1 BN 305 REGT IN, 177th Armored Brigade



Lieutenant Colonel Adam L. Lowmaster
Battalion Commander
1-305 IN
CSM Kenneth S. Chaney
Battalion Command Sergeant Major
1-305 IN

History of the 1-305th Infantry Regiment

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 305th Infantry and assigned to the 77th Division.
Organized 26-29 August 1917 at Camp Upton, New York.
Demobilized 9 May 1919 at Camp Upton, New York.
Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 305th Infantry and assigned to the 77th (later re-designated as the 77th Infantry Division).
Organized in August 1921 with Headquarters at New York, New York.
Ordered into Active Military service 25 March 1942 and reorganized at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Inactivated on 15 March 1946 in Japan.
Activated 17 December 1946 in the Organized Reserves with Headquarters at Jamaica, New York.
Re-designated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; Location of Headquarters changed to New York, New York on 30 January 1951, and the unit was re-designated on 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve.
Reorganized 1 May 1959 under the Combat Arms Regimental System as a parent regiment with the 1st Battle Group.
Reorganized 26 March 1963, consisting of the 1st and 2nd Battalion elements of the 77th Infantry Division.
1st and 2nd Battalions inactivated 30 December 1965 and relieved from assignment from the 77th Infantry Division.
305th Infantry was withdrawn from the Combat Arms Regimental System on 17 October 1998 and re-designated as the 305th Regiment; later consisting of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions – elements of the 87th Division and concurrently allotted to the Regular Army
In December of 2016, the Regiment was re-designated as the 1-305th Armored Battalion under the 177th Armored Brigade, First Army Division East.
In the Summer of 2017, the 1st BN of the Regiment was reflagged from an Armored Battalion back to an Infantry Battalion.

Points of Contact

  • Commander
  • 601-554-7826
  • CSM
  • 601-554-7825
  • S1
  • 601-554-7821

Mailing Address

BLDG 806 Jackson Ave
Camp Shelby, MS 39407