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3rd United States Infantry Regiment
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3rd Infantry Regiment coat of arms
Active 3 June 1784 – 20 November 1946
6 April 1948 – present
Country  United States of America
Branch  United States Army
Type Infantry
Role Memorial affairs, ceremonies and special events (two battalions)
Stryker infantry (one battalion)
Size Four battalions (three active)
Garrison/HQ 1st Battalion – Fort Myer, VA
2nd Battalion – Fort Lewis, WA
4th Battalion – Fort Myer
Nickname(s) "The Old Guard"
Motto(s) Noli Me Tangere (English: Touch Me Not)
Colors Buff and black (historical)
March The Old Guard March
Anniversaries 21 September-Organization Day
Engagements
Website http://www.oldguard.mdw.army.mil/
Commanders
Current
commander
COL James J. Tuite IV
Notable
commanders
LTC Paul Octave Hébert
COL Henry Leavenworth
LTC Ethan A. Hitchcock
COL Benjamin Bonneville
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia
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Combat Service Identification Badge
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Distinctive Trimming
(Buff Strap)
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The 3rd United States Infantry Regiment is a regiment of the United States Army. It currently has three active battalions. It's sometime called The Old Guard, as well as Escort to the President. The regimental motto is Noli Me Tangere (from Latin: – "Touch Me Not"). The regiment is a major unit of the Military District of Washington (MDW).

The regiment is the oldest active duty regiment in the US Army. It was first created as the First American Regiment in 1784. It has been the official ceremonial unit of the US Army since 1948.

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