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New leadership means new strategies for Fort Drum | WUTR/WFXV

FORT DRUM, NY (WWTI) – New leadership means new strategies for Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division.

With Major General Gregory Anderson now in command of the division, many are wondering what will change.

Following the September 9 change of command ceremony, Anderson explained his strategy and that the focus is always on keeping Fort Drum relevant, preparing for uncertainty.

“I take a broad approach to prepare for the full range of conflicts and threats that arise,” Anderson said.

Anderson said that will be accomplished by doing what the division does best: training to be ready.

“The electromagnetic spectrum, the cyber, some of the deep air-to-ground fires, the speed, the relevance, those are all things we’re looking to address here in this special place,” the commanding general said. “The training here is phenomenal and the community supports us.”

Stepping away from Army strategies, he also reflected on his love for the North Country as he is no stranger to the area.

This is now the third time he has served at Fort Drum. He previously served as deputy commanding general for support from 2018 to 2019. He said he and his wife, Luzane, were delighted to be back.

“I look forward to seeing you all again. I look forward to working closely with all of you again. To listen, to learn from you, to grow our community. It’s strong right now, we want to make it more strong,” he said.

MG Anderson said that with the help of the community, the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum will excel in their climb to the top.

“The best way to train against uncertainty is to have leaders who think critically and solve problems,” he explained. “Teams that are really just tight and really cohesive. They believe in each other. I want commanders, troops and NCOs to know that we are going to make them our team.