1st Battalion, 635th Armored Regiment
Mission: Close with and destroy enemy forces using fire, maneuver, and shock effect or repel assault by fire and counterattack. The battalion has two armored companies operating the M1A2 System Enhancement Package version 2 Abrams Battle Tank and one mechanized infantry company operating the M2A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. These companies are augmented with mortars, snipers, fires support, medical, and communications sections, and are sustained by an expeditionary forward support company.
Command Leadership and Unit Structure
The battalion commander is Lt. Col. Matthew Holler
The senior noncommissioned officer is Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Kaltenborn
The Unit is composed of the following;
- Headquarters, Kansas City and Junction City
- Company A, Emporia
- Company B, Lawrence
- Company C, Wichita and Lawrence
- Detachment 1, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 114th Field Artillery, Junction City
- Company G, 106th Brigade Support Battalion, Manhattan and Kansas City
Recent Unit Highlights
Individual training was the focus for the 1st Battalion, 635th Armored Regiment in fiscal year 2022. Tankers, infantrymen, and Soldiers supporting the maneuver elements within the battalion were tasked with resetting from the National Training Center rotation the previous year and refitting in preparation for deployment.
The battalion focused on individual weapons qualification, warrior tasks and battle drills, leader development, combat vehicle maintenance, basic combat life saver certification, staff functions, command post operations, virtual gunnery tables and maneuver simulations in the Close Combat Tactical Trainer.
While attending annual training at Fort Riley, the 1st Battalion, 635th conducted a family resourcing day, which gave Soldiers and their families the opportunity to obtain free services offered by the Department of Defense, the United States Army, and the Kansas National Guard to assist families and Soldiers with military life and civilian life after retirement.