Mission

The 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson builds and maintains combat ready expeditionary forces necessary to fight and win in complex environments as members of a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) team or as a Mission Command Element (MCE); provides first class support to Soldiers, Airmen, Civilians, and Families; and enable unified action with community, state, and interagency partners to accomplish all assigned missions.

Are you READY?

  • R: be RESPECTFUL of others

    WE NEED TO BE RESPECTFUL! Inclusion of all unit members builds esprit de corps on any team. How we treat each other and our subordinates sets the tone for our formations. Do not tolerate inappropriate treatment of others, comments or jokes, or demeaning and degrading actions or practices inside your formations. Help build our Team of Teams.

    The best teams are the ones that maximize the differences and unique skills that each member brings to the organization. Harassment, sexual assault and hazing are fratricide in our formations. We must set the tone and hold our Troopers accountable. We come from all over the United States, and we must realize that not everyone grew up with the same values, so we must model and reinforce our unit and Army values to continue to build our team.

    We must not tolerate discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual assault. We will stand next to those Americans who have volunteered to serve! Are you RESPECTFUL . do you treat others as you want to be treated? Are you READY?

  • E: be EXPERTS

    WE NEED TO BE EXPERTS! On Oct. 3, 2009, 53 Ivy Soldiers of Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, awoke to an attack by 300 Taliban fighters on their combat outpost. The enemy had infiltrated and occupied the high ground on all four sides of the outpost. On that day, 53 Ivy Soldiers fought for their lives, they fought for each other and they fought to survive. Through coordinated efforts of the leaders and Soldiers on the ground, the resolve of AH-64 pilots from Forward Operating Base (FOB) Bostick and numerous sorties of Air Force aircraft, the team repelled the attack killing more than 150 Taliban fighters. Ivy Soldiers Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha and Staff Sgt. Ty Carter demonstrated their expertise that day. Close-quarters marksmanship, distance engagements with sniper rifles, calling for fire, and rendering aid to wounded comrades, these two NCOs helped turn the tide and prevent the outpost from being overrun.

    Like Romesha and Carter, we must be disciplined to train to master the skills of our profession. Do you want to be in a fighting position with someone that shoots 26 out of 40 or do you want a battle buddy who has trained at his or her craft to be an EXPERT, who can hit every target that they aim at as if it was second nature? We all have to work to be EXPERTS, and we all must challenge our teammates to do the same.

    EXPERTS aren't born, they're made through repetition and disciplined work. People don't become doctors or professional athletes through luck, they work to master those professions and we must do the same.

    Every Soldier should be fit, an EXPERT with their weapon and most importantly an EXPERT in their specialty. The READY Range is available Tuesday to Thursday of each week for Soldiers to continue to work on mastering the skills of marksmanship.

    Is okay good enough for you, or will you make yourself an EXPERT? Will you expect the same from your teammates, when your life may depend on their expertise? Are you an EXPERT? Are you READY?

  • A: be an ATHLETE

    WE NEED TO BE WARRIOR ATHLETES! Since 1917 Ivy Soldiers have been placed in the most demanding physical situations from the beaches of Normandy, to the sweltering jungles of Vietnam, to the mountainous terrain of the Hindu Kush, and every time they accomplished their mission. Today we are expected to move just as far and just as fast under even heavier loads to close with and destroy the enemies of our country. There’s no doubt that being a Soldier is among the most physically demanding professions and we must be READY to execute.

    Becoming a Warrior ATHLETE can’t be done overnight, and we must use every day to improve ourselves. We have to train hard, but we must also train smart and take advantage of all of the advances in fitness and nutrition we have available on Fort Carson. We are blessed to train “at altitude” — athletes from around the world pay to train here in Colorado and we get this awesome environment for free! To perform at our peak we also have to fuel our fitness with proper nutrition. Hot dogs and energy drinks are not served at the Olympic Training Center and the consequences of losing in our profession are significantly higher. The division is working to turn our dining facilities (DFACs) into Warrior Restaurants, where you can get the balanced nutrients needed to fuel peak performance. But in the end, it’s up to YOU! Strive every day to make yourself physically better with rigorous exercise and smart nutritional choices.

    Hold your teammates accountable because ultimately your life may depend on their fitness. You have a choice every day. Will you be better today than you were yesterday? Are you an ATHLETE? Are you READY?

  • D: be DISCIPLINED and enforce Army standards

    WE NEED TO BE DISCIPLINED! Discipline is the bedrock of our profession. Disciplined Soldiers create disciplined units. Units that are commonly referred to as the best are typically the ones that are dedicated to being EXPERTS in the execution of the basic tasks. Their disciplined approach is replicated by Soldiers who possess the DISCIPLINE to take the often harder path. The courage to choose the right path, even - and quite often when - it's harder, more uncomfortable, less popular and at times dangerous, is the bedrock of the best units. For leaders this also means a DISCIPLINED approach to training management. We must efficiently plan and resource our training, ensure that our leaders are certified to conduct the training and most importantly provide predictability to our Troopers.

    A simple quote summarizes: "It's one thing to know the path; it's another thing to walk the path." Good units know the path; great units choose to walk that path. They do it by holding themselves accountable and placing their trust in each other. They train to be EXPERTS and know that those on their left and right will be there for them.

    Do you have the DISCIPLINE to train to be an EXPERT, an ATHLETE, and a RESPECTFUL teammate? Will you hold your teammates accountable to make sure that they are also DISCIPLINED? Are you DISCIPLINED? Are you READY?

  • Y: It's up to YOU. Take initiative -- make a difference and be accountable.

    Our 100-year history is filled with stories of brave Ivy Soldiers who, when facing a critical juncture in the heat of battle, chose to be there for their comrades. Twenty of our 25 Medal of Honor recipients were junior officers . captain and below or staff sergeant and below. On the day their comrades needed them, they were READY because they had prepared every day in training. They seized the initiative to turn the tide in battle. Their individual efforts made the difference.

    YOU make the difference! Being READY is a call to all of us: Soldiers, Family members, community leaders and community members. It is demonstrated in the choices we make, the efforts we support and the responsibilities we embrace.

    Are YOU willing to walk the difficult path or merely acknowledge it? Seize every opportunity to make yourself, your team, your unit and your Family better. Are you READY?

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Leadership

4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson

  • Maj. Gen. Matthew W. McFarlane, Commanding General Maj. Gen. Matthew W. McFarlane, Commanding General

    Biography

    Maj. Gen. Matthew W. McFarlane hails from Burke, Virginia, and was commissioned an infantry officer in 1992. His initial assignment was with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as a Bradley platoon leader and company executive officer. McFarlane then moved to Fort Lewis, Washington, where he served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion as a Ranger platoon leader.

    Following the Infantry Officer Advanced Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, McFarlane was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as a division training officer; the 3rd Brigade assistant S3; and commanded A Company, 2nd Brigade, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (deploying to Albania in support of Operation Allied Force and Kosovo in support of Joint Guardian). He was then assigned to 1st Ranger Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, where he served as the battalion air officer and S4 (deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom). Following his attendance at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, McFarlane returned to the 2nd Ranger Battalion to serve as the battalion liaison officer, operations officer and then the executive officer (deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom). He then served as the aide to the secretary of the Army in Washington, D.C.

    In 2008, McFarlane moved to Vicenza, Italy, to serve as the Commander of 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team (deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom). From 2012-2014, he commanded the 4th Brigade (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska. After brigade command, McFarlane served as the executive officer to the commanding general, United States Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, and then to the chief of staff of the Army in Washington, D.C.

    McFarlane served as the deputy commanding general (operations) in the 82nd Airborne Division before assuming duties as the senior military assistant for the deputy secretary of Defense in Washington, D.C.

    McFarlane’s awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with V device and four oak leaf clusters, Joint Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Combat Infantryman’s Badge with Star, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist’s Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Ranger Tab, Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

    He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University, master’s degree in policy management from Georgetown University, master’s degree in management from Webster University and a master’s degree in security and strategic studies from the National War College.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. T.J. Holland Command Sgt. Maj. T.J. Holland

    Biography

    Command Sgt. Maj. T.J. Holland enlisted as an Infantryman in the United States Army Nov. 9, 1994, in Lancaster, Ohio. He attended Infantry One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He has served in every leadership position in the infantry from team leader to command sergeant major.

    His previous assignments include 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry (Airborne), 173rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Dahlonega, Georgia; 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Rose Barracks, Germany; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; United States Army Parachute Team “Golden Knights,” Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany. His deployments include Joint Task Force Liberia, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF I); Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF VI and OEF X-XI) and Operation Resolute Support.

    His military schools and education consist of Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeants Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Course, Nominative Leader Course, Army Force Management Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Tactics Certification Course, Total Army Instructor Training, Pathfinder School and Mountain Warfare School. He holds an Associate in Arts in General Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Health Sciences from the American Military University, and a Master of Business Administration in Leadership from Excelsior College, and a Graduates Certificate in Mediation.

    His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal with “V” device; Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters; Joint Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster; Meritorious Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster; Army Superior Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal with eight knots; National Defense Service Medal with Service Star; Kosovo Campaign Medal with Service Star; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars; Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (six awards); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (seven awards); Multi-National Forces and Observer Medal; NATO Medal (three awards); Ranger Tab; Combat Infantryman’s Badge; Expert Infantryman’s Badge; Master Parachutists Badge; Air Assault Badge; Pathfinder Badge; and several Foreign Parachutist Badges. He is also a Sergeant Audie Murphy Awardee and Sergeant Morales Club inductee.

  • Brig. Gen. John V. Meyer III, Deputy Commanding General Brig. Gen. John V. Meyer III, Deputy Commanding General

    Biography

    Brig. Gen. John V. Meyer III is the deputy commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson.

    Prior to assuming his current duties, Meyer served as the executive assistant to the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He previously served as the commander of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and as the commander of the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment.

    A native of Maryland, Meyer attended the Virginia Military Institute and was commissioned as an armor officer upon graduation. He has led Soldiers in Cavalry, Armor and Infantry units in the United States, Europe, Iraq and Afghanistan. His deployments include Operations Intrinsic Action, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Atlantic Resolve.

    A graduate of the Naval War College earning a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, Meyer has also earned master’s degrees from Webster University and the School of Advanced Military Studies.

  • Col. Guillaume “Will” Beaurpere, Deputy Commander Col. Guillaume “Will” Beaurpere, Deputy Commander

    Biography

    Col. Guillaume “Will” Beaurpere was commissioned as an infantry officer from Boston College. His initial infantry assignments were with the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, and 2nd Infantry Division, at Camp Casey, Korea.

    He has served as commander of the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; 3rd Battalion, 10th SFG(A), at Fort Carson, Colorado, which included a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Horn of Africa); 4th Battalion (Provisional), 10th SFG(A); Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 10th SFG(A), at Fort Carson, which included a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Headquarters and Support Company, 1st Battalion, 10th SFG(A), in Stuttgart, Germany, which included a deployment in support of Operation Autumn Return; Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha, 1st Battalion, 10th SFG(A), which included a deployment in support of Operation Joint Guardian.

    Beaurpere’s other assignments include executive officer to the commanding general, U.S. Special Operations Command; deputy commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Iraq during Operation Inherent Resolve; military assistant to then Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, Washington D.C.; special assistant to the group commander, 10th SFG(A), which included a deployment in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn; battalion executive officer, 3rd Bn., 10th SFG(A), which included a deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom; assistant battalion operations officer, 1st Bn., 10th SFG(A), in Stuttgart, Germany; executive officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, South Korea; and rifle platoon and mortar platoon leader, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas.

    He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as well as a graduate of the Army War College Fellow Program at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a master’s degree from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, where he spent two years as an Olmsted Scholar. Beaurpere has several Army, Navy, joint and foreign awards and decorations.

    Beaurpere is married and has four children.

  • Col. Thomas M. Feltey, Chief of Staff Col. Thomas M. Feltey, Chief of Staff

    Col. Thomas M. Feltey enlisted in the New Jersey Army National Guard in February 1988 and served as an infantryman in Company C, 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry (Mechanized), 50th Armored Division. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1993 as a distinguished military graduate and was commissioned a lieutenant of Armor.

    Most recently, Feltey served as the commander of the 316th Cavalry Brigade, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia, from July 2016 to June 2018.

    His previous assignments include senior adviser to the Ministry of Peshmerga, and Northern Affairs for the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq at the U.S. Consulate General Erbil, Iraq, from July 2015 to June 2016 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve; commander, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, with duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan (2011-2014); deputy assistant chief of staff G35 in the NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps in Rheindahlen, Germany, and Gloucester, England, with duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Regional Command East/Capital regional plans team leader, and later deputy CJ35 of the ISAF Joint Command (2009-2011); squadron operations and executive officer, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas, with duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Mosul, Iraq (2006-2009); Maneuver Captains’ Career Course small group instructor and chief of the Commanding General’s Planning Group for the U.S. Armor Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky, with duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as an Afghan Army Reconnaissance Platoon adviser/trainer (2002-2005); Cavalry and Headquarters Troop commander, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in Schweinfurt, Germany, (1998-2002); tank platoon leader and battalion scout platoon leader in the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, and later as a scout platoon leader in the Brigade Recon Troop, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, with duty in support of Operation Sea Signal, Guantanamo, Cuba (1994-1997).

    Feltey’s education includes the Armor Basic and Advanced Courses, the Scout Platoon Leaders’ Course, the Cavalry Leaders’ Course, the Naval College of Command and Staff, the Maritime School of Advanced Military Studies and the Joint Advanced Warfighting School. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Rutgers University, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Navy War College and a Master of Science Degree in Campaign Planning and Strategic Studies from the Joint Forces Staff College of the National Defense University.

    His awards and decorations include the Valorous Unit Award, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal second award, Defense Meritorious Service Medal second award, Meritorious Service Medal fifth award, the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge and Canadian Parachutist Badge. Feltey is a recipient of the Order of Saint George (Silver) and the Order of Saint Maurice (Legionnaire). Additionally, he is a distinguished member of the 23rd Infantry Regiment.

  • Division History

    The 4th Infantry Division is the preeminent team of combat-focused Soldiers, Families, and supporting community members achieving excellence in the support of each other and the Army’s mission.

    As the Army’s only balanced division with the combination of armor, light, and Stryker infantry, the 4th Inf. Div. is the most versatile division in the United States Army providing options to joint force commanders consistent with today’s Army Operating Concept.

    The 4th Inf. Div. is trained and ready to fight and win; Iron Horse Soldiers and civilians are certified, agile, and adaptive professionals of character committed to sustaining readiness and caring for Families and communities.

    In keeping with the rich history and service to the community of the Mountain Post, the 4th Inf. Div. is proud to be the face of Fort Carson and a loyal partner with the community. Working together, the 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson build and maintain combat-ready expeditionary forces necessary to fight and win in complex environments as members of joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational teams and as a mission command element.

    4ID Centennial CrestThe “Iron Horse” Division and Fort Carson provide first class support to Soldiers, Airmen, civilians, and Families; and enable unified action with community, state, and interagency partners to accomplish all assigned missions.

    On December 10, 1917, the same year that America entered World War I, the 4th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, was organized at Camp Greene, North Carolina to begin its long tradition of service to the Nation. Filled with draftees, the 4th Div., whose insignia had been adopted by its first commanding general, Major General George H. Cameron, became known as the “Ivy” Division. Its insignia consisted of four green ivy leaves on a khaki background. The division also derived its numerical designation from the Roman numeral IV; hence the nickname, “Ivy” Division. The division’s motto, “Steadfast and Loyal,” has described the Iron Horse Soldier for nearly 100 years. On December 10, 1917, the same year that America entered World War I, the 4th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, was organized at Camp Greene, North Carolina to begin its long tradition of service to the Nation. Filled with draftees, the 4th Div., whose insignia had been adopted by its first commanding general, Major General George H. Cameron, became known as the “Ivy” Division. Its insignia consisted of four green ivy leaves on a khaki background. The division also derived its numerical designation from the Roman numeral IV; hence the nickname, “Ivy” Division. The division’s motto, “Steadfast and Loyal,” has described the Iron Horse Soldier for nearly 100 years.

    By June 1918, the entire division had arrived in France, and before entering combat in July for the Aisne-Marne Offensive, the 4th fought with distinction across France and received great praise for their heroic efforts during St. Mariel and the Muese-Argonne campaigns. With the Armistice signed on Nov. 11, the division moved to serve both the French and British sectors as well as all Corps in the American sector and was the first to crack the Hindenburg Line.

    The 4th Infantry Division was reactivated in June 1940 and began training immediately for war. Sent to England in January 1944 for amphibious training prior to D-Day, the Ivy Division was first ashore, landing at Utah Beach on June 6, 1944. After a successful landing and breakout from Normandy, the 4th pushed into France and liberated Paris. The division then moved to Luxembourg where the 4th Inf. Div. became the first U.S. Soldiers to breach the Siegfried line and enter Germany. The 4th moved north to face the enemy in the bloody Hurtgen Forest and after weeks of brutal combat returned to Luxembourg for action in the Battle of the Bulge. The 4th Inf. Div. halted the enemy advance in December, gained the offensive and attacked across the Rhine and into eastern Germany during the spring of 1945.

    The Fighting Fourth was again called into action in the fall of 1965 and sent to Vietnam. The division was given a large area of the Central Highlands to control and a base camp was soon established at Pleiku. During the next four years, the 4th Inf. Div. engaged the enemy in brutal combat, conducting search and destroy missions and constant patrols to defend their assigned territory. They eliminated enemy incursions moving from the Ho Chi Minh Trail thru Cambodia and Laos. When the division departed Vietnam in late 1970, it had earned 11 campaign streamers and 12 Soldiers had earned the Medal of Honor.

    The 4th Inf. Div. returned to combat in 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and would deploy multiple times during the next eight years. After arriving in April 2003, the division established Task Force Iron Horse at Tikrit and engaged the enemy north of Baghdad. In December 2003, the 4th along with special operations forces captured Saddam Hussein. The 4th Inf. Div. Headquarters returned in both 2005 and 2007 to command Multi-National Division-Baghdad and the division’s brigade combat teams also made multiple deployments in support of the war. During their service in Iraq, Iron Horse Soldiers would balance aggressive operations to eliminate threats with massive rebuilding projects and sophisticated training programs. The Iron Horse Division deployed, serving as the command for MND-North in support of Operation New Dawn, in 2010.

    The Al Qaeda attacks of September 11, 2001 resulted in a swift and unified action to destroy those responsible. The U.S. Army invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to search for and destroy al Qaeda, its sympathizers and its leader Osama Bin Laden. The action became known as Operation Enduring Freedom and focused on eliminating the Taliban organization which supported al Qaeda and practiced domestic terrorism against the people of Afghanistan. As the war evolved U.S. and NATO forces increased in number to also provide necessary security training and infrastructure development for a free and democratic Afghanistan.

    The Iron Horse Division cased its colors again, June 24, 2013, symbolizing the beginning of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion’s one-year deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The division deployed part of its headquarters to support NATO’s International Security Assistance Force Regional Command-South in its mission to support and enable Afghanistan’s National Security Forces to conduct security operations and create the necessary conditions to promote economic development and governance in the Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan and Daykundi provinces.

    After returning from their deployment to Regional Command-South, Afghanistan, the 4th Inf. Div. received the Army’s Regionally Allocated Forces mission in Europe. Arriving in Europe Feb. 13, 2015, the 4th Inf. Div. Mission Command Element serves as an intermediate headquarters for U.S. Army Europe, operating in support of Atlantic Resolve.

    The 4th Inf. Div. headquarters was the first division-level headquarters to deploy to Europe as part of the regionally allocated forces concept. The MCE is a headquarters element tailored to provide mission command for all U.S. ground forces participating in Atlantic Resolve, and oversees continuous, enhanced multinational training and security cooperation activities with allies and partners in Eastern Europe, to include countries of Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Germany.

    The 4th Inf. Div. has earned 22 campaign streamers for participation in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Since World War I, 25 Soldiers were awarded the nation’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor. Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha and Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter are two recent Soldiers to receive the nation’s highest military award for extraordinary gallantry and selfless actions during the Battle of Kamdesh at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, 2009. Capt. Florent A. Groberg was the latest Iron Horse Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor from the President, Nov. 12, 2015.

    The Iron Horse Division remains regionally engaged supporting multiple operations and mission sets the world round, from North America to Europe, Afghanistan and abroad. 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers demonstrate unparalleled competence, character and agility in their training and their mission. Iron Horse Soldiers are fit, disciplined and trained to the 4th Inf. Div. fundamentals – prepared to fight and win, whenever and wherever called.

  • 4th Infantry Division March

    4th Infantry Division March

    Steadfast and loyal,
    We're fit to fight!
    The nation's finest Soldiers,
    Keep liberty's light.
    Our Soldiers roar for freedom,
    We're fit for any test.
    The mighty 4th Division ...
    America's best!

  • 4th Infantry Division Units

    4th Infantry Division – 4th Infantry Division Crest

    • Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN) – Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN) Crest
    DIVARTY – DIVARTY
    1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team – 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team Crest
    • 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
    • 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment
    • 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment
    • 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment
    • 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment
    • 4th Brigade Support Battalion
    • 299th Brigade Engineer Battalion
    2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team – 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Crest
    • 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment
    • 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment
    • 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment
    • 2nd Battalion, 77th Infantry Regiment
    • 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment
    • 52nd Brigade Engineer Battalion
    • 704th Brigade Support Battalion
    3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team – 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Crest
    • 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
    • 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment
    • 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment
    • 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment
    • 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment
    • 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion
    • 64th Brigade Support Battalion
    4th Combat Aviation Brigade – 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Crest
    • 6th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
    • 404th Aviation Support Battalion
    • 4th Aviation Regiment
      • 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion
      • 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion
      • 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion
    4th Sustainment Brigade - 4th Sustainment Brigade Crest
    • 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
    • 4th Special Troops Battalion

1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team (1SBCT)

  • Col. Ike Sallee, Brigade Commander Col. Ike Sallee, Brigade Commander

    Biography

    Col. Ike Sallee is a native of central Florida. He was commissioned in the Infantry in 1997 from the United States Military Academy with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

    After completing his basic course, Sallee was assigned to the 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He served as a rifle and mortar platoon leader, rifle company executive officer, and battalion S4. After completing the Captain’s Career Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, Sallee was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. He held positions as a battalion S4, S3 Air, Infantry company commander, aide to the commanding general, battalion S3 and brigade S3.

    After his assignment at Fort Stewart, Sallee entered the Interagency Fellowship Program with the U.S. Department of State, where he served as an analyst, liaison and desk officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (Iraq). Following this assignment, Sallee served as the military aide to the vice president. In 2013, Sallee assumed command of 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In 2015, he returned to the National Capitol Region to serve as a military assistant to the secretary of the Army. In the summer of 2017, Sallee reported to Navy War College in Newport, Rhode Island, before receiving orders to report to the Mountain Post, Fort Carson, Colorado. Sallee served as the 4th Infantry Division (Rear) chief of staff prior to taking command of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., June 21, 2019.

    Sallee holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; and a master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

    His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (silver oak leaf cluster), Presidential Unit Citation Award, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (three oak leaf clusters), Vice President Service Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachute Badge and Air Assault Badge.

    Sallee deployed to Iraq three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Delfin J. Romani Command Sgt. Maj. Delfin J. Romani

    Biography

    Command Sgt. Maj. Delfin J. Romani was born in Lima, Peru, and joined the United States Army in May 1997. He completed Combat Engineer One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, in August 1997.

    Romani’s assignments include Alpha Company, 9th Engineer Battalion, Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt, Germany; Alpha Company, 37th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Alpha Company, 27th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg; Alpha Company, 299th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Echo Company, 35th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood; Maneuver Support Center Noncommissioned Officer Academy/Drill Sergeant School, Fort Leonard Wood; Headquarters, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Fort Monroe, Virginia; Alpha Company, 173rd Special Troops Battalion, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany; Charlie Company, 7th Army NCO Academy, Tower Barracks, Grafenwoehr, Germany; Engineer Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany; Bravo Troop, Engineer Regimental Squadron, 2nd Cav. Reg., Tower Barracks, Grafenwoehr, Germany; the United States Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy; and, most recently, the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. His deployments include Operation Joint Guardian - Kosovo Force 1, Operation Joint Guardian - Kosovo Force 3, Joint Task Force Bravo - Honduras, Operation Iraqi Freedom II, Operation Enduring Freedom IX-X and Operation Enduring Freedom XIII-XIV.

    Romani’s military education includes the Warrior Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, The First Sergeant Course, The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) - Class 66, Drill Sergeant School, Ranger School, Sapper Leader Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Jump Master School, Pathfinder School, Explosive Ordnance Clearance Agent Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Equal Opportunity Representative Course, Combatives Level 1, Combat Life Saver Course, Hazardous Materials Transportation Course, The Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Battle Staff and Master Resiliency Course. He earned an associate degree in General Studies from Central Texas College, a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University and a master’s degree on Leadership Studies from The University of Texas at El Paso.

    Romani’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (one oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (one silver leaf cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (six oak leaf clusters), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (seven oak leaf clusters), the Good Conduct Medal (seventh award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal (second award), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (three campaign service stars), the Iraq Campaign Medal (one campaign service star), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 5), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 5), the NATO Medal (second award), the Combat Action Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Sapper Tab, the Basic, Senior, and Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Basic Rifle Marksmanship Badge (Expert), the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, the Venezuelan Parachutist Badge, the Italian Parachutist Badge, the German Schutzenschnur (Silver) and the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Gold). Romani distinguished himself by being selected as the Leadership Awardee and Distinguished Honor Graduate for USASMA Class 66, Honor Graduate for the Engineer SLC (Class 002-06) and performing in the top 20 percent during the Warrior Leader Course, the Engineer ALC and Drill Sergeant School. He is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and recipient of the Engineer Regiment’s bronze Defleury medal. In March of 2007, Romani was recognized as the 2007 Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood Drill Sergeant of the Year, culminating with his selection as the 2007 Army Training and Doctrine Command Drill Sergeant of the Year.

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    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is comprised of seven subordinate units including the 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment; 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment; 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment; 299th Brigade Engineer Battalion; and the 4th Brigade Support Battalion.

    The “Raider” Brigade was constituted Nov. 19, 1917, in the Regular Army as Headquarters Troop, 4th Infantry Division. The unit participated in World War I and was involved in numerous campaigns including Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Champagne and Lorraine. It reorganized July 6, 1942, as Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Division, in preparation for the initial assault into Normandy. Following the end of World War II, the unit was inactivated March 12, 1946, at Camp Butner, North Carolina. The Raider Brigade served in Vietnam operating in numerous operations and counteroffensives.

    On Oct. 15, 1995, the brigade inactivated at Fort Carson, Colorado, but was reactivated at Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 16, 1996. In March 2003, the Raider Brigade deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. On Dec. 13, 2003, 600 Raider Brigade Soldiers, along with Special Operations Forces, launched Operation Red Dawn, which resulted in capturing the former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The Raider Brigade was reorganized and redesignated as the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in 2004. The Raider Brigade returned to Iraq in January 2006 fulfilling the second deployed rotation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    The Raider Brigade deployed for a third time in March 2008, to southern Baghdad during the peak of sectarian violence. After successful provincial elections in January 2009, the Raider Brigade returned to Fort Hood in March 2010. In the summer of 2009, the Raider Brigade relocated from Fort Hood, Texas, to Fort Carson, Colorado. In September 2009, the brigade received orders as the first heavy brigade combat team to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade deployed July 2010 and operated in two regional commands in the south and west of Afghanistan. Combined Task Force Raider fought and trained side by side with the Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Forces partners from Herat and Farah to Kandahar and Arghandab. The Raider Brigade deployed February 2013 in support of Operation Spartan Shield in Kuwait. The majority of the unit was tasked as theater reserve and based out of Kuwait, while elements of the brigade operated with Security Forces North and South. The unit provided joint security and training operations between the Kuwaiti military forces as well as the Jordanian military.

    In March 2014, the Raider Brigade began its conversion from an Armored Brigade to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team, trading in its M1 Abrams tanks and Bradley Infantry Fighting vehicles for the Stryker combat vehicles. The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team combines the capacity for rapid deployment with survivability and tactical mobility, enabling Soldiers to maneuver within the close confines of urban terrain, provide protection in open terrain, and transport infantry quickly to critical battlefield positions. Throughout 2015 and 2016, the Raider Brigade tested the Stryker combat vehicle through numerous training exercises. In 2017 and 2018, rotations to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, and deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.

    The brigade earned numerous campaign participation credits, including Meuse-Argonne during World War I; Tet Counteroffensive in Vietnam; Pleiku Province in Korea, and Iraqi Governance as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom to name a few. A few of its more prestigious decorations include two Presidential Unit Citations, the Valorous Unit Award, the Army superior unit award, the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, and the Belgian Fourragere.

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2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (2IBCT)

  • Col. Scott P. Knight Jr., Brigade Commander Col. Scott P. Knight Jr., Brigade Commander

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    Col. Scott P. Knight Jr. assumed command of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, June 13, 2019. Knight received his commission and bachelor’s degree in Topographical Engineering from the United States Military Academy in 1996, and completed his Masters of Public Administration at City University of New York in 2008 and master’s of Strategic Studies at the Air War College in 2017.

    Prior to assuming command of 2nd IBCT, Knight served as the director of expeditionary support at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). He served in multiple Army command and staff appointments as an infantry officer with multiple operational assignments at the tactical and operational level. These include assignments to South Korea as a platoon leader and battalion adjutant; Fort Stewart, Georgia, as a rifle and Headquarters Company commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom I and III; Baumholder, Germany, as a battalion executive officer, brigade operations officer and executive officer during Operation Enduring Freedom; and most recently in the Republic of Korea as battalion commander and division operations officer. He also served in institutional Army billets contributing to force generation for Army enlisted Soldiers and officers.

    His military education includes the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course, Captain’s Career Course, and the Combined Arms Service and Staff School as a company grade officer. His field grade education includes attendance at the Command and Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Advanced Command and Staff Course at the Joint Staff Command and Staff College in Shrivenham, United Kingdom; and the United States Air Force War College. Knight’s specialty training includes the Advanced Land Navigation Course, Infantry Mortar Leader’s Course, the Bradley Leader’s Course and Ranger School.

    His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (four oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (four oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (one oak leaf cluster), NATO Medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Steve R. Chandler Jr. Command Sgt. Maj. Steve R. Chandler Jr.

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    Command Sgt. Maj. Steve R. Chandler Jr. is a native of Thomaston, Georgia. He entered active service in November 1997, completing Infantry One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.

    Chandler’s assignments include M249 gunner, radio telephone operator, rifle team leader and weapons squad leader for Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; team leader and squad leader for Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Giant, South Korea; weapons squad leader and platoon sergeant for Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell; senior drill Instructor and operations sergeant major for C Company, 1st Battalion, 3th Infantry Training Brigade, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; platoon sergeant for Whisky Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Inf. Reg., 3rd BCT, Fort Campbell; first sergeant for Echo Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Bn., 506th Inf. Reg., 3rd BCT, Fort Campbell; first sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company-Brigade, 506th Inf. Reg., Fort Campbell; operations sergeant major for 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment, 198th Brigade, Fort Benning; command sergeant major for 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning; command sergeant major for the Maneuver Observer, Coach, Trainer team, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, 7th Army Training Command (ATC), Germany; and G-3/5/7 operations sergeant major for the Center for Initial Military Training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

    Chandler has four combat tours: one in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and three in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    He has completed all levels of NCO Education System through the U.S. Army Sergeants’ Major Academy (Class 64). He is a graduate of the Basic Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, Pathfinder’s Course, Jungle Training Course and Drill Sergeant School.

    Chandler’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Metal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, Army Commendation Medal (six oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Presidential Unit Citation (one oak leaf cluster), Army Valorous Unit Award, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Expert Infantryman Badge. He is also a life Member of the National Infantry Association and Association of the United States Army.

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    The "Warhorse" Brigade, Fourth Infantry Division (Mechanized) was constituted Nov. 19, 1917, in the Regular Army as Headquarters, Seventh Infantry Brigade, an element of the Fourth Division. It was then organized in December 1917 at Camp Greene, North Carolina.

    The brigade served valiantly during World War I and earned battlefield streamers for its participation in the Aisne-Marne, Saint Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Champagne-1918 and Lorraine-1918 campaigns.

    The unit was reorganized and redesignated in March 1921 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Infantry Brigade. The unit was inactivated Sept. 21, 1921, at Camp Lewis, Washington. It was redesignated March 23, 1925, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Brigade, and relieved Aug. 15, 1927, from assignment to the 4th Division and assigned to the 7th Division. It was relieved Oct. 1, 1933, from assignment to the 7th Division and assigned to the 4th Division. It was redesignated Aug. 24, 1936, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Infantry Brigade, and disbanded Oct. 16, 1939.

    With tensions rising in the Republic of Vietnam, the brigade was reconstituted Aug. 21, 1963, in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Second Brigade, Fourth Infantry Division, and activated Oct. 1, 1963, at Fort Lewis, Washington. During the Vietnam War, the Second Brigade received battlefield streamers for participation in 11 combat campaigns.

    After the Vietnam War, the brigade fought the rest of the Cold War while stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, until it was inactivated in 1989. Subsequently reactivated Dec. 15, 1995, at Fort Hood, Texas, the brigade led the Army's Force XXI experimentation and validation, shaping the force of the 21st Century.

    The Warhorse Brigade has participated broadly in operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2003 and 2005 the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In late 2006, the brigade moved from Fort Hood, Texas, to Fort Carson, Colorado, and again deployed to Iraq in 2008 and then Afghanistan in 2011. Meanwhile, the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team deployed in 2006 to Iraq and in 2009, 2012 and 2014 to various regions of Afghanistan.

    In 2015, the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team was reflagged as the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The brigade returned to Afghanistan in 2016 and 2018 where Warhorse Soldiers served on missions in Kandahar, Bagram, Dwyer and Tarin Kowt in support of the Resolute Support Mission to train, advise and assist Afghan National Defense Security Forces.

    The brigade’s proud history includes being one of the most frequently deployed units to Iraq and Afghanistan and being distinguished with three Medal of Honor recipients, the most awarded of any brigade in the Army during recent conflicts.

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  • Col. Grant S. Fawcett, Brigade Commander Col. Grant S. Fawcett, Brigade Commander

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    Col. Grant S. Fawcett was commissioned as an Armor Officer in 1996. His first assignment was with 1st Battalion, 8th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, from 1997-2000, where he served as a tank platoon leader, battalion S1, company executive officer and battalion maintenance officer and deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of Stabilization Force 4 in 1998.

    From 2001-2005, Fawcett was assigned with the 1st Armored Division in Germany, where he served as the 4th Brigade Assistant Operations Officer and then in the 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, as the squadron S4 and Headquarters and Headquarters Troop commander. While commander of HHT, he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Fawcett took command of the Landover Recruiting Company from 2005-2007 and was responsible for U.S. Army Recruiting operations in southern Maryland and the District of Columbia.

    He returned to Fort Hood, Texas, in 2008, where he served as a maneuver planner in the 1st Cavalry Division G5 during OIF 09-10 in Baghdad. Upon redeployment he was assigned as the squadron S3 in 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, and the brigade S3 for the “Black Jack” Brigade. He deployed with the Black Jack Brigade to Operation New Dawn in 2011, serving in Diyala and Salah ad Din provinces in Iraq.

    From 2012-2016, Fawcett served as branch chief for the Arabian Peninsula and the Levant in the J35 Operations Plans Division for United States Central Command.

    Fawcett returned to Fort Hood from 2016-2018 where he served as the commander of the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, and deployed to Camp Humphreys, Korea, with the rotational brigade.

    His military training and education includes the Basic Airborne Course, the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Cavalry Leader’s Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Advanced Military Studies Program and the Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Brian D. Haydt Command Sgt. Maj. Brian D. Haydt

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    Command Sgt. Maj. Brian D. Haydt was born in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. He entered the United States Army in January 1995 and attended one-station unit training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he graduated as a 19K, Armor Crewman.

    Haydt served in leadership positions from tank commander to command sergeant major. His assignments include 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Buedigan, Germany; 1st Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Knox; 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, Camp Gary Owen, Korea; 2nd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Operations Group, Cobra Team, Fort Irwin, California; 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell; University of Notre Dame JROTC; 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 18th Airborne Corps NCO Academy; command sergeant major, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment, 165th Infantry Brigade, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; operations sergeant major and command sergeant major, 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and command sergeant major, 3rd Battalion, 395th Armored Regiment, 188th Infantry Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia.

    Haydt’s previous deployments include Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of the Implementation Force; Operation Desert Spring in Kuwait; Operation Iraqi Freedom I, III and V-VII; Operation Enduring Freedom IX; and Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo.

    His military education includes all four levels of the NCO Education System, M1A1 Tank Master Gunner Course and Air Assault School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts Degree from Excelsior University, New York, and an associate’s in Business from Barstow Community College, California.

    Haydt’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Bronze Star Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (six oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (five oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (six oak leaf clusters), the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drivers Badge track and wheels, Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award and Meritorious Unit Award.

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    The 3rd Brigade was constituted Nov. 19, 1917, in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 8th Infantry Brigade, as an element of the 4th Infantry Division. It was organized in December 1917 at Camp Greene, N.C. The Brigade has been reorganized and redesignated several times over the years. Finally, on Dec. 15, 1970, it was activated at Fort Carson, Colo., as 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.

    When the Division Headquarters moved to Fort Hood, Texas in 1995, the brigade remained at Fort Carson and was redesignated as the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (3rd BCT). In May 2006 the brigade completed its transformation to the Army's modular design.

    The brigade has received numerous campaign participation credits, including Aisne-Marne and Meuse-Argonne During World War I; Counteroffensive, Phases II-VI, and Tet Counteroffensive in Vietnam; and Operation Iraqi Freedom I of the War on Terrorism to name a few. A few of its more prestigious decorations include the Presidential Unit Citation, the Valorous Unit Award, the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, and the Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class.

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team is comprised of nearly 3,800 Soldiers including: 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment; the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment; the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment; the 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment; the 3rd Special Troops Battalion; and 64th Brigade Support Battalion.

    The 3rd BCT has deployed four times in a span of seven years in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; from 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008 and later, Operation New Dawn from 2010-2011. In Iraq, the brigade's mission included several key areas: neutralizing the anti-Iraqi forces, building a capable Iraqi Security Force, legitimizing a responsive government, and putting Iraqis in the lead. During the latter half of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the beginning of Operation New Dawn, from March 2010-2011, the 3rd BCT had the mission to serve as an advise and assist brigade responsible for advising, training, and assisting Iraqi Security Forces. During that deployment, they provided training and assistance to Iraqi security forces, while simultaneously assisting the Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) in helping the Iraqi government rebuild its civil capacity and infrastructure. While there, the brigade fell under the command of the 1st Infantry Division and the 36th Infantry Division in the southern four provinces of Iraq.

    Along with its organic elements, the brigade partnered with two Iraqi Army Divisions, 10th IA Division and 14th IA Division; 4th Region DBE with the 9th, 10th, and 14th Brigades; three ports of entry one each at Safwan, Al Sheeb, and Shalamcheh; one Federal Police Brigade; the Iraqi Highway Police in Dhi Qar Province; and Iraqi police with four separate provincial directors of police. The brigade also partnered with four PRT, responsible for securing movement, assessing projects and managing commanders' emergency response funds.

    The brigade's units worked with their partners diligently; training, mentoring and providing enablers when needed to assist the Iraqis to develop an effective and lethal security force capable of defeating the anti-Iraqi forces and supporting the elected government. The 3rd BCT returned to Fort Carson in March 2011.

    The 3rd BCT sent more than 300 of its officers and senior noncommissioned officers in April and May of 2012, on a nine-month deployment to the southern provinces of Afghanistan to help mentor and train current Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). While supporting their deployed leadership, the remaining “Iron Brigade” Soldiers, NCO's and officers continue to train and prepare to maintain combat readiness to fulfill any future mission requirements.

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  • Col. Scott Myers, Brigade Commander Col. Scott Myers, Brigade Commander

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    Col. Scott Myers is a native of Saratoga Springs, New York. He commissioned as an aviator from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1996.

    Myers has served in both tactical and operational assignments including troop executive officer, 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Korea; platoon leader and operations officer, 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado; intelligence officer and company commander, 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; senior operations officer and corps deputy chief of operations, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; battalion executive officer and operations officer, 1st Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; commander, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; and director, Combined Joint Operations Center, Resolute Support Headquarters, Afghanistan.

    Other assignments include aide-de-camp to the commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and U.S. Army Forces Command; manned aircraft division chief for the Aviation Test Directorate, Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas; and chief of the Commander’s Initiative Group, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, Alabama.

    Myers holds a Bachelor of Science from U.S.M.A., a Master of Science from Kansas State University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

    His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (2 OLC), Combat Action Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Airborne Badge and the Air Assault Badge.

    He is married with a son and daughter.

  • Chief Warrant Officer 5 Mike Corsaro, Brigade Chief Warrant Officer Chief Warrant Officer 5 Mike Corsaro, Brigade Chief Warrant Officer

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    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Mike Corsaro is a native of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the U.S. Army aviation branch in 1989.

    Over the last 30 years, Corsaro served in a number of technical, tactical, operational and advisory assignments to include tours to Iraq and Afghanistan and overseas postings to Kuwait and South Korea. He has deployed as a task force standardization officer (Afghanistan), squadron instructor pilot (Kuwait and Iraq), and most recently as a standardization instructor pilot to the Directorate of Evaluations and Standardizations (Afghanistan).

    Corsaro holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Sacramento. He graduated of the U.S. Army initial rotary wing course in 1991. He had the privilege throughout his career of graduating from the aviator qualification courses for the AH-64A/D/E, CH-47D/F, UH-60A/L, and UH-1H helicopters and private pilot ratings in single engine fixed wing aircraft.

    His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Air Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Airborne Badge and Air Assault Badge.

    He is married with two sons.

  •  Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Etheridge Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Etheridge

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    Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Etheridge is a native of Castle Rock, Colorado. In December 1993, he enlisted in the Army and subsequently attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

    Etheridge’s previous assignments includ 45th Medical Company Air Ambulance, Katterbach, Bayern, Germany; Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th SOAR(A); 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Special Operations Aviation Training Company, 160th SOAR(A); Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 160th SOAR(A); 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras; 128th Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Joint Multinational Training Center “Falcon Team,” 7th Army Training Command, Hohenfels, Bayern, Germany.

    Etheridge has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

    He has served as first sergeant for HHC, 2nd Bn., 160th SOAR(A) from 2007-2008 and HHC, 160th SOAR(A) from 2008-2011; operations sergeant major for 160th SOAR(A) from 2011-2014; command sergeant major for 1st Bn., 228th Avn. Reg., from 2014-2015; operations sergeant major for 128th ATB from 2015-2016; and senior enlisted aviation trainer for JMRC, 7th ATC.

    Etheridge’s military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic NCO Course, Advanced NCO Course, First Sergeant Course and Joint Special Operations Senior Enlisted Academy (Class #8). He’s completed Air Assault School; Basic Airborne School; Jumpmaster School; Drill Sergeant School; Master Fitness Trainer Course; Joint Firepower Course; Battle Staff NCO Course; Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Level-C Course; Sergeants Major Force Management Course; and Observer Coach/Trainer (OC/T) Academy.

    Etheridge holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a focus in homeland security from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

    Etheridge’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (seven oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (four oak leaf clusters); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal (six oak leaf clusters); Drill Sergeant Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Master Aircraft Crew Member Badge, Air Assault Badge; Italian, Chilean, and German Parachutist badges. He is an Order of Saint Michael (Bronze) recipient.

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  • Unit History

    The "Ivy Eagles" were first activated as the 4th Aviation Company, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Lewis, Washington, April 1, 1957. It was then reorganized and redesignated Oct. 1, 1963, as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Aviation Battalion.

    The 4th Aviation Battalion deployed to the Republic of Vietnam in September 1966, where it participated in multiple campaigns and was awarded two Republic of Vietnam Crosses of Gallantry and one Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal. The unit redeployed to the U.S. in 1970 where it was inactivated at Fort Lewis, Washington, Dec. 4, 1970.

    The 4th Aviation Battalion was activated at Fort Carson, Colorado, and redesignated the Aviation Company, 4th Inf. Div., Nov. 21, 1972. It was again reorganized and redesignated March 17, 1980, as HHC, 4th Aviation Battalion, and again Aug. 16, 1987, as 4th Aviation. In 1995, the unit relocated to Fort Hood, Texas, with the 4th Inf. Div. On Oct. 1, 2005, the unit was redesignated as the 4th Aviation Regiment.

    The 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Inf. Div., deployed in 2005 and 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded two Meritorious Unit Citations. The unit's most recent deployment was in 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, after which 4th CAB was awarded a Valorous Unit Award. Task Force Iron Eagle supported 22 allied nations across four Regional Commands, the largest geographical area of any combat aviation brigade.

    The 4th CAB, 4th Inf. Div., was inactivated at Fort Hood, Texas, September 2011. The 4th CAB HHC was reactivated July 2, 2013, at Fort Carson, Colorado.

    The 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Avn. Reg., 4th CAB, was the first battalion to reactivate at Fort Carson, Colorado, in April 2013. In May 2014, the remaining four battalions that comprise the 4th CAB now were activated. They are the 6th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment; 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 4th Avn. Reg.; 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Avn. Reg.; and 404th Aviation Support Battalion.

    The 4th ARB deployed in May 2018 to the U.S. Central Command area of operations to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS), Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) and Operation Spartan Shield (OSS).

    The 4th CAB deployed in June 2018 to Europe to support the Atlantic Resolve mission, which builds readiness, increases interoperability and enhances the bonds between ally and partner militaries with multinational training events in Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania.

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Division Artillery

  • Col. Ryan O. Maender, DIVARTY Commander Col. Ryan O. Maender, DIVARTY Commander

    Biography

    Col. Ryan O. Maender is originally from Burnt Hills, New York. He is a 1995 distinguished military graduate of Western New England College and was commissioned as a Field Artillery officer.

    His previous assignments include company fire support officer, A Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry, and howitzer platoon leader in C Battery, 8th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; battery executive officer and assistant operations officer, 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, and fire support officer, 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation (Attack), 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York; plans officer, 101st Division Artillery (DIVARTY), fire support officer, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment; commander, A Battery, and commander, Headquarters and Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); commander, Big Horn Recruiting Company, Denver Recruiting Battalion; aide-de-camp to the commanding general, United States Army Accessions Command (USAAC) Fort Monroe, Virginia; planner, G5, I Corps, battalion executive officer, 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division; brigade executive officer, 17th Fires Brigade and G5, chief of plans, 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; commander, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery (“Hamilton’s Own”), 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and G3, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Maender most recently served as the deputy commander of Operations Group at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

    Maender’s deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2004, 2008, 2009-2010) and Operation Spartan Shield (2014-2015).

    He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Western New England College and a master’s degree in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy from the National Defense University. His military schooling includes the Field Artillery Basic Course, the Aviation Captains Career Course, the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS) and an Army War College fellowship with the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at Syracuse University.

    Maender’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (second award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (ninth award), Army Commendation Medal (third award), Army Achievement Medal (third award), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Basic Recruiter Badge.

    He is married and has two daughters.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Benito A. Perez Jr. Command Sgt. Maj. Benito A. Perez Jr.

    Biography

    Command Sgt. Maj. Benito A. Perez Jr. was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and entered the National Guard in Los Angeles, California, July 14, 1989, and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, graduating as a 13B mechanical crewman in the Field Artillery. Perez joined the regular Army Feb. 7, 1990.

    Perez has served in a variety of assignments, which include; advance party, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; ammo team chief, Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, Kirch Goens, Germany; Howitzer Gunner, Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, Fort Carson; Howitzer section chief, Battery A, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battery A, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, Camp Casey, Korea; drill sergeant, Battery D, 1st Battalion, 19thField Artillery Regiment; Battery B, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill; platoon sergeant, Battery C, 3rdBattalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; senior instructor writer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 30th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill; first sergeant, Battery E, 1st Battalion, 22nd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill; senior enlisted advisor for the 3rd Division Military Transition Team, Fort Riley, Kansas; battalion operation sergeant major, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill; brigade operation sergeant major, 214 Fires Brigade, Fort Sill; senior enlisted advisor for the 4th Iraq Army Division Military Transition Team, Fort Polk, Louisiana; operation sergeant major, 7thSquadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson; command sergeant major, 3rd Battalion 16th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Carson; command sergeant major, 2nd Brigade ABCT 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson; command sergeant major, 1st Battalion, 290th Field Artillery Regiment; and command sergeant major, Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Also, Perez previously served in five campaigns: Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom 1 and 5, Operation New Dawn and Operation Spartan Shield.

    Perez’s military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course, First Sergeant Course, the United States Sergeants Major Academy (class 59), Drill Sergeant School, and Air Assault School. Perez received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Psychology from Park University.

    His awards and decorations include; The Bronze Star (with oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (With V device, and silver oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Driver Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, The Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and The Order of Saint Maurice.

  • Unit History

    The unit was first constituted Nov. 19, 1917, as Headquarters Battery, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division. The unit was organized for combat operations at Camp Greene, North Carolina, from Dec. 15, 1917, to January 10, 1918. 4th Field Artillery Brigade departed for World War I in Europe in the winter of 1918.

    Upon returning stateside, the 4th Field Artillery Brigade was stationed at Camp Lewis, Washington, where it was inactivated Sept. 21, 1921. 4th Field Artillery Brigade was redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Field Artillery Brigade at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 1935, and then disbanded Nov. 14, 1939. Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Field Artillery was reconstituted Sept. 10, 1940, as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Division Artillery (DIVARTY). Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Division Artillery, was activated Oct. 1, 1940, at Fort Benning, Georgia, and participated in multiple World War II campaigns. The unit was inactivated March 5, 1946, at Camp Butler, North Carolina. On July 6, 1948, at Fort Ord, California, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Division Artillery, was again activated.

    April 1, 1957, at Fort Lewis, Washington, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Division Artillery, was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Infantry DIVARTY. By December 1970, the unit returned from South Vietnam to Fort Carson, Colorado. During that same year, the unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Infantry Division Artillery (Mechanized). This last redesignation named the Division Artillery the "Iron Gunners," which complemented the "Ironhorse" Division. With the realignment and downsizing of the Army force, the unit was reassigned to Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 15, 1995. On Dec. 16, 2004, the transformation and restructuring of the 4th Infantry Division Artillery marked the Army's first modular fires brigade. The brigade then inactivated April 16, 2007, at Fort Hood, Texas, because of the realignment of Army units. On May 6, 2015, the unit was redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Infantry Division Artillery, at Fort Carson, Colorado, and unfurled its colors on Founders Field May 14.

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4th Sustainment Brigade (4SB)

  • Col. Steven E. Putthoff, Brigade Commander Col. Steven E. Putthoff, Brigade Commander

    Biography

    Col. Steven E. Putthoff is a native of Iowa Park, Texas. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and received his commission in the Ordnance Corps through Notre Dame ROTC.

    Putthoff’s notable assignments include automotive platoon leader, battalion S4, maintenance control officer and battalion operations officer in the 544th Maintenance Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas. He served as the support operations maintenance officer and Headquarters/Alpha Company commander, 101st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, at Fort Riley, Kansas, including a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    He then transitioned to Army Human Resources Command as a board recorder for selection boards. After attending the Irish Defence Forces Command and Staff College, Putthoff served as the I Corps G4 readiness officer during a deployment to Iraq (Multi-National Corps-Iraq/United States Forces-Iraq). He then served in the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, as the battalion executive officer and subsequently as the support operations officer and brigade S4 during the brigade’s deployment to Afghanistan.

    In 2014, he assumed command of 2nd Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Inf. Div., at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. Following that assignment, Putthoff attended the War College at the Eisenhower School and has been serving as the 4th Infantry Division G4 since 2017.

    His military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, the Combined Arms and Service Staff School, the Irish Defence Forces CGSC and the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. His civilian education includes a Master of Science in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts in Leadership, Management and Defense Studies from the National University of Ireland.

    His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Parachutist Badge and the Combat Action Badge.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Phelicea Redd Command Sgt. Maj. Phelicea Redd

    Biography

    Command Sgt. Maj. Phelicea Redd is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. She entered the Army in August 1996 and attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia, where she was awarded the primary military occupational specialty 92A, automated logistical specialist. Redd has held a myriad leadership positions to include S-4 NCO, warehouse NCO in charge, operations sergeant, division aviation logistics NCO, platoon sergeant, theater procurement NCO in charge, materiel management NCO, senior drill sergeant, first sergeant and battalion command sergeant major.

    Her previous assignments include 2nd Infantry Division, 7th Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Division, 101st Airborne Division and Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

    Redd's military education includes all levels of the NCO Professional Development System, Drill Sergeant Course, Basic Instructor Training Course, Battle Staff, Support Operations Course Phase II, Combatives I, Contracting Officer Representative Course, Master Fitness Training Course, Master Resilience Training Course, Maintenance Leader's Course, and several other functional courses.

    Her military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (seventh award), National Defense Service Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge and the Driver's Badge.

    She has a bachelor's degree in leadership and organizational administration from Austin Peay State University. Redd has certifications as a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma and a Demonstrated Senior Logistician. She is a distinguished member of the Quartermaster Corps; the recipient of the Staff Sgt. John W. Kreckel Leadership Award, the Distinguished Order of St. Martin, the Order of St. Maurice and the Order of St. Barbara.

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    Unit History

    The Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division was constituted in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 4th Division, Nov. 19, 1917. It was organized Dec. 10, 1917, at Camp Greene, North Carolina. The unit was inactivated Sept. 21, 1921, at Camp Lewis, Washington, and reactivated June 1, 1940, at Fort Benning, Georgia.

    On July 26, 1967, acting on a seven-hour notification, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 43rd and 352nd Transportation Company (Light Truck) deployed to Selfridge Air Force Base, Michigan, to provide logistical support for the elements of the XVIII Airborne Corps during riot control operations. In August and September 1967, units of the Group deployed to Alaska during severe flooding to establish a field laundry site. In 1968, the organization of the Group changed: the 336th Ordnance Battalion joined the Group May 20 and the 242nd Maintenance Battalion, one of the Group's original members, inactivated Aug. 25. In addition to Group organization changes, the 336th Ordnance Battalion deployed to Southeast Asia Sept. 26, 1968.

    On Aug. 1, 1942, the unit was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters, 4th Motorized Division. It was again reorganized and redesignated Aug. 4, 1943, as Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division. The unit was inactivated March 12, 1946, at Camp Butner, North Carolina, and reactivated July 15, 1947, at Fort Ord, California.

    HHBN was further reorganized and redesignated three more times. First, on June 13, 1960, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Division; second, on Dec. 16, 2004, as Headquarters and Tactical Command Posts, 4th Infantry Division; and third, on May 16, 2009, as the Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division.

    Effective July 17, 2008, the 43rd Area Support Group was redesignated as the 43rd Sustainment Brigade. As part of the reorganization, the 43rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion and 230th Financial Management Company (FMCO) were activated and the 10th Combat Support Hospital and 4th Engineer Battalion were reassigned away from the Brigade.

    The 43rd was led by Col. Edward Daly into Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XI. While deployed in Kandahar, the unit provided logistics to the United States forces operating in Regional Command-South and Regional Command-Southwest. They returned to Fort Carson in March 2011.

    The 43rd Sustainment Brigade was redesignated the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, effective July 9, 2015. As part of the reorganization, 4th Sustainment Brigade integrated fully into the overall 4th Infantry Division command at Fort Carson to continue the outstanding support for 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Soldiers.

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN)

  • Lt. Col. Christopher J. Morris, Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Christopher J. Morris, Battalion Commander

    Biography

    Lt. Col. Christopher J. Morris was born in Redbank, New Jersey. He received his commission from the United States Military Academy in 2000 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

    Upon entering active duty as an Infantry officer, Morris was assigned to 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as a rifle platoon leader and a reconnaissance platoon leader. In 2006, upon completion of the Special Forces Qualification Course, Morris was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). During his tenure as a detachment commander, Morris commanded Operational Detachment – Alpha 3111 and 3136. Upon completion of his detachment command time, Morris served as the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), assistant operations officer for special projects. In 2012, Morris earned a Master of Science degree in Defense Analysis — focus area in Irregular Warfare — from the Naval Postgraduate School. Upon completion of Naval Postgraduate School, Morris assumed command of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). Following command, he served as the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), operations and executive officer. In 2015 Morris was selected to join the Joint Special Operations Command as the deputy chief of current operations. In 2017, Morris earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

    His military education includes Air Assault School, Airborne School, Ranger School, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Bradley Leaders Course, the Special Forces Operational Detachment Officer Course, the Advanced Special Operations Techniques Course and Naval War College Intermediate Level Education.

    His military awards include The Bronze Star Medal with valor device (2), the Bronze Star Medal (6), the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2), the Joint Commendation Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (4), the Army Achievement Medal (2), the Parachutists Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Ranger Tab and the Special Forces Tab.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Rietta D. Owens Command Sgt. Maj. Rietta D. Owens

    Biography

    Command Sgt. Maj. Rietta D. Owens enlisted into the Army March 25, 1992, completing Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, graduating as an administrative specialist. She has served in several leadership positions from section sergeant to battalion command sergeant major in her 26 years of military service.

    Owens' various assignments and positions throughout her career include: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Aviation Brigade Fort Ord, California; 566th Adjutant General Company (Postal), Schweinfurt, Germany; 90th Postal Company, Wurzburg, Germany; Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 187th Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; United States Army Garrison, Fort Myer, Virginia; 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson; 3rd Infantry Division Inspector General Office, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Headquarters Battalion, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; White House Military Office, Washington, D.C.; Army Review Boards Agency, Arlington, Virginia; and III Corps and Fort Hood Inspector General Office, Fort Hood, Texas. Owens’ deployment experience includes: Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation Support Hope, Entebbe, Uganda; and Operation Iraqi Freedom III/VI.

    Owens is a graduate of all Noncommissioned Officers’ Education System courses culminating with Class 62 of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. Owens is also a graduate of the First Sergeants Course; Army Drill Sergeant Course and The Inspector General Course. Her civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Columbia College and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Human Resources Management from Webster University.

    Owens' awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (second award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (fourth award), Army Commendation Medal (fourth award), Army Achievement Medal (eighth award), Army Good Conduct Medal (seventh award), National Defense Service Medal (second award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (two bronze stars), Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (second award), Army Meritorious Unit Award, Presidential Service Badge, Army Staff Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Badge. She is also a member of the distinguished Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

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  • Unit History

    The Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division was constituted in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 4th Division, Nov. 19, 1917. It was organized Dec. 10, 1917, at Camp Greene, North Carolina. The unit was inactivated Sept. 21, 1921, at Camp Lewis, Washington, and re-activated June 1, 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

    On Aug. 1, 1942, the unit was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters, 4th Motorized Division. It was again reorganized and redesignated Aug. 4, 1943, as Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division. The unit was inactivated March 12, 1946, at Camp Butner, North Carolina, and reactivated July 15, 1947, at Fort Ord, California.

    HHBN was further reorganized and redesignated three more times. First, on June 13, 1960, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Division; second, on Dec. 16, 2004, as Headquarters and Tactical Command Posts, 4th Infantry Division; and third, on May 16, 2009, as the Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division.

    The headquarters element of the 4th Infantry Division has participated in the following campaigns: Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Champagne 1918 and Lorraine 1918 (WWI); Normandy (with arrowhead), Northern France, Rhinleand, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe (WWII); Counteroffensive Phase II, Counteroffensive Phase III, Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive Phase IV, Counteroffensive Phase V, Counteroffensive Phase VI, Tet 69/Counteroffensive, Summer-Fall 1969, Winter-Spring 1970, Sanctuary Counteroffensive and Counteroffensive Phase VII (Vietnam).

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  • 4th Infantry Division Band



    Concert Band

    The Concert Band is a 30-40 piece ensemble that performs orchestral music, standard concert band literature, marches and pop arrangements. The Concert Band performs large public concerts for Independence Day, Christmas and other holidays. Members of the Concert Band also work with students in local schools for community performances and master classes.

    Concert Band performs the 4th Infantry Division Song







    Marching Band

    The Ceremonial Band includes 20-30 musicians and supports the ceremonial requirements of the 4th Infantry Division by performing at monthly retirement ceremonies, changes of command, troop returns and formal diplomatic ceremonies. This group also supports community relations my marching in civic parades across Colorado. The Ceremonial Band executes its marching, drill and music with military precision, continuing the United States Army tradition.










    Barkeley Avenue (jazz ensemble)

    Barkeley Avenue is a seven piece ensemble that performs vocal and instrumental jazz tunes. The group performs at events providing either background music or as a featured act. Its nostalgic and elegant sound is the perfect complement to a military ball or a festive social gathering.







    Brass Authority (brass band)

    Brass Authority is an 8-10 piece brass band that plays New Orleans style jazz and brass versions of familiar pop and rock hits. This group can rock any venue, but its powerful sound is best suited for outdoor performances. With its solid bass line and high-energy tunes, Brass Authority can always turn an event into a party.







    Mile High (rock band)

    Mile High is the 4th Infantry Division Band’s high-energy, popular music group. It plays a little bit of everything — pop, rock, blues, oldies and everything in between. The set list has something for everyone as the group’s goal is to create a fun, upbeat atmosphere that will get children and adults alike up on their feet, singing and dancing.









    Iron Brass (brass quintet)

    Iron Brass is one of the 4th Infantry Division Band’s brass ensembles. This group uses 5-7 musicians to perform a varied and entertaining repertoire featuring brass arrangements of classical, pop and jazz tunes. Iron Brass performs background music for indoor and outdoor events and recitals, and hosts master-class style clinics for students.






    Ivy Winds (woodwind ensemble)

    Ivy Winds is the woodwind ensemble for the 4ID Band. The group utilizes 3-6 players depending on mission requirements and specializes in settings such as dinner parties, receptions and indoor ceremonies. The group is well suited for instructional clinics in schools as well as chamber concerts. Ivy Winds boasts an eclectic musical repertoire ranging from classical masterpieces to arrangements of contemporary styles, especially those with Latin flare.







    Bellicose Brass (brass ensemble)

    Bellicose Brass is the 4th Infantry Division Band’s primary ceremonial brass quintet. Bellicose Brass specializes in marches, early music and traditional ceremonial music. This group is small and mobile, making it a good fit for indoor ceremonies and protocol functions. Still, it boasts a boisterous sound loud enough to fill the ceremonial field for large outdoor events.







    Performances

    Click here https://www.facebook.com/pg/4IDBand/events/ for performance schedule.


    Social Media

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Soldier and Family Readiness Group (SFRG)

What is a family readiness group (SFRG)?

An OFFICIAL command-sponsored organization of family members, volunteers and Soldiers belonging to a unit who together provide an avenue of SUPPORT and ASSISTANCE. SFRGs act as a CONDUIT of INFORMATION and a COMMUNICATION LINE between the unit and the families. SFRGs act as a CONDUIT of INFORMATION and a COMMUNICATION LINE between our Fort Carson community and the families.

Why should I connect with my family readiness group (SFRG)?

  • Strong families make strong Soldiers! SFRGs can empower families with accurate unit and community information.
  • Find out when your Soldier will be home and when your Soldier will be out in the field.
  • Be in the know about long weekends, vacation time and deployments.
  • Discover family benefits, discounts and opportunities that may be available to you and your children.
  • Information is Power. Your SFRG wants to help empower YOU!

Visit your Soldier's unit homepage for more information. Click on the links on the left for 4th Infantry Division brigades or click here for tenant units. Click here for a list of unit staff duty phone numbers.

Soldier and Family Readiness Phone Numbers

  • 4th Infantry Division – 719-526-0012
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN) – 719-526-5933
  • 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team – 719-503-2007
  • 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team - 719-524-0798
  • 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team - 719-526-6774
  • 4th Combat Aviation Brigade - 719-524-6320
  • 4th Sustainment Brigade - 719-526-3476
  • Division Artillery - 719-526-4729
  • 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) - 719-524-4098
  • 71st Ordnance Group (EOD) - 719-524-2974
  • 627 Hospital Center - 719-526-2657
  • 1st Space Brigade - 719-552-0520
  • 1st Space Battalion - 719-552-0868
  • 759th Military Police Battalion - 719-526-9200
  • 4th Engineer Battalion - 719-526-6394
  • Evans Army Community Hospital - 719-526-4957 - usarmy.carson.medcom-each.list.frg@mail.mil
  • Dental Activity - 719-503-7132
  • Warrior Transition Battalion - 719-526-9350

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