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US Army Human Resources Command (HRC)
US Total Army Personnel Command

US Army Human Resources Command (HRC) executes the full spectrum of human resources programs and systems to promote unit readiness, help develop leaders, and sustain the well-being of the Army, and of its soldiers, veterans, and their families. HRC is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with an additional location in St. Louis, Missouri.

The US Army Human Resources Command was formally activated on 2 October 2003, during a 9:30 AM ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard. The Honorable Reginald J. Brown, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, hosted the official activation ceremony. The commander of the Army's newest command was Major General Dorian T. Anderson.

HRC was a result of the Army leadership's vision to streamline headquarters, create more agile and responsive staffs, reduce layers of review and approval, focus on mission, and transform the Army. The command combined the US Total Army Personnel Command and the US Army Reserve Personnel Command. The US Army Reserve Personnel Command subsequently became US Army Human Resources Command - St. Louis (HRC-STL). HRC's activation was the first step in consolidating personnel services throughout the Army. The Civilian Human Resources Agency was to be merged into the HRC no earlier than FY05. The Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center remained in Indianapolis, Indiana.

As a field operating agency under the Army's G-1, formerly the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, HRC was to be at the center of the Army's initiative to mold personnel functions into a corporate structure, enabling efficient, and effective management of active-duty and Army Reserve Soldiers worldwide.

HRC would integrate and coordinate military personnel systems to develop and optimize utilization of the Army's human resources in peace and war. HRC would also perform all personnel-management functions for the distribution, development, retention and transition of active-duty Soldiers, mobilized reserve component Soldiers, and those on extended tours of active duty, temporary tours of active duty or retired recalled to active duty.

Business process re-engineering actions would examine the various methods of performing human-resources functions and how the Army had to change to realize its transformed status and goals. A "best of the best" approach was envisioned for initial streamlining and focus of the organization on common processes and ways of doing business.

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