1st Battalion (OPFOR), 4th Infantry Regiment "Warriors"
Hohenfels Training Area
waven Unit Crest
old German Made
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The Battle Group was redesignated on 18 April 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry and concurrently relieved from assignment to the 2nd Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division. The Battalion was activated on 5 June 1963 in Aschaffenburg, Germany as an element of the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. There the Battalion took part in the many Return of Foreces to Germany (REFORGER) training exercises. In May 1983, 1-4th Infantry began to reorganize under the Army of Excellence program, being tasked with gaurding the Pershing missiles sites in Germany. The reorganization caused the Battalion to expand to 4 rifle companies, an anti-armor company and a very large Headquarters and Headquarters company. In May 1984, the 1-4th Infantry began to transition to the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The transition was completed in August 1984. In the late 1980's the Government again began to reduce the armed forces and 1-4th Infantry was listed for inactivation, which took place on 16 December 1987 and the unit was concurrently relieved from assignment to the 3rd Infantry Division. The 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment was reactivated on 16 November 1990 and assigned to the Combat Maneuver Training Center, 7th Army Training Command in Hohenfels, Germany as the Opposing Forces (OPFOR) battalion for Army units stationed in Europe, as well as international military units. OPFOR missions included: conducting an attack, conducting a defense, and conducting insurgent operations. OPFOR capabilities included: organic anti-tank fires, area and zone reconnaissance, employment of combat security outposts, air-mobile operations, deliberate and hasty breaches, insurgent cell replication, complex ambushes, and IED attacks. The battalion was manned by tankers, as well as infantrymen, along with all other MOSs in a normal battalion sized organization. The 1-4th Infantry Battalion consisted of a headquarters and headquarters company, 3 rifle companies (A-C Companies), and a tank company (D Company). The Battalion trained units deploying to Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraqi, and Afghanistan during High Intensity Conflict Rotations, and Mission Readiness Exercises. In addition to its OPFOR mission, the Battalion had the same training requirements as other infantry battalions in the Army. The Battalion executed squad external evaluations, tank gunnery, AT gunnery, MOUT training, marksmanship training, and live fire exercises. Between 2004 and 2006, the Battalion had also deployed on 3 separate company level rotations in support of OEF / ISAF under the .