Tuesday, December 12, 2017
What is it?
U.S. Army Central (USARCENT) serves as the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) of U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM). This Theater Army exercises administrative control of all U.S. Army forces in the Middle East, as well as Central and South Asia, and has operational control of Army forces outside of Iraq and Afghanistan.
USARCENT supports joint, multinational, and interagency elements throughout the area of operations, serving as USCENTCOM's Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) responsible for planning, coordinating and employing land forces.
What has the Army done?
During World War II, Third Army, under the command of General George S. Patton, defeated Nazi Germany in the Battle of the Bulge.
In 1983, USARCENT was reactivated and assigned to the newly formed USCENTCOM, focusing on the Middle East and Central Asia.
In 1991, Third Army led troops into combat as the Field Army for Desert Storm.
Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Third Army served as the CFLCC during Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom), and later as the combined joint task force (CJTF) for Operation Inherent Resolve.
In 2006, the Department of the Army officially changed the name from Third Army to U.S. Army Central.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
USARCENT will continue to work with allies and partners to help prevent conflict and terrorist attacks. USARCENT will shape the area to defend the homeland and protect U.S. interests, and posture to successfully deal with future contingencies, making its small forward presence a cost-effective component of U.S. foreign policy.
Why is this important to the Army?
Army Central has a longstanding history of constant readiness to defeat emerging threats and protect the United States' interests around the globe. This ARCC:
STAND-TO! is an information paper-based web platform that supports the U.S. Army’s strategic communication objectives.
The information papers -- written, approved and submitted by the Army agencies -- provide a broad, objective view of the Army’s current operations, doctrine and programs. The "Today’s Focus" topics highlight Army Staff initiatives and support Army wide strategic-level issues.
All published editions are sent to subscribers via email and archived daily in the STAND-TO! Archives.
STAND-TO! falls under the management of the Online and Social Media Division (OSMD) in the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA).
Subscribe to STAND-TO! to learn about the U.S. Army initiatives.