Army Human Resources Command
Definition/Scope: As part of the United States Army’s transformation into a 21st century fighting force, the personnel management assets of the U.S. Army Total Army Personnel Command and the U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Command were merged into a single streamlined command. This reorganization allowed the Department of the Army to manage all of its federal military personnel under one command. The U.S. Total Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM) and the United States Army Reserve Personnel Command (AR-PERSCOM) were inactivated 1 October 2003 and the U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) was stood up. Establishing HRC as a field operating agency of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, G-1, not only benefited the Army as a whole, but also improved the career management potential of every federal Soldier in the Army. From basic training through retirement and beyond, active duty and Reserve Soldiers would now have one agency to manage their entire career. HRC in Alexandria, VA, includes more than 40 operational elements around the country under the leadership of the HRC commander. HRC is the G-1’s functional proponent for military personnel management (except for The Judge Advocate General and the Chaplain branches) and personnel systems. HRC also supports the Director, Army National Guard, and the Chief, Army Reserve, in their management of the Selected Reserve. The HRC commander is the commander of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), the Standby Reserve and the Retired Reserve. In 2005, HRC came under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) recommendations to create the Human Resources Center of Excellence and directed HRC and its elements in Alexandria, VA; Indianapolis, IN and St. Louis, MO, to move to a new facility at Fort Knox, KY, by 2011. Preparations are now being made at Fort Knox to build our new facility and help HRC provide the highest quality of Soldier Support well into the 21st century.
Used For:Personnel Command
Broader Terms:DCS, G-1
Narrower Terms:Army Adjutant General
Related Terms:Army Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center