By Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, 3rd ID CommanderJanuary 30, 2009
A rock-hard, disciplined outfit, ready for any mission but always looking for a fight.
Composed of Soldiers who are the envy of others - recognizable everywhere for their confidence, courtesy, bearing, appearance, and fighting ability.
Supported by well-informed and fiercely independent Families, visibly proud to be a part of the Division and associated with their post, who know how to take care of themselves and each other - and are committed to do so.
All home-based in garrisons run by tenacious Army Civilians, Soldiers, and Contractors, who fight to maintain model outposts of pride and military tradition, and who are only satisfied with the highest standard of support.