JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash., April 26, 2012 – The secretary of the Army announced plans today to reactivate the 7th Infantry Division and stand up its headquarters here.
The two-star headquarters, which will oversee the training and readiness of five of the installation’s 10 brigades, will fill an administrative layer between those units and I Corps. The division headquarters will not be deployable, John McHugh said during a press conference on the installation.
“The I Corps headquarters has been very, very busy … It’s only reasonable, it seems to me, to provide that layer of close-on command support just as we have at virtually every other similar-sized base,” McHugh said.
Interesting. A non-deployable division headquarters. So, will the subordinate BCTs wear 7ID patches, or retain their current patches?