Armed Forces News

The Army National Guard is undertaking a key reorganization of its assets in order to better support the National Defense Strategy. The plan calls for establishment of a division-aligned force, able to take part in large-scale combat operations. Eight subordinate elements will be aligned under the Army Guard’s eight division headquarters. The move will bring the number of divisions in the total Army to 18, up from the present 10.

“Future mobilizations and deployments in support of large-scale combat operations will require our formations to integrate with the total Army and joint force at every echelon,” said Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, director of the Army Guard.

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The realignment will do more than improve readiness, Hokanson said.

“It will greatly enhance talent management from company to division level,” he said. “Soldiers will have opportunities for key leader development positions previously hampered by geography.”
The Army Guard’s 54 adjutants general will retain their authority and force structure will remain the same, Hokanson.