From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander

02/07/2017   By Brig. Gen. Andrew Bassford Commanding, 95th Training Division (IET)
 

The 95th Division that we have all known for the last few years is transforming into something new. We are shifting to a new structure and gaining some new missions. Some of our battalions will be folding the colors and fading away into history. We will be gaining new battalions with no previous ties to the 95th. Throughout it all, however, our focus on providing top-quality Drill Sergeants to support training at Army Training Centers remains unchanged, as does our commitment to excellence.

These changes are the result of a process called “Reformation.” Reformation is the Army Reserve’s way of reallocating its structure to support multiple competing priorities worldwide.

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Reformation is the Army Reserve’s way of reallocating its structure to support multiple competing priorities worldwide. A number of our positions were taken, so that some of these other priorities could move forward.

A number of our positions were taken, so that some of these other priorities could move forward. The 95th’s total strength will go from about 2,800 Soldiers to approximately 2,100.

Our First Brigade will be fully aligned to support Fort Sill and the BCT mission. It will gain two battalions from our old Fourth Brigade – the Milwaukee and Fort Wayne battalions. The Tulsa battalion will be reassigned to our new Third Brigade. First Brigade will also gain two training support companies – parts of what was previously a training support battalion, from the 104th Division.

Our Second Brigade will be providing BCT support to Fort Leonard Wood. Its northern California battalion will be realigned to the 98th Division, while two other battalions will be closing down this year. That will leave Second Brigade with three battalions, although each of the battalions will have more companies than was previously the case.

Our Third Brigade will be realigned to become Second Brigade of the 104th Division. They will take some of their battalions with them. Others will be closed, or will be realigned to the 98th Division. The interesting development here is that, as a result of Reformation, the 104th Division will now have its own Drill Sergeants.

Finally, Fourth Brigade will become our new Third Brigade. It will provide Engineer and Military Police One Station Unit Training support to Fort Leonard Wood. The new third Brigade will have two Engineer OSUT battalions, and two MP OSUT battalions. Two of these battalions are coming from the 98th Division, and will give us a unit footprint that is literally coast-to-coast. Two battalions previously assigned to Fourth Brigade will be casing their colors. In addition, the new Third Brigade will be gaining two training support companies that used to be part of a training support battalion out of the 104th Division.

Overall, we are still in the business of training and employing top-quality Drill Sergeants in support of the active Army. As we go through these changes, we will ensure that all of our Soldiers have units to call home, and that we continue to uphold the traditions of excellence expected of the 95th Division!

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The Griffon Winter 2017

Vol. 40.3 | Winter 2017

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