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The 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment transforms volunteers into disciplined, fit and competent Scouts who are ready to contribute as members of a team that will fight and win the nation's wars.

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5th Battalion, 15th Cavalry Regiment Mission

The 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment transforms volunteers into disciplined, fit and competent Scouts who are ready to contribute as members of a team that will fight and win the nation's wars.

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5th Battalion, 15th Cavalry Regiment History

The 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry (5-15) is the proud descendent of the 15th Cavalry Regiment that was formed in 1901 at the Presidio in California. As the only active Squadron of the 15th Regiment, the 5th Squadron maintains the Regimental Colors.

Immediately upon its organization in 1901, the 15th Cavalry embarked for the Philippines to quell an insurrection in the United States newly acquired territory. The fierce combat in the Philippine jungles against the savage Moros forged the spirit of the Regiment in fire and blood; a spirit exemplified in the motto the Regiment chose for itself-TOUS POUR UN, UN POUR TOUS (All for one, one for all).

The Regiment's next action was part of the Cuban Pacification from 1906 to 1909, followed by duty along the Mexican border and the hunt for Poncho Villa.

When the United States entered World War I, the Regiment sailed for France as one of the four horse mounted Regiments on duty with the Allied Expeditionary Force. The fighting had already bogged down into trench warfare and the role of horse Cavalry was nearly over. The 15th was called upon to dismount and relieve exhausted infantry units in the trenches. It was the tank that finally broke the trench lines to end both the war and the role of the horse Soldier. The 15th served occupation duty after the war until June 1919 when it returned to the United States.

Sadly after 20 years of continuous active service, the Regiment was deactivated as part of the massive cutbacks in the Regular Army following the "war to end all wars".

With the advent of the Second World War, the 15th was again called to service in March 1942. The spirit and elan of the Cavalry were to lead the Army again, this time with new mounts, the armored car and tank. The 17th Cavalry Regiment was activated for the war in Europe and arrived in Scotland in March 1944. In England, the 15th was reorganized as the 15th Cavalry Group Mechanized. The Group was composed of the 15th and 17th Reconnaissance Squadrons. The 15th landed on Utah Beach on the 5 July 1944 as part of Patton's Third Army. The 15th served in four major campaigns in Europe: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. The 15th fought as part of the Third Army, Ninth Army and was assigned as a security force for several different divisions. The end of the war found the 15th deep inside Germany, covering over 1000 miles of enemy held territory since landing on the Continent in July 1944. The 15th had taken nearly 7000 prisoners, destroyed 78 guns and 495 enemy vehicles.

Following the war, the 15th was redesignated the 15th Constabulary Regiment, charged initially with occupation duty of the defeated Germany. The 17th was deactivated in January 1947. As the cold war began in earnest, the Regiment's duty shifted to patrolling the border between West Germany and East Germany, as well as the border with Czechoslovakia. The Constabulary Force guarded the border until 1952.

From 1952 to 1987, the Regiment went through a series of redesignations, inactivations and reactivations. Elements of the regiment served across the Army from Korea, Germany, and the United States to Troop G service in Vietnam from 1971 to 1972. In March 1987, the Army overhauled its Combat Arms Regimental System (CARS) to restore some order to the history and lineage of its regiments. One goal of this reform was to keep on active duty those regiments which had earned distinguished records over long years of service. The 15th Cavalry clearly deserved such recognition and in March 1987, the 15th Cavalry Regiment was reactivated at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The Squadron, as part of the 1st Armor Training Brigade, was charged with the mission of training 19D Cavalry Scouts. What greater honor could be bestowed on a distinguished Cavalry Regiment than charging it with the sole responsibility for training enlisted Cavalrymen for America's Army? The 15th Cavalry Regiment has served our country faithfully for nearly 100 years. Although only one squadron of the regiment is actively serving, who knows when the call to duty will bring the other squadrons back to active service? Until than, the 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry proudly serves as the regimental home base and color bearer, maintaining the links between the proud past and the challenging future.

Apache

Apache Troop
Commander
CPT Gene E. Wrice
706.626.4205
Apache Troop
First Sergeant
1SG Ronald A. Wagner
706.626.4210
Training Room
706.626.2972

PVT (Trooper's Name)
7226 2nd Cavalry Division Street
___ Platoon,_____ Troop
5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry
Fort Benning, Georgia 31905

Apache Troop Mission
Apache Troop transforms volunteers into disciplined, fit and competent Scouts who are ready to contribute as members of a team that will fight and win the nation's wars.  

What your Soldier does:
Your Soldier is training to be a Cavalry Scout, the most agile warrior on the battlefield. The Cavalry Scout is the commander's eyes and ears on the battlefield. When information about the enemy is needed, they call on the Scouts. They are responsible for reconnaissance and will learn about various weapons to include explosives and mines. Cavalry Scouts engage the enemy with anti-armor weapons and scout vehicles in the field, track and report enemy movement and activities, and will direct the employment of various weapon systems onto the enemy. Your soldier is training to join a corps with a long and proud tradition and an equally rewarding job.

Blackjack

Blackjack Troop
Commander
CPT Kevin L. Morris
(706)626-4307
Blackjack Troop
First Sergeant
1SG Donald D. Couch

Training Room
(706)626-4334

PVT (Trooper's Name)
7226 2nd Cavalry Division Street
___ Platoon,_____ Troop
5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry
Fort Benning, Georgia 31905

Blackjack Troop Mission

Blackjack Troop transforms volunteers into disciplined, fit and competent Scouts who are ready to contribute as members of a team that will fight and win the nation's wars.  



What your Soldier does:

Your Soldier is training to be a Cavalry Scout, the most agile warrior on the battlefield. The Cavalry Scout is the commander's eyes and ears on the battlefield. When information about the enemy is needed, they call on the Scouts. They are responsible for reconnaissance and will learn about various weapons to include explosives and mines. Cavalry Scouts engage the enemy with anti-armor weapons and scout vehicles in the field, track and report enemy movement and activities, and will direct the employment of various weapon systems onto the enemy. Your soldier is training to join a corps with a long and proud tradition and an equally rewarding job.

Comanche

Comanche Troop
Commander
CPT Joseph M. Fleming
(706)626-4405
Comanche Troop
First Sergeant
1SG David K. Horn
(706)626-4406
Training Room
(706)626-4409

PVT (Trooper's Name)
7226 2nd Cavalry Division Street
___ Platoon,_____ Troop
5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry
Fort Benning, Georgia 31905

Comanche Troop Mission
Comanche Troop transforms volunteers into disciplined, fit and competent Scouts who are ready to contribute as members of a team that will fight and win the nation's wars.  

What your Soldier does:
Your Soldier is in training to be a Cavalry Scout, the most agile warrior on the battlefield. The Cavalry Scout is the commander's eyes and ears on the battlefield. When information about the enemy is needed, they call on the Scouts. They are responsible for reconnaissance and will learn about various weapons to include explosives and mines. Cavalry Scouts engage the enemy with anti-armor weapons and scout vehicles in the field, track and report enemy movement and activities, and will direct the employment of various weapon systems onto the enemy. Your soldier is training to join a corps with a long and proud tradition and an equally rewarding job.

Dawg

Dawg Troop
Commander
CPT Jonathan K Goodman
(706)626-4506
Dawg Troop
First Sergeant
1SG Dehoyos H Rodriguez
(706)626-4505
Training Room
(706)626-4509

PVT (Trooper's Name)
7226 2nd Cavalry Division Street
___ Platoon,_____ Troop
5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry
Fort Benning, Georgia 31905

Dawg Troop Mission
Dawg Troop transforms volunteers into disciplined, fit and competent Scouts who are ready to contribute as members of a team that will fight and win the nation's wars.  

What your Soldier does:
Your Soldier is in training to be a Cavalry Scout, the most agile warrior on the battlefield. The Cavalry Scout is the commander's eyes and ears on the battlefield. When information about the enemy is needed, they call on the Scouts. They are responsible for reconnaissance and will learn about various weapons to include explosives and mines. Cavalry Scouts engage the enemy with anti-armor weapons and scout vehicles in the field, track and report enemy movement and activities, and will direct the employment of various weapon systems onto the enemy. Your soldier is training to join a corps with a long and proud tradition and an equally rewarding job.

Eagle

Eagle Troop
Commander
CPT Jared A. Ripperger
(706)626-4605
Eagle Troop
First Sergeant
1SG James R. Price
(706)626-4606
Training Room
(706)626-4609

PVT (Trooper's Name)
7226 2nd Cavalry Division Street
___ Platoon,_____ Troop
5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry
Fort Benning, Georgia 31905

Eagle Troop Mission
Eagle Troop transforms volunteers into disciplined, fit and competent Scouts who are ready to contribute as members of a team that will fight and win the nation's wars.  

What your Soldier does:
Your Soldier is in training to be a Cavalry Scout, the most agile warrior on the battlefield. The Cavalry Scout is the commander's eyes and ears on the battlefield. When information about the enemy is needed, they call on the Scouts. They are responsible for reconnaissance and will learn about various weapons to include explosives and mines. Cavalry Scouts engage the enemy with anti-armor weapons and scout vehicles in the field, track and report enemy movement and activities, and will direct the employment of various weapon systems onto the enemy. Your soldier is training to join a corps with a long and proud tradition and an equally rewarding job.

Fox

Fox Troop
Commander
CPT Robert C Smith
(706)626-4706
Fox Troop
First Sergeant
1SG Charles C. Perone
(706)626-4709
Training Room
(706)544-1748

PVT (Trooper's Name)
7226 2nd Cavalry Division Street
___ Platoon,_____ Troop
5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry
Fort Benning, Georgia 31905

Fox Troop Mission
Fox Troop transforms volunteers into disciplined, fit and competent Scouts who are ready to contribute as members of a team that will fight and win the nation's wars.  

What your Soldier does:
Your Soldier is in training to be a Cavalry Scout, the most agile warrior on the battlefield. The Cavalry Scout is the commander's eyes and ears on the battlefield. When information about the enemy is needed, they call on the Scouts. They are responsible for reconnaissance and will learn about various weapons to include explosives and mines. Cavalry Scouts engage the enemy with anti-armor weapons and scout vehicles in the field, track and report enemy movement and activities, and will direct the employment of various weapon systems onto the enemy. Your soldier is training to join a corps with a long and proud tradition and an equally rewarding job.

Grimm

Grimm Troop
Commander
CPT Joshua D. Jackson
(706)626-4806
Grimm Troop
First Sergeant
1SG Edward C. Mosher
(706)626-4805
Training Room
(706)626-4834

PVT (Trooper's Name)
7226 2nd Cavalry Division Street
___ Platoon,_____ Troop
5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry
Fort Benning, Georgia 31905

Grimm Troop Mission
Grimm Troop transforms volunteers into disciplined, fit and competent Scouts who are ready to contribute as members of a team that will fight and win the nation's wars.  

What your Soldier does:
Your Soldier is in training to be a Cavalry Scout, the most agile warrior on the battlefield. The Cavalry Scout is the commander's eyes and ears on the battlefield. When information about the enemy is needed, they call on the Scouts. They are responsible for reconnaissance and will learn about various weapons to include explosives and mines. Cavalry Scouts engage the enemy with anti-armor weapons and scout vehicles in the field, track and report enemy movement and activities, and will direct the employment of various weapon systems onto the enemy. Your soldier is training to join a corps with a long and proud tradition and an equally rewarding job.


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