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Armor Branch (United States)

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Active  Created 10 July 1940
Branch  United States Army
Home station  Fort Benning, Georgia
Country  United States
Type  Armor
Armor Branch (United States)
Motto(s)  The Combat Arm of Decision

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.


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.


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.


  • M1A1 – Main Battle Tank
  • M1A2 – Main Battle Tank
  • Stryker – Armored Combat Vehicle
  • Stryker MGS – Infantry Support Vehicle
  • M2 Bradley IFV – Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • M3 Bradley CFV – Cavalry Fighting Vehicle
  • Current units

  • 1st Armored Division
  • 1st Cavalry Division
  • 33rd Armor Regiment
  • 34th Armor Regiment
  • 35th Armor Regiment
  • 37th Armor Regiment
  • 63rd Armor Regiment
  • 64th Armor Regiment
  • 66th Armor Regiment
  • 67th Armor Regiment
  • 68th Armor Regiment
  • 69th Armor Regiment
  • 70th Armor Regiment
  • 72nd Armor Regiment
  • 77th Armor Regiment
  • 103rd Armor Regiment
  • References

    Armor Branch (United States) Wikipedia

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