30 October 2007

1st AD assumes control of Multi-National Division - North

Multi-National Corps – Iraq PAO

BAGHDAD –The 1st Armored Division, out of Wiesbaden, Germany, officially assumed control of Multi-National Division – North at a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher today. Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, commanding general of the 1st Armored Division, assumed responsibility from Maj. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander of the outgoing 25th Infantry Division.

“The Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters have performed magnificently here in Iraq through the past 14 months. I am extremely proud of everything they have done and accomplished in Iraq,” Mixon said of his Soldiers, based out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The 1st AD will continue to provide command and control capabilities to Multi-National Division - North. The division brings approximately 1,200 Soldiers to perform their mission in northern Iraq.

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