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Headquarters, Department of the Army [HQDA]

Headquarters, Department of the Army is the executive part of the Department of the Army at the seat of Government. It is the highest level headquarters in the Department and exercises directive and supervisory control over it. HQDA is composed of the Office of the Secretary of the Army; Office of the Chief of Staff, Army; the Army Staff; and specifically designated staff support agencies. It is not restricted to agencies and personnel located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, but includes dispersed agencies and personnel performing "national headquarters" functions, as distinguished from "field" or "local" functions. Within Army regulations, those support and reporting responsibilities set aside for MACOMs generally apply to HQDA unless otherwise specified.

The Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army directs the operations of HQDA for the Secretary. Operational responsibility for management and delivery of information management area support and services is assigned to a Field Operating Agency of the Secretariat - the Information Management Support Center (IMCEN).

In June 2006, as part of its transformation efforts, the US Army reorganized its commands and identified three types of headquarters: Army Commands, Army Service Component Commands, and Direct Reporting Units.

The three Army Commands are: U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, an U.S. Army Materiel Command.

The nine Army Service Component Commands are: U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Army Central, U.S. Army North, U.S. Army South, U.S. Army Pacific, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command and Eighth U.S. Army.

The 11 Direct Reporting Units are: US Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) (NETCOM/9th SC(A)), U.S. Army Medical Command, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, U.S. Army Criminial Investigation Command, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Military District of Washington, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Army Reserve Command, U.S. Army Acquisition Support Command and U.S. Army Installation Management Agency.



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