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1 Special Operations Security Forces Sq (AFSOC)

Lineage.  Constituted as 1016 Guard Squadron on 27 Jul 1942.  Activated on 14 Aug 1942.  Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944.  Reconstituted, and redesignated as 16 Security Police Squadron on 31 Jul 1985.  Consolidated (1 Oct 1993) with the 1 Special Operations Security Police Squadron, which was constituted on 23 Feb 1993.  Activated on 24 Mar 1993.  Redesignated as:  16 Security Police Squadron on 1 Oct 1993; 16 Security Forces Squadron on 1 Jul 1997; 1 Special Operations Security Forces Squadron on

16 Nov 2006.


Assignments.  Air Transport Command, 14 Aug 1942-31 Mar 1944.  1 Special Operations Support (later, 16 Support; 16 Mission Support; 1 Special Operations Mission Support) Group, 24 Mar 1993 - .


Stations.  Las Vegas, NM, 14 Aug 1942-31 Mar 1944.  Eglin Air Force Auxiliary Airfield #9 (Hurlburt Fld), FL, 24 Mar 1993 - .


Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.


Campaign Streamers.  None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None. 


Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jun 1997-31 May 1999;

1 Jul 2003 - 30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005 - 30 Jun 2007.  Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jul 2007 - 30 Jun 2009; 1 Oct 2009 - 30 Sep 2011; 1 Oct 2011 – 30 Sep 2013; 1 Oct 2013 – 30 Sep 2015.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  [24 Mar 1993]-15 Apr 1994; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 24 Mar-10 Jun 1999; 1 Jul 1999 -30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001 - 30 Jun 2003.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 14 Nov 2016.


Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Sep 2013.


Emblem.  Approved on 30 Jun 1994.


Prepared by Major Tonia Stephens.


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey