LTC Todd M. Fox
CSM Alan Higgs
Battalion Command Sergeant Major
Wolfhounds and Wolfhound Families!
Command Sergeant Major Alan Higgs and I would like to welcome you to Hawaii and the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds.”
Congratulations on your assignment to the Wolfhound Battalion. You are now a part of an organization with a long and distinctive history dating back to 1901.
The Wolfhounds first saw combat during the Philippine Insurrection in 1902. From the Philippines, the Wolfhounds moved on to Cuba and then the Texas/Mexico Border as a show of force to dissuade Pancho Villa.
During World War I, the Wolfhounds earned their name while serving in Siberia protecting the Trans Siberian Railroad. The tenacious pursuit tactics of the regiment won the respect of the Bolsheviks, who gave them the name "Wolfhounds."
The Wolfhounds served proudly in the Pacific during World War II, the Occupation of Japan, the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. Throughout our history fourteen Wolfhounds have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
For more than 60 years, the Wolfhounds have had a relationship with the Holy Family Home Orphanage in Osaka, Japan. This relationship was started on Christmas Eve in 1945 by Sergeant Major Hugh O’Reilly and is the longest running Army-Civilian organization relationship in the history of the Army. Every summer a few Wolfhound families host some of the children from the orphanage, and two Wolfhounds go to Osaka to deliver presents to the children every Christmas.
The Wolfhounds are currently designed as a Stryker Infantry Battalion in the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division – Tropic Lightning.
We look forward to you and your family joining the Wolfhounds. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve with you and stand ready to assist with your transition to Hawaii and into the Wolfhounds.
If you have questions during your transition, you can contact the S1 at (808) 655-9180. We believe you will find your assignment here both personally and professionally rewarding.
Command Sergeant Major
Todd M. Fox
Lieutenant Colonel, Armor