18th Infantry Regiment Association

2nd Battalion

2nd Battalion, 18 Infantry
170th Infantry Brigade - V Corps


Battalion Commander
LTC Matthew Eichburg CDR

 LTC Eichburg was born in Warren, Michigan and attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.  Upon his graduation he attended the Armor Officer Basic Course and Ranger School.  Upon graduation from Ranger School he was assigned to the 1st BN, 37th AR Regt, 3rd Infantry Division in Vilseck, Germany where he served as a Tank and Scout platoon leader deploying once to Bosnia.  LTC Eichburg then attended the Armor Officer Advanced Course and the Combined Arms Service Staff School (CAS3).  Following completion of those courses he was assigned to the 1st BDE, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, TX where he served as the BDE S4, tank company and HHC commander.  During his duty as BDE S4 the brigade executed a successful Bosnia deployment.  Following his command time, LTC Eichburg was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 395th Regt, 75th Division (AC/RC) in Fort Hood, TX where he served as a company team leader and battalion S3.  LTC Eichburg was then

selected to attend the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS and a year later was accepted into the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS).  Following his graduation from SAMS in 2005 LTC Eichburg was assigned a contingency operations planner in the V Corps HQ in Heidelberg, Germany and deployed with the V Corps HQ to Baghdad, Iraq.  In July of 2006 LTC Eichburg took over as the Executive Officer for the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regt in Ramadi, Iraq and served as the XO until his assumption of the duties as the Brigade Operations Officer (S3)in May 2007 in Baumholder, Germany.  LTC Eichburg served as the Brigade S3 for 20 months which included the brigade’s 2008 deployment to the Mada’in Qada in Iraq.  Since 15 July 09 LTC Eichburg has served as the battalion commander for the newly reflagged 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regt, VANGUARDS, in Baumholder, Germany.

LTC Eichburg has attended civilian and military schools and training programs to include:  The Armor officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Ranger School, Airborne School, the Scout Platoon Leader’s Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, the M1A2 Tank Commander’s Certification Course, Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy in 1993 and a Master’s in Education from the University of St. Marys in 2004. 

His awards and decoration include:  the Bronze Star (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Ribbon (2OLC), Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (1OLC), NATO medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Action Badge, and the parachutist badge, and the Orders of Saint George and St Maurice.

Battalion Command
Sergeant Major

CSM Dwight Dooley

CSM Dwight Dooley was born in New Iberia, Louisiana and attended Infantry Basic Training at Fort Benning, GA in October of 1987.  Upon completion he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, where he served as a Scout Observer, Ratelo, Sniper/Observer, Scout Team Leader, and Squad Leader.  CSM Dooley was then assigned to 5-9 Infantry, 6th Infantry Division, AK, where he served as Scout Squad Leader and a Rifle Squad Leader.  CSM Dooley was then assigned to the 4th Ranger Training Battalion at Fort Benning, GA, where he served as a Ranger Instructor.  CSM Dooley was then assigned to 2-5 Infantry Manchu’s, Schofield Barracks, HI, 25th Infantry Division (L), where he served as a Rifle Platoon Sergeant and Scout Platoon Sergeant. 

Upon completion of his duty in HI, CSM Dooley then joined the ranks of the 187th Infantry “Rakkasans” at 3rd BN, 3rd BDE, 101st Division Air Assault,
Fort Campbell, KY where he served as a Rifle Platoon Sergeant.  CSM Dooley was then DA selected to attend Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, SC and then assigned as a Senior Drill Sergeant and then First Sergeant in 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry, Fort Benning, GA.  After completion of Drill Sergeant duty, CSM Dooley returned to the “Rakkasans”, this time in 1st BN, 3rd BDE, 101st, Division where he assisted in the refit and transformation of the BDE into an IBCT.  CSM Dooley served as the C CO 1SG and than deployed in September 2005 to Bayji, Iraq as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company First Sergeant. 

CSM Dooley is a Class 57 graduate of the
United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas and was assigned as the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment Command Sergeant Major since June of 2007.  Since 2007, CSM Dooley has deployed successfully to Sadr City, Iraq and is currently the CSM for the newly reflagged 2-18 Infantry, VANGUARDS!

CSM Dooley has attended military schools and training programs to include: Ranger School, Drill Sergeant School; Airborne School; Air Assault School, North Warfare Course, Jungle Operations Course, Jump Master School; Scout Sniper Instructor; First Sergeants Course; Pathfinder School; Long Range Surveillance Leaders Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 57. CSM Dooley holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science from
Central Texas College.

His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star (1 OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (3rd OLC), Army Commendation Medal w/ V device, Army Commendation Medal (5th OLC); Army Achievement Medal (w/silver OLC), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Drill Sergeant Badge, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Order of Saint Maurice Medal.

Battalion address:
2-18 IN, 170 HBCT
APO AE 09034

Battalion phone contact numbers:

DSN Civilian
BN Staff Duty 314-485-6102 011-49-6783-66102
HHC CQ 314-485-6752 011-49-6783-66752
A Co CQ 314-485-8757 011-49-6783-68757
B Co CQ 314-485-8206 011-49-6783-68206
C Co CQ 314-485-7178 011-49-6783-67178

2/18th Lineage and Honors, click below for details

Lineage and Honors

The 2/18th is located in Baumholder, Germany, more info to            follow when available.

The 2/18th was activated at Baumholder on 15JUL2009, see pics

170th Infantry Brigade Homepage

page updated 10/02/2013