The 187th Infantry Regiment, from which the Rakkasans draw their history and lineage, was constituted Nov. 12, 1942, at Camp Mackall, North Carolina. The unit was activated Feb. 25, 1943, and designated as a glider infantry regiment (GIR) assigned to the 11th Airborne Division.
Read more of the history of 3rd Brigade Combat Team on our Unit History page.
COL Brandon S. Teague
3rd Brigade Commander
Headquarters and Headquarters Company "Samurai Rakkasans"
1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment "Leader Rakkasans"
2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "White Currahee Rakkasans"
3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment "Iron Rakkasans"
1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment "War Rakkasans"
21st Brigade Engineer Battalion "Rak Solid Rakkasans"
626th Brigade Support Battalion "Assurgam Rakkasans"