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History Begins for Modular Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team
4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office

FORT HOOD, Texas, Dec. 16, 2004 – The 4th Infantry Division became the Army's newest modular division today during a ceremony at Cameron Parade Field here.

The division reconfigured its three maneuver brigades and stood up the 4th Brigade Combat Team.
In the modular design, combat support and combat service support functions, normally found at division level, have been pushed down to the four brigades to create independently deployable formations.

The combat power of the brigade will come primarily from Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and 155mm Paladin Howitzers.

The subordinate units organized within the 4th Brigade Combat Team include: 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor; 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry; 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry; and 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery.

Additional battalions attached to support the new brigadecombat team are the 704th Support Battalion and the 4th Brigade Combat Team Special Troops Battalion.

The 4th Brigade Combat Team is the newest brigade in the Army, created as the service increases its active brigades from 33 to 43. Col. Michael Beech will take charge as the first commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team.

As part of the new life-cycle management concept, soldiers assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team - one of two life-cycled brigades in the division - have a minimum three-year commitment to the unit. This manning concept will create unit cohesion, enhance stability and provide predictable lifestyles for soldiers and their families.

The 4th Brigade Combat Team is receiving about 100 soldiers per week and is currently 1,700 soldiers strong; the unit expects to be fully manned with about 3,700 troops by March.
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12/01/2005, Eastern Daylight Time
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