The headquarters and headquarters battalion of Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division will lose two of its five companies, affecting about 200 soldiers, officials announced last month.
The unit includes trumpeters, intelligence experts, payroll clerks, cooks, drivers and logistics experts. The cuts come as the Army looks to slash overhead to help it shrink its active-duty end strength to 450,000 soldiers. The service is reducing division headquarters and other management units by 25 percent, reported the Gazette.
To accommodate the cut, the Army redesigned the headquarters unit to eliminate management jobs while preserving capabilities needed in war.
“We lost some signalers and we lost some intelligence personnel as well during the redesign,” said Lt. Col. Justin Howe, commander of the headquarters battalion.
During deployments, some of the unit’s functions will be filled by the National Guard.