2006 Game Plan - Adapting the Army Command Structure

Friday July 7, 2006

We have adapted Major Army Commands (formerly MACOMs) and specified headquarters to produce the most effective, efficient command and control structure to support our modular warfighting forces. Our decision creates three headquarters: Army Command (ACOM), Army Service Component Command (ASCC), and Direct Reporting Unit (DRU). The term MACOM no longer properly defines current and future ACOMs or their relationship to ASCCs and DRUs. Our new definitions describe the responsibilities of these headquarters to the Department of the Army and to the Secretary of the Army. They also describe theater support relationships and responsibilities to the combatant commanders.

Our decision:
- Recognizes the global role and multi-disciplined functions of our three ACOMs;
- Establishes the Theater Army as an ASCC reporting directly to the Department while serving as the Army's single point of contact for a unified combatant command or a functional component command; and,
- Acknowledges a DRU as a functional proponent at Department of the Army level.

Three ACOMs:
- Forces Command (FORSCOM);
- Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC); and,
- Army Materiel Command (AMC).

Nine ASCCs:
- United States Army Central (USARCENT);
- United States Army North (USARNORTH);
- United States Army South (USARSO);
- United States Army Europe (USAREUR);
- United States Army Pacific (USARPAC);
- Eighth Army (EUSA);
- United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC);
- Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC); and,
- United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/
United States Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT).

Eleven DRUs:
- Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM);
- Medical Command (MEDCOM);
- Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM);
- United States Army Criminal Investigation Command
- United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE);
- Military District of Washington (MDW);
- Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC);
- United States Military Academy (USMA);
- United States Army Reserve Command (USARC);
- Acquisition Support Center; and,
- Installation Management Agency (IMA).

See the 2006 Game Plan for more information.


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