1st Infantry Division (United States)

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The 1st Infantry Division is a combined arms division of the United States Army, and is the oldest continuously serving division in the Regular Army.[5] It has seen continuous service since its organization in 1917 during World War I.[6] It was officially nicknamed "The Big Red One" (abbreviated "BRO"[2]) after its shoulder patch[6] and is also nicknamed "The Fighting First."[6] The division has also received troop monikers of "The Big Dead One" and "The Bloody First" as puns on the respective officially sanctioned nicknames.[7] It is currently based at Fort Riley, Kansas.

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1st Infantry Division
Insignia of the 1st Infantry Division
Founded24 May 1917; 105 years ago (24 May 1917)
Country United States
Branch United States Army
TypeCombined arms
SizeDivision
Part ofIII Armored Corps
Garrison/HQFort Riley, Kansas
Nickname(s)"The Big Red One"[1] (abbreviated "BRO"[2]) "The Bloody First"
Motto(s)No Mission Too Difficult. No Sacrifice Too Great. Duty First!
March"The Big Red One Song"[3]
Mascot(s)Rags
Engagements
Commanders
Commanding GeneralMajor General John V. Meyer III
Deputy Commanding GeneralBrigadier General Niave F. Knell
Command Sergeant MajorCommand Sergeant Major Christopher L. Mullinax
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commanders
List of commanders
Insignia
Subdued shoulder sleeve insignia, worn on ACU
Combat Service Identification Badge
Distinctive unit insignia
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