First Army Division West

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First Army Division West
1st Army.svg
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Active March 7, 2007 – present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Army
Role Training Support
Size Division
Part of First United States Army
Garrison/HQ Fort Hood, Texas
Motto First in the West
Engagements Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation New Dawn
Operation Enduring Freedom
Horn of Africa
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt
Command Sergeant Major CSM Patrick K. Akuna, Jr.

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

First Army Division West was established by the Department of the Army to provide training and readiness oversight and mobilization operations for an area of responsibility spanning the states and territories west of the Mississippi River. First Army Division West is responsible for mobilizing, training, readiness oversight and deploying the United States' Reserve Component and National Guard Soldiers, and selected Sailors and Airmen along with members of multiple interagency and governmental entities.

Subordinate Commands

The division is organized into six brigades located throughout the western United States with 52 total battalions.[1]

5th ar bde.jpg 5th Armored Brigade – Fort Bliss, Texas. Formerly the 91st Division's 2nd Brigade.
120InfantryBdeSSI.jpg 120th Infantry Brigade – Fort Hood, Texas. Formerly the 75th Division's 2nd Brigade.
181InfantryBdeSSI.jpg 181st "Eagle" Infantry Brigade – Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Formerly the 85th Division's 2nd Brigade.
189th Infantry Brigade SSI.svg 189th "Bayonet" Infantry BrigadeJoint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Formerly the 78th Division's 4th Brigade.
191stInfBde.jpg 191st Infantry Brigade – Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Formerly the 91st Division's 4th Brigade.
402 fa bde a.jpg 402nd Field Artillery Brigade – Fort Bliss, Texas. Formerly the 91st Division's 3rd Brigade.
85th Division SSI.svg 85th "Custer" Army Reserve Support Command (West) - Arlington Heights, Illinois. Formerly the 85th Division

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