14th Regiment: Hamilton’s Own
July 8, 2011
The U.S. Army Cadet Command established the Regimental Affiliation Program in 1985 to foster unit cohesion, camaraderie, esprit de corps, and the pride of belonging among the diverse groups of Cadets attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course from states around the nation.
Cadets attending LDAC have the unique privilege of being members of one of the Army’s finest combat units. Through the Regimental Affiliation Program, each Cadet organization is assigned to an active Army regiment. The goal of the program is to bind Cadets and cadre together in a close-knit and dynamic organizational relationship with a strong sense of teamwork so crucial to success at LDAC.
LDAC’s 14th Regiment is affiliated with the U.S. Army’s 5th Field Artillery Regiment. “Faithful and Truth.”
The 5th Field Artillery was constituted as part of the Regular Army in January 1907, although the lineage dates back to the Revolutionary War. Campaign streamers from the War of 1812, Indian Wars, Mexican War, and Civil War further attest to its long history.
The unit also served in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection before being assigned to the 1st Division in 1917. From this war, the Regiment was awarded seven campaign streamers and received the French Croix De Guerres with Palm for action in Lorraine, Picardy, the Aisne-Marne and the Meuse-Argonne campaigns.
In World War II, eight additional campaign streamers were added to the Regimental standard along with the French Croix De Guerres with Palm, French Medaille Militaire and Belgian Fourragere.
During the conflict in Vietnam, the regiment earned eleven campaign streamers and was awarded two Meritorious Unit Commendations, Republic of Vietnam Crosses of Gallantry with Palm, and the Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal.
In September 2003, the 5th Field Artillery deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The battalion served as direct fire support in and around Ramadi, Iraq.