7th Inf. Div. starts a new chapter in its history
August 7, 2012
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Over the last nine years, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., has grown significantly, leading Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh to announce in April plans to reactivate the 7th Infantry Division "Bayonet" headquarters, Oct. 1.
The division will fall under I Corps, which administers 10 brigades and is in the process of delegating five of its brigades to the new 7th Inf. Div. headquarters.
The division has a prestigious legacy of service during World War I and II, the Korean War, and Operation Just Cause. The division also provided domestic support for civil authorities during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
Among a small number of soldiers selected to report early to the division headquarters is Col. Darron Wright, operations officer, who served with the 7th Inf. Div. previously.
"I started my active duty career in July of