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 10th Regiment is affiliated with the U.S. Army’s 23rd Infantry Regiment. “We Serve.”
The 23rd Infantry Regiment has a proud and distinguished history of service to the nation. From the Civil War to Vietnam, the 23rd Infantry Regiment has proven its courage and bravery.
Organized on July 8, 1861, the 23rd Infantry first saw action on Civil War battlefields, serving with distinction at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.
Following that tragic conflict, the Tomahawks were called upon to protect the western frontiers of a newly united country, where the regiment’s mettle was tested again on the field at Little Big Horn and in Arizona and Idaho campaigns.
The dawn of a new century found the Tomahawks engaged in the hard-fought Philippine campaigns for Manila and Mindanao.
Responding again in World War I, the 23rd Infantry participated in major actions at St. Mihiel, Lorraine and Meuse-Argonne.
The Tomahawk regiment returned to Europe in 1944 as part of the Normandy invasion and saw action throughout central Europe until the end of World War II.
The colors of the regiment were next unfurled over the Korean peninsula and were carried high in every major campaign of that conflict.
During the Vietnam War, members of the 23rd Infantry were a part of 12 major campaigns throughout Southeast Asia.
The bravery and dedication of the Tomahawk regiment have been cited in numerous awards, including seven Presidential Unit Citations, two Valorous Unit Awards, and nine unit citations presented by foreign nations.