WIESBADEN, Germany -- As a result of directed funding and force structure cuts made throughout the Department of Defense, U.S. Army Europe will inactivate the 5th Signal Command and restructure the 2nd Strategic Signal Brigade, both located at Clay Kaserne, here.

There will be no loss of U.S. Army civilian or local national employee positions during this force restructure.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Signal Command will inactivate 93 Soldiers' positions and send 25 of those positions to the restructured HHC, 2nd Strategic Signal Brigade. The net loss will be 68 Soldiers' positions from U.S. Army Europe. The Soldiers currently filling those positions will be reassigned.

These force structure and personnel changes will not affect the operational capabilities of the signal support in U.S. Army Europe. The command expects negligible impact to the local economy.

This restructuring reduces mission command, but the remaining 2nd Strategic Signal Brigade will retain its subordinate battalions and companies that provide signal support to U.S. Army Europe.

The U.S. Army and Department of Defense remain committed to Germany, whether U. S. forces are assigned or rotational, including U.S. personnel assigned to NATO organizations throughout Europe.

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