The Army announced today a bunch of unit changes that "are a part of the integrated force structure changes that support Army transformation," according to a service statement.
The moves will take place at four installations, including "an increase of 2,440 soldiers at Ft. Riley, KS; an increase of 418 soldiers at White Sands Missile Range, NM; a decrease of 295 soldiers at Ft. Irwin, CA; and a decrease of 376 soldiers at Ft. Carson, CO," the Army statement reads.
The service says it expects to complete the implementation of these changes by September 2011.
Related changes, according to the statement, include:
For unit relocations; the 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Brigade will move from Ft. Carson to Ft. Riley and the 70th Engineer Battalion will move from Ft. Riley to White Sands Missile Range and be re-designated as the 2nd Engineer Battalion.
At Ft. Riley, the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (1/1 ID), will convert to a modular, Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT) formation. The 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, Delta Troop, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 5th Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, and 101st Combat Support Battalion will convert to modular force structure design to support 1/1 ID HBCT.
At Ft. Irwin, the 79th Ordnance Company will activate, the 557th Maintenance Company will inactivate, and the 669th Maintenance Company will convert to a modular design.
These force structure actions are a part of the integrated force structure changes that support Army transformation. These actions are not expected to change Army civilian authorizations at each installation.
-- John Liang