Today the 1st Cavalry Division once again assumes training and readiness authority and administrative control of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment.
This action by the III Armored Corps, headquartered at Fort Hood, supports their strategy of maintaining lethality through force modernization, continuity of sustainment, and a mastery of foundational training through streamlined resource management.
This is the third time in the history of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment that they have served under the command of the 1st Cavalry Division, most recently in 2007.
3rd Cavalry Regiment remains a separate brigade under the III Armored Corps who maintains command authority for employing the “Brave Rifles” during warfighter exercises and to support worldwide missions.
“We are excited to re-establish a closer training and resourcing relationship with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, which will enhance our readiness and war-fighting capability. Both of our organizations share a rich history of serving in combat together as part of the U.S. Cavalry,” said Maj. Gen. John B. Richardson IV, the commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division. “Bringing the Brave Rifles under the 1st Cavalry Division streamlines the management of resources and allows the two units to integrate unique capabilities to improve both units’ readiness to accomplish their wartime missions.”