United States Army Reserve Command (USARC): 13 Cool Facts

The United States is probably the best trained and overall, top-defended countries in the world. One of the reasons for this is the huge asset our military has in Reserve forces. At any given time, the Federal Government has the edge of calling up 1,000s of Reserve forces to guarantee that we are well prepared and defended in case of extreme emergencies.

In today’s post, we are going to delve into the Reserve side of our U.S. Army. I will provide 13 cool facts about the United States Army Reserve Command (USARC). If you have any added facts you would like to share, or if you have any comments or questions, just post them in the comments area at the end of this post.

1: First Reserve System

In 1908, the Medical Reserve Corps was created by Congress. This was the first Reserve system, and the predecessor to the Army Reserve.

2: The Creation Of USARC

The Army Reserve was under the command of Continental Army Command up until 1973. After that time, it came under Forces Command. In 1990, Forces Command (FORSCOM) started a United States Army Reserve Command planning group, and in October of 1990, the U.S. Army Reserve Command was a reality with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1991.

3: USARC Becomes Fully Operational

While USARC was operating in 1990, they were not completely operational. FORSCOM and the planning group worked through many issues, and USARC became a fully operational command in October of 1991.

4: On Facebook

The United States Army Reserve Command is on Facebook. Here is the link.

5: USARC Headquarters

In 1990, the temporary headquarters for USARC was at Fort Gillem, Georgia. USARC was moved twice into other temporary headquarters until 1997 when they were given a permanent headquarters at Fort McPherson, Georgia. In 2011, Fort McPherson was shut down from Base Realignment and Closure, so the U.S. Army Reserve Command was relocated to a new headquarters at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

6: On Flickr

The United States Army Reserve Command is on Flickr. You can view photos here.

7: USARC Motto

Whoever came up with the United States Army Reserve Command motto got it just right. The motto is: Twice The Citizen.

8: On Instagram

The United States Army Reserve Command is on Instagram. You can see it here.

9: The Overall Mission For USARC

The primary mission for the United States Army Reserve Command is to provide ready and trained units and personnel that are prepared to mobilize and deploy on short notice in support of United States military strategy.

10: USARC Subordinate Commands

The United States Army Reserve Command has an extensive list of subordinate commands. I am going to post them with their current commanders:

Operational & Functional Commands

Support Commands

  • 63rd Regional Support Command: Mountain View, California

  • USAR Legal Command: Gaithersburg, Maryland

  • 81st Regional Support Command: Fort Jackson, South Carolina

  • 9th Mission Support Command: Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 85th Support Command: Arlington Heights, Illinois

  • 99th Regional Support Command: Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst, New Jersey

  • 88th Regional Support Command: Fort McCoy, Wisconsin

Training Commands

11: On Twitter

The United States Army Reserve Command is on Twitter. Read their tweets here.

12: Leadership

The United States Army Reserve Command has some great leadership. They are:

  • Commander Lieutenant General Charles Luckey

  • Chief Executive Officer Mr. James Balocki

  • Command Chief Warrant Officer Russell Smith

  • Command Sergeant Major James Wills

13: On YouTube

The United States Army Reserve Command is also on YouTube. You can subscribe and watch their videos here.

Final Thoughts

I wonder just what situation our country and military would be in if we did not have the Army Reserves. It is through this military system that we know we always are prepared to have enough resources to defend and defeat any enemies of the United States.

What are your thoughts? Do you believe the United States Army Reserves are properly trained and prepared? Are you in the Reserves? Do you think the Army Reserves is run properly?

Please give us your comments and questions below. Thank you for visiting, and thank you for your service.

References

  1. United States Army Reserve Command on Wikipedia
  2. United States Army Reserve on Wikipedia
  3. USARC Commands

  4. USARC Leadership

  5. U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC)
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