10th Mountain Division welcomes
new deputy commanding general
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (April 7, 2020) – The 10th Mountain Division (LI) recently welcomed Brig. Gen. Mike Eastman to the mountain team and the Fort Drum community.
"We are extremely excited to welcome Mike and his family to the mountain team," said Maj. Gen. Brian Mennes, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum commanding general. “He is a battle-tested leader in our Army, and I know he is the right person at the right time to help this division.”
Eastman will serve as deputy commanding general for support and deploy with the division headquarters to the U.S. Central Command area of operations.
"I am honored to join the great Soldiers and families of the 10th Mountain Division. Few other units in the Army have such a storied and proud list of accomplishments," Eastman said. "I look forward to contributing to the team as we continue our climb to glory."
He most recently served as deputy director for operations, Joint Staff J-33, and deputy director for joint force development, design and integration, Joint Staff J-7, at the Pentagon.
Eastman graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1991 and was commissioned into the Field Artillery. His operational assignments have included a range of artillery and fire support positions with the 25th Infantry Division, battery command in the 4th Infantry Division, battalion command in the 1st Armored Division, and command of the 75th Field Artillery Brigade, III Corps. He has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Spartan Shield, and Operation Inherent Resolve.
(10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)