The Army School System
The Army School System, is comprised of fully accredited and integrated Active Component (AC)/Army National Guard (ARNG)/U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) schools that provide standard institutional training and education for the Army. The Army School System is a composite school system comprised of the AC, ARNG, and USAR institutional training systems. The Army School System, through the Army's educational/training proponents, provides standard training courses to America's Army, focusing on three main points of effort: standards, efficiencies, and resources.
The Army School System is composed of accredited and integrated AC/ARNG/USAR schools that provide standard training and education for the Army. The Army School System training battalions are arranged in regions and functionally aligned with the training/training development (TD) (task) proponent.
The RC chain-of-command is responsible for training RC soldiers. Title XI is a congressionally-mandated program to provide AC support to the RC for training and education. Congress funds Title XI assets for the specific purpose of increasing the readiness of the RC and to enhance the overall effectiveness of the Army.
The US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Deputy Chief of Staff for Education (DCSED) is the executive agent for the implementation of TASS. The United States Army Reserve Command (USARC) provides command and control to assigned USAR TASS training battalions and brigades through the DIV(IT). The United States Army Reserve Division (Institutional Training) (DIV(IT)) provide command and control of USAR TASS training brigades. They serve as USAR individual training focal point in region, and coordinate equipment and other instructional product availability based on resource requirements.
The Army School System training regiments/brigades exercise command and control or coordinating authority and provide guidance, oversight, missioning, and support to conduct operations and training (administrative, operational, and logistical) support to school battalions, as appropriate.
The Army School System is geographically divided into regions to promote coordination, resource management, and standards. The TASS Integration Element (TIE) is the TRADOC office in the continental United States (CONUS) sub-geographical region. Command responsibility for ARNG units is vested in the state and territorial governors who execute their responsibilities through State Adjutants General (TAGs). The TAGs provide command and control of the ARNG TASS activities within their state/territory. The USAR Division (Institutional Training) (DIV(IT)) provide command and control of USAR TASS elements within their areas of responsibility.
- Leadership regiment. National Guard (NG) units within each region, subordinate to TAG, with responsibility for Officer Candidate School (OCS) and Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) TASS training battalions.
- Combat arms regiment. NG units within each region, subordinate to TAG, with responsibility for infantry, armor, aviation, field artillery, and air defense artillery TASS training battalions.
- Professional development brigade. AR units within each region, subordinate to DIV(IT), with responsibility for Captains Career Course (CCC) and Command and General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC) TASS training battalions, Drill Sergeant School, and USAR Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) school battalions.
- Combat support brigade. AR units within each region, subordinate to DIV(IT), with responsibility for engineer, signal, military police, military intelligence, chemical, and special operations TASS training battalions.
- Combat service support brigade. AR units within each region, subordinate to DIV(IT), with responsibility for personnel support services, (finance, adjutant general), quartermaster, transportation, and ordnance TASS training battalions.
- Health Services Brigade. AR units within each region, subordinate to DIV(IT), with responsibility for health services-related TASS training battalions.
Outside continental United States (OCONUS) USAR multi-functional brigades. Overseas command and their respective multi-functional brigades under the 7th Army Reserve Command (ARCOM) and 9th Regional Support Command (RSC) remain directly subordinate to Headquarters, Department of Army (HQDA) (DAAR) for resourcing. ARNG multi-functional regiments are located in Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands, Alaska, and Hawaii/Guam. They are subordinate to respective TAGs, aligned with Region C and G, and are responsible for both combat arms (CA) and leadership training. USAREUR multifunctional brigades under 7th ARCOM and the 7th Army Training Center (ATC) are aligned with region B.
Initial Entry Training [IET] includes basic training/advanced individual training (AIT), one station unit training (OSUT), and officer basic training (OBC) conducted by appropriate TRADOC schools, ATCs, and USAR Divisions (Institutional Training). Other training includes Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), area of concentration (AOC), additional skill identifier (ASI), skill qualification identifier (SQI), skill identifier (SI), language identifier code (LIC) producing courses; and functional and reclassification courses.
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