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Special Forces History
 
Here is a brief History by dates, taken from U.S. Army Special Forces:The Green Berets
 
8 Dec 95
U.S. Army Special Operation Support Command formally activated at Fort Bragg, NC
15 Sep 95 11th and 12th Special ForcesGroup (Airborne) (U.S. Army Reserve) inactivated.
1 Sep 94 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) uncases colors at Fort Carson, Colorado, completing the move from Fort Devens, Mass.
01 Oct 91 USACAPOC and USASOC gain full command and control of Army Reserve
27 Nov 90 USASOC realigns its forces by function instead of component. 1st SOCOM and USAR SOC redesignated as U.S. Army Special Forces Command and U. S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command respectively.
 29 Jun 90 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) activated at Fort Bragg, N.C.
16 May 90 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) formally activated at Fort Campbell. KY.
1 Dec 89 U.S. Army Special Operations Command activated as the16th major Army Command.
 10 Jun 88  HQ, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) moved from Ft.Bragg, N.C. to Ft. Campbell, KY.
9 Apr 87 Special Forces branch established for officers.
16 Oct 86  Task Force 160 redesignated the 160th Special Operations Aviation Group(Airborne)
17 Sep 86  112th Signal Battalion (Airborne) formally activated at Fort  Bragg, N.C. 
15 Aug 86   A battalion of 5th SF Group moved from Bragg to Fort Campbell, Ky.
2 Jun 86 528th Support Battalion (Airborne) activated as the 13th Support Battalion at Fort Bragg.
16 Jan 85 Task Force 160 transferred from 101st Airborne Division to 1st SOCOM.
19 Oct 84  1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group activated at Torii Station Japan.
3 Oct 84 3rd Battalion, and Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment activated at Fort Benning, GA.
1 Oct 84 Special Forces established as a separate Army Career Field for enlisted soldiers (CMF 18).
8 Apr 84 1st SOCOM Augmentation Detachment activated to streamline peacetime command and control of USAR SOF units.
4 Mar 84 2d & 3rd Battalions 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) activated at Fort Lewis, Wash.
1 Oct 83 1st Special Operations Command (Airborne) activated.
21 Jul 83 U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance renamed U.S.Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
1 Oct 82  1st Special Operations Command (Airborne) provisionally 
  activated at Fort Bragg.
Dec 74  96th Civil Affairs Battalion constituted at Fort Bragg from assets of 95th Civil Affairs Group deactivated at Fort Lee, Va.
1 Oct 74  2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment activated at Fort Lewis, Wash.
1 Jul 74  1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment moves to Fort Stewart (Hunter Army Airfield), GA.
28 Jan 74  1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment activated at Fort Benning, Ga.
15 Sep 71 U. S. Army Civil Affairs School assigned to U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance and moves to Fort Bragg from Fort Gordon, Ga.
10 Jan 69 U.S. Army Special Warfare School becomes the U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance.
7 Nov 67 Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 4th Psychological Operations Group constituted into the Regular Army.
1 Dec 67  4th Psychological Operations Group organized in Vietnam from elements of the 6th PSYOPS Battalion.
21 Sep 61 5th Special Forces Group activated at Fort Bragg, N.C.
10 Dec 56 U. S. Army Psychological Warfare Center renamed the U.S. Army Special Warfare School.
19 Jun 52  10th Special Forces Group founded at Fort Bragg, N.C. by Col. Aaron Bank.
10 Apr 52 U. S. Army Psychological Warfare Center established at Fort Bragg, N. C.
26 Aug 45 96th Headquarters & Headquarters Detachment, Military Government Group 
activated.
9 Jul 42  1st Special Service Force, a joint Canadian-American venture,  formed at Fort William Henry Harrison, Montana
For a more detailed history, please go to the
U.S. Army Special Forces:The Green Berets
 
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