|First United States Army|
|Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (late 1950's)|
|Distinctive Unit Insignia (29 Jan 1969)|
|First U.S. Army Flag|
|Active|| 10 Aug 1918 - 20 Apr 1919; (Regular Army)|
15 Aug 1927 - 08 Sep 1932; (Not Organized)
08 Sep 1932 - Present; (Regular Army)
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Current HQ||Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois|
|Motto||First In Deed|
- Organized 10 August 1918 in the Regular Army at La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, France, as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, First Army.
- Headquarters Troop reorganized and redesignated in September 1918 as Troop A, Headquarters Battalion, First Army.
- Redesignated 1 March 1919 as Headquarters Troop, First Army.
- Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, First Army, demobilized 20 April 1919 at Marseille, France.
- Reconstituted 27 June 1944 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, First Army.
- Concurrently, consolidated with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, First Army (active) (see Annex) and consolidated unit
designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, First Army.
- Redesignated 1 January 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, First United States Army.
- Headquarters Company inactivated 5 Jun 1970 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
- Constituted 15 August 1927 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Seventh Army.
- Redesignated 13 October 1927 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, First Army.
- Headquarters activated 1 October 1933 at Governors Island, New York.
- Headquarters Company activated 18 November 1940 at Governors Island, New York.
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
- Description : On a background equally divided horizontally white and red, 3 1/4 inches in height and 2 1/2 inches in width at base and 2 1/8 inches in width at top, a black block letter "A", 2 3/4 inches in height, 2 inches in width at base and 1 5/8 inches in width at top, all members 7/16 inch wide, all enclosed within a 1/8 inch Army Green border.
- Symbolism : The red and white of the background are the colors used in flags for Armies. The letter "A" represents "Army" and is also the first letter of the alphabet suggesting "First Army."
- Background : A black letter "A" was approved as the authorized insignia by the Commanding General, American Expedition Force, on November 16, 1918 and approved by the War Department on May 27, 1922. The background was added on November 17, 1950.
|16 Nov 1918 - 17 Nov 1950||17 Nov 1950 - late 1950's||late 1950's - Present||- Present|
Olive Drab border
Army Green border
Distinctive Unit Insignia
- Description : A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches in height overall consisting of a black enamel capital letter "A" bearing three gold stars on the top cross bar and five gold on the center cross bar, in front of and interlaced with a gold fleur-de-lis. The vertical petal is charged in base with a red enamel arrowhead behind and extending above the letter "A" and the tops of the two outside or flanking petals above the cross bar extending over the vertical legs of the letter "A". The lower ends of the outside petals curve under and over the lower ends of the vertical legs of the letter "A" and are joined together by a gold arched scroll inscribed "First In Deed" in black enamel letters. The areas within the letter "A" above the center cross bar are white enamel and the areas below the cross bar are red enamel.
- Symbolism : The basic design was suggested by the authorized shoulder sleeve insignia of the First Army. The Interlaced fleur-de-lis represent wartime service in France and alludes to the initial organization of the Headquarters Company as the Headquarters Troop, First Army at La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, France 10 August 1918. The three stars at the top of the letter "A" are for Lorraine 1918, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns in which the First Army participated in World War I. The five stars on the center cross bar are for the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe campaigns in which the First Army participated in World War II, the red arrowhead referring to the assault landing on the Normandy beaches. The motto "First In Deed" is based on the numerical designation, purpose and achievements of the First United States Army.
- Background : The insignia was approved on 27 January 1969.
Commanding General and staff
|37th||Lieutenant General||Michael S. Tucker||23 August 2013|
|Location||Begin Date||End Date|
|Various posts throughout France||04 Jul 1918||30 Apr 1919|
|Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York||08 Sep 1932||19 Oct 1936|
|Boston, Massachusetts||20 Oct 1936||26 Oct 1938|
|Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York||27 Oct 1938||12 Oct 1943|
|Clifton College, Bristol, England||20 Oct 1943||06 Jun 1944|
|Various posts throughout France||09 Jun 1944||10 Sep 1944|
|Various posts throughout Belgium||10 Sep 1944||09 Mar 1945|
|Various posts throughout Germany||09 Mar 1945||14 May 1945|
|Fort Jackson, South Carolina||25 May 1945||29 Jul 1945|
|Pacific Ocean Areas||30 Jul 1945||16 Sep 1945|
|Fort Bragg, North Carolina||17 Sep 1945||10 Jun 1946|
|Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York||11 Jun 1946||31 Dec 1965|
|Fort George G. Meade, Maryland||01 Jan 1966||00 Jun 1993|
|Fort Gillem, Georgia||00 Jun 1993||03 Jun 2011|
|Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois||21 Jun 2011||Present|
Assignment and Attachment
- General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces: 10 Aug 1918 - 30 Apr 1919
- General Headquarters, United States Army: 01 Oct 1933 - 09 Mar 1942
- Army Ground Forces: 09 Mar 1942 - 00 Jan 1944
- European Theater of Operations: 00 Jan 1944 - 00 Jul 1945
- Twelfth Army Group: 01 Aug 1944 - 00 Dec 1944
- 21st Army Group: 00 Dec 1944 - 00 Jan 1945
- Twelfth Army Group: 00 Jan 1945 - 00 May 1945
- Southwest Pacific Area: 00 Jul 1945 - 00 Sep 1945
- Army Ground Forces: 00 Sep 1945 - 09 Mar 1948
- Army Field Forces: 09 Mar 1948 - 01 Feb 1955
- United States Continental Army Command: 01 Feb 1955 - 01 Jul 1973
- United States Army Forces Command: 01 Jul 1973 - Present
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award||31 Aug 2005 - 13 Oct 2005||2005|
|Army Superior Unit Award||11 Sept 2001 - 31 Mar 2004||unknown|
|Army Superior Unit Award||1 Jun 2008 - 30 Sept 2011||10 Aug, 2012|
- 1965: Award of Merit for Safety from the Department of the Army
Campaign Participation Credit
Headquarters and Headquarters Company (Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1918-19)
|World War I||World War II|
Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
|World War II|
Headquarters, Special Troops
|World War II|
|World War II|