Spring 2012 Rotation of new units to Afghanistan announced

DOD announced new units today which will be rotating in over the next few months. There are a few things I have noticed over the last few rotations announcements. No more National Guard units being activated and deployed and what seems to be a lot more higher headquarters and not as many trigger-pullers.

In my humble opinion, the last thing Afghanistan needs is more people running around looking for uniform violations and seeing who is wearing a reflective belt or not. They need more guys willing to go “outside the wire” and do the hard job that needs to be done.

Aw well, I guess that is why they don’t allow senior NCOs to become Generals…

DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

The Department of Defense announced today three major units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan. The Spring 2012 scheduled rotation involves one corps headquarters with more than 500 personnel; one division headquarters with more than 700 personnel; and a brigade combat team with more than 3,000 personnel to include:

Headquarters units:

V Corps Headquarters, Wiesbaden, Germany

1st Infantry Division Headquarters, Fort Riley, Kan.

Brigade Combat Team:

4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

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