3d Battalion, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Organized in 1798 at Fort Jay, New York, as Captain James Stille's Company, 3d Battalion, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers

Redesignated 1 April 1802 as Captain James Stille's Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Redesignated 9 June 1805 as Captain John Fergus's Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Redesignated 30 June 1808 as Captain William Wilson's Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Redesignated 3 June 1809 as Captain Enoch Humphrey's Company, Regiment of Artillerists

Redesignated 11 January 1812 as Captain Enoch Humphrey's Company, 1st Regiment of Artillery

Redesignated 12 May 1814 as Captain Enoch Humphrey's Company, Corps of Artillery

Redesignated 17 May 1815 as Captain Enoch Humphrey's Company, Corps of Artillery, Southern Division

Redesignated 21 August 1816 as Company C, 3d Battalion, Corps of Artillery, Southern Division

Redesignated 1 June 1821 as Company B, 4th Regiment of Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 13 February 1901 as the 7th Battery, Field Artillery, Artillery Corps

Reorganized and redesignated 11 June 1907 as Battery D, 6th Field Artillery

(6th Field Artillery assigned 8 June 1917 to the 1st Expeditionary Division [later redesignated as the 1st Division]; relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 1st Division; assigned 22 June 1940 to the 8th Division; relieved 20 July 1940 from assignment to the 8th Division)

Inactivated 1 August 1940 at Fort Hoyle, Maryland

Absorbed 4 January 1941 by Battery A, 6th Field Artillery Battalion (active) (Battery A, 6th Field Artillery, reorganized and redesignated 4 January 1941 as Battery A, 6th Field Artillery Battalion [6th Field Artillery assigned 8 August 1942 to the 37th Infantry Division]; inactivated 13 December 1945 at Camp Anza, California; redesignated 24 July 1946 as Battery A, 6th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, and relieved from assignment to the 37th Infantry Division; activated 1 August 1946 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma)

Former Battery D, 6th Field Artillery, reconstituted 15 February 1957 in the Regular Army; concurrently, redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Howitzer Battalion, 6th Artillery, assigned to the 1st Armored Division, and activated at Fort Polk, Louisiana (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Redesignated 3 February 1962 as the 1st Battalion, 6th Artillery (Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 6th Artillery, concurrently consolidated with Battery D, 6th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion [organized in 1898], and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 6th Artillery)

Relieved 5 May 1971 from assignment to the 1st Armored Division and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division

Reorganized and redesignated (less former Battery D, 6th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion) 1 September 1971 as the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery (former Battery D, 6th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, concurrently redesignated as the 1st Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery--hereafter separate lineage)

1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, relieved 21 June 1975 from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division

Inactivated 1 October 1983 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina 

Assigned 16 February 1996 to the 1st Infantry Division and activated in Germany

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment

Relieved 16 April 2007 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division and assigned to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

Activated 19 September 2019 to the 41st Field Artillery Brigade in Grafenwoehr Germany

 

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