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.
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
11th Theater Aviation Command: Fort Knox, Kentucky; Commander Brigadier General Scott Morcomb
U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne): Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander Major General Daniel Ammerman
1st Mission Support Command: Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; Commander Brigadier General Alberto Rosende
Military Intelligence Readiness Command: Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Commander Brigadier General Christie Nixon
200th Military Police Command: Fort Meade, Maryland; Commander Brigadier General Marion Garcia
Army Reserve Medical Command: Pinellas Park, Florida; Commander Major General Mary Link
335th Signal Command (Theater): East Point, Georgia; Commander Brigadier General Christopher Kemp
807th Medical Command (Deployment Support): Fort Douglas, Utah; Commander Major General Daniel Dire
377th Theater Sustainment Command: New Orleans, Louisiana; Commander Major General Les Carroll
7th Mission Support Command: Kaiserslautern, Germany; Commander Brigadier General Arlan DeBlieck
3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support): Forest Park, Georgia; Commander Major General William Lee
79th Sustainment Support Command: Los Alamitos, California; Commander Major General Mark Palzer
412th Theater Engineer Command: Vicksburg, Mississippi; Commander Major General Tracy Thompson
76th Operational Response Command: Salt Lake City, Utah; Commander Major General Ricky Waddell
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
108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training): Charlotte, North Carolina; Commander Major General Mark McQueen
84th Training Command: Fort Knox, Kentucky; Commander Major General Scottie Carpenter
75th Training Command: Houston, Texas; Commander Major General James Young Jr.
80th Training Command (The Army School System): Richmond, Virginia; Commander Major General A.C. Roper
11: On Twitter
The United States Army Reserve Command is on Twitter. Read their tweets here.
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.
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.
Former Army Major (resigned)
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