Order of Battle – Vietnam

What is the Order of Battle?

The organization or hierarchy of military forces in preparation for a battle.

The planned sequence in which military units arrive and are deployed on a battlefield,

usually based on estimates of their combat effectiveness.

Let’s take a look at the organization or hierarchy of the 4th Infantry Division during Vietnam.

4th patch

Order of Battle

4th Infantry Division

DIVISION COMMANDERS

Brigadier General David O. Byars – Aug. 66

Major General Arthur S. Collins, Jr. – Sept. 66

Major General William R. Peers – Jan. 67

Major General Charles P. Stone – Jan. 68

Major General Donn R. Pepk – Dec.68

Major General Glenn D. Walker – Nov.69

Major General William A. Burke – July 70

Brigadier General Maurice K. Kendall (acting) – Dec.70

ELEMENTS: Vietnam Service

Division HQ and HQ Company 09/25/66 – 12/07/70

1st Brigade HQ and HQ Company 10/04/66 – 12/07/70

2nd Brigade HQ and HQ Company 08/10/66 – 12/07/70

3rd Brigade HQ and HQ Company 10/09/66 – 4/15/70

Division Artillery HQ and HQ Battery 10/4/66 – 12/07/70

Division Support Command and HQ & HQ Co. 10/4/669 – 12/07/70

DIVISION HEADQUARTER LOCATIONS IN VIETNAM

Pleiku Sept 66 – Feb 68

Dak To March 68

Pleiku April 68 – Feb 70

An Khe / Pleiku March 70

An Khe April 70 – Dec 70

4th INFANTRY DIVISION ORDER OF BATTLE: ASSIGNED AND ATTACHED UNITS

1st Battalion 8th Infantry Bullets

2nd Battalion 8th Infantry – Mechanized Panthers

3rd Battalion 8th Infantry Dragoons

1st Battalion 12th Infantry Red Warriors

2nd Battalion 12th Infantry White Warriors

3rd Battalion 12th Infantry Braves

1st Battalion 14th Infantry Golden Dragons

1st Battalion 22nd Infantry Regulars

2nd Battalion 22nd infantry Triple Deuces

3rd Battalion 22nd Infantry Regulars

1st Battalion 35th Infantry Cacti Green

2nd Battalion 35th Infantry Cacti Blue

DIVISION SUPPORT

4th Engineer Battalion

4th Medical Battalion

4th Supply & Transport Battalion, Strength Through Support

124th Signal Battalion

704th Maintenance Battalion

4th Administration Company

4th Military Police Company

4th Military Intelligence Company, Motto: First to Know

374th Army Security Agency Company

ARTILLERY BATTALIONS & NICKNAMES

2nd Battalion 9th Artillery (105mm) Mighty Ninth

5th Battalion 16th Artillery (155mm M109 Self Propelled Howitzer 8 inch M110 Self Propelled Howitzer)

6th Battalion 29th Artillery (105mm) Can Do

4th Battalion 42nd Artillery (105mm)

2nd Battalion 77th Artillery (105mm)

ARMOR BATTALIONS & NICNAMES

2ND Battalion 34th Armor Dreadnaughts

1st Battalion 69th Armor Black Panthers

DIVISION RECONNAISSANCE & NICKNAMES

1st Squadron 10th Cavalry (Armored) Buffaloes

Company E, 20th Inf. (Long Range Patrol)

Company E, 58th Inf. (Long Range Patrol)

Company K, 75th Inf. (Ranger)

DIVISION AVIATION & NICKNAMES

4th Aviation Battalion

Company A, The Black Jacks

Company B, The Gambler Gun

OTHER UNITS ON TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT

8th Psychological Operation Battalion

2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry (Armored) Blackhawks

3rd Battalion 506th Inf. (Airmobile)

1st Battalion 50th Inf. (Mechanized)

64th IPCT (Infantry Platoon Combat Tracker

Thanks to John Bobb for the information – HooRah

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