98th Training Division (IET) Leadership

Brigadier General Miles Davis
Commanding General
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Command Sergeant Major Ian L. Coyle
Command Sergeant Major
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About Us "The Iroquois Division"
For nearly 80 years, the 98th Training Division has given America a well-trained compliment of citizen-Soldiers ready to meet any mission. The many accomplishments these Soldiers achieved in a historical context is rife with change.

98th Training Division Soldiers have surmounted every obstacle from mobilization and wartime service, including occupational duty during World War II, and through the various reorganizations, restructuring and mission changes during the decades that followed.




Our mission:
Develop and provide the Drill Sergeants that build future Army Warriors.


Our History

The 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) was established as an Infantry Division in the United States Army in World War I.

Since 1959: The 98th Training Division (IET) has been a unit of the U.S. Army Reserve with the primary mission of training Soldiers in Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, Noncommissioned Officer and Officer professional development courses, Reserve Officer Training Corps instruction and One Station Unit Training in Engineer and Infantry specialties.

After more than 45 years in Rochester, New York the headquarters relocated to Fort Benning, Georgia in July 2012, and continues to exercise command and control of four brigades located throughout twelve states in the eastern U.S. as well as Puerto Rico.

In 1944: Roughly 15,000 Soldiers of the 98th Infantry Division assumed responsibility for the defense of the Hawaiian Islands and continued training for Operation Olympic, one of two planned invasions of Japan scheduled for November 1, 1945.

The war drew to a close before the 98th was deployed and the Division arrived in Osaka, Japan on September 27, 1945 as part of the occupying force until February 16, 1946 when the unit was again deactivated.



September 11, 2001:
The 98th Training Division (IET) has been called on numerous times to support the War on Terror and Overseas Contingency Operations.

In 2004:
The 98th deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom on the Foreign Army Training Assistance Command (FA-TRAC) mission to train the new Iraqi Army and security forces, more than 700 Warriors arrived in Baghdad a month later.

They joined Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTC-I), and this generation of Warriors tapped its vast pool of Drill Sergeant expertise and trained Iraqi Soldiers and security forces at multiple bases. They established Army training schools at the Kirkush Military Training Base and trained Iraqi police, Highway Patrol, special Police Commandos and Border Police.

Five valiant 98th Division Soldiers paid the ultimate sacrifice to their nation during this mission. 

The 98th Division (IET) has continued to deploy its’ Iroquois Warriors to Afghanistan, Kuwait, Jordan, Guantanamo Bay, and Horn of Africa, as well as training thousands of deploying Reservists at Regional Training Centers.

  • Contact Us
    Bldg 4400 10489 Old Cusseta Hwy
    Fort Benning, Georgia 31905


    General Inquiries:

    Mr. Derrick A. Perleberg

    Unit Administrator

    706-626-3150

    derrick.a.perleberg.civ@mail.mil

     

    Media Inquiries:

    MAJ Michelle A. Lunato

    706-963-9930

    michelle.a.lunato.mil@mail.mil

     

    Public Affairs

    MAJ Michelle A. Lunato

    706-963-9930

    michelle.a.lunato.mil@mail.mil

     

    Chaplain

    CH (MAJ) Lance W. Dixon

    706-919-6449

    lance.w.dixon2.mil@mail.mil

     

    Suicide Prevention Program Manager (SPPM)

    Mrs. Jessica A. Knicely

    706-626-3116

    jessica.a.knicely.civ@mail.mil


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