UNITED STATES ARMY
 


 
194th ARMORED BRIGADE (SEPARATE)
Cold War Organization  •  1988
 

In 1988 the 194th Armored Brigade was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Its peacetime higher headquarters was XVIII Airborne Corps (Fort Bragg, North Carolina). As a REFORGER unit the 194th's wartime mission was to reinforce the Seventh Army in Europe. Under the POMCUS (Prepositioning Of Material Configured in Unit Sets) program, a complete set of equipment for the brigade was prepositioned in West Germany. Separate armored brigades of the period were organized with two armor battalions, a mechanized infantry battalion, a self-propelled field artillery battalion, a separate armored cavalry reconnaissance troop and a separate combat engineer company.

Organizational flags for separate brigades were vertically divided with the first stripe in the primary branch color and the second stripe in the secondary branch color—in this case yellow and green for Armor. Centered on the flag in proper colors was the brigade's shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI). Dimensions were 3 feet at the hoist by 4 feet on the fly with 2 1/2-inch yellow fringe. Organizational flags were made of heavyweight rayon banner cloth with the insignia applied to appear properly on both sides of the flag. Campaign and unit decoration streamers awarded to brigades were always displayed with these flags. The organizational flag was always carried or displayed with the National Color.

Guidons for headquarters elements of separate brigades were of the same design as the corresponding organizational flags. Dimensions were 20 inches at the hoist by 27 inches on the fly with a 10-inch fork. Older guidons made of cotton or wool bunting were still used if serviceable; new ones were made of heavyweight rayon banner cloth.
 



 

         

194th ARMORED BRIGADE (SEPARATE)

 

HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 194th ARMORED BRIGADE

 

1st BATTALION, 10th ARMOR
 

 

2nd BATTALION, 10th ARMOR
 


4th BATTALION, 15th INFANTRY (MECHANIZED)
 


1st BATTALION, 77th FIELD ARTILLERY (155mm SP)
 

 

 

 

 


 


TROOP D, 10th CAVALRY
 

SEPARATE ARMORED CAVALRY RECONNAISSANCE TROOP
 


522nd ENGINEER COMPANY
 

SEPARATE COMBAT ENGINEER COMPANY (MECHANIZED)
 



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