Historically, infantry divisions and regiments have been deactivated and that will occur to 1/22. The casing of the colors and unfurling of the replacement unit colors happens on Monday, 17 March 2014 at 5:00 PM at Fort Carson, CO.
There is also an event at Fort Carson on 12 March, a 25 mile march which will close out the 1-22 and set the stage for the new unit, 4-9 Infantry (Manchus).
The decision and alignments have been well vetted and won’t be overturned. With the major downsizing of the Army, the team doing the work is striving to keep at least one battalion active from as many Regiments as possible. The 22nd Infantry Regiment will still have 2-22 Infantry active as part of 10th Mountain Division.
This isn’t the first time this has happened. In 1946 the entire division, with all our Regiments, was shut down, only to come back to life in 1947 when the Cold War got started. We were the first to return to Germany, in 1950.
Bob B writes:
And, 1-22 Infantry was deactivated in 1984 and reactivated as part of 10th Mountain Division in 1986, where they stayed until they were moved back to 4ID at Fort Hood in early 1996. So, looking at history, and the lineage of our battalion and Regiment, I believe it won’t be too long before we see them active again. Despite what the current government regime thinks, the enemies of America and our way of life have a vote, and we can’t just declare a war over and expect our enemies to disappear. What always has and always will make us strong is our military – I trust the American people will come to their senses and not allow our military to erode any further.