"The 1st Armored Division will be replaced by the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, also from an infantry brigade from the Army National Guard will be attached to it. The rotation in the theater for the Guard brigade will be six months. For the parent division, it will be one year."
The Department of Defense released their plan for the rotation of troops in Iraq and in other locations. The briefing, complete with graphics can be found here.
The two remaining brigades of the 3rd Infantry Division will be rotated out by the end of August 2003 and will be replaced by the 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division that will arrive by Septemer and by the 2nd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division which is already in Iraq and will return to the United States in January.
The 4th Infantry Division is to be replaced by elements of the 1st Infantry Division and by a National Guard brigade in March/April 2004.
The 1st Armored Division will be replaced in February and April by elements (one brigade) of the 1st Cavalry Division and a National Guard brigade.
2nd ACR will be replaced by a brigade from 1st Cavalry Division sometime in March/April 2004.
3rd ACR will initially be reinforced by 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (SBCT) in October 2003 and will rotate out of Iraq in March/April 2004.
The 101st Airborne Division will depart the region in February/March 2004 and will be replaced by a multinational division.
The 173rd Airborne Brigade will not be replaced and will redeploy in April 2004.
There are currently 2,400 US Army Special Operations Forces in Iraq, according to an Army graphic.
There are 34,000 soldiers in Kuwait in addition to the 133,300 in Iraq.
The 122nd Engineer Battalion is operating with and believed to be operating under the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. Thanks to Colin Robinson."