Past Division Commanders and Command Sergeants Major
10th MOUNTAIN DIVISION COMMANDERS
Major General Lloyd E. Jones Jul 1943 Nov 1944
Major General George P. Hays Nov 1944 Nov 1945
Major General Lester J. Whitlock Aug 1948 Oct 1950
Major General James E. Moore Nov 1950 May 1951
Brigadier General Marcus B. Bell May 1951 Nov 1953
Major General George D. Shea Nov 1951 Jan 1953
Major General Thomas L. Harrold Feb 1953 Jun 1954
Major General Philip D. Ginder Jun 1954 Mar 1955
Major General George E. Martin Apr 1955 Mar 1956
Major General Barksdale Hamlet Apr 1956 Jun 1957
Major General Walter B. Yeager Jul 1957 Apr 1958
Brigadier General Miller O. Perry May 1958 Jun 1958
Major General William S. Carpenter Feb 1985 Apr 1988
Major General Peter J. Boylan Apr 1988 Sep 1990
Major General James R. Ellis Sep 1990 Sep 1991
Major General Stephen L. Arnold Sep 1991 Aug 1993
Major General David C. Meade Aug 1993 Jul 1995
Major General Thomas N. Burnette Jul 1995 Jun 1997
Major General Lawson W. Magruder Jun 1997 Mar 1998
Major General James L. Campbell Mar 1998 Aug 2001
Major General F. L. (Buster) Hagenbeck Aug 2001 Aug 2003
Major General Lloyd J. Austin III Aug 2003 Aug 2005
Major General Benjamin C. Freakley Aug 2005 Apr 2007
Major General Michael L. Oates Apr 2007 Sep 2009
Major General James L. Terry Sep 2009 Nov 2011
Major General Mark A. Milley Nov 2011 Dec 2012Major General Stephen J. Townsend Dec 2012 Present
10th MOUNTAIN DIVISION COMMAND SERGEANTS MAJOR
CSM Southern W. Hewitt Jan 1985 Jul 1990
CSM Robert C. Sexton Jul 1990 May 1994
CSM Jesse G. Laye Jun 1994 Jul 1995
CSM Frank J. Mantia Jul 1995 Feb 1998
CSM Teddy Harman Feb 1998 Jul 2000
CSM Kenneth C. Lopez Oct 2000 Aug 2002
CSM Dennis M. Carey Aug 2002 Jun 2004
CSM Ralph C. Borja Jul 2004 May 2007
CSM James W. Redmore Jul 2007 Mar 2010
CSM Christopher K. Greca Mar 2010 Nov 2011
CSM Richard Merritt Jan 2012 Jan 2014
CSM R. Ray Lewis Jan 2014 Present Appendix E
Army Values and Soldiers Creed
Loyalty: Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other Soldiers.
Duty: Fulfill your obligations.
Respect: Treat people as they should be treated.
Selfless-Service: Put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own.
Honor: Live up to all the Army values.
Integrity: Do what's right, legally and morally.
Personal Courage: Face fear, danger, or adversity (Physical or Moral).
The Soldiers Creed
I am an American Soldier. I am a Warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values. I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained, and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself. I am an expert and I am a professional. I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat. I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life. I am an American Soldier.
Division and Army Songs 10th MOUNTAIN DIVISION SONG
Highly water and wind resistant, with greater moisture vapor transfer
Worn in cold snow and rain environments
Extreme Cold/Wet Weather Jacket/Trousers (GORTEX)
Waterproof for use in prolonged hard rain and cold/wet conditions, mud and slush on ground
Best when environment is alternating between freezing and thawing conditions
Extreme Cold Weather Parka/Trousers (Down)
Superior warmth protection, highly water and wind resistant
For extreme cold weather climates
For prevention of cold weather injuries due to exposure to temperatures below 40 F
Information on this card is provided to assist leaders in risk decision-making and control development as part of the risk management process. Risk decisions and controls should be developed for all training. Leaders must ensure that these risk decisions/controls are implemented into unit training plans and that training is supervised.
GORE-TEX BOOTS = Tan leather intermediate weather or similar GORE-TEX insulated leather boots
** ECWCS = Extended Cold Weather Clothing System
Official Fort Drum PT/Running Map
Official Fort Drum PT/Running Map
Official Fort Drum PT/Running Map
The Wickham Charter
THE WICKHAM CHARTER In October 1983, the Army Chief of Staff, General John Wickham, announced his decision to create light infantry divisions. In the ten years since the American withdrawal from Vietnam, the general trend of US Army force structure development had been toward heavy mechanized and armor forces, and so Wickham's decision represented a major change of direction for the Army. To overcome resistance to the new units, Wickham and other Army leaders worked to generate a broad-based advocacy for light divisions.
Despite these efforts, and also despite the sound strategic rationale for this new initiative, the creation of light infantry divisions touched off a storm of protest. In a publication called White Paper 1984: Light Infantry Divisions, General Wickham explained the strategic need for the new light forces. A key feature of these units was their strategic mobility; because of their streamlined size and composition, they could be transported aboard Air Force aircraft to potential trouble spots. This deployability was to be attained by removing much heavy equipment, firepower, and support infrastructure from the light division while leaving it with a relatively large "slice" (50%) of combat troops.
Wickham calculated that light infantry divisions would fill a void in American military capability. Light divisions could be moved more quickly and more easily than could heavier forces. Moreover, light infantry units would be better suited for many crisis situations, such as counterinsurgency or other low intensity-type operations, than were ponderous tank or mechanized forces. General Wickham announced the creation of five light infantry divisions. Two of these -- the 7th and the 25th Divisions – would come from the reorganization of existing active divisions. Two others (6th and 10th Mountain) would be new divisions.
Wickham decided that the new 10th Mountain Division should be activated at Fort Drum, New York. Fort Drum was then a rundown, backwater post in the economically depressed area near upstate Watertown. The prospect of tens of millions of dollars being pumped into the local economy earned the light division program strong congressional backing from the powerful New York delegation. Also coincidentally -- perhaps -- the 10th Mountain Division happened to have been the outfit of Senator Robert Dole during World War II. The Senate Minority Leader, a decorated officer who was seriously wounded in Italy, was appropriately feted at the division's activation ceremony and became a supporter.
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