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United States Army Reserve Command

United States Army Reserve
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
Lieutenant General Jeffrey W. Talley
Distinctive unit insignia

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 1
  • History 2
  • Subordinate units 3
    • Operational and functional commands 3.1
    • Support commands 3.2
    • Training commands, institutional 3.3
    • Training support commands 3.4
    • Special units 3.5
  • Lineage 4
  • Unit insignia 5
    • Shoulder sleeve insignia 5.1
      • Description 5.1.1
      • Symbolism 5.1.2
      • Background 5.1.3
    • Distinctive unit insignia 5.2
      • Description 5.2.1
      • Symbolism 5.2.2
      • Background 5.2.3
  • Unit honors 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


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.


Subordinate units

Operational and functional commands

Support commands

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

Training commands, institutional

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

Training support commands

Special units


Unit insignia

Shoulder sleeve insignia[3]


On a disc divided vertically blue and scarlet with a 18 inch (0.32 cm) yellow border, 3 inches (7.6 cm) in diameter overall, two white eagles’ heads conjoined back to back, beaks yellow, eyes detailed black.


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.


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]


A silver color metal and enamel device 1 18 inches (2.9 cm) 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.


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.


The distinctive unit insignia was authorized on 7 March 1991.

Unit honors


  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. 

External links

  • USARC Home Page
  • Reserve Components of the United States Army Primer, 2006
  • Army Reserve
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