United States Army Human Resources Command

The United States Army Human Resources Command (Army HRC or simply HRC) is a command of the United States Army established in 2003 from the merger of the United States Total Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM) in Alexandria, Virginia and the United States Army Reserve Personnel Command (AR-PERSCOM) in St. Louis, Missouri. PERSCOM and AR-PERSCOM were inactivated 1 October 2003.

Human Resources Command
U.S, Army Human Resources Command shoulder sleeve insignia
Active1 October 2003 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Army
TypeDirect Reporting Unit
RoleHuman Resources Management
Part ofDepartment of Defense
Department of the Army
Garrison/HQFort Knox, Kentucky
Motto(s)"Total Army, Total Victory"
Major General Joseph R. Calloway
Distinctive unit insignia

HRC is a direct reporting unit (DRU) supervised by the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (DCS), G-1, focused on improving the career management potential of Army Soldiers. From basic training through retirement, Regular Army and United States Army Reserve Soldiers have one agency to assist in career management. HRC was a field operating agency of the DCS, G-1 prior to December of 2017.

HRC is located on Fort Knox, Kentucky, and includes 40 operational elements around the country under the leadership of the HRC commander. HRC is the functional proponent for military personnel management (except for the Judge Advocate General's Corps and the Chaplain Corps). HRC also supports the Director, United States Army National Guard, and the Chief, Army Reserve, in their management of the Selected Reserve.

The HRC commander is also the commander of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), the Standby Reserve, and the Retired Reserve.

HRC came under the Department of Defense 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC). Recommendations were put forth to create the Human Resources Center of Excellence, and HRC was directed to move its elements in Alexandria, Virginia, Indianapolis, Indiana, and St. Louis, Missouri to a new facility at Fort Knox, Kentucky, by 2011.

The HRC complex was named and dedicated in honor of Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude, who perished on September 11th, 2001, in the attack on the Pentagon. At his time of death, Maude was serving as the United States Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, G-1. The complex is the largest single building project in the history of Fort Knox, totaling 883,180 square feet (82,050 m2). It is a three-story, six-winged, red-brick facility.


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