7th Infantry Division

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7th Infantry Division History

7ID History


The 7th Infantry Division is an active duty infantry division of the United States Army based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The 7th Infantry Division has seen continuous combat action ever since our activation during World War I in 1917. From Europe, to our own Aleutian Islands, the Pacific, Japan, Korea, and Afghanistan, the Bayonet Division boasts of proud history of answering the call on behalf of our nation. We enable and sustain the combat readiness of two Stryker brigade combat teams and a combat aviation brigade. Strategically, we participate in several yearly exercises and operations in support of U.S. Army Pacific and the Indo-Pacific region designed to build capability and capacity in our allies and partners. In an era of renewed Great Power Competition, our nation has seen a resurgence of potential threats all around the world. Specific to our area of operations – the Indo-Pacific region – our role in maintaining, certifying, exercising, and deploying combat ready forces on behalf of the United States as part of the joint force has never been more crucial. We are ready to fight and win!

Bayonet Division Command Team

  • Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Smith Commander Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Smith
  • Command Sgt. Major Timothy D. Lawless Senior Enlisted Leader, Division Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Major Timothy D. Lawless


7th Infantry Division Links

I Corps Joint Base Lewis-McChord Official JBLM Website U.S. Army


Installation Home Page I Corps

You have Orders to report to the 7th Infantry Division. What next?

For Questions on reporting and in-processing, contact the 7ID G1 Reception Section: SGT Akhiba Fewell Email: akhiba.d.fewell.mil@army.mil Phone: (253) 967-3386 SPC Julien Wielkopolan Email: julien.j.wielkopolan.mil@army.mil Phone: (253) 967-3386
1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team
2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team
16th Combat Aviation Brigade