1ST ARMORED BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM (1ABCT)




  

"Devil" Brigade – America's First Brigade

The 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is one of the Army’s two oldest divisional brigades. The unit’s distinctive fleur-de-lis crest represents the brigade’s service in France where the unit saw combat after it was organized on 24 May 1917, under the newly formed First Expeditionary Force. 1st Brigade fought a host of campaigns during World War I, but was deactivated in 1939 when the Army discontinued its brigade-based divisional structure. 1st Brigade was reactivated in July 1958 at Fort Benning, Georgia. In 1964, the 1st Brigade joined the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, and was re-designated as the 1st Brigade of the Big Red One. The 1st Brigade deployed with the Big Red One to the Republic of Vietnam in 1965, subsequently fighting in ten campaigns encompassing 24 major battles. The Brigade returned to Fort Riley in 1970.


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LEADERSHIP
Colonel Ian J. Lauer is a native of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He received his commission through the University of Minnesota in 1999. His first assignment was with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado. Following graduation from the Armor Captain’s Career Course, he served in Germany where he commanded Company C, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment and Troop E, 4th US Cavalry Regiment (Brigade Reconnaissance Troop). He then served as the Battalion Operations Officer for 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment. Colonel Lauer attended the Joint Command and General Staff College at the Baltic Defense College in Tartu, Estonia. Following graduation, he was assigned to Operations Group at the National Training Center where he served as a Cavalry Squadron Operations Officer Trainer (Cobra 03), Brigade Operations Officer Trainer (Bronco 03), and Chief of Plans and Operations (Lizard 03). Colonel Lauer then commanded 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment and, subsequently, 3rd Squadron, 4th Security Force Assistance Brigade. He is a 2022 graduate of the United States Army War College with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. Colonel Lauer’s last assignment was as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, for the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey. Colonel Lauer’s operational deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom from January 2004 to February 2005, August 2006 to November 2007, December 2008 to November 2009; and Operation Enduring Freedom from July 2011 to June 2012. Colonel Lauer is married to the former Ms. Lynn Bresin of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, with whom he has five children: Sullivan (23), Eva (21), Truman (19), Henri (12), and Graham (9)…and one grandchild, Irwin (born 15 September 2022).

COL Ian J. Lauer

Colonel Ian J. Lauer is a native of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He received his commission through the University of Minnesota in 1999. His first assignment was with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado. Following graduation from...
Command Sergeant Major Donald Collier hails from Tupelo, Mississippi.  He entered the Army in 2002 and graduated Initial Entry Training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri as an Engineer.  Throughout his career, he served in every leadership position to include Team Leader, Squad Leader, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Command Sergeant Major.  He served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 31st Engineer Battalion (OSUT), 1st Engineer Brigade at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

CSM Donald S. Collier II

Command Sergeant Major Donald Collier hails from Tupelo, Mississippi. He entered the Army in 2002 and graduated Initial Entry Training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri as an Engineer. Throughout his career, he served in every leadership position to...
1ABCT UNITS

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"REGULATORS"


1ST ARMORED BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM,
HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY
(1ST ABCT, HHC)

Primary: 785-239-1623
Building: 7232 Normandy Drive

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"IRON RANGERS"


1ST BATTALION, 16TH INFANTRY REGIMENT (1-16INF)
Primary: 785-240-3111
Building: 7108 Desert Storm

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"DIEHARD"


1ST BRIGADE ENGINEER BATTALION (1BEB)
Primary: 785-239-9420
Building: 8710 Rogers Road

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"THE DREADNAUGHTS"


2ND BATTALION, 34TH ARMOR REGIMENT (2-34AR)
Primary: 785-240-1334
Building: 8462


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"LIBERTY"​


101ST BRIGADE SUPPORT BATTALION
(101BSB)

Primary: 785-239-9530
Building:
7109 Trooper Drive

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"QUARTERHORSE"


1ST SQUADRON, 4TH CAVALRY REGIMENT (1-4CAV)
Primary: 785-239-4464
Building: 8610

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"BURT'S KNIGHTS"


3RD BATTALION, 66TH ARMOR REGIMENT (3-66AR)
Primary: 785-239-5859
Building: 8616