The 2nd Brigade can trace its proud heritage to Headquarters, 159th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 80th Division in August 1917. During World War I, the unit distinguished itself with campaign participation credit in the Somme, Meuse-Argonne and Picardy campaigns. The unit returned to the states in May 1919 and was inactivated at Camp Lee on June 26, 1919.

Read more of the history of 2nd Brigade Combat Team on our Unit History page.

COL Ed Matthaidess III
COL Ed Matthaidess III
2nd Brigade Commander

CSM Lynn.jpg
CSM Gary D. Lynn
2nd Brigade Command Sergeant Major

Headquarters and Headquarters Company
1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment "First Strike"
2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment "Strike Force"
1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment "Blue Spaders"
1st Battalion, 75th Cavalry Regiment "Widomakers"
39th Brigade Engineer Battalion "Raptor"
526th Brigade Support Battalion "Performance"