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Release No: 067-95
February 10, 1995

ARMY ANNOUNCES DIVISIONS TO REMAIN IN THE 10-DIVISION FORCE

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Army Togo D. West Jr., and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan today named the divisions that will remain on active duty as the Army restructures from 12 to 10 divisions. The Army announced in December its plan to inactivate several major units as it finalizes the force structure drawdown directed by the October 1993 Bottom-Up Review.

The 2d Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, will be redesignated as the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Stewart, Ga., will be redesignated as the 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized). The 3d Infantry, currently stationed in Germany will be redesignated as the 1st Infantry Division. The restructuring plan announced in December, called for the inactivation of the headquarters and division support units of the 1st Infantry at Fort Riley, Kansas, and the 4th Infantry at Fort Carson, Colo. These redesignations ensure two of the Army's most famous and decorated divisions remain in the active force.

Also announced in December were the new designations for brigades in Alaska and Fort Lewis, Wash. The 1st Brigade, 6th Infantry Division (Light) at Fort Richardson, Alaska will retain its designation but will be aligned with the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). The 1st Brigade, 7th Infantry Division (Light), often called the 9th Infantry Regiment (Manchus), at Fort Lewis, Wash., will be redesignated as the 1st Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division (Light).

The 10-division Army will consist of four light divisions (light infantry, airborne and air assault) and six heavy divisions (mechanized infantry and armored), all stationed at existing installations. All divisions will consist of three active component brigades. Some divisions will have one brigade stationed at a different location.

The plan designating the remaining divisions was developed by the Army Center of Military History which maintains records of Army unit lineage and honors. In determining which divisions should remain on active duty, the Center prepared an order of precedence list based on unit age, campaign participation, and awards and decorations. Units were then rank-ordered by category, providing a framework for the Army leadership to select the units to remain on active duty.

The brigade newly assigned to the 25th Infantry Division will be redesignated by the end of fiscal year 1995. Redesignation of the 1st, 3d and 4th Infantry Divisions will take place during fiscal year 1996.

When the restructuring and renaming is complete, the active Army will look like this:

1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) - headquarters and two brigades in Germany, one brigade at Fort Riley, Kan.

1st Armored Division - headquarters and two brigades in Germany, one brigade at Fort Riley, Kan.

1st Cavalry Division - headquarters and three brigades at Fort Hood, Texas.

2d Infantry Division (Mechanized) - headquarters and two brigades in Korea, one brigade at Fort Lewis, Wash.

3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) - headquarters and two brigades at Fort Stewart, Ga., one brigade at Fort Benning, Ga.

4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) - headquarters and two brigades at Fort Hood, Texas, one brigade at Fort Carson, Colo.

10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) - headquarters and two brigades at Fort Drum, N.Y., and the 1st Brigade, 6th Infantry Division (Light) at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

25th Infantry Division (Light) - headquarters and two brigades at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, one brigade at Fort Lewis, Wash.

82d Airborne Division - headquarters and three brigades at Fort Bragg, N.C.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) - headquarters and three brigades at Fort Campbell, Ky.


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