Army Human Resources Command (HRC) Overview

I have said it before and I will say it again, the United States Army is quite similar to a large corporation. If you want to work for any large corporation, you will first go through Human Resources in that company.

It is quite similar with the United States Army.

While you won’t go to the Army Human Resources Command building when you enlist, your paperwork and digital files will pass through that command.

Today, I am going to give you an overview of Army Human Resources Command (HRC). From HRC history to what that command does, we will go through it all.

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Army Human Resources Command (HRC) History

Army Human Resources Command (HRC) was created in 2003 when U.S. Total Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Command (AR-PERSCOM) were merged.

Because of this merger, the commander of HRC is also the commander of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), the Standby Reserve and the Retired Reserve.

PERSCOM was headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia while AR-PERSCOM was headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Those headquarters stayed until 2011 when under the Department of Defense 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission, everything was moved to a state of art new facility at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

HRC has approximately 40 operational elements nation wide. Army Human Resources Command also supports the commands of the Army National Guard and Army Reserve in Selected Reserve Management.

What Does Army Human Resources Command (HRC) Do?

HRC is primarily responsible for Human Resources programs, processes and services. It provides a way that Army personnel can manage their career from entry to when they exit Army service. Some of their responsibilities include:

  • the Army Awards program,
  • the Army Career and Alumni Program,
  • and the Army Continuing Education System,
  • Wounded Warrior Project,
  • the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System,
  • and the Individual Ready Reserve program,
  • plus much more.

Final Thoughts

HRC is in place to help soldiers and their families thrive.

I was reading through an article HRC had posted about soldiers transitioning into entrepreneurs. I found this quote:

While the SBA and SFL-TAP can help a transitioning Soldier define their future career goals, the true skills needed for entrepreneurship are already within the Soldier. Years of Army experience provides Soldiers the talents they need to be successful.”

See the full article here.

So what are your thoughts on HRC?

Feel free to post any and all, as well as any questions you may have.

Thanks for visiting today.

chuck holmes

Chuck Holmes
Former Army Major (resigned)

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