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56th Troop Command

 Rhode Island Army National Guard

 

56th Troop CommandThe Headquarters of the 56th Troop Command, Rhode Island Army National Guard, is located at the Fogarty Armory in East Greenwich, RI. This headquarters provides command and control to a diverse assortment of units assigned to the Rhode Island Army National Guard.

Unit History:
Reorganized and Federally recognized 28 July 1947 as Battery C, 705th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion at Pawtucket

Ordered into active Federal service 14 August 1950 at Pawtucket; released 13 July 1952 from active Federal service and reverted to state control

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1953 as Battery C, 705th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1959 as Battery C, 1st Automatic Weapons Battalion, 243d Artillery

Converted and redesignated 1 May 1962 as Company D, 16th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces

Reorganized and redesignated 1 February 1966 as Company D, 19th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces

(Location changed 1 January 1968 to Providence)

Expanded 1 September 1972 to form Company C, 5th Special Forces Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group,

1st Special Forces, and Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 6th Special Forces Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces.

(Location changed 1 December 1975 to East Greenwich)

Organized 1 March 1979 as Command and Control Headquarters, Rhode Island National Guard

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1982 as Detachment 1, Headquarters, State Area Command, Rhode Island Army National Guard (Troop Command) (Special Forces)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1994 as 56th Troop Command, Rhode Island National Guard

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 56th Troop Command

  56th Troop Command
  Company A, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group
  Company A, 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment
  861st Engineer Company
  Company C, 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment
  1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment
  Company A, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment
  Company D, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment
  Company E, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment
  Company F, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment
  Company D, 126th Aviation Regiment

 Leadership

Commander
LTC William Conway
(401) 275-4444

Sergeant Major
CSM Christopher L. Dyer
Phone:(401) 275-4638

 Contact Us

56th Troop Command
Fogarty Armory
2841 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone:(401) 275-4607
FAX: (401) 275-4672

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