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4th Personnel Services Battalion

The 4th Personnel Services Battalion was inactivated during a ceremony in June 2002. The Battalion's remaining detachments were to be reorganized under a different III Corps personnel battalion.

The 4th Personnel Services Battalion provided personnel service support for the Fort Carson, Colorado community. Technically an element of the 3rd Personnel Group at Fort Hood, Texas, the Battalion was under the administrative control of the 43rd Area Support Group while in garrison.

The 4th Personnel Services Battalion's concept for supporting 16,500 soldiers with only 88 soldiers was truly revolutionary. The 4th Personnel Services Battalion created 3 multi-functional Personnel Management Centers and one personnel sustainment cell. The 3 PMCs were fully operational and servicing soldiers in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 3rd Brigade Support Team.

As the Army continued the transformation process, the Fort Carson personnel community was also going through its own reorganization. The 4th Personnel Services Battalion lost a total of 79 soldiers as a result of the Battalion's inactivation in September 2002, as it arrived at its endstate of 102 personnel. The long-term goal for the personnel transformation would be the inactivation of personnel services battalions across the Army. In the long term, all the personnel services battalions would go away by 2007 or 2008. The Army was looking at re-establishing what was left of the battalion, under the model that would exist under personnel transformation in 2007 or 2008. This way this installation would have to absorb the turbulence of personnel transformation only once.

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