On 17 September 2004, the scuba diver badge was discontinued in lieu of a new special operations diver badge and an additional grade, the special operations diving supervisor badge, was created. Prior to this change, the basic scuba diver badge was the same for all of the U.S. armed forces. The new design includes sharks, symbolizing speed, stealth, and lethal efficiency, and two Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knives in saltire, representing the heritage of OSS operational swimmers during World War II. The combat diver qualification and combat diving supervisors courses are taught by Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School, Naval Air Station Key West.
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Constituted 1 February 1963 in the Regular Army as the 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion and assigned to the 11th Air Assault Division. Activated by elements between 11 February and 18 July 1963 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Relieved from the 11th Air Assault Division, reorganized and redesignatged 227th Aviation Battalion and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, 1 July 1965. Reorganzied 19 November 1974; Headquarters and Headquartrers Company redesignated 227th Aviaiton Company and remainder of battalion inactivated at Fort Hood, Texas. 227th Aviaition Company reorganized and redesignated 21 May 1978 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 227th Aviaiton Battalion; concurrently, remainder of battalion activated at Fort Hood. Relieved from the 1st Cavalry Division, reorganized and redesignated 16 July 1987 as the 227th Aviation, a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System, with Headquarters at Fort Hood, Texas.
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