World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Armor Branch (United States)

Article Id: WHEBN0029448878
Reproduction Date:

Title: Armor Branch (United States)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 194th Armored Brigade (United States), United States Army, 103rd Armor Regiment, United States Army Armor School, 2nd Armored Division (United States)
Collection: Branches of the United States Army
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Armor Branch (United States)

Armor
Armor branch insignia, featuring two crossed sabers with a m-26 tank superimposed on top
Active Created 10 July 1940
Country  United States
Branch U.S. Army
Type Armor
Home station Georgia
Motto The Combat Arm of Decision
Branch color Yellow

The Armor Branch of the United States Army is an active combat arms branch created in 1940.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Publications 2
  • Weapons 3
  • Current units 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Even though the armor branch traces its linage back to the original cavalry units, its first beginnings date from the First World War. The Tank Service of the National Army was formed on 5 March 1918. and disbanded after the war in 1920. The Armored Force was formed on 10 July 1940 and became a permanent branch of the Army in 1950. The United States Army Armor School is now located at Fort Benning.

Publications

ARMOR is the professional journal of the U.S. Army’s Armor Branch, published by the Chief of Armor at Fort Benning, GA., training center for the Army’s tank and cavalry forces. It is also one of the oldest publications in the U.S., founded in 1888 by cavalry officers on the American frontier as a forum for discussing doctrine, tactics, and equipment among soldiers geographically separated by the great distances of the American West.

Weapons

Current units

See also

References

  • http://www.history.army.mil/html/forcestruc/lineages/branches/ar/default.htm
  • http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/UniformedServices/Branches/tank_armor_obs.aspx

External links

  • http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryBranch.aspx?b=207
  • http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/UniformedServices/Branches/armor.aspx
  • http://www.armorcavalrymuseum.org/
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.