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K-9 asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 8 years ago

How do army divisions get there names/numbers?

For instance there is a 75th Ranger Regiment. Has there really been 74 prior ranger regiments.

Another example:

528th Sustainment Brigade

So there has been 528 different sustainment brigades?

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  • Wraeth
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    History and the Regimental Organization of the US Army. The 75th Rangers originally were the 75th Infantry Regiment. And yes there had been 74 prior infantry regiments.

    Most of the current numbering system was started during WW1. It was amended and expanded during WW2, and over the years it has changed when it has been needed to change.

    Source(s): US Army Scout
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  • Joyce
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    What it means is that he wants you to think that he is doing something that he is not. The Screaming Eagles is 101st Airborne (AA) Division. The Ranger part is the 75th Ranger Regiment or School Qualified; meaning he only went to school. The thing is, a lot of people say they are part of the Rangers or they are a Ranger. I would ask him is he a Ranger or Ranger Qualified and see what he says. The ones of us that have been serving as an Ranger that offense to people saying they are a Ranger, when really they are only Ranger Qualified.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    History man!

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