3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
In the U.S. Army, the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment is one of the few units that retains the formal title of "regiment", but, in current terms, it is a Heavy Brigade Combat Team. It retains its lineage and traditional name of "Brave Rifles," and is an active unit with a distinguished record.
Prior to the restructuring, it was a unit intended for independent operation for armored reconnaissance and raids in the context of a corps organization, with a role of screening and scouting for the larger divisions. The Regiment, however, did not have the sustained logistical support of a divisional formation.