10th Mountain Division announces leadership change


FORT DRUM, N.Y. (April 29, 2021) – Maj. Gen. Brian J. Mennes, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum commander, relieved Col. J.T. Eldridge, 1st Brigade Combat Team commander, on April 28, due to a loss of trust in his ability to command after an investigation stemming from allegations of misconduct.  

“We have full confidence in our Soldiers, who are trained and ready to meet any mission. We hold our leaders accountable for their actions,” Mennes said.  

The commanding general met with 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers and leaders to provide them an update on the relief and transition of command.  

Lt. Col. Dwight F. Towler, commander of 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, is assuming command responsibility in the interim. 


(10th Mountain Division Public Affairs Office)