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First Army Division East
1st Army.svg
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Active 7 March 2007 – present
Country USA
Allegiance Regular Army
Branch Combined Arms
Type Training Support Division
Garrison/HQ Fort Meade, Maryland
Motto(s) Train for Combat
Engagements Operation Enduring Freedom
Horn of Africa
Kosovo
Commanders
Current
commander
Maj. Gen. Kevin R. Wendel
1 March 2011 - present
Notable
commanders
Maj. Gen. J. Michael Bednarek
18 June 2008 – 1 March 2011
Maj. Gen. Jay W. Hood
1 May 2006 – 18 April 2008
Brig. Gen. Blake E. Williams
18 April 2008 – 18 June 2008

First Army Division East is a division of the First United States Army. With its new role, First United States Army developed two subordinate multi-component headquarters – one division to support the eastern United States and the other to support the western United States. First Army Division West was activated at Fort Carson, Colorado, and later moved to Fort Hood, Texas. First Army Division East was activated on 7 March 2007, and is headquartered at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

First Army Division East was established by Department of the Army Permanent Order 156-7 to provide training and readiness oversight and mobilization operations for an area of responsibility spanning 27 states and territories east of the Mississippi River. First Army Division East is responsible for mobilizing, training, readiness oversight and deploying our nation's Reserve Component and National Guard Soldiers, and selected Sailors and Airmen along with members of multiple interagency and governmental entities.

Subordinate Commands[edit | edit source]

The division is organized into eight brigades located throughout the eastern United States with 52 total battalions.

157thInfBde.jpg 157th "Spartan" Infantry Brigade – Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Formerly the 87th Division's 5th Brigade.
158InfBdeSSI.jpg 158th "Warrior" Infantry Brigade –Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Formerly the 87th Division's 2nd Brigade.
174InfBdeSSI.jpg 174th "Patriot" Infantry Brigade – Fort Drum, New York. Formerly the 78th Division's 2nd Brigade.
188InfantryBdeSSI.jpg 188th "Battle Ready" Infantry Brigade – Fort Stewart, Georgia. Formerly the 87th Division's 4th Brigade.
205thInfantryBrigade.svg 205th "Bayonet" Infantry Brigade – Indianapolis, Indiana. Formerly the 85th Division's 3rd Brigade.
177th Armored Brigade CSIB.jpg 177th "Mudcats" Armored Brigade – Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Formerly the 87th Division's 3rd Brigade.
4cav-bde.gif 4th "Saber" Cavalry Brigade – Fort Knox, Kentucky. Formerly the 85th Division's 4th Brigade.
72nd fa bde a.jpg 72nd "Warrior Eagle" Field Artillery Brigade – Fort Meade, Maryland. Formerly the 78th Division's 5th Brigade.

Garrisons[edit | edit source]

Division East currently operates three mobilization training centers located at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Indiana; Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Mississippi; and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • United States First Army Division East Headquarters, Public Affairs Office

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