United States Army Human Resources Command
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|Human Resources Command|
|Active||October 1, 2003 - ongoing|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Role||Human Resources Management|
|Major General Richard P. Mustion|
The United States Army Human Resources Command(Abbreviatied HRC) is a command of the United States Army command established in 2003 from the merger of the United States Total Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM) in Alexandria, Virginia, and the United States Army Reserve Personnel Command (AR-PERSCOM) in St. Louis, Missouri. PERSCOM and AR-PERSCOM were inactivated 1 October 2003.
HRC is a field operating agency of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, G-1, focused on improving the career management potential of Army soldiers. From basic training through retirement and beyond, active duty and reserve soldiers now have one agency to manage their entire career.
HRC in Fort Knox, Kentucky includes 40 operational elements around the country under the leadership of the HRC commander. HRC is the functional proponent for military personnel management (except for the Judge Advocate General's Corps and the Chaplain Corps). HRC also supports the Director, Army National Guard, and the Chief, Army Reserve, in their management of the Selected Reserve.
HRC came under the Department of Defense 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC). Recommendations were put forth to create the Human Resources Center of Excellence, and HRC was directed to move its elements in Alexandria, Virginia; Indianapolis, and St. Louis to a new facility at Fort Knox, Kentucky, by 2011.
The complex will be named and dedicated in honor of Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude, who perished 11 September 2001, in the attack on the Pentagon. At his time of death, Maude was serving as the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (G1),
The complex is the largest single building project in the history of Fort Knox, totaling 883,180 square feet (82,050 m2). It will be a three-story, multi-winged, red-brick facility, will have 3,765 parking spaces and more than 4,000 employees, both military and civilian. It will house the Human Resource Center of Excellence (HRCoE), which will be responsible for all Army Soldiers from their initial recruitment or commissioning through retirement and benefits.
The Human Resource Center of Excellence is one of nine centers of excellence across the Army. Centers of Excellence are organizations that enhance standards of achievement is an assigned sphere of expertise by generating synergy through efficient combination and integration of functions. Other Centers of Excellence include: Fires, Maneuver, Maneuver Support, Sustainment, Aviation, Intelligence, Signal, and Basic Combat Training.