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United States Army Reserve Command

United States Army Reserve
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USARC Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Active 1908–present
Country United States
Branch United States Army Reserve
Size 205,000[1]
Garrison/HQ Fort Bragg
Motto "Twice the Citizen"
Anniversaries 23 April
Commanders
Current
commander
Lieutenant General Jeffrey W. Talley
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 100px

United States Army Reserve Command (USARC) commands all United States Army Reserve units. USARC is responsible for the staffing, training, management and deployment of its units to ensure their readiness for Army missions. The Army Reserve which consists of three main categories of units.

Mission

U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) mission is to provide trained and ready units and individuals to mobilize and deploy in support of the national military strategy. USARC is responsible for all of the operational tasks involved in training, equipping, managing, supporting, mobilizing and retaining Soldiers under its command. USARC has over 20 offices, each with an individual mission and function that contributes to the accomplishment of USARC’s overall mission.[2]

  • Operational groups such as personnel, logistics, operations, training and resource management are responsible for the daily work involved in managing, training and equipping the Army Reserve’s Soldiers and units across the continental United States.
  • Special staff offices provide technical support and guidelines to USARC and Army Reserve units across the country. These offices include public affairs, safety and enterprise services.
  • The Executive staff includes the leaders of the USARC and their personal staff. The leaders are the Commanding General, the Deputy Commanding General, the Chief of Staff and the Command Sergeant Major. The personal staff includes the Staff Judge Advocate (legal), Inspector General, Historian and Chaplain.

History

Subordinate units

Operational and functional commands

Support commands

20px 1st Mission Support Command "Garita Warriors" at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico
20px  63rd Regional Support Command "Blood and Fire" at Moffett Federal Airfield, California
20px  81st Regional Support Command "Wildcat Division" at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
20px  85th Support Command "Custer Division" at Arlington Heights, Illinois
20px  87th Support Command "The Golden Acorn Division" at Birmingham, Alabama
20px  88th Regional Support Command "The Blue Devils" at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
20px  99th Regional Support Command "Checkerboard" at Fort Dix, New Jersey
20px  Army Reserve Careers Division at Fort McPherson, Georgia

Training commands, institutional

20px  75th Training Command (Battle Command Training Division) at Houston, Texas
25px  80th Training Command (TASS) "Blue Ridge Division" at Richmond, Virginia
20px  84th Training Command "Lincoln County Division" at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
20px  108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) "Golden Griffins" at Charlotte, North Carolina
20px  166th Aviation Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas

Training support commands

Special units

Lineage

Unit insignia

Shoulder sleeve insignia[3]

Description

On a disc divided vertically blue and scarlet with a Script error: No such module "convert". yellow border, Script error: No such module "convert". in diameter overall, two white eagles’ heads conjoined back to back, beaks yellow, eyes detailed black.

Symbolism

The two eagles’ heads are in reference to the unit’s motto, “Twice the Citizen,” and their Reserve mission. The eagle faces in both directions, denoting vigilance and a wide-ranging scope of ability and expertise. Red, white and blue are the colors of the United States; gold stands for excellence.

Background

A shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized on 24 June 1991 for the U.S. Army Reserve Command. On 26 August 1997 the insignia was cancelled and the new insignia was authorized.

Distinctive unit insignia[3]

Description

A silver color metal and enamel device Script error: No such module "convert". in width overall, consisting of a shield divided palewise silver and blue charged with a tree in full foliage counter changed of the field, all upon two silver sabres saltirewise, points down, the tips overlaying a scarlet motto scroll enclosing the device and terminating at the sword hilts, bearing the inscription “TWICE THE CITIZEN” in silver letters.

Symbolism

Blue and scarlet, with silver (white), represent the United States. Red also stands for courage and sacrifice. The dual responsibilities of citizenship and military service are denoted by the two sabres, and the integration of peaceful with soldierly vocations is represented by the tree on the shield. The nature of these two-fold duties is further symbolized by the division and counter change of the shield, which also recalls the motto of the Command. The tree represents the pursuit and preservation of peace through strength, endurance and growth.

Background

The distinctive unit insignia was authorized on 7 March 1991.

Unit honors

References

  1. ^ Hon. John M. McHugh; Gen. George W. Casey Jr. (2010). 2010 Army Posture Statement. HQ Department of the Army. p. 9. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "United State Army Reserve Command". Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "The Institute of Heraldry: US Army Reserve Command". Retrieved 30 May 2010. 

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