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US Army 2nd ADA Insiginia Fidus Ultra Finem unit crest. Fidus Ultra Finem = Faithful Beyond the End

2d BATTALION, 2d AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY
Constituted 1 June 1821 in the Regular Army as the 2d Regiment of Artillery and organized
from existing companies of artillery as follows:
Headquarters organized 1 June 1821 at Fort McHenry, Maryland, Colonel Nathan
Towson, commanding
Company M, 2d Battalion, Corps of Artillery, Northern Division, at West Point, New
York (Captain Decius Wadsworth's Company and Captain William MacRca's Company,
both organized in 1798 in the Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers, redesignated 3 March
1799 as companies in the 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers; consolidated 16 March
1802 with Captain Josiah Dunham's Company, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers
[originally organized in 17991, reorganized and redesignated as Captain Nehemiah
Freeman's Company, Regiment of Artillerists; redesignated 11 January 1812 as Captain
Nehemiah Freeman's Company, 1st Regiment of Artillery; redesignated 10 July 1812 as
Brevet Major Nehemiah Freeman's Company, 1st Regiment of Artillery; redesignated 16
August 1813 as Captain William Gates' Company, 1st Regiment of Artillery; redesignated
12 May 1814 as Captain William Gates' Company, Corps of Artillery; redesignated 17 May
1815 as Captain William Gates' Company, Corps of Artillery, Northern Division;
redesignated 6 August 1815 as Brevet Major Alexander S. Brooks' Company, Corps of
Artillery, Northern Division; consolidated 29 October 1816 with Company M, 2d Battalion,
Corps of Artillery, Northern Division [originally organized in 1812 as Captain William Van
Deursen Jr's Company, 3d Regiment of Artillery], reorganized and redesignated Company
M, 2d Battalion, Corps of Artillery, Northern Division), redesignated Company A

Activated 1 August 19146 at Fort Winfield Scott, California
Inactivated 25 November 19146 at Fort Winfield Scott, California
Redesignated 28 June 1950 as Battery B, 2d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
Redesignated 27 February 1951 as Battery B, 2d Antiaircraft Artillery
Automatic Weapons Battalion, an element of the 1st Armored Division
Activated 7 March 1951 at Fort Bliss, Texas
Consolidated 20 March 1951 with Battery B, 43 14th Antiaircraft Artillery
Automatic Weapons Battalion (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as
Battery B, 2d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion
Redesignated 20 May 1953 as Battery B, 2d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
Inactivated 15 February 1957 at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and relieved from
assignment to the 1st Armored Division
Consolidated 15 December 1161 with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d
Howitzer Battalion, 2d Artillery (active) (organized in 1901), and consolidated
unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion,
2d Artillery (organic elements constituted 2 June 1958 and activated 25 June 1958)
Redesignated 15 March 1968 as the 2d Battalion, 2d Artillery
Redesignated (less former Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d Howitzer
Battalion, 2d Artillery) 1 September 1971 as the 2d Battalion, 2d Air Defense
Artillery, and inactivated at Fort Sill, Oklahoma (former Headquarters and
Headquarters Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 2d Artillery, concurrently
reorganized and re-designated as the 2d Battalion, 2d Field Artillery - hereafter
separate lineage)
2d Battalion, 2d Air Defense Artillery, activated 13 September 1972 in
Germany
Inactivated 15 September 1986 in Germany
Activated 1 June 1988 at Fort Hood, Texas
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