07 August 2009

Fort Drum welcomes new deputy commander

Fort Drum welcomes new deputy commander

FORT DRUM — The 10th Mountain Division welcomed in a new deputy commander for operations this week. Col. Jeffrey L. Bannister replaced Brig. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan on Tuesday. Gen. Buchanan was given a post at the U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort McPherson, Ga., and was stationed there earlier this month.

Col. Bannister has deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan and has served in several battalion and brigade leadership positions since entering the Army in 1984. Before coming to Fort Drum, he was the commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo.

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