10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Retention

10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Retention Welcome to the official 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum Retention Program page.

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10/29/2021

A big “Mountain Tough” congratulations goes out to two of our very own for winning the XVIII Airborne Corps Career Counsellor of the year and Retention NCO of the year competitions held at Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Virginia, from 17-20 October.

Career counselor Sgt. First Class Nicole Palmer with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, excelled through a written test, an essay, an oral board appearance, and a physically enduring mystery event to win top honors and secure her place in the FORSCOM competition coming up in December at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Fire control specialist Sgt. Jessica Alvarez with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, was awarded the corps top honors as the Retention NCO of the year. Sgt. Alvarez was selected among her peers in August to serve as 5th Battalion’s career counselor, cementing her decision to attend school next October to become an Army career counselor and a strong contender for future career counselor competitions.

Congratulations to our Mountain Soldier’s!
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Congratulations to SGT LeClaire!
10/27/2021

Congratulations to SGT LeClaire!

Congratulations to SGT LeClaire from B CO, 4-31 INF BN on reenlisting for 5 more years in the Army on 15 October 2021. SGT LeClaire has decided to stabilize at Fort Drum for an additional 24 months.

Congratulations to SGT Scofield!
10/27/2021

Congratulations to SGT Scofield!

Congratulations to SGT Scofield from H CO, 4-31 INF BN on reenlisting for 4 more years in the Army on 25 October 2021. SGT Scofield will be moving on to Fort Stewart, GA next year.

Congratulations SPC Jaber! #StayCommandos
09/29/2021

Congratulations SPC Jaber! #StayCommandos

Congratulations to SPC Jaber of Alpine Troop on his reenlistment and reclassification to Infantry. We are excited to see him continue his career!

Today marks the completion of day one of the FY22 10th Mountain Division Career Counselor of the Year Board. The started...
08/03/2021

Today marks the completion of day one of the FY22 10th Mountain Division Career Counselor of the Year Board. The started with good old fashioned competion amongst the Career Counselor Family. The competitors then took an intense written exam to test their knowledge and research ability. Good luck to all of our competitors!

07/31/2021

A note from Mountain 6. No additional safety measures will be implemented at this time since we are not currently in an area of substantial or high community transmission.

Prayers to the family and friends of LTC Fielding.  May you rest in peace.
07/20/2021

Prayers to the family and friends of LTC Fielding. May you rest in peace.

Commandos, it is with the heaviest of hearts and the deepest of regrets that we inform you of the loss of one of our own. LTC Benjamin Fielding, commander of 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, passed away suddenly of natural causes on Sunday, July 18 2021. Our sincerest and deepest sympathies go out to his family, to the Golden Dragons, and to all who knew him.

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COURAGE AND HONOR!
CLIMB TO GLORY!

2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons" 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry "Polar Bears, Pro Patria" 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment 2nd Battalion 15th Field Artillery Regiment, "Allons" 41st Engineer Battalion 210 Brigade Support Battalion 10th Mountain Division

Congratulations!
07/09/2021

Congratulations!

Awesome! Climb to glory!
07/07/2021

Awesome! Climb to glory!

#DidYouKnow
06/30/2021

#DidYouKnow

While flyovers are common at sporting events today, one particular flyby in 1943 caught spectators and players by surprise as it was totally unplanned!

Lt. Jack W. Watson of the U.S. Army Air Force and his crew, along with three other crews, were flying to Maine as a stopover en route to England. As they passed New York City, The 21-year-old freckled-face Watson realized that the World Series was just starting and decided to do an impromptu visit. The flight of four Flying Fortresses buzzed Yankee Stadium where the Yankees were taking on the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the 1943 World Series. They enjoyed it so much, they decided to make two more passes, on the third pass flying so low, one reporter said it looked like they would clip the stadium's flag poles!

New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, who attended the game, was outraged and demanded the USAAF investigate. They did, but given the need for pilots in World War II, the four pilots, including Watson, were given a $75 fine and the matter was dropped.

As for Watson, he would go on to complete 35 missions in the war effort and in a radio interview remarked that he hoped Mayor La Guardia, would forgive him. La Guardia, hearing of Watson’s plea, sent him a cable stating:

“Delighted to get your message. All is forgiven. Congratulations. I hope you never run out of altitude. Happy landings. Will be seeing you soon.”

It turns out the daughter of one of these pilots might fly with us at a tour stop this summer, so she told us about this amazing story and we wanted to share it with you!

#ThrowbackThursday

Congratulations Rangers! #RLTW
06/26/2021

Congratulations Rangers! #RLTW

Congratulations to Ranger Class 6-21 for graduating today!⠀

#RLTW #ranger #army #warrior #soldier #usarec #dod #tradoc

Always remembered!
06/26/2021

Always remembered!

A morning fog rolls over Section 64 at Arlington National Cemetery.

(U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by David Petrie)

Another sad day for the Moutain Retention Team! We had to bid farewell to a major pillar of our team, MSG Robert Delgado...
06/25/2021

Another sad day for the Moutain Retention Team! We had to bid farewell to a major pillar of our team, MSG Robert Delgado.

We wish MSG Delgado and his wife Heather safe travels as they depart to Fort Carson, CO. MSG Delgado served for three years in the 10th Mountain Division as a Senior Career Counselor. His contributions to 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade and 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division are greatly appreciated. Hundreds of Soldiers, Career Counselors, and their families have benefited from his efforts and he will be greatly missed.

Delgado family, you will always have a home in the Mountian Division! We hope to see you again! #ClimbToGlory #NotAverage #MountainTough

Congratulations to SPC Adrian D. Johnson on his reenlistment today! SPC Johnson serves as a 11B - Infantryman for Charli...
06/25/2021

Congratulations to SPC Adrian D. Johnson on his reenlistment today!

SPC Johnson serves as a 11B - Infantryman for Charlie Company, 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons". He re-enlisted for theee years and will heading to Fort Hood, TX. He was lead in Oath of Enlistment by his platoon leader, 1LT Sabrina Lux.

SPC Johnson, we thank you for your unwavering support to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and the 10th Mountain Division.

For more information on your options please visit your local Career Counsleor or the ArmyReenlistment page!

#StayCommando #ClimbToGlory #StayArmy

Career Counselor: SSG Anthony Spataro

Congratulations to SGT Mardochee Don on his reenlistment ! SGT Don serves as an 89A - Ammunition Stock Control and Accou...
06/25/2021

Congratulations to SGT Mardochee Don on his reenlistment !

SGT Don serves as an 89A - Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist for 210 Brigade Support Battalion. He chose to reenlist in front of the 10th Mountain Division Soldiers Memorial and will be heading Germany. SGT Don was lead in the Oath of Reenlistment by CW2 Clayton I. Clute.

SGT Don, we thank you for your unwavering support to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. You’ll always have a home here in the Mountain Divison!

#StayCommando #ClimbToGlory #StayArmy #NotAverage

For more information on your options please visit your local Career Counsleor or the ArmyReenlistment page!

Career Counselor: SSG Glen Knuth

Reason number 1,345,762 why the 10th Mountain Division is the best organization in the world to serve in. Reenlist and g...
06/23/2021

Reason number 1,345,762 why the 10th Mountain Division is the best organization in the world to serve in. Reenlist and get an incredible view of the surrounding areas!

Congratulations reenlistees! And a special thank you to the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division for making this awesome opportunity possible.

To see what other opportunities are available, please visit your local Career Counselor or the ArmyReenlistment page.

#StayCommando #ClimbToGlory #NotAverage

Farewell CSM Kevin McLellan! Thank you for all of your contributions to 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment and the 2nd ...
06/22/2021

Farewell CSM Kevin McLellan! Thank you for all of your contributions to 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division! #staycommando #ClimbToGlory

Congratulations SPC Bowman!
06/21/2021

Congratulations SPC Bowman!

The Mountain Retention Team would like to congratulate SFC Tara Kingsland and 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry "Polar Bears,...
06/21/2021

The Mountain Retention Team would like to congratulate SFC Tara Kingsland and 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry "Polar Bears, Pro Patria" on closing all assigned retention objectives! The Polar Bears are the first unit in the Division to accomplish this incredible task.

Accomplishing unit retention objectives is much more than “making mission.” Retaining the Army’s best Soldiers is important to helping maintain readiness. This in turn, keeps the Army prepared to execute its primary function, closing with and destroying America’s adversaries. More importantly, it displays a units willingness to meet the needs of its Soldiers and care for them in all facets of their lives.

Great job, Polar Bears! You’ve set the standard for those in 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and 10th Mountain Division! #ClimbToGlory #notaverage #StayMountainTough

The Mountain Retention Team would like to recognize SSG Anthony Spataro of 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons"! SSG Spataro h...
06/21/2021

The Mountain Retention Team would like to recognize SSG Anthony Spataro of 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons"!

SSG Spataro has accomplished the monmentual feat of being rated the 30th overall Career Counselor in XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg and official member of the “100 Club.”

The 100 club is tracked by XVIII Airborne Corps and lists Counsleors that have successfully processed 100 or more re-enlistments within the fiscal year.

SSG Spataro has served in 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division for three years, starting his tenor as a Career Counselor in 41st Engineer Battalion. He has serviced Soldiers and their families from across the Brigade assisting hundreds in accomplishing their career goals.

Great job Golden Dragon! We’re proud of you! #ClimbToGlory #staymountaintough #notaverage

The Mountain Retention Team would like to recognize SSG Anthony Spataro of 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons"!

SSG Spataro has accomplished the monmentual feat of being rated the 30th overall Career Counselor in XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg and official member of the “100 Club.”

The 100 club is tracked by XVIII Airborne Corps and lists Counsleors that have successfully processed 100 or more re-enlistments within the fiscal year.

SSG Spataro has served in 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division for three years, starting his tenor as a Career Counselor in 41st Engineer Battalion. He has serviced Soldiers and their families from across the Brigade assisting hundreds in accomplishing their career goals.

Great job Golden Dragon! We’re proud of you! #ClimbToGlory #staymountaintough #notaverage

This weekend was bitter sweet for the Moutain Retention Team. We had to bid farewell to one of the best amongst us. We w...
06/20/2021

This weekend was bitter sweet for the Moutain Retention Team. We had to bid farewell to one of the best amongst us.

We wish SSG Spencer Grevious, his wife Rachel and daughter Riley, safe travels as they depart to Fort Bliss, TX. SSG Grevious has served for over four years in the 10th Mountain Division. His contributions to 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment and 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division will be long lasting. Hundreds of Soldiers and their families have benefited from his efforts and he will be greatly missed.

Grevious family, you will always have a home in the Mountian Division! We hope to see you again! #ClimbToGlory #NotAverage

Today, Career Counselors from across the 10th Mountain Division joined to together on a staff ride to study the battlefi...
06/18/2021

Today, Career Counselors from across the 10th Mountain Division joined to together on a staff ride to study the battlefield in Sackets Harbor, NY. A staff ride is a historical study of a campaign or battle that envisions a systematic preliminary study, an extensive visit to campaign sites, and an opportunity to integrate lessons derived from each. A significant component of this detailed study is the analysis of the terrain over which the action took place and the effect of that terrain upon the battle or campaign.

Following the outbreak of war between the United States and Great Britain in June 1812, Sackets Harbor became the center of American naval and military activity for the upper St. Lawrence Valley and Lake Ontario. The brig Oneida, with a company of marines, was already at the harbor to suppress smuggling between northern New York and Canada. Local woodlands provided ample timber, and a large fleet was constructed at the harbor's extensive shipyard. Barracks were also built for the thousands of soldiers, sailors, and mechanics who soon arrived to provide the manpower for the invasion and conquest of Canada.

In an attempt to destroy the American shipyard, a British-Canadian force launched an attack on May 29, 1813. At that time the majority of the American forces were across Lake Ontario attacking Fort George. The remaining Americans drove off the enemy, but their narrow victory was marred by a fire that destroyed their military stores. During the remainder of the war, Sackets Harbor was an active station where naval ships were constructed and supplied. In December 1814, the Treaty of Ghent officially ended the War of 1812, and the Lake Ontario fleet was placed in storage at Shiphouse Point.

A special thank you to the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 1812 Brewing Company, and Allegiance Tactical, LLC. for their support of this event!

For more information on the war history of Sackets Harbor, please visit http://www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org/history.ht

Congratulations on six more years, SSG Fleishman! #ClimbToGlory
06/18/2021

Congratulations on six more years, SSG Fleishman! #ClimbToGlory

Congratulations SGT Monser!
06/16/2021

Congratulations SGT Monser!

What a wonderful way to celebrate the Army Birthday!
06/14/2021

What a wonderful way to celebrate the Army Birthday!

06/14/2021
Please join us for the reenlistment of our Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division! Climbtoglory7 Mountain 6 U.S. Army ...
06/14/2021
DVIDS Webcast - 246th Army Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony and Reenlistment

Please join us for the reenlistment of our Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division! Climbtoglory7 Mountain 6 U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division 10th Mountain Division XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg FORSCOM Retention

246th Army Birthday cake cutting ceremony and reenlistment to celebrate the Army.

06/14/2021

Happy birthday Army!! Today we will have Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division streaming live for a reenlistment ceremony with the Army Chief of Staff! Ceremony begins at 1130 EST!! 

Time for the annual 10th Mountain Division run. Let’s gooo! #ClimbToGlory #notaverage #StayMountainTough
06/10/2021

Time for the annual 10th Mountain Division run. Let’s gooo! #ClimbToGlory #notaverage #StayMountainTough

Time for the annual 10th Mountain Division run. Let’s gooo! #ClimbToGlory #notaverage #StayMountainTough

Bonus changes are coming! See your servicing Career Counsleor today! #ClimbToGlory
06/08/2021
Retention Bonuses - ArmyReenlistment

Bonus changes are coming! See your servicing Career Counsleor today! #ClimbToGlory

The Selective Retention Bonus (SRB) program is a retention incentive paid to Soldiers in selected MOSs who reenlist for a minimum of 3 years.

SSG Anthony Spataro, Career Counselor for 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons", provides training for Cadets and Lieutenants o...
06/07/2021

SSG Anthony Spataro, Career Counselor for 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons", provides training for Cadets and Lieutenants of 41st Engineer Battalion.

The training covered how Officers can better prepare themselves for their roles in counseling and developing junior Soldiers. SSG Spataro’s training further covered facets of the Army’s Retention Program and Specialty assignments like Special Forces and Civil Affairs.

Thank you for your hard work and excellent training SSG Spataro! #ClimbToGlory #StayArmy #notaverage

For information on these programs please visit your local Career Counselor or the ArmyReenlistment page.

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Congratulations on your reenlistment. Climb to Glory!
Climb to Glory!
Congratulations to SFC St John on his 3rd place finish in his age group for the Run for Recovery!
Congratulations to MSG Lang and MSG Reather for 1st and 2nd place in their age group for the Run for Recovery!