Fort Benning Community
1st Security Force Assistance Brigade
The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade’s mission is to support combatant commanders by integrating with foreign security partners to build partner security capacity and capability to achieve regional security in support of U.S. national interests. It is composed of one infantry task force and six advise and assist battalions.
The 1st SFAB Soldiers are professional combat advisors who are specially selected, trained and equipped. The brigade represents our nation’s commitment to our security partners and our dedication to making those partners better to achieve regional security. The 1st SFAB has the leadership to serve as the framework for quickly standing up a fully manned and equipped Infantry combat brigade if called upon.
Located on Kelley Hill, the 1st SFAB is composed of:
• 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment
• 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment (Task Force)
• 6th Battalion, 51st Infantry Regiment
• 3rd Battalion, 52nd Infantry Regiment
• 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery
• 815th Engineer Battalion
• 92nd Brigade Support Battalion
14th Combat Support Hospital
The 14th Combat Support Hospital is a major subordinate command that provides Level III Health Service Support and Force Health Protection to forces conducting unified land operations and contingency operations in joint/combined operational areas. The 14th CSH is the higher headquarters for the following:
The 690th Medical Company (Ground Ambulance) provides area ground evacuation and emergency medical treatment in support of any contingent mission, as well as in support of all Defense CBRN Reaction Force operations in response to a CBRN incident.
The 926th Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) delivers corps-level technical consultation and preventive medicine services, supporting worldwide, unified land operations, including contingency, homeland defense, peacekeeping, humanitarian and civil assistance missions.
The 463rd Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) is one of eight Army veterinary detachments in the U.S., Europe and Asia. It provides animal medicine, primarily to military working dogs, and food and safety inspection support. Today’s veterinary service Soldiers gain skills in animal science and food science, and many conduct commercial audits of food-processing plants.
17 Special Tactics Squadron
USAF Tactical Air Control Parties are assigned to conventional Army units and Special Operations Forces. They frequently deploy with Army Special Forces, Army Rangers, Navy SEALs and special mission units. The primary role of the TACP is to advise, assist and control the use of close air support assets. They also pass on their expertise to other units and advise ground commanders on the use of air power. This role is usually carried out by an Air Liaison Officer (ALO). ALOs are typically qualified USAF aviators. The 17th STS Headquarters element is at Fort Benning and deploys with the 75th Ranger Regiment.
75th Ranger Regiment
The 75th Ranger Regiment conducts special operations in support of U.S. policy and objectives. It is composed of one special troops battalion and three organizationally identical, rapidly deployable light Infantry special operations battalions. Missions include, but are not limited to, airborne, air assault and direct action operations, raids, infiltration and exfiltration by air, land or sea, airfield seizure, recovery of personnel and special equipment, and support of general purpose forces. The three line battalions rotate as the “Ranger Ready Force” ready to deploy anywhere in the world within 18 hours.
Fort Benning is home to Regimental Headquarters, Headquarters staff, the 3rd Ranger Battalion and the Regimental Special Troops Battalion. The 1st Ranger Battalion is at Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia, and the 2nd Battalion is at Fort Lewis, Washington.
98th Training Division
The 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) is one of two initial entry training divisions in the U.S. Army Reserve. Its mission is to develop and provide the drill sergeants who build future Army Warriors. The 98th TD has been at Fort Benning in Harmony Church since 2012. For more information, call 706-626-3150.
ARNG Warrior Training Center
The Army National Guard Warrior Training Center trains service members in critical functional skills, develops leaders and represents the ARNG to increase the readiness of the ARNG. The WTC is the National Guard’s premier functional training and leader development organization, consisting of trained and disciplined units staffed with competent, motivated and professional leaders.
Alpha Company prepares Soldiers to successfully complete U.S. Army Ranger School, Ranger Training Assessment Course; trains Soldiers in Modern Army Basic and Tactical Combatives, Light Leaders Course; and trains Soldiers as Master Fitness Trainers.
Bravo Company trains and assesses ARNG Soldiers, the DOD and Foreign Military Service Members in Air Assault, Pathfinder and Rappel Master skills to achieve readiness for executing National Guard missions.
Charlie Company trains and assesses ARNG Soldiers and DOD Service Members in functional skills, which include Abrams and Bradley Training Assessment, Vehicle Crew Evaluator, Senior/Instructor Operator and Senior Gunner courses.
Army Marksmanship Unit
The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit enhances recruiting effort, raises the standard of the Army’s marksmanship proficiency and supports small arms research and development. The unit promotes public trust in Army marksmanship through awareness programs and enhances combat readiness through the development of military match-type small arms, equipment and ammunition. The AMU conducts basic rifle and pistol marksmanship “train-the-trainer” clinics for small arms proponents and training units.
The AMU is composed of seven competitive sections: Service Rifle, Service Pistol, International Rifle, International Pistol, Action Shooting, Shotgun and Paralympic. The AMU has an Instructor Training Group that translates the lessons learned from competition to combat application through Close-Quarters Marksmanship and Squad Designated Marksmanship courses. The Custom Firearms Shop makes or customizes small arms and ammunition. Gunsmiths build competitive-grade rifles and pistols. The shop’s research and development efforts have improved the accuracy and reliability of our weapons systems and the Army’s combat effectiveness. The M-21 and M-24 sniper systems and Special Reaction Team rifles were developed here.
Fort Benning’s Medical Department Activity, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Medical Command, provides an extensive variety of services to more than 100,000 beneficiaries, including active-duty Soldiers, military retirees, family members and surviving spouses who are enrolled in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Prime Plus. Active-duty Soldiers are enrolled in TRICARE Prime and assigned to a troop medical center or the Family Medicine Clinic upon arrival at Fort Benning. Soldiers with dependents are given a family member enrollment packet during in-processing. Enrollment also can be completed online at www.tricare.mil or by calling TRICARE South at 800-444-5445. Once enrolled, TRICARE will assign a primary care manager to all family members.
For more information on Martin Army Community Hospital and healthcare services.
Task Force 1-28
The 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment Task Force was activated at Fort Benning in 2015 and populated with Infantry squads, engineers, Cavalry scouts, artillery and support personnel. The 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment dates to 1901 when it was formed at Vancouver Barracks, Washington. The battalion was heavily involved in the Philippine Insurrection, WWI, WWII and Vietnam before it was inactivated in 1983 at Fort Riley, Kansas. The battalion was reactivated in January 2006 as the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment as part of the Army’s transformation toward a modular force.
The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation educates and trains eligible military, law enforcement and government personnel of the nations of the Western Hemisphere within the context of the democratic principles set forth in the Charter of the Organization of American States. Missions include educating current and future leaders; fostering
mutual knowledge, transparency, confidence and cooperation; and promoting democratic values, respect for human rights and an understanding of U.S. customs and traditions. WHINSEC offers 17 resident courses from four weeks to 43 weeks long. Courses are relevant to the security requirements of the U.S. and our partner nations and accredited by TRADOC for their military value. All courses have academic value that can be applied by students to their personal education in U.S. institutions of higher learning. In every course, students learn to act as independent, thinking leaders, prepared to make the right decision in any situation.