AR 10–87

Army Commands, Army Service Component Commands, and Direct Reporting Units

This major revision dated 4 September 2007–

o Shifts the Army organizational focus from major Army commands in the continental United States towards all primary Army organizations (throughout).

o Removes the term major Army command and the acronym MACOM from the Army lexicon and designates each former major Army command as an Army Command, an Army Service Component Command of a combatant command or subunified command, or a Direct Reporting Unit (throughout).

o Reorganizes the Department of the Army headquarters to more effectively support a leaner, more agile, modular force (throughout).

o Recognizes the distinction at the Headquarters, Department of the Army level for Army Commands, Army Service Component Commands, and Direct Reporting Units by defining and aligning the responsibilities of each organization for executing policy and operations (throughout).

o Recognizes the Armywide role and multidiscipline functions of the three Army Commands (U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, U.S.Army Materiel Command) (chaps 2, 3, and 4).

o Recognizes the Theater Army as an Army Service Component Command, reporting directly to Department of the Army, and serving as the Army’s single point of contact for combatant commands (para 1-1d(3) and chap 5 through chap 13).

o Recognizes that Direct Reporting Units are Army organizations that provide broad general support to the Army in a single, unique discipline and exercise authorities as specified in regulation, policy, delegation, or other issuance (throughout).

o Recognizes each organization’s primary missions, functions, and command and staff relationships (throughout).

o Recognizes for Headquarters, Department of the Army, and when specified Direct Reporting Units, the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army exercises the same authorities as commanders of Army Commands and Army Service Component Commands, as prescribed by regulation, policy, delegation, or other issuance (throughout).

o Sets the conditions to implement business transformation processes to effectively and efficiently manage Army resources by formally establishing functional organizations that provide and manage Army operational support globally (throughout).


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