Fort Polk brigade combat team gets new designation, soldiers
FORT POLK - Fort Polk's brigade combat team has gained a new designation and added several hundred soldiers.
Tuesday's ceremony saw the deactivation of the 10th Mountain Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team and the reactivation of its 3rd Brigade Combat Team.
The American Press reports the move boosted brigade strength by about 700 soldiers, with the addition of infantrymen and engineers.
Additionally, the 94th Brigade Support Battalion became the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, and the 4th Brigade Special Troop Battalion was deactivated.
Maj. Gen. Stephen Thompson, 10th Mountain Division commander, said the re-designation was prompted by the elimination of a brigade at Fort Drum, New York, where the division is based.