United States Department of the Army

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United States Department of the Army
United States Department of the Army Seal.svg
Agency overview
FormedSeptember 18, 1947;73 years ago (1947-09-18)
Preceding agency
Headquarters The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Annual budget$180B (FY2020)
Agency executives
Parent agency U.S. Department of Defense
Child agency
Website https://www.army.mil/
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Seal of the Department of the Army

The United States Department of the Army (DA) is one of the three military departments within the Department of Defense of the United States of America. The Department of the Army is the federal government agency within which the United States Army (USA) is organized, and it is led by the secretary of the Army, who has statutory authority under 10 U.S.C.   § 3013 to conduct its affairs and to prescribe regulations for its government, subject to the limits of the law, and the directions of the secretary of defense and the president.

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The secretary of the army is a civilian official appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The highest-ranking military officer in the department is the chief of staff of the Army, who is also a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Other senior officials of the department are the under secretary of the Army (principal deputy to the secretary) and the vice chief of staff of the Army (principal deputy to the chief of staff.)

The Department of War was originally formed in 1789 as an Executive Department of the United States, and was split by the National Security Act of 1947 into the Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force on September 18, 1947. By amendments to the National Security Act of 1947 in 1949, the department of the Army was transformed to its present-day status.

Organizational structure

The Department of the Army is a Military Department within the United States Department of Defense. The department is headed by the secretary of the army, who by statute must be a civilian, appointed by the president with the confirmation by the United States Senate. The secretary of the Army is responsible for, and has the authority to conduct all the affairs of the Department of the Army, subject to the authority, direction and control of the secretary of defense. The Department of the Army is divided between its headquarters at the seat of government and the field organizations of the Army.

By direction of the secretary of defense, the secretary of the Army assigns Army forces, apart from those units performing duties enumerated in 10 U.S.C.   § 3013 (i.e. organize, train & equip) or unless otherwise directed, to the operational command of the commanders of the Combatant Commands. Only the secretary of defense (and the president) has the authority to approve transfer of forces to and from Combatant Commands. 10 U.S.C.   § 162.

Headquarters, Department of the Army

Chart summarizing the organization of the Department of the Army's Headquarters as of 2010. Organization of the Department of the Army Headquarters.png
Chart summarizing the organization of the Department of the Army's Headquarters as of 2010.

Headquarters, Department of the Army is the corporate office of the department which exercises directive and supervisory functions and consists of two separate staffs; the Office of the Secretary of the Army (10 U.S.C.   § 3014), the mainly civilian staff; and the Army Staff (10 U.S.C.   § 3031 & 10 U.S.C.   § 3032), the mainly military staff. The Office of the Secretary and the Army Staff are organized along similar lines, with civilians and military officers both overseeing similar program areas.

CivilianMilitary
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve AffairsDeputy Chief of Staff (G1-Personnel)
Deputy Chief of Staff (G3/5/7-Operations)
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and EnvironmentDeputy Chief of Staff for Installations, G-9
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil WorksChief of Engineers
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and TechnologyDeputy Chief of Staff (G4-Logistics)
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and ControllerDeputy Chief of Staff (G8-Financial Management)
General Counsel of the ArmyDeputy Chief of Staff (G2-Intelligence)

Office of the Secretary

The Office of the Secretary is led by the secretary of the Army, assisted by the under secretary of the Army and the administrative assistant to the secretary of the Army, who is the senior civilian career official of the department. The Office of the Secretary of the Army, also known as the Army Secretariat, is divided into multiple branches with functional responsibilities, the six most important of which are headed by one of the five assistant secretaries of the Army or the general counsel of the Army, each of whom are civilians appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

The Army Staff

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The Army Staff Identification Badge

The Army Staff is led by the chief of staff of the Army, a four-star general who is the highest-ranking officer in the Army and the Army member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The chief of staff is assisted in managing the Army Staff by the vice chief of staff of the United States Army, a four-star general and second-highest-ranking officer in the Army. The Army Staff is divided into several directorates, each headed by a three-star general.

A key official within the Army Staff is the director of the Army Staff, who is a three-star general. The director is responsible for integrating and synchronizing the work of the Office of the Secretary and the Army Staff so that they meet the goals and priorities of the secretary of the Army. Other key figures within the Army Staff are the sergeant major of the Army, the United States Army judge advocate general, the chief of the Army Reserve, the United States Army provost marshal general, and the United States Army surgeon general. The chief of the National Guard Bureau was previously considered part of the Army Staff, but has been elevated to four-star rank and membership in the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the director of the Army National Guard and the director of the Air National Guard (both three-star positions) report to the chief, National Guard Bureau for strategy and policy, but receive funding and Service-specific guidance from their respective services.[ citation needed ]

Army commands and Army service component commands

Headquarters US Army SSI.png Headquarters, United States Department of the Army (HQDA):

Army CommandsCurrent commanderLocation of headquarters
United States Army Forces Command SSI.svg United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)GEN Michael X. Garrett Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Army Futures Command SSI.png United States Army Futures Command (AFC)GEN John M. Murray Austin, Texas
AMC shoulder insignia.svg United States Army Materiel Command (AMC)GEN Edward M. Daly Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
TRADOC patch.svg United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)GEN Paul E. Funk II Fort Eustis, Virginia
Army Service Component CommandsCurrent commanderLocation of headquarters
U.S. Army Africa Shoulder Sleeve Insignia.jpg United States Army Europe and Africa GEN Christopher G. Cavoli Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy
US3ASSI.svg United States Army Central (ARCENT)/Third Army LTG Terry Ferrell [ citation needed ] Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
United States Army North CSIB.svg United States Army North (ARNORTH)/Fifth Army LTG Laura J. Richardson Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
USARPAC insignia.svg United States Army Pacific (USARPAC)GEN Paul LaCamera Fort Shafter, Hawaii
UNITED STATES ARMY SOUTH SSI.svg United States Army South (ARSOUTH)/Sixth Army MG Daniel R. Walrath [ citation needed ]Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
US Army Cyber Command SSI.png United States Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER)LTG Stephen G. Fogarty [ citation needed ] Fort Belvoir, Virginia [1]
United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command Logo.svg United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/United States Army Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT)LTG Daniel L. Karbler Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
US Army Special Operations Command SSI.svg United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)LTG Francis M. Beaudette Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Operational Force HeadquartersCurrent commanderLocation of headquarters
Eighth United States Army CSIB.svg Eighth Army (EUSA) [2] LTG Michael A. Bills Camp Humphreys, South Korea
Direct reporting unitsCurrent commanderLocation of headquarters
Arlington National Cemetery Seal.png Arlington National Cemetery and Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery [3] Katharine Kelley [4] (civilian) Arlington, Virginia
US Army ASAALT Insignia.svg United States Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC)Craig A. Spisak [5] (civilian) Fort Belvoir, Virginia
US Army Civilain Human Resources Agnecy seal.png United States Army Civilian Human Resources Agency (CHRA) [6] BG Larry D. Gottardi [7] [8] Washington, D.C.
USACE.gif United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)LTG Todd T. Semonite Washington, D.C.
Cid patch color.jpg United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC)MG Kevin Vereen [ citation needed ] Quantico, Virginia
HRCPatch.png United States Army Human Resources Command (HRC)MG Jason T. Evans Alexandria, Virginia
INSCOM.svg United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)MG Christopher S. Ballard [ citation needed ]Fort Belvoir, Virginia
MEDCOM.png United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)LTG R. Scott Dingle Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
United States Army Military District of Washington CSIB.svg United States Army Military District of Washington (MDW)MG Michael L. Howard Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
US Army Recruiting Command SSI.png United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) [9] MG Frank M. Muth [10] Fort Knox, Kentucky
United States Army Test and Evaluation Command SSI.png United States Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)MG Joel K. Tyler [11] Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
US Army War College SSI.png United States Army War College (AWC)MG John S. Kem [ citation needed ] Carlisle, Pennsylvania
USMA SSI.png United States Military Academy (USMA)LTG Darryl A. Williams West Point, New York

Source: U.S. Army organization [12]

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