- 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (United States)
Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment
type=Air Defense Artillery
motto=NULLI VESTIGIA RETRORSUM (No Step Backward)
caption=Unit Crest of the 4th ADA Regiment
The 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment was constituted
1821-06-01in the Regular Army as the 4th Regiment of Artillery and organized from new and existing units with Headquarters at Pensacola, Florida. As a result of the division of the Artillery Corps into the Coast, and Field Artillery Corps, the Regiment was broken up 1901-02-13, and its elements reorganized and redesignated as separate numbered companies and batteries of the Artillery Corps.
4th Coast Artillery Regiment
The regiment was reconstituted on the
1924-07-01in the Regular Army as the 4th Coast Artillery Regiment. As a result of inter-war reductions in military appropriations, the following reductions and increases in the force levels affected this regiment::Activated (less Batteries B, E, and F) 1924-08-18in the Canal Zone.:(Battery C inactivated 1926-07-31at Fort Amador, Canal Zone;:Batteries B, C, and F activated 1932-04-15at Fort Amador, Canal Zone;:Battery E activated 1938-02-01at Fort Amador, Canal Zone;:Battery O activated 1940-03-15in the Canal Zone;:Batteries M and N activated 1940-10-14in the Canal Zone;:Battery L activated 1941-01-27in the Canal Zone)The Regiment (less Headquarters and Headquarters Battery) was disbanded 1944-10-03in the Canal Zone. Afterwards, the regiment underwent more changes with its Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Coast Artillery Regiment, reorganized and redesignated 1944-11-01as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Coast Artillery Group. The remainder of the regimental assets were used to organize the 4th Coast Artillery Battalion.
*Regiment (less Headquarters and Headquarters Battery) reconstituted
1944-10-12in the Regular Army, concurrently consolidated with the 4th Coast Artillery Battalion (constituted 1944-10-03in the Army of the United States) and consolidated unit designated as the 4th Coast Artillery Battalion;:Activated 1944-11-01in the Canal Zone:Disbanded (less Batteries A and D) 1946-02-01in the Canal Zone (Batteries A and D concurrently redesignated as Batteries A and D, Harbor Defenses of Balboa;:inactivated 1947-01-15and 1950-05-15, respectively, in the Canal Zone) 4th Coast Artillery Battalion (less Batteries A and D) :reconstituted 1950-06-28in the Regular Army; concurrently, battalion and Batteries A and D, Harbor Defenses of Balboa, redesignated as the 4th Coast Artillery Regiment (less Headquarters and Headquarters Battery)
*Remainder of the 4th Coast Artillery Regiment reorganized
*1st Battalion consolidated with the 4th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (active) (see below) and consolidated unit designated as the 4th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion:Redesignated
1950-07-31as the 4th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion:Inactivated [1957-06-16 June 1957 in England
*2d Battalion redesignated as the 20th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion:Redesignated
1952-03-13as the 20th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion:Activated 1952-05-08at Fort Lewis, Washington:Redesignated 1953-05-01as the 20th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion:Inactivated 1957-12-20at Phantom Lake, Washington
*3d Battalion redesignated as the "44th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion":Redesignated
1951-04-01as the 44th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion and activated at Fort Stewart, Georgia:Redesignated 1953-08-03as the 44th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion:Redesignated 1955-03-22as the 44th Antiaircraft Artillery Missile Battalion:Inactivated 1958-09-01at Niagara Falls, New York
4th Coast Artillery Battalion
As the 4th Coast Artillery Battalion, it was reorganized and redesignated
1945-01-02as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Harbor Defenses of Balboa, but was inactivated on 1947-01-15at Fort Amador, Canal Zone.
4th Antiaircraft Artillery Group
Consolidated again on
1950-06-28with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, as the 4th Antiaircraft Artillery Group (see below), the regiment was again consolidated as a unit and designated as the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Antiaircraft Artillery Group activated 1951-09-01at Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska, and inactivated 1958-01-15at Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska
Under the Combat Arms Regimental System (CARS) the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Antiaircraft Artillery Group was consolidated and reorganized to include::4th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion;:20th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion;:44th Antiaircraft Artillery Missile Battalion;
4th Air Defense Artillery
The 4th Field Artillery Battalion (organized in 1907) consolidated, reorganized, and redesignated
1958-09-01as the 4th Artillery Regiment, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System. The 4th Artillery Regiment (less former 4th Field Artillery Battalion) was again reorganized and redesignated 1971-09-01as the 4th Air Defense Artillery, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System (former 4th Field Artillery Battalion concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 4th Field Artillery Regiment— hereafter separate lineage)
1986-09-13from the Combat Arms Regimental Systemand reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System.
HHB, 4th AntiAircraft Artillery Group
1942-08-05in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Group
1942-08-24at Camp Stewart, Georgia
1943-02-07for North Africa.
*Arrived in North Africa on
1943-02-21, and landed on Sicily during August of 1943, and moved on to Italy on 1943-10-26.
1944-05-01as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Antiaircraft Artillery Group
1944-12-09at Barberino, Italy, with the assets and personnel reassigned to the 1168th Combat Engineer Group.
1950-06-28in the Regular Army
3/95th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA)(Semimobile)
1940-12-16in the Regular Army as the 95th Coast Artillery Regiment.
1941-04-17at Camp Davis, North Carolina
*Regiment Staged at
Fort McDowell, California] on 1941-12-21
*Regiment deployed to Hawaii from the San Francisco, Port Of Embarkation on
1941-12-26, and arrived in Hawaii on 1942-01-07.
*Regiment reorganized and redesignated
1943-12-12as follows::1/95th CAR became the 93rd AAA Gun Battalion, thereafter separate lineage.:2/95th CAR became the 752nd AAA Gun Battalion, thereafter separate lineage.:3/95th CAR became the 866th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion.
*Battalion arrived on the
*Battalion arrived on
Okinawaon 1945-04-26, where it remained into the Occupation period.
1946-09-30in the Philippine Islands
1948-10-13as the 4th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion
1949-01-15at Fort Bliss, Texas
The 3th Battalion, 4th Air and Missile Defense is a battalion under the 108th ADA Brigade at
Fort Bragg. They have transitioned from SHORAD to a mixed Patriot and Avenger Battalion. A Battery, 4th Air Defense Artillery is a THAAD unit.
Campaign Participation Credit
*War of 1812:
#Little Big Horn;
#Resaca de la Palma;
*World War II:
#American Theater, Streamer without inscription;
*Vietnam (2nd (105mm howitzers, towed), 5th (155mm howitzers, self-propelled) and 8th Battalions (175mm gun, self-propelled), 4th Artillery) [p.97, Stanton] :
#Counteroffensive, Phase II;
#Counteroffensive, Phase III;
#Counteroffensive, Phase IV;
#Counteroffensive, Phase V;
#Counteroffensive, Phase VI;
#Counteroffensive, Phase VII;
*Armed Forces Expeditions:
#Defense of Saudi Arabia;
#Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for VIETNAM 1967
*Valorous Unit Award for SAIGON
*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1968-1969
*Army Superior Unit Award for 1987
A 4th U.S. Artillery Regimental Brass Band exits that depicts the
regimental bandduring the Civil War. [http://4thartillerybrassband.com/]
* Stanton, Shelby L., "Vietnam Order of Battle: A Complete Illustrated Reference to US Army", Stackpole Books, 2003
4th Air Defense Artillery
[http://www.history.army.mil/lineage/branches/ada/0004ada.htm+4th+Air+Defense+Artillery+Regiment&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=au&client=firefox-a] Lineage and Honors Information as of 30 September 1996 (cached)
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