Combat Command and Brigade Headquarters Companies
When the 3d Armored Division was activated in 1941, and again in 1955, the division was organized into three Combat Commands designated by letter from A to C. Each Combat Command was constituted of a mixture of the armor, infantry, and artillery units of the division to constitute a self sufficient fighting unit.
In 1963, the US Army reorganized the Armored Divisions (ROAD) converting the Combat Commands into Brigades designated by number from 1 to 3. Each brigade had its own Headquarters and Headquarters Company which served as the home for its cadre. The Division maintained this structure until it was deactivated in 1992. There were many nicknames given to the Combat Commands and Brigades over the years. If we have a nickname listed differently than during your time, please contact the webmaster and we will try to give an accurate listing.