Division West deactivates first brigade under Bold Shift
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Washington (Jan. 12, 2014) -- As part of the Army's required drawdown, First Army Division West's 191st Infantry Brigade cased its colors during a deactivation ceremony, Jan. 8, at Soldier Field House. 

As the 191st Infantry Brigade (Training Support) cased its colors, its sister brigade, the 189th Infantry Brigade (Combined Arms Training Brigade), assumed the role as Division West' sole training representative on the West coast.

"The inactivation of the 191st headquarters becomes the first significant act and event in Division and First Army's multi-year reorganizational effort called Bold Shift," said Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, commanding general, First Army Division West.

In accordance with Operation Bold Shift, First Army's Department of the Army directed plan to reduce force structure will reduce First Army's training brigades from 16 to nine by 2016.
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