Fort Carson’s 2IBCT set to convert to SBCT

Sept. 20, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, tactically move a Stryker over the Mojave Desert during Decisive Action Rotation 15-10 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 24, 2015. The Department of the Army announced that Fort Carson’s 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team “Warhorse,” 4th Infantry Division, will convert to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team beginning in the spring of 2020. (Photo by Sgt. William Howard)

 

Fort Carson’s 2IBCT set to convert to SBCT

FORT CARSON, Colo. –The Department of the Army has announced that Fort Carson’s 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, will convert to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team beginning in the spring of 2020.    

Fort Carson expects to see an increase of approximately 200 Soldiers due to this change. The new brigade will be organized the same as its sister Stryker Brigade, the 1st SBCT, 4th Inf. Div., which is already stationed here.

"Today the Department of the Army announced that the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division will convert to a Stryker Brigade and will remain at Fort Carson. We are very pleased with this decision. Fort Carson provides world class training opportunities for Strykers and having another Stryker Brigade Combat team will improve 4th Infantry Division's lethality," said Maj. Gen. Randy A. George, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Commander.

The Army’s decision to convert the brigade at Fort Carson was based on strategic and operational considerations including its long-term readiness posture, presence of SBCT enablers, existing infrastructure and sustainment facilities.

Currently the 2IBCT, 4th Inf. Div. is deployed in support of Resolute Support and Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan and Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo, but unit leadership is already looking to the future.

“We will embrace this change with the same professionalism, discipline, and commitment to excellence that the War Horse Brigade has exhibited throughout its distinguished history of outstanding service to our great Nation,” said Col. David Zinn, commander, 2nd IBCT, 4th Inf. Div. “Conversion to a Stryker Brigade brings increased mobility and lethality to the 4th Infantry Division and the U.S. Army.” 

For more information contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at (719) 526-7525.  After hours, please contact the 24-hour Fort Carson Operations Center at 526-5500 and ask for the On-Call Public Affairs Officer.