MISSION:"To collect human intelligence through long range surveillance in the area of interest of the Division".
Charlie Company, 1/143rd Infantry Regiment, Rhode Island Army National Guard, is located in the Fogarty Armory, 2841 South County Trail, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818. The unit is assigned as the divisional LRS for the 42d Division. Soldiers in this unit are trained as Infantry (MOS 11B) and Communications Specialists (MOS 25C and 25U) with special skills as Airborne, Rangers, Long Range Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Military Free Fall, Scout Swimmer and Pathfinder.
Recently redesignated as Charlie Company, 1/143rd Infantry, the organization was formally the 173rd Infantry Detachment. The detachment started out it's existence as the Scout Platoon, Troop D, 1/26th Cavalry. When Troop D was reorganized in October, 1986 the scout platoon was no longer required and subsequently reformed into a long range surveillance detachment. The split from Troop D officially made this a new unit which does not share history from Troop D. This units first assignment continued with the 1st Squadron, 26th Cavalry Regiment.