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35th Signal Battalion
35SignalBnCOA.jpg
Active 1942–1945
1948–1959
1980–present
Country United States
Branch U.S. Army Reserve
Part of 65th Regional Readiness Command
Garrison/HQ Fort Allen, Puerto Rico (Headquarters)
Motto(s) We Carry The Word
Engagements World War II
Decorations Meritorious Unit Commendation
Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia 35 Sig Bn DUI.jpg

The 35th Signal Battalion is a reserve unit of the United States Army. The 35th provides critical battlefield communications in support of combat operations worldwide. It is headquartered in Fort Allen, Puerto Rico. The 35th Signal Battalion is made up of the following companies: HHC, A Co, B Co, C Co. It currently has soldiers deployed in the Global War on Terror in support of operations in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).

Lineage[]

  • Constituted 11 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 35th Signal Construction Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 20 May 1945 as the 35th Signal Light Construction Battalion
  • Activated 16 January 1948 with Headquarters at Newark, New Jersey

(Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)

  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 November 1950 as the 35th Signal Aviation Construction Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 25 April 1952 as the 35th Signal Construction Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 July 1953 as the 35th Signal Battalion
  • Location of Headquarters changed 7 February 1958 to Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Inactivated 24 July 1959 at Jersey City, New Jersey
  • B Company, 35th Signal Battalion deployed to Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM on 23 September 2009. Aguadilla, Puerto Rico[citation needed]

Honors[]

Campaign Streamers[]

Decorations[]

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation, streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER (35th Sig Const Bn cited for period 7 Jun-6 Aug 1944; GO 44 Hq, lst Army, 16 Mar 1945)

Subordinate units[]

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 35th Signal Battalion
    • S1 – Personnel
    • S2 – Intelligence & Security
    • S3 – Operations
    • S4 – Logistics
  • A Company
  • B Company
  • C Company
  • 807th Signal Company - deactivated in 2007

Coat of arms[]

Shield
Tenne, five flashes radiating from base point argent, on a chief of the last three telephone poles palewise connected by two wires throughout of the first.
Crest
That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors (argent and tenne) the Lexington Minute Man proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor) stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto
We Carry the word.

Orange and white are the colors of the Signal Corps. The telephone poles are symbolic of the construction activities of the organization. The five flashes commemorate the campaigns of World War II. Additionally, the flashes are indicative of messages carried over the wires. The three poles and five flashes are suggestive of the numerical designation of the organization.

References[]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "35th Signal Battalion Lineage and Honors".

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