Red Arrow

With more than 3,400 Soldiers and units based in 36 Wisconsin communities, the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team is the largest unit in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Brigade combat teams are the basic deployable combat maneuver units in the U.S. Army today. The 32nd IBCT resembles a small-scale combat division, with infantry, cavalry, field artillery, and special troops units for intelligence, signal, military police, and combat engineers.

The 32nd IBCT is descended from the 32nd “Red Arrow” Division. In 1967, the 32nd Division was inactivated and reorganized as the 32nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Mechanized). The 32nd was again reorganized into the 32nd IBCT in 2007 to reflect the needs of the U.S. military for operations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

The 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team spent 2008 training and preparing for a mobilization and deployment. The unit was alerted in late 2007, and it received a mobilization order in December that called up more than 3,000 Soldiers for an active duty mission in Iraq, beginning in 2009. Eight other Wisconsin National Guard units were tapped to augment the brigade. This is the largest operational deployment of Wisconsin National Guard forces since World War II. The 32nd will have a security force mission and will be assigned tasks to assure freedom of movement and continuity of operations in Iraq.

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32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company - Camp Douglas

1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Battery - Wisconsin Rapids
  • Battery A - Marshfield
  • Battery B - Stevens Point
  • Battery C - Oconomowoc

3rd Battalion, 126th Infantry (Michigan Army National Guard)

2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company (-) - Appleton

    • Detachment 1, Headquarters Company - Clintonville
  • Company A (-) - Waupun

    • Detachment 1, Company A - Ripon
  • Company B - Green Bay

  • Company C - Fond du Lac

  • Company D - Marinette

1st Battalion, 128th Infantry

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company (-) - Eau Claire

    • Detachment 1, Headquarters Company - Abbotsford
  • Company A - Menomonie

  • Company B (-) - New Richmond

    • Detachment 1, Company B - Rice Lake
  • Company C (-) - Arcadia

    • Detachment 1, Company C - Onalaska
  • Company D - River Falls

132nd Brigade Support Battalion

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company - Portage

  • Company A (-) (Distribution) - Janesville

    • Detachment 1, Company A - Elkhorn
  • Company B (Maintenance) - Mauston

  • Company C (Medical) - Milwaukee

  • Company D (-) (Forward Support) - Baraboo

  • Company E (-) (Forward Support) - Waupaca

  • Company F (-) (Forward Support) - Mosinee

  • Company G (-) (Forward Support) - Neillsville

173rd Brigade Engineer Battalion

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company - Wausau

  • Company A (-) - Tomahawk

    • Detachment 1, Company A - Rhinelander
  • Company B - Onalaska

  • Company C (Signal) - Camp Douglas

  • Company D (-) (Military Intelligence) - Madison

    • Detachment 1, Company D (TUAS) - Camp Douglas

1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition)

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Troop - Madison
  • Troop A - Fort Atkinson
  • Troop B - Watertown
  • Troop C - Reedsburg

(-) - Headquarters of a split unit


32nd Infantry Brigade
127th Infantry Regiment
128th Infantry Regiment
105th Cavalry Regiment
120th Field Artillery Regiment
132nd Support Battalion
173rd Brigade Engineer Battalion