Fort Campbell to lose Fourth Brigade Combat Team
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 03, 2013 | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Brigadier General Mark Stammer (above) talked about the eventual loss of the Fourth BCT at a press conference Thursday at Fort Campbell. However, he said they would only lose about 320 people.</i>
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Brigadier General Mark Stammer (above) talked about the eventual loss of the Fourth BCT at a press conference Thursday at Fort Campbell. However, he said they would only lose about 320 people.

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The Fourth BCT (Brigade Combat Team) is going to be inactivated by 2017, but Fort Campbell will lose only about 320 people – a far smaller number than the 1,400 originally expected.

“That will have an obvious impact on the economy and in the schools, but 320 people out of a post of over 28,000 is, while there will be an impact, I believe that impact to be minimal,” Brigadier General Mark Stammer, Acting Senior Commander of Fort Campbell, said at a press conference at division headquarters Thursday afternoon.

Stammer and Garrison Commander Colonel Buck Dellinger said that once the Fourth Brigade is inactivated and the battalions are added to the First, Second and Third Brigades, they will “recapitalize” as many of the existing buildings and other infrastructure as possible for remaining three brigades so that space on the post is not wasted.

Stammer stressed that the inactivation of the Fourth BCT is due to the U.S. Army’s restructuring and reduction plan and the Budget Control Act, and isn’t due to sequestration. He couldn’t say what the impact of sequestration would be, stating additional analysis would be needed.

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