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7th Maintenance Battalion (DS) Unit History

17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion

17th Corps Support Battalion

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The 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) was a unique organization consisting of a battalion headquarters, 2 transportation companies, a direct support maintenance company, a chemical company, a finance detachment, an explosive ordinance disposal detachment, a public affairs detachment, the Ninth US Army Band, and a Parachute Rigger company.

The 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion was originally constituted on 25 July 1941 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 7th Ordnance Battalion and was later activated on 1 August 1941 at Birmingham, Alabama. In March 1946 the Battalion was inactivated in India.

The unit was reactivated on 20 September 1950 at Fort Benning, Georgia and inactivated on 1 December 1954 in Germany. It was again reactivated on 15 September 1960 at Fort Benning, Georgia and inactivated 25 March 1964 at Homestead Air Force Base, Florida. It was redesignated on 1 May 1965 as Headquarters, 7th Maintenance Battalion and activated on 15 July 1965 in Thailand. It was later reorganized and redesignated on 1 September 1966 as Headquarters and Main Support Company, 7th Maintenance Battalion. As part of the drawdown in Southeast Asia, the unit was inactivated on 25 June 1971 in Thailand.

The unit was redesignated on 16 October 1986 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 7th Maintenance Battalion, and activated at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Later, it was reorganized and redesignated on 16 October 1989 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Maintenance Battalion. It was again reorganized and redesignated on 16 October 1993 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 17th Support Battalion.

The Battalion was initially split-stationed over 350 miles between Fort Richardson and Fort Wainwright in Alaska. In 2003, the Battalion was consolidated when C Company, 864th Engineer Battalion and the 98th Maintenance Detachment were relocated to Fort Richardson, Alaska. This marked the beginning of transformation for the 17th Corps Support Battalion. In 2004, 4th Quartermaster Detachment became part of 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion giving the unit the capability of a Theatre Airdrop Support Unit. As part of the reorganization of US forces in the Pacific and the transforamtion of the Army as a whole to the modular force structure, the 17th Corps Support Battalion was subsequently reorganized and redesignated as the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.

 On 16 September 2011, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade was inactivated and was reflagged as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Engineer Brigade. 2nd

Engineer Brigade was subsequently activated at Joint Base Elemendorf- Richardson. The 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion became assigned to the newly activated unit.

 

 17th Corp Support Battalion

 

 

(A camel-powered convoy of ammunition for the MARS Force is delivered by 7th Ordnance Battalion soldiers and Indian laborers to an airstrip in India, February 1945.)


17th Corps Support Battalion

 

Constituted 25 July 1941 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment,

7th Ordnance Battalion and activated 1 August 1941 at Birmingham, Alabama.

Inactivated 25 March 1946 in India.

Activated 20 September 1950 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Inactivated 1 December 1954 in Germany.

Activated 15 September 1960 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Inactivated 25 March 1964 at Homestead Air Force Base, Florida.

Redesignated 1 May 1965 as Headquarters, 7th Maintenance Battalion.

Activated 15 July 1965 in Thailand.

Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1966 as Headquarters and Main Support Company,

7th Maintenance Battalion.

Inactivated 25 June 1971 in Thailand.

Redesignated 16 October 1986 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment,

7th Maintenance Battalion, and activated at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Reorganized and redesignated 16 October 1989 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company,

7th Maintenance Battalion.

Reorganized and redesignated 16 October 1993 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment,

17th Support Battalion

INDIA-BURMA

 

 17 Support Battalion

Distinctive Unit Insignia                                   

Description

A gold metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold Burmese lion on a gold pedestal in front of a gold wheel on a red disc. In base a gold scroll bearing the inscription “READY RELIABLE EXACT” in black letters.

 Symbolism

Crimson is a color traditionally associated with Maintenance organizations, the original allocation of the unit. The predecessor Battalion’s service in World War II is symbolized by the wheel (dharma chakra) for India and the Burmese lion for Burma. The pedestal alludes to support and refers to the organization’s basic mission.

 Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 7th Maintenance Battalion on 30 December 1966. It was amended to revise the description and symbolism on 31 December 1992. The insignia was redesignated with the symbolism revised for the 17th Support Battalion effective 16 October 1993.


Coat Of Arms                                                                      

Blazon

Shield

Gules (Crimson), surmounting a wheel Or, a Burmese lion sejant on a pedestal affronté of the like.

Crest

None.

Motto

READY RELIABLE EXACT.

 

Symbolism

Shield

Crimson is a color traditionally associated with Maintenance organizations, the original allocation of the unit. The predecessor Battalion’s service in World War II is symbolized by the wheel (dharma chakra) for India and the Burmese lion for Burma. The pedestal alludes to support and refers to the organization’s basic mission.

Crest

None.

Background

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 7th Maintenance Battalion on 3 December 1992. It was redesignated for the 17th Support Battalion with the symbolism revised effective 16 October 1993.

 TIOH - Heraldry - 17 Support Battalion http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=8204