To the Soldiers, Families and Civilians of the 98th Training Division (IET), I want to truly thank you for allowing me to be a part of the mighty Iroquois family and serve beside you, for the past three years, in the best Division in the United States Army Reserve. It has truly been an honor and privilege and without question the highpoint of my military career. My last message to you is one of appreciation, admiration and expectation.
Appreciation – Appreciation, for God who made all things possible and for the families whose support of our Soldiers during their many deployments, mobilizations, Annual Training missions, evening conference calls, IPRs and sync meetings made it possible for them to continue to serve our great Nation – for it is the family that is the glue that keeps our Army together. For the dedication, professionalism, and support of the Command Group, Staff and Command Teams.
Admiration – Admiration for the Soldiers, Civilians, and leaders in this Division and their unwavering pursuit of excellence. With the challenges of Division restructure, rapidly changing missions (Expanded Basic Training, Expanded Infantry OSUT, Expanded Cavalry OSUT, Army Combat Fitness Test, etc,…), and an environment of fiscal uncertainty you have continued to proved yourself as a unit of excellence – the standard to which all other Divisions are measured.
Anticipation – Anticipation for all that lies ahead. For the future of the 98th Training Division (IET) is so bright.