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49th Movement Control Battalion

"49ERS"

HISTORY

The 49th Corps Movement Control Center was constituted into the Regular Army force structure as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Battalion, 49th Quartermaster Regiment. As part of the general mobilization following America’s entry into World War II, the 49th was redesignated on 1 April 1942 as the49th Quartermaster Truck Regiment. The Regiment was activated on 1 May 1942 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The 49th was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 49th Quartermaster Truck Battalion, Mobile. The 49th remained under the auspices of the Quartermaster Corps following the creation of the Transportation Corps on 31 July 1942.

The 49th subsequently deployed to France as part of the follow-on forces in the wake of the Normandy invasion. The battalion took part in the Allied campaigns in Northern France and Central Europe, earning campaign streamers for its colors, in both. At wars end, the 49th remained in Europe. As part of the post war demobilization, the battalion was deactivated on 8 April 1946 in France.

While the battalion was in a deactivated status, it was converted and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 49th Transportation Corps Truck Battalion, transferring from the Quartermaster Corps to the Transportation Corps. On 11 June 1954, the battalion was redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 49th Transportation Battalion. The 49th returned to the active force structure on 3 August 1954 at Camp Gordon, Georgia. It deactivated at Camp Gordon on 1 September 1955 and transferred to US Army Europe.

On 5 December 1955, the battalion activated in Germany. The battalion remained in the active force structure as part of the support structure for US forces stationed in Europe until 1 March 1968, when it was deactivated. The battalion remained deactivated until 1 March 1982, when it was redesignated as the 49th Transportation Center and activated at Fort Hood, Texas, as the Corps Movement Control Center for III Corps.

Beginning in August of 1990, the battalion began deploying its subordinate movement control teams to Southwest Asia, where they were attached to the 330th Transportation Center in support of XVIII Airborne Corps. The 49th eventually deployed to support US forces in Saudi Arabia and was initially assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps and then the 22nd Support Command. While deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the battalion earned the Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA, and campaign streamers for both the Defense of Saudi Arabia and the Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

In 1993, elements of the 49th deployed with other units of the 13th Corps Support Command as part of the Joint Task Force supporting Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. The 49th’s participation was recognized by the award of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, streamer embroidered RESTORE HOPE. In late 1995, the battalion deployed a planning team to Europe to help plan the deployment into Bosnia. This team then became the nucleus around which the Joint Movements Center for the operation was built. From then until the fall of 1998, the battalion has had soldiers continually deployed to different regions of the world. In April 1997, the 49th had six subordinate units deployed to six countries, performing movement control operations in support of various exercises and contingency operations.

Since 1999, the battalion deployed detachments numerous times to Kuwait for Operation Desert Spring and to Egypt for Bright Star. After the tragic events of September 11th, the battalion sent detachments to Kuwait for Operation Vigilante Hammer and to Southwest Asia and Europe in support of Operation Enduring and Iraq freedom. Most recently, elements of 49th Trans BN deployed to Louisiana in support of JTF-Katrina to help Facilitate relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina victims.


Campaign Participation Credits
World War II:
Northern France
Central Europe
Southwest Asia:
Defense of Saudi Arabia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait


Decorations:
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Commander

"We will train, we will operate professionally, we will serve the community, we will build teams and develop team players, and finally, we will continue to be the best movement control battalion in the United States Army."

 

LTC Bell


SERGEANT MAJOR

"Our Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers are the centerpiece of the best equipped, trained, and led Army in history. I am honored to serve alongside these great heroes."

 

CSM Culp