|169th Field Artillery Brigade|
169th Field Artillery Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
|Branch||Army National Guard|
|Garrison/HQ||Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado|
|Decorations||Croix de Guerre with Palm|
|COL Scott Sherman|
|Distinctive Unit Insignia|
The 169th Field Artillery Brigade is currently composed of the following units of the Colorado Army National Guard:
It was ordered into Federal Service on 1 October 1961 as part of the American reaction to the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and released in August 1962. The brigade headquarters was mobilized in March 2006 for service in Iraq and returned in July 2007.
Originally raised as an infantry unit in 1909, HHB, 169th Field Artillery Group was converted from the Headquarters Company of the 157th Infantry Regiment in Denver on 1 August 1955. It was redesignated as an Artillery Group on 1 October 1959. It reverted to the original Field Artillery Group title and transferred to Aurora, Colorado, on 1 March 1972. On 1 May 1978 it was redesignated as a Field Artillery Brigade.
The 169th's predecessor, the 157th Infantry Regiment, was awarded one campaign streamer in World War I and eight campaign streamers and one unit decoration in World War II.
|French Croix de Guerre, World War II (With Palm)||1943-1944||Embroidered "Italy"|
|World War I||Streamer without inscription|
|World War II||Sicily (with Arrowhead)||1943|
|World War II||Naples-Foggia (with Arrowhead)||1943|
|World War II||Anzio (wirth Arrowhead)||1943|
|World War II||Rome-Arno||1944|
|World War II||Southern France (with Arrowhead)||1944|
|World War II||Rhineland||1944--1945|
|World War II||Ardennes-Alsace||1944--1945|
|World War II||Central Europe||1945|