|Brig. Gen. Daniel L. York assumed the duties as the
division commander of the 86th Training Division (Operations) at Fort
McCoy June 5.
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley,
commanding general of the 84th Training Command, Fort Knox, Ky.,
passes the colors of the 86th Training Division (Operations) to Brig. Gen.
Daniel L. York, the new commanding general of the 86th Training
Division (Operations). (Photo
by Herb Dowell)
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, 84th Training Command commanding
general, presided over the ceremony. York assumed the duties from
outgoing 86th Division Commander Brig. Gen. Alton G. Berry.
York had served as the division commander of the 104th Training Division
(Leader Training) located at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., since Aug. 10,
York is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point,
N.Y., where he received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and was
commissioned as an Infantry officer in 1981.
Upon receiving his commission as a second lieutenant, York served on
active duty as an Infantry platoon leader, general’s aide de camp, and
company commander for Delta Company, 3rd, 502nd, all within the 101st
(Air Assault) Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.
As a company commander, York deployed with his unit as part of the 3rd,
502nd Task Force with the Multinational Force and Observers in the
Sinai. Upon leaving the 101st Division, York joined the Army Reserve.
He had the following assignments: 1st Psychological Operations (PSYOP)
Company in San Diego; operations officer (individual mobilization
augmentee) for Special Operations Command, Pacific; and commander of
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 364th Civil Affairs Brigade in
York joined the 104th Training Division (Institutional Training) in June
of 1999, where he served as the 3rd Brigade S3; battalion commander of
the 1st, 414th, 1st Brigade; assistant G3, G1, and commander of the 3rd
Brigade, 104th Training Division (Leader Training). Before assuming
command of the 104th Training Division (Leader Training), York served as
its assistant division commander-support.
York’s military education also includes the Infantry Officers Basic and
Advanced Course, Company/Battalion/Brigade Pre-Command Courses, the U.S.
Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College,
where he served as seminar group chairman. York also has a Master of
Divinity from Bethel (West) Seminary, San Diego, and a Master of
Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Also during the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Harold P. Estabrooks became
the 86th Training Division (Operations) command sergeant major at a
Estabrooks succeeds Command Sgt. Maj. Knute K. Weick.
(Story submitted by 86th Training Division (Operations).)