76th Engineer Company (Vertical)

 

CPT Trevor Gerard
1SG Phillip Goddard

 

Mission

On order, 76TH Engineer Company deploys worldwide to execute security, support, engineer combat operations, and foreign military engineer training in order to provide security, mobility, counter-mobility, and vertical engineering in support of the 19TH Engineer Battalion.

 

History

The 76TH Engineer Company was first constituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army. Prior to World War II, the 76TH was activated 1 June 1941 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. The company was deployed to Southeast Asia where it supported US and Allied Forces in India and Burma facilitating the crossing of water obstacles during the campaign to drive the Japanese out of Burma. During this time the company was reorganized and redesignated as the 76TH Engineer Light Ponton Company. Following the war, the 76TH was inactivated 27 November 1945 at the New York Port of Embarkation.

Following several years of redesignation, the company was deployed to Korea as the 76TH Engineer Dump Truck Company, arriving on 26 September 1950. Assigned to the Eighth Army, the 76TH participated in all ten campaigns of the Korean War, receiving a Meritorious Unit Commendation and was inactivated after the war.

The 76TH went through a period of activation and inactivation until 24 July 1964, where it was activated as a direct support maintenance company at Fort Lee, Virginia. The company was deployed to Vietnam on 8 July 1966. After returning from Vietnam, the company was inactivated. The 76TH was then activated as part of the 4TH Brigade, 25TH ID, Schofield Barracks in 1969 and inactivated in 1972 when its Soldiers and equipment were assigned to the 65TH Engineer Battalion.

The 76TH was activated on 16 October 2005 at Fort Knox and deployed to eastern Afghanistan from December 2006 until March 2008 where it provided general engineering support through quality of life and force protection facilities for coalition forces. From April 2009 until April 2010, the 76TH Engineer Company deployed to southern Afghanistan, providing general engineering support through FOB and COP construction in support of the US troop surge.

 

Awards & Honors

The 76TH is authorized the Army Meritorious Unit Commendations (MUC) with 2 OLC, for the following campaigns: Korea from 1950-1951, OEF from 2007-2008, and OEF from 2009-2010.

CONTACT INFORMATION

19th Engineer Battalion
175 N Tornado Division Road
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Telephone: (502) 624-4511



Staff Duty
Telephone: (502) 624-1919

S-1 NCOIC
Telephone: (502) 624-4395

S-1 OIC
Telephone: (502) 624-4465

S-1 Office
Telephone: (502) 624-4378

Family Resource
Support Assistant

Telephone: (502) 624-3670

 

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