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1st Brigade, 75th Division (Mission Command Training)
1st Brigade, 75th Division (Training Support)
1st Brigade, 75th Division (Exercise)

The 1st Brigade, 75th Division (Mission Command) provides Battle Command and Staff Training to Army Reserve and Army National Guard battalion and brigade headquarters elements within the US Army Reserve Command area of responsibility. The Brigade, on order, provides mobilization assistance to Army Reserve and National Guard units and supports contingency operations in the combat theater of operations.

The 1st Brigade, 75th Division (Mission Command Training) was first constituted on 24 December 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters Company, 75th Infantry Division and was activated on 15 April 1943 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. During the Second World War, the Headquarters Company, along with the rest of the 75th Infantry Division, participated in 3 campaigns in the European Theater of Operations: Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. Following the end of the Second World War, the Company was inactivated on 14 November 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia.

The Company was allotted on 21 February 1952 to the Organized Reserve Corps and activated on 1 March 1952 at Houston, Texas. The Organized Reserve Corps was redesignated on 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve, and the unit remained a part of this organization. The Company was inactivated on 15 February 1957 at Houston, Texas.

The unit was consolidated on 17 October 1999 with Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 75th Division (Exercise), which had been activated on 1 October 1993 at Houston, Texas. The consolidated unit was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 75th Division (Training Support). As a training support brigade, the 1st Brigade, 75th Division (Training Support) consisted of the 1st and 2nd Simulation Exercise Groups and a Battle Projection Group. The 1st Simulation Exercise Group, based in Houston, Texas, was set up as a unique military organization, made up of 4 branches that were similar to company level assets. Each branch was task organized based on MOS/BOS. The 2nd Simulation Exercise Group, located at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, conducted Battle Command Staff Training for brigade/battalion Reserve Component units to enhance mission readiness. The 2nd Simulation Exercise Group provided exercise support to numerous CA, CS, and CSS units located in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Battle Projection Group, also located in Houston, Texas, conducted computer simulation Battle Command Staff Training for brigade/battalion Reserve Component units to enhance mission readiness. The Battle Projection Group provided simulation exercise support to numerous CA, CS, and CSS units located in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

In 2000, the 1st Brigade, 75th Division executed battle command staff training for 39 brigade and battalion-level headquarters.

The Army's transformation in the 2000s necessitated restructuring the roles and missions of First US Army and Fifth US Army to support reserve component modularity and the Army Force Generation process known as Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN). First US Army's training mission expanded on 16 January 2006 to include training, readiness oversight and mobilization for US Army Reserve and National Guard units throughout the continental United States and two US territories. The transition of the expanded geographic mission began in mid-December 2005 with the transfer of authority between First US Army and Fifth US Army for the Western United States. Previously, First Army trained, mobilized and deployed US Army Reserve and National Guard units in the eastern United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The 75th Division was assigned directly to US Army Reserve Command as a training command. The 1st Brigade was reoriented along with the rest of the Division to the Mission Command Training role, but remained in Houston, Texas.




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