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Armor Branch (United States)

For other uses, see Armor (disambiguation).

Armor
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Armor branch insignia, featuring two crossed sabers with an M26 Pershing tank superimposed on top
Active Created 10 July 1940
Country 23x15px United States
Branch 22x20px United States Army
Type Armor
Home station Fort Benning, Georgia
Motto The Combat Arm of Decision
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The Armor Branch of the United States Army is an active combat arms branch.

It was created provisionally in 1940 as Armored Force under Chief of the Armored Force, Brigadier General Adna_R._Chaffee,_Jr. and took control of all tank units in infantry and cavalry units.[1]

History

Even though the armor branch traces its lineage 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

  1. ^ Army Ground Forces, Study No. 1, Chapter III: GHQ and the Armored Force

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