4th Brigade Combat Team Color Casing Ceremony
Herald/MARIANNE LIJEWSKI Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi, 1st Cavalry Division commander, applauds during the pass in review portion of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division color casing ceremony Friday morning at Cooper Field.
- Thoughts on defense budget
Maj. Gen. Anthony Ierardi on defense budget cuts and shrinking troop levels:
“Let me first say that we have not received any orders to change our manning levels (or) structures. We have not received orders to reduce forces or anything like that. We have a responsibility to be good stewards of the resources we receive and make the most out of what resources we have. OK, so we’re well supported by the American people to conduct training and to support our troops. ... That’s a key area of emphasis for those here at the division. And to train to standard and to ensure our units are ready with what they receive.
“We want to retain our best, I believe strongly that everybody can contribute in this division. As the Army gets smaller we’ll clearly want to retain our best soldiers. We want to give everyone here the opportunity here to succeed. That’s important.”
Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2012 4:30 am
Posted on Dec 16, 2012
FORT HOOD — Since 9/11, soldiers and families of the 1st Cavalry Division have been through a steady rhythm of deployments and homecomings.
With more than 20 deployments between the division and its five brigade combat teams completed in the past decade, Maj. Gen. Anthony Ierardi, division commander, sat down with the Killeen Daily Herald to discuss what the coming year will bring for America’s “First Team.”
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Across the fort
Sunday, December 16, 2012 4:30 am.