The Association's Strategic Direction

Mission statement

The Association exists to preserve and enhance the legacy of the 10th Mountain Division for future generations.

The mission statement defines our reason for existence. It specifies what we do, why we do it and whom we do it for. The vision statement describes the future we are attempting to shape in order to be able to continue to accomplish our mission at that future point in time.  

Vision Statement

The Association preserves and enhances the legacy of the 10th Mountain Division while becoming a valued part of the lives of its members, their families, and their descendants into the 21st century.

Strategic Action Plan

Our Strategic Action Plan contains three goals. They were derived from an analysis of the Association’s Mission and Vision and define the strategies we will follow to achieve success.

What We Do

  • Provide Support to Soldiers, Veterans, Families and Descendants

    • Award 10 scholarships per year
    • Provide support to Wounded Warriors
    • Look for support opportunities at the unit level
  • Maintain 10th Mountain Patch Legacy

    • Being a part of the Association is another way to serve.  One of the most important purposes that a Soldier and a Veteran carries with him/her is Service – Service to the Nation and Service to one another
    • The Foundation as our bank and Descendants as our link to the living legacy; and our Chapters, both geographic and virtual
    • Sponsors Monuments and Memorials
    • Sponsor annual Reunion in conjunction with Mt. Fest
  • Sustain Connectivity

    • Publish the Digital Blizzard
    • Sustain digital connectivity platforms
    • Foster International Outreach Programs

The Association’s Goals:

Goal 1. Complete the transition from the leadership of the WWII 10th Mt. Div. Veterans to the 10th Mt. Div. (Light) Veterans.

Goal 2. Preserve and enhance the legacy of the “Soldiers of the 10th.”

Goal 3. Attract and retain membership.

For each goal, objectives have been established. The objectives define how we will accomplish our goals. They are outlined below.

Objective 1.1. Manage the transition.

Objective 1.2. Keep the membership informed. 

Objective 1.3. Maintain the financial health of the organization.

Objective 2.1. Preserve the legacy of the Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division.

Objective 2.2. Enhance the legacy of the Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division.

Objective 3.1. Increase membership.

Objective 3.1. Retain Members.

In order to achieve our objectives, key actions were developed to identify the what must be done, who is responsible to do it, when it must be completed and an estimate of how much it will cost.

Our plan is a living plan and as such, its implementation must be managed. Periodic in progress reviews for the Executive Committee will allow us to measure progress towards goal accomplishment, re-prioritize resources if required, and provide a forum for additional implementation guidance. Annual plan updates will provide a mechanism to keep our plan current and accommodate any changes in our planning assumptions. The Vice President is the point of contact for questions on plan management and implementation. These initiatives and the other components of our implementation management strategy will help maintain the conditions required for a successful implementation of our Strategic Action Plan.

We must succeed in our efforts. We owe it all the Soldiers who have worn and will wear the red, white and blue patch of the 10th Mt. Div.


The 10th Mountain Division is a light infantry division in the United States Army based at Fort Drum, New York.


The National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, Inc.
 P.O. Box 150
Carthage, NY 13619