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90th Regional Readiness Command
90th Regional Support Command

The 90th Regional Readiness Command is a Major Subordinate Command of the U.S. Army Reserve Command and is one of ten Regional Commands established in July 1995 to provide command and control of select US Army Reserve Troop Units. The 90th RRC is the result of a major reorganization, merger and restructure of the 90th and 122nd US Army Reserve Commands, the 420th Engineer Brigade and the 807th Medical Brigade.

The five-state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas under the 90th Regional Readiness Command includes about 200 Army Reserve units. The Headquarters is located on Camp Pike Armed Forces Complex, North Little Rock, Arkansas. The geographic area coincides with Federal Emergency Management Agency area VI.

The 90th Regional Readiness Command organizes, trains, and prepares mission capable United States Army Reserve units and individual soldiers for the United States Army Command (USARC) to support the full spectrum of Army missions. In addition, the 90th RRC provides the full range of Regional Base Operations Support to all USAR units located within our five state region. During peace and upon mobilization, the 90th RRC continues to perform functions essential to Base Operation Support. These include, but are not limited to caring for families of mobilized soldiers, maintaining facilities and coordinating mobilization efforts.

The 90th Infantry Division landed in England, 5 April 1944, and trained from 10 April to 4 June. First elements of the Division saw action on Dday, 6 June, on Utah Beach, Normandy, the remainder entering combat, 10 June, cutting across the Merderet River to take Pont l'Abbe in heavy fighting. After defensive action along the Douve, the Division attacked to clear the Foret de Mont Castre, clearing it by 11 July, in spite of fierce resistance. An attack on the island of Seves failing, 23 July, the 90th bypassed it and took Periers, 27 July. On 12 August, the Division drove across the Sarthe River, north and east of Le Mans, and took part in the closing of the Falaise Gap, taking Chambois, 19 August. It then raced across France, through Verdun, 6 September, to participate in the siege of Metz, 14 September-19 November, capturing Maizieres les Metz, 30 October, and crossing the Moselle at Koenigsmacker, 9 November. On. 6 December 1944, the Division pushed across the Saar and established a bridgehead north of Saarlautern, 618 December, but with the outbreak of the Von Rundstedt drive, withdrew to the west bank on 19 December, and went on the defensive until 5 January 1945, when it shifted to the scene of the Ardennes struggle. It drove across the Our, near Oberhausen, 29 January, to establish and expand a bridgehead. In February, the Division smashed through Siegfried fortifications to the Prum River. After a short rest, the 90th continued across the Moselle to take Mainz, 22 March, and crossed the Rhine, the Main, and the Werra in rapid succession. Pursuit continued to the Czech border, 18 April 1945, and into the Sudeten hills. The Division was en route to Prague when the war in Europe ended.

In late 2003 all Regional Support Commands were re-designated to Regional Readiness Commands.

In its 2005 BRAC Recommendations, DoD recommended to disestablish the 90th RRC. This recommendation would support the Army Reserve's Command and Control restructuring initiative to reduce Regional Readiness Commands from ten to four. Both the 63d Regional Readiness Command and the 90th Regional Readiness Command in Little Rock, AR would be disestablished and replaced by creating a new consolidated headquarters at Moffett Field, CA. Its deactivation would also support the transformation of Army Reserve Operational Force Structure by activating a sustainment brigade in Little Rock, AR in the place of the 90th RRC, which, according to DoD, would increase the deployable capability of the Army Reserve to support the Active Army.

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