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|United States Army Forces Command|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Role||Provide combat-ready army forces to Geographic Combatant Commands|
|Website||Army Forces Command|
|Commanding General||GEN Andrew P. Poppas|
|Deputy Commanding General||LTG Paul T. Calvert|
|Command Sergeant Major||CSM Todd Sims|
|Complete list of commanders|
|Distinctive unit insignia|
The United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) is the largest United States Army command. It provides expeditionary, regionally engaged, campaign-capable land forces to combatant commanders. Headquartered at Fort Liberty, North Carolina, FORSCOM consists of more than 750,000 active Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and Army National Guard soldiers. FORSCOM was created on 1 July 1973 from the former Continental Army Command (CONARC), who in turn supplanted Army Field Forces and Army Ground Forces.
Mission and vision
The mission is: "Forces Command trains and prepares a combat ready, globally responsive Total Force in order to build and sustain readiness to meet Combatant Command requirements."
The vision is to: "[produce] combat ready and globally responsive Total Army Forces that are well led, disciplined, trained, and expeditionary…ready now to deploy and win in Large Scale Combat Operations against near-peer threats."
The Command is focused on the transformation of the Army into a more deployable and maneuverable force. This shift to a modular force design increases the number of units available to support regional combatant commanders.
The capabilities of the new brigade-level formations – armor, infantry, airborne, air assault and Stryker – ensure greater flexibility and enhance FORSCOM's ability to deploy trained and ready forces quickly.
Following the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission, the Command moved from Fort McPherson, Georgia to a new headquarters facility at Fort Liberty, North Carolina, in June 2011. The Command hosted a "Casing of the Colors" ceremony on 24 June 2011 at Fort McPherson, and an "Uncasing of Colors" on 1 Aug. 2011 at Fort Liberty.
- U.S. Army Ground Forces, 1942–1948
- U.S. Army Field Forces, 1948–1955
- Continental Army Command (CONARC), 1955–1973
- U.S. Army Forces Command, 1973–1987
- U.S. Forces Command (Specified Command), 1987–1993
- U.S. Army Forces Command, 1993–present
During the Cold War, Forces Command supervised a number of armies each responsible for areas of the continental United States: First Army, Fourth Army, Fifth Army, and Sixth Army, at various times. Their responsibilities varied over time, but from the 1980s to the mid-1990s covered Reserve Component training supervision. FORSCOM currently commands U.S. Army Reserve Command, and First Army.
FORSCOM also commands three Army corps: III Armored Corps at Fort Cavazos, Texas; V Corps at Fort Knox, Kentucky; and XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Liberty, North Carolina. Together the three corps include nine divisions, one cavalry regiment, 37 support brigades of various types, and a range of other corps combat, combat support and combat service support units.
First U.S. Army is responsible for training, mobilization and deployment support to Reserve Component and National Guard units in FORSCOM. They also execute FORSCOM missions within their geographic areas of responsibility. First U.S. Army at Rock Island Army Arsenal, Ill., reports to FORSCOM. It is responsible for the training, mobilization and deployment support for reserve component units in FORSCOM. It executes missions within the continental United States and Puerto Rico.
United States Army Reserve
A major subordinate command is the United States Army Reserve Command (USARC), also headquartered in the same building as FORSCOM at Fort Liberty, N.C. It commands all United States Army Reserve units in the continental United States, except those assigned to Special Operations Command. The Army Reserve strength stands at about 179,000 soldiers.
Army National Guard
The Army National Guard provides Forces Command a balanced force of eight National Guard combat divisions, 15 brigades, and extensive combat support and combat service support units.
The current FORSCOM Army National Guard strength is approximately 351,000 soldiers. Mobilizing the Army National Guard into active federal service would bring the total strength of FORSCOM to nearly two-thirds of the Army's combat ground forces.
- United States Army Reserve Command, Fort Liberty, NC
- First United States Army, Rock Island Arsenal, IL
- First Army Division East, Fort Knox, KY
- 4th Cavalry Brigade, Fort Knox, KY
- 72nd Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Dix, NJ
- 87th Army Reserve Support Command, Horace B. Hanson United States Army Reserve Center, AL
- 157th Infantry Brigade, Camp Atterbury, IN
- 158th Infantry Brigade, Camp Shelby, MS
- 174th Infantry Brigade, Fort Drum, NY
- 177th Armored Brigade, Camp Shelby, MS
- 188th Infantry Brigade, Fort Stewart, GA
- First Army Division West, Fort Cavazos, TX
- 5th Armored Brigade, Fort Bliss, TX
- 85th Army Reserve Support Command, COL Paul G. Schulstad United States Army Reserve Center, IL
- 120th Infantry Brigade, Fort Cavazos, TX
- 166th Aviation Brigade, Fort Cavazos, TX
- 181st Infantry Brigade, Fort McCoy, WI
- 189th Infantry Brigade, Fort Lewis, WA
- 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, TX
- First Army Division East, Fort Knox, KY
- III Armored Corps, Fort Cavazos, TX
- 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS
- 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Cavazos, TX
- 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, TX
- 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO
- 11th Signal Brigade, Fort Cavazos, TX
- 75th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, OK
- 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Cavazos, TX
- 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Fort Cavazos, TX
- 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Cavazos, TX
- 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Cavazos, TX
- 1st Medical Brigade, Fort Cavazos, TX
- 13th Sustainment Command, Fort Cavazos, TX
- V Corps (United States), Fort Knox, KY
- XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Liberty, NC
- 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA
- 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY
- 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Liberty, NC
- 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY
- 18th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Liberty, NC
- 20th Engineer Brigade, Fort Liberty, NC
- 16th Military Police Brigade, Fort Liberty, NC
- 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Liberty, NC
- 7th Transportation Brigade, Fort Eustis, VA
- 525th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Liberty, NC
- 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Eisenhower, GA
- 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Liberty, NC
- 83rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Fort Liberty, NC
- Security Force Assistance Command, Fort Liberty, NC
- 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, Fort Moore, GA
- 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade, Fort Liberty, NC
- 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade, Fort Cavazos, TX
- 4th Security Force Assistance Brigade, Fort Carson, CO
- 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
- 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade (National Guard)
- 20th Support Command (CBRNE), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
- 32nd Army Air & Missile Defense Command Fort Bliss, TX
- Air Traffic Services Command Fort Novosel, AL
- Fort Irwin National Training Center, CA
- Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA
- 6th Medical Logistics Management Center, Fort Bragg, NC (direct reporting unit)
U.S. Armed Forces operations commands
- United States Fleet Forces Command
- United States Marine Corps Forces Command
- Air Combat Command
- Space Operations Command
- "About - FORSCOM". Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
- Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett Nominated to Lead FORSCOM
- "FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site". army.mil. Retrieved 5 April 2018.