Mission Statement

1-78th Field Artillery Battalion trains and develops adaptive soldiers to provide effective and timely fire support. Supports the design of fire support training in order to provide the Army with combat ready, Field Artillery Soldiers. On order, 1-78th FA conducts other training and support as directed by 428th Field Artillery Brigade.

LTC Nicholas S. Kauffeld Commander
CSM Jose M. Salas First Sergeant

Unit Insignia Description:
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 13/32 inches (3.57 cm) in height consisting of the shield, crest and motto of the coat of arms.

Symbolism:
The field is red for Artillery. The gold billets are from the arms of Franche Comté, the canton from the badge of the parent organization. The crest is the divisional shoulder sleeve insignia charged with the number of the regiment.

Background:
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 78th Field Artillery Regiment on 20 April 1928. It was redesignated for the 78th Field Artillery Battalion (Armored) on 2 January 1941. It was redesignated for the 78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 20 April 1954. It was redesignated for the 78th Artillery Regiment on 17 November 1958. The insignia was redesignated for the 78th Field Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.

Motto:
SEMEL ET SIMUL "At Once and Together".

Unit Coat of Arms Shield:
Gules, billetté Or; on a canton of the last voided Sable, a sun in splendor of the second charged with the Arabic number "13" of the third (for the 13th Cavalry). The field is red for Artillery. The gold billets are from the arms of Franche Comté, the canton from the badge of the parent organization.

Crest:
On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a six point mullet Gules charged with the Arabic number "78". The crest is the divisional shoulder sleeve insignia charged with the number of the regiment.

Background:
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 78th Field Artillery Regiment on 16 May 1921. It was redesignated for the 78th Field Artillery Battalion (Armored) on 2 January 1941. It was redesignated for the 78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 20 April 1954. It was redesignated for the 78th Artillery Regiment on 17 November 1958. The insignia was redesignated for the 78th Field Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.

Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army as Troops A and B, 20th Cavalry. Organized 1 June 1917 at Fort Riley, Kansas. Consolidated, converted, and re-designated 18 November 1917 as Battery A, 78th Field Artillery, an element of the6th Division. Inactivated 7 September 1921 at Camp Grant, Illinois. (78th Field Artillery relieved 2 October 1939 from assignment to the 6th Division). Re-designated 15 July 1940 as Battery A, 78th Field Artillery Battalion, and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an element of the 2d Armored Division. Re-designated 1 January 1942 as Battery A, 78th Armored Field Artillery.

Re-organized and re-designed 1 July 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Howitzer Battalion, 78th Artillery, an element of the 2d Armored Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated). Re-designated 8 July 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 78th Artillery. Re-designated 1 September 1972 as the 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery. Inactivated 1 October 1983 at Fort Hood, Texas, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Armored Division Headquarters transferred 28 February 1987 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

World War I

  • Streamer without inscription
World War II
  • Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead)
  • Sicily (with arrowhead)
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
Decorations
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY (78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion cited; DA GO 28, 1948)
  • French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY (78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion cited: WD GO 43, 1950)
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940 (78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion cited: DA GO 43, 1950)
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in Belgium (78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion cited: DA GO 43, 1950)
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes (78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion cited: DA GO 43, 1950)

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Charlie BTRY CQ Bldg 2470 (580) 442-5322
Bldg 2471 (580) 442-6066
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National Guard (405) 351-0425  
Battalion HQ Bldg 4402 (580) 442-6480 Staff Duty (580) 442-6480