The Ghost Brigade conducts Individual and Collective Training to return companies and battalions
to FSO capability in accordance with I Corps, FORSCOM and DA directed
ARFORGEN guidance to set the conditions for future operations.
Ghost Brigade Headquarters
MS 81 Bldg 3733 Stryker Avenue
JBLM, WA 98433-9500
The Brigade was first constituted on 21 September 1917 in the Regular Army as Headquarters Troop, 2nd Division, and later organized on 8 October 1917 at Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont. Shortly following the organization at Fort Ethan Allen the Brigade was sent to France joining the heavy fighting that took place as a part of the American Expeditionary Force. The Brigade participated in many key operations which include: Aisne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Ile de France 1918, and Lorraine 1918.
On July 22, 1942 the Brigade was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters Company, 2nd Division. During World War II the Brigade participated in many important operations in the European Theater earning five battle streamers and several foreign decoration. Major battles include: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. Following World War II, the Brigade made its way back to America. First stopping in New York, then Texas, and finally being assigned for the first time here at Fort Lewis in April of 1946.
During the summer of 1950, the Brigade moved with the Division to the Far East Command arriving in Pusan, Korea on July 23, 1950. By August 24, 1950 the entire Brigade was committed at the Naktong River Line which began a long series of arduous battles which include the epic battles of Chipyong-ni and Wonju. Other operations include: UN Defensive, UN Offensive, CCF Intervention, 1st UN Counteroffensive, CCF Spring Offensive, UN Summer-Fall Offensive, 2nd Korean Winter, Korea Summer-Fall 1952, 3rd Korean Winter, and Korea Summer 1953.
During the summer of 1954, the entire Division moved from Korea to Fort Lewis for the second time. It then moved to Fort Richardson, Alaska and was ultimately deactivated on May 2, 1960 at Fort Benning, Georgia. On January 25, 1963 the Brigade was reactivated and reassigned to the 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Georgia. Two years later, on July 1, 1965 the Brigade moved to Korea to join the rest of the 2nd Infantry Division, where its mission was to guard portions of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and help deter war on the peninsula.
On June 16, 2005 the Brigade was reorganized and redesignated as the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. The Brigade focused its efforts to deter North Korean aggression, strengthen the bond and relationship between the United States and Republic of Korea.
The Brigade was deactivated in Korea in 2015 and was reflagged at Joint Base Lewis-McChord later that year as 1-2 SBCT, 7th Infantry Division "Ghost".