102nd Infantry Regiment (United States)

102nd Infantry Regiment

Coat of arms
Active 1672-present
Country United States
Branch U.S. Army
Type Infantry
Motto(s) "Stand Forth"
Engagements American Revolution
American Civil War
World War I
World War II
Operation Enduring Freedom
U.S. Infantry Regiments
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The 102nd Infantry Regiment currently consists of one battalion in the Connecticut National Guard. Regimental designation is used only in historical tradition. There is no regimental commander, staff or headquarters. The 1st Battalion, 102nd Regiment is headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut.

Service history

World War I

In August 1917, the Regiment was organized with 3,755 Officers and enlisted men:

After completing its war service in France with the 26th Division, the Regiment arrived at the port of Boston on 7 April 1919 on the U.S.S. Agamemnon and demobilized at Camp Devens, Massachusetts on 29 April 1919.

Between the Wars

Reconstituted in the National Guard in 1921 as the 170th Infantry, assigned to the 43d Infantry Division, and allotted to the state of Connecticut. Reorganized 20 October 1922 by withdrawal of the 2d Infantry Regiment, Connecticut National Guard, from the 169th Infantry Regiment (organized 23 May 1921 by consolidation and redesignation of the 1st and 2d Infantry Regiments as the Connecticut Regiment of Infantry; redesignated 169th Inf. on 7 October 1921) and redesignation of the 2d Infantry as the 170th Infantry. Regimental Headquarters organized 8 June 1923 and federally recognized at New Haven, Connecticut.

The 170th Infantry was redesignated as the 102d Infantry on 28 February 1924. The regiment, or elements thereof, were called up to perform the following state duties: riot control at the textile workers strike at Putnam, in September 1934; flood relief at Hartford from 19 March–1 April 1936; hurricane relief in the vicinity of Rockville from 22–27 September 1938. The Regiment conducted annual summer training most years at Niantic between 1921–38. Inducted into active Federal service at New Haven on 24 February 1941 and moved to Camp Blanding, Florida, where it arrived 15 March 1941.[3]

World War II,[4]

In July 1943, the Regiment was organized with 3,256 Officers and enlisted men:[5]

Post War Service

The 1948 organization of the Regiment TOE 29-7T called for a strength of 3,774 Officers and enlisted men organized as below:

Global War on Terrorism

In 2006, the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) was reorganized from a "heavy" brigade to a specialized light infantry formation. The 1-102nd Infantry was added as the brigade slowly formed from 2006, transitioning to the 42d Infantry Division.

The 86th IBCT mobilized in December 2009 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana and completed a Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk prior to deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade returned home in December 2010 after being replaced by 2nd IBCT, 34th ID.[16][17]

Current Assignment

As part of the 2020 Army Force Structure Realignment, the 86th IBCT - which includes the 1-102d IN - was moved in 2016 from the 42d ID to the 10th Mountain division and wears their shoulder sleeve insignia.



  1. Maneuver and Firepower p56
  2. Military Map of the United States in 1918
  3. The US Army Order of Battle from 1919-1941 p406
  4. Stanton, Shelby L. (1984). World War II Order of Battle. New York, New York: Galahad Books.
  5. Maneuver and Firepower p183
  6. Maneuver and Firepower p220
  7. 1 2 Sawicki, James A. (1981). Infantry Regiments of the US Army. Wyvern Publications. pp. 195–96. ISBN 978-0-9602404-3-2.

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