Fort Knox Units
Updated On: 11/12/2012 12:58:19 PM
4th Cavalry Brigade , First Army Division East
The 4th Brigade is a Training Support Brigade (TSB), and is part of the First United States Army, Forces Command. It is composed of nine training battalions, six of which are active duty and three are United States Army Reserve battalions. The brigade is composed of senior NCOs and officers who comprise teams of Observer-Controller/Trainers. These trainers prepare Reserve Component Soldiers for combat at training venues throughout the Continental United States. The Brigade's primary mission is mobilizing and training Reserve Component units for deployment to OIF/OEF. In FY05 alone, the Brigade mobilized, trained and deployed over 15,000 Soldiers in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
The secondary mission of the Brigade is to provide training support to National Guard and Reserve units. This includes training after demobilization, transition to Units of Action, and the development and execution of long-range training programs and strategies. The Brigade also participates in annual training periods and new equipment and weapon's fielding's throughout the states of Kentucky and Tennessee.
During Nationally declared emergencies, the Brigade also forms a Defense Coordinating Element. This team of professionals deploys to disaster areas throughout the United States as the Department of Defense's single point of contact in support of the lead Federal agency. In FY05, the Brigade deployed to Florida to assist with the federal emergency response element after the landfall of hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. In support of FEMA as the lead federal agency, the Brigade provided assistance to tens of thousands of Floridians as they recovered from one of the worse natural disasters the nation has ever endured. This assistance included the air movement of millions of pounds of food and water, establishment of emergency medical care facilities, inspection of bridges and infrastructures, and the building of a 5,000 family temporary housing facility on an auxiliary Naval Air Station.
The 11th Aviation Command (AC) provides air traffic services (ATS), airfield management, aeromedical evacuation, Combat Aviation Brigade reinforcement, theater aviation support, and coordination of aviation staging and onward movement in order to support Corps, Army or Joint operations. The 11th AC has two missions, which function's as both a war fighting headquarters and as a Functional Command (FC). As a war fighting command, the 11th AC provides command, control, staff planning, and supervision for two Aviation Brigades and one Air Traffic Service Brigade. As a FC the 11th AC provides command and control for all Army Reserve Aviation.