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35th Infantry Division



35th Infantry Division Mission

On order, the 35th Infantry Division mobilizes and deploys to a theater of operations and conducts Unified Land Operations in joint and coalition environments supporting a Regional Combatant Commander (RCC) or providing Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) within the United States as directed.

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Command Leadership and Unit Structure

Maj. Gen. Victor J Braden is the 35th Infantry Division Commanding General.(Click Here for full Bio). Brig. Gen. John Rueger, Kansas, and Brig. Gen. William Blaylock II, Missouri, are the deputy commanding generals. Col. Christopher Mickan serves as the Division Chief of Staff. 


The 35th Infantry Division is one of 18 divisions in the Army. The 35th Infantry Division enjoys a training alignment with the 33rd Infantry Brigade, Illinois; 45th Infantry Brigade, Oklahoma; 48th Infantry Brigade, Georgia; 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade Nebraska; 142nd Fires Brigade, Arkansas; 35th Aviation Brigade, Missouri; 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Missouri; and 287th Sustainment Brigade, Kansas.


Recent Unit Highlights

Maj. Gen. Victor J. Braden, commanding general, 35th Infantry Division, assumed command of Task Force Spartan from Maj. Gen. Blake Ortner, commanding general, 29th Infantry Division, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 13.

Task Force Spartan is a multicomponent organization made up of active Army and National Guard units rounded out by U.S. Army Reserve support units. Operation Spartan Shield is U.S. Central Command's means to deter regional aggression and stabilize countries within the region.

The two divisions have a storied past with shared experiences since World War I. Both divisions fought in Europe during the First and Second World Wars, including 1918's Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the battle for Saint-Lo in July 1944.

Now, the unit once known as "The Infantry Spearhead" of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army, the 35th ID is part of the Third Army again to assume the mission of Task Force Spartan.

The 35th "Santa Fe” Division deployed to Kuwait to accept the responsibility of Task Force Spartan and oversight of Operation Spartan Shield.

"The Santa Fe Division looks forward to building and maintaining a ready land force that supports our nation's goals of regional stability and security," said Braden. "We relish the challenge before us.".



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