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Department of the Army

The Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310

703-695-6518
http://www.army.mil

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

EXECUTIVE OFFICE
SECRETARY OF THE ARMY Robert Speer, Acting
Under Secretary of the Army Karl F. Schneider, Acting

Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army Gerald B. O'Keefe
Auditor General Anne L. Richards
Deputy Under Secretary of the Army Thomas E. Hawley
Director, Small Business Programs Tommy L. Marks
Executive Director, Army National Military Cemeteries Patrick K. Hallinan
General Counsel (vacancy)
Inspector General Lt. Gen. David E. Quantock

Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Steffanie Easter
Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy
Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management / Comptroller Robert M. Speer
Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine G. Hammack
Assistant Secretary of the Army, Manpower and Reserve Affairs Debra S. Wada

Chief Information Officer (G–6) Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford
Chief of Legislative Liaison Maj. Gen. Laura E. Richardson
Chief of Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Omar J. Jones IV

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn

Director of the Army Staff Lt. Gen. Gary H. Cheek
Vice Director of the Army Staff Steven J. Redmann

ARMY STAFF

ARMY STAFF
Sergeant Major of the Army SMA Daniel A. Dailey
Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Joseph Lengyel

Assistant Chief of Staff, Installation Management Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham
Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey
Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Paul K. Hurley
Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite
Director, Army National Guard Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy
Judge Advocate General Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino
Provost Marshal General Maj. Gen. Mark S. Inch
Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West

DEPUTY CHIEFS OF STAFF
Financial Management (G–8) Lt. Gen. John M. Murray
Intelligence (G–2) Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, Jr.
Logistics (G–4) Lt. Gen. Gustave F. Perna
Operations (G–3/5/7) Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson
Personnel (G–1) Lt. Gen. James C. McConville

COMMANDS

COMMANDS
COMMANDING GENERALS
U.S. Army Forces Command Gen. Robert B. Abrams
U.S. Army Materiel Command Gen. Gustave F. Perna
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Gen. David G. Perkins

ARMY SERVICE COMPONENT COMMANDS

ARMY SERVICE COMPONENT COMMANDS
COMMANDING GENERALS
U.S. Army Africa / Southern European Task Force Maj. Gen. Joseph P. Harrington
U.S. Army Central Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett
U.S. Army Europe Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges
U.S. Army North Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan
U.S. Army Pacific Gen. Robert B. Brown
U.S. Army South Maj. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn
U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Maj. Gen. Susan A. Davidson
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command Lt. Gen. David L. Mann
U.S. Army Special Operations Command Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo

DIRECT REPORTING UNITS

DIRECT REPORTING UNITS
Commandant, U.S. Army War College Maj. Gen. William E. Rapp
Commander, Second Army Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon
Commander, U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade Col. Janet R. Holliday
Director, U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Craig A. Spisak
Executive Director, Arlington National Cemetery Patrick K. Hallinan
Superintendent, U.S. Military Academy Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr.

COMMANDING GENERALS
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command Maj. Gen. Mark S. Inch
U.S. Army Installation Management Command Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Maj. Gen. Christopher S. Ballard
U.S. Army Medical Command Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West
U.S. Army Military District of Washington Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker
U.S. Army Reserve Command Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler

The Department of the Army equips, organizes, and trains active duty and reserve forces to maintain peace and security and to defend the Nation; administers programs to mitigate erosion and flooding, to develop water resources, to improve waterway navigation, and to protect the environment; and provides military and natural disaster relief assistance to Federal, State, and local government agencies.

Organizational Chart

The Continental Congress established the American Continental Army, now called the United States Army, on June 14, 1775, more than a year before the Declaration of Independence. The Department of War was established as an executive department at the seat of Government by act approved August 7, 1789 (1 Stat. 49). The Secretary of War was established as its head. The National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401) created the National Military Establishment, and the Department of War was designated the Department of the Army. The title of its Secretary became Secretary of the Army (5 U.S.C. 171). The National Security Act Amendments of 1949 (63 Stat. 578) provided that the Department of the Army be a military department within the Department of Defense.

Secretary

The Secretary of the Army is the senior official of the Department of the Army. Subject to the direction, authority, and control of the President as Commander in Chief and of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army is responsible for and has the authority to conduct all affairs of the Department of the Army, including its organization, administration, operation, efficiency, and such other activities as may be prescribed by the President or the Secretary of Defense as authorized by law.

https://www.army.mil/leaders/sa

Army Staff

The Army Staff is the Secretary of the Army's military staff. It makes preparations for deploying the Army, including recruiting, organizing, supplying, equipping, training, mobilizing, and demobilizing it, to support the Secretary or the Chief of Staff in his or her executive capacity; investigates and reports on the efficiency of the Army and its preparation for military operations; acts as the agent of the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff in coordinating the action of all organizations of the Department of the Army; and performs other nonstatutory duties that the Secretary of the Army may prescribe.

PROGRAM AREAS

Civil Functions

Civil functions of the Department of the Army include the administration of Arlington and the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemeteries and the Civil Works Program—the Nation's principal Federal water resources development activity involving dams, reservoirs, levees, harbors, waterways, locks, and other engineering structures.

http://www.army.mil/asacw

History

This area includes advisory and coordination service provided to the Army Secretariat and staff on all historical matters: the formulation and execution of the Army historical program, the maintenance of the organizational history of Army units, the preparation and publication of histories that the Army requires, and historical properties.

http://www.history.army.mil
| Email: usarmy.mcnair.cmh.mbx.answers@mail.mil

Installations

This area consists of policies, procedures, and resources for the management of installations to ensure the availability of efficient and affordable base services and infrastructure in support of military missions. It includes the identification and validation of resource requirements, the review of facilities requirements and stationing, and program and budget development and justification. Other activities include support for base operations; base realignment and closure; competitive sourcing; energy security and sustainability; environmental programs; housing; military construction; morale, recreation, and welfare; and real property maintenance and repair.

https://www.army.mil/info/organization/unitsandcommands/commandstructure/imcom

Intelligence

This area includes management of Army intelligence with responsibility for policy formulation, planning, programming, budgeting, evaluation, and oversight of intelligence activities. The Army Staff is responsible for monitoring relevant foreign intelligence developments and foreign disclosure; imagery, signals, human, open-source, measurement, and signatures intelligence; counterintelligence; threat models and simulations; and security countermeasures.

https://www.army.mil/inscom/?from=org

Medical

This area includes management of health services for the Army and as directed for other services, agencies, and organizations; health standards for Army personnel; health professional education and training; career management authority over commissioned and warrant officer personnel of the Army Medical Department; medical research, materiel development, testing, and evaluation; policies concerning health aspects of Army environmental programs and prevention of disease; and planning, programming, and budgeting for Armywide health services.

https://www.army.mil/armymedicine/?from=org

Military Operations and Plans

This includes Army forces strategy formation; mid-range, long-range, and regional strategy application; arms control, negotiation, and disarmament; national security affairs; joint service matters; net assessment; politico-military affairs; force mobilization, demobilization, and planning; programming structuring, development, analysis, requirements, and management; operational readiness; overall roles and missions; collective security; individual and unit training; psychological operations; information operations; unconventional warfare; counterterrorism; operations security; signal security; special plans; equipment development and approval; nuclear and chemical matters; civil affairs; military support of civil defense; civil disturbance; domestic actions; command and control; automation and communications programs and activities; management of the program for law enforcement, correction, and crime prevention for military members of the Army; special operations forces; foreign language and distance learning; and physical security.

Reserve Components

This area includes management of individual and unit readiness and mobilization for Reserve Components, which consist of the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve.

https://www.army.mil/reserve/?from=org

Religious

This area includes departmentwide management of religious and moral leadership and chaplain support activities; religious ministrations, religious education, pastoral care, and counseling for Army military personnel; liaison with ecclesiastical agencies; chapel construction requirements and design approval; and career management of clergymen serving in the Chaplains Corps.

http://www.army.mil/chaplaincorps

ARMY COMMANDS

U.S. Army Forces Command

Headquartered at Fort Bragg, NC, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) prepares conventional forces to provide a sustained flow of trained and ready land power to combatant commanders in defense of the Nation at home and abroad.

https://www.army.mil/info/organization/unitsandcommands/commandstructure/forscom/?from=org

U.S. Army Materiel Command

U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) is the Army's premier provider of materiel readiness—technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment—to the total force across the spectrum of joint military operations. Headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, AMC's missions include the development of weapon systems, advanced research on future technologies, and maintenance and distribution of spare parts and equipment. AMC works closely with program executive offices, industry, academia, and other Military Services and Government agencies to develop, test, and acquire equipment that soldiers and units need to accomplish their missions.

https://www.army.mil/info/organization/unitsandcommands/commandstructure/amc/?from=org

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Headquartered in Fort Eustis, VA, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) develops, educates, and trains soldiers, civilians, and leaders; supports unit training; and designs, builds, and integrates a versatile mix of capabilities, formations, and equipment to strengthen the U.S. Army as a force of decisive action.

https://www.army.mil/tradoc/?from=org

ARMY SERVICE COMPONENT COMMANDS

U.S. Army Africa / Southern European Task Force

U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) / Southern European Task Force (SETAF) is the Army service component command for U.S. Africa Command. It supports U.S. Africa Command operations, employs Army forces as partners, builds sustainable capacity, and supports the joint force to disrupt transnational threats and promote regional security in Africa.

http://www.usaraf.army.mil

U.S. Army Central

U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) shapes the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in 20 countries through forward land power presence and security cooperation engagements that ensure access, build partner capacity, and develop relationships. ARCENT also provides flexible options and strategic depth to the U.S. combatant commander and sets the conditions for improved regional security and stability.

http://www.arcent.army.mil
| Email: usarmy.shaw.usarcent.mbx.public-affairs@mail.mil

U.S. Army Europe

U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) provides the principal land component for U.S. European Command throughout a 51-country area. As the U.S. Army’s largest forward-deployed expeditionary force, USAREUR supports NATO and U.S. bilateral, multinational, and unilateral objectives. It supports U.S. Army forces in the European Command area; receives and assists in the reception, staging, and onward movement and integration of U.S. forces; establishes, operates, and expands operational lines of communication; ensures regional security, access, and stability through presence and security cooperation; and supports U.S. combatant commanders and joint and combined commanders.

http://www.eur.army.mil

U.S. Army North

U.S. Army North (USARNORTH) supports U.S. Northern Command, the unified command responsible for defending the U.S. homeland and coordinating defense support of civil authorities. USARNORTH helps maintain readiness to support homeland defense, civil support operations, and theater security cooperation activities.

http://www.arnorth.army.mil
| Email: usarmy.jbsa.arnorth.list.pao-owner@mail.mil

U.S. Army South

U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH) is the Army service component command of U.S. Southern Command. ARSOUTH conducts security cooperation and responds to contingencies as part of a whole-of-government approach in conjunction with partner national armies in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, which encompasses 31 countries and 15 areas of special sovereignty in Central and South America and the Caribbean. These activities counter transnational threats and strengthen regional security in defense of the homeland. ARSOUTH maintains a deployable headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where it conducts strategic and operational planning.

http://www.arsouth.army.mil
| Email: usarmy.jbsa.arsouth.mbx.pao@mail.mil

U.S. Army Pacific

U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity to contribute to the stability and security of the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility. USARPAC commands soldiers in an area spanning from the Northwest Coast and Alaska to the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan. Since September 11, 2001, USARPAC soldiers have played a vital role in homeland defense for Alaska and Hawaii, Guam, and Japan, as well as in supporting operations with our allies elsewhere in the region.

https://www.army.mil/info/organization/unitsandcommands/commandstructure/usarpac/?from=org

U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command

U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) delivers world-class, origin-to-destination distribution. It is the Army service component command of the U.S. Transportation Command and a subordinate command to the Army Materiel Command. This relationship links the Transportation Command's joint deployment and distribution enterprise with the Army Materiel Command's materiel enterprise. The SDDC also partners with the commercial transportation industry as the coordinating link between Department of Defense surface transportation requirements and the capability industry provides.

http://www.sddc.army.mil

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Strategic Command

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC / ARSTRAT) conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control, and coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command missions. SMDC / ARSTRAT also supports space, high-altitude, and global missile defense modernization efforts; serves as the Army operational integrator for global missile defense; and conducts mission-related research and development to support the Army's statutory responsibilities.

http://www.army.mil/info/organization/unitsandcommands/commandstructure/smdc

U.S. Army Special Operations Command

U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) administers, deploys, educates, equips, funds, mans, mobilizes, organizes, sustains, and trains Army special operations forces to carry out missions worldwide, as directed. These special and diverse military operations support regional combatant commanders, American ambassadors, and other agencies.

https://www.army.mil/usasoc/?from=org
http://www.soc.mil
| Email: pao@soc.mil

Sources of Information

Business Opportunities

For information on contract procurement policies and procedures, contact the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Procurement. Phone, 703-695-2488.

http://www.micc.army.mil/contracting-offices.asp

Assistance for small businesses and minority educational institutions to increase participation in the Army contracting program is available through the Office of Small Business Programs. Phone, 703-697-2868. Fax, 703-693-3898.

http://www.micc.army.mil/small-business.asp

Cemeteries

Arlington National Cemetery is one of the two national military cemeteries that the Army maintains. This cemetery is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty servicemembers, veterans, and their families. For more information, visit its Web site or contact the cemetery. Phone, 877-907-8585.

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil

The U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery is one of the two national military cemeteries that the Army maintains. This cemetery is the final resting place for more than 14,000 veterans, including those that fought in the Civil War. For more information, visit its Web site or contact the Superintendent. Phone, 877-907-8585.

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/national_cemeteries/district_of_columbia/us_soldiers_and_airmens_home_national_cemetery.html

Environment

Information is available from the U.S. Army Environmental Command.

https://aec.army.mil

Information is also available from the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health.

http://www.asaie.army.mil/Public/ESOH

The Army Environmental Policy Institute posts publications on its Web site. "Army Water Security Strategy" (DEC 2011), the results of the first comprehensive study of Army water security management, is available in Portable Document Format (PDF). "Quantifying the Army Supply Chain Water Bootprint" (DEC 2011), an initial step to quantify the amount of water used by suppliers to produce the goods and services that the Army procures through the supply chain, is also available in PDF.

http://www.aepi.army.mil

Employment

More than 330,000 Army civilians work in a wide range of diverse professions. These professionals are not active duty military, but serve as an integral part of the Army team to support the defense of the Nation.

http://armycivilianservice.com

Films

Address loan requests for Army-produced films to the Visual Information Support Centers of Army installations. Unclassified Army productions are available for sale from the National Audiovisual Center, National Technical Information Service, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Phone, 800-553-6847.

http://www.ntis.gov/Index.aspx | Email: orders@ntis.gov

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Contact the appropriate information management officer associated with the Army installation or activity managing the desired information. Information is also available on the Records Management and Declassification Agency's Web site.

https://www.rmda.army.mil

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Army posts answers to FAQs on its Web site.

https://www.army.mil/faq

Gold Star Survivors

All Gold Star family members have made a sacrifice to the Nation. The Army recognizes that no one gives more for the Nation than a family member of the fallen. Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day is the last Sunday of September, and Gold Star Spouses Day is April 5.

https://www.army.mil/goldstar

History

"Army History" magazine, the professional bulletin of Army history, is available online in Portable Document Format (PDF).

http://www.history.army.mil/news/2016/160900a_armyHistoryMag.html

A directory of Army museums is available on the Center of Military History's Web site.

http://www.history.army.mil/museums/directory.html

The Office of Historic Properties and Partnerships raises awareness of and explores and tests creative uses for the Army's historic buildings. Its staff also promotes partnerships between the Army and nonprofit organizations, public or private, to preserve, renovate, and restore.

http://www.asaie.army.mil/Public/IH/OHP/ohp.htm

Joining the Army

Information on Army life, assignments, benefits, pay, and enlisting or joining in other capacities is available online. Phone, 888-550-2769.

http://www.goarmy.com

National Guard

The National Guard responds to domestic emergencies, counterdrug efforts, overseas combat missions, reconstruction missions, and more. The President or a State governor can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training on a part-time basis, and their primary area of operation is their home state.

https://www.nationalguard.com

Public Affairs / Community Relations

For official Army and community relations information, contact the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. Phone, 703-695-0616. Automated assistance is available after normal work hours. Phone, 201-590-6575.

http://www.army.mil/info/institution/publicAffairs

Publications

To request a publication, contact either the proponent listed on the title page of the document or the information management officer of the Army activity that publishes the desired publication. If the requester does not know which Army activity published the document, contact the Publishing Division, Army Publishing Directorate. Phone, 703-693-1557.

http://www.army.mil/media/publications

Official texts published by Headquarters, Department of the Army, are available from the National Technical Information Service. Phone, 888-584-8332.

http://www.ntis.gov

Ranks

Descriptions of officer, warrant officer, and enlisted ranks are available on the Army Web site.

https://www.army.mil/symbols/armyranks.html

Reading List

The U.S. Army Chief of Staff's professional reading list comprises three categories—Armies at war: battles and campaigns; the Army profession; and strategy and the strategic environment—and is accessible online.

http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/105/105-1-1/index.html

Research

The Research, Development and Engineering Command is the Army's technology leader and largest technology developer. Its Web site features news on and resources related to long-range research and development plans for materiel requirements and objectives. Phone, 443-395-4006 (Public Affairs) or 3922 (Media Relations).

http://www.army.mil/info/organization/unitsandcommands/commandstructure/rdecom

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

Available at over 1,100 colleges and universities nationwide, the ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that can cover the full cost of tuition and open educational opportunities.

http://www.goarmy.com/rotc.html

Site Index

The Army's Web site features an A–Z index.

https://www.army.mil/info/a-z

Specialized Careers

Information on how to become an Army chaplain, the chaplain candidate program, and chaplain corps careers and jobs is available online and from the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Phone, 877-437-6572.

http://www.goarmy.com/chaplain

Health care professionals serving as officers in the Army's medical department benefit from a wide range of opportunities and financial incentives.

http://www.goarmy.com/amedd.html

Members of the Army Judge Advocate General's corps often represent soldiers during courts-martial; however, they also engage in a wider range of legal activities that include civil litigation, international law, labor law, and tort claims. For more information, contact the Army Judge Advocate Recruiting Office. Phone, 866-276-9524.

http://www.goarmy.com/jag

The Army relies on talented musicians to assist with military ceremonies, boost morale, and provide entertainment.

http://www.goarmy.com/band.html

Speakers

The Public Affairs Office nearest the event can help provide local Army speakers. The Office of the Chief of Public Affairs can assist with scheduling a general officer to address Army matters at public forums. To request a general officer speaker, writer to the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, ATTN: Community Relations, Division (Speaker Request), 1500 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-1500. A lead time of at least 60–90 days is required. Phone, 703-614-1107.

http://www.army.mil/comrel/assetrequests

U. S. Military Academy

West Point has been educating, training, and inspiring U.S. Army leaders for more than 200 years. The academy offers a 47-month leader-development program of academic rigor, military discipline, and physical challenges with adherence to a code of honor.

http://www.usma.edu | Email: admissions-info@usma.edu
http://www.army.mil/info/institution/publicAffairs

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