1st Infantry Division (United States)

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The 1st Infantry Division (1ID) 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
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Insignia of the 1st Infantry Division
Active24 May 1917 - present
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited 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
Website1id.army.mil
Leadership
Commanders
Commanding GeneralMajor General John V. Meyer III
Deputy Commanding GeneralBrigadier General Niave F. Knell
Command Sergeant MajorCommand Sergeant Major Derek Noyes
Notable
commanders
List of commanders
Insignia
Subdued shoulder sleeve insignia, worn on ACUPatch_of_the_U.S._Army_1st_Infantry_Division_%28OCP%29.png
Combat Service Identification BadgeCombat_service_identification_badge_of_the_1st_Infantry_Division.svg
Distinctive unit insignia1st_Infantry_Division_DUI.png
Flag[4]Flag_of_the_United_States_Army_1st_Infantry_Division.svg
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