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The Army Reserve Aviation Command, an Army Reserve unit at Fort Knox, provides air traffic services, airfield management, aeromedical evacuation, combat aviation brigade reinforcement, theater aviation support, and coordination of aviation staging and onward movement in order to support corps, Army or joint operations.

ARAC has two missions: It functions as both a warfighting headquarters and as a functional command. As a warfighting command, ARAC provides command, control, staff planning and supervision for two aviation brigades and one air traffic service brigade. As a functional command, ARAC provides command and control for all Army Reserve aviation.


The 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center is the Army Reserve’s primary schoolhouse for full-time support personnel and an accredited U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command “Institution of Excellence.” The center trains approximately 8,000 students per year in either one- or two-week courses.

Courses at the center are for the Army Reserve’s full-time staff, which includes dual-status military technicians, Department of Army Civilians, and Active Guard and Reserve Soldiers. These courses include the Unit Administrator Basic Course, Unit Pay Course and Army Reserve Civilian Entry Training Course.

Other center courses for Soldiers and civilians assigned to Reserve and National Guard units include mobilization planning, unit movement, the enhanced Standard Army Maintenance System, the enhanced Property Book Unit Supply System, physical security and the Military History Detachment Course. The center’s Advance Distributive Learning Directorate develops and maintains distance learning courses for both Reserve and active-duty personnel.

Additionally, the center is the home of the Army Reserve Retention Course and the 79V Senior Leader Course. Soldiers graduated from these courses are the Army Reserves’ key to maintain its end strength by providing units with well-trained retention NCOs.


The 84th Training Command is the action agent for the Army Reserve’s Combat Support Training Program, a program composed of combat support training exercises, command post exercises and a defense support of civil authorities CBRN exercise, which prepares units to support diverse missions around the globe. The 84th Training Command uses an enhanced tactical training environment to provide realistic training to Army Reserve, regular Army, Army National Guard, joint and multinational forces. These multicomponent and joint endeavors exhibit the capabilities and collaborative efforts of the Army Total Force Policy. Since 2012, the 84th Training Command has trained more than 120,000 service members for deployments around the world.


The 100th Training Division is responsible for training Army Reserve, National Guard and active-component Soldiers in military intelligence, signal, civil affairs, psychological operations and health services specialties nationwide. The division includes nearly 2,000 Soldiers, with 70 assigned at the Fort Knox headquarters. The 100th Division also hosts the One Army School System, which brings 5,000-7,000 students to Fort Knox for training annually.


The primary mission of the Army Reserve Careers Division is to shape and sustain the strength of the Army Reserve through aggressive retention, transition and career management programs to support continuum of service. ARCD supports Army Reserve manning and readiness objectives by reenlisting Army Reserve Soldiers; transferring qualified Soldiers from the Individual Ready Reserve to the Selected Reserve; prospecting and submitting board packets for Soldiers for Army Reserve officer producing programs; providing TPU officer career management assistance; and assisting units in the recovery of unsatisfactory participants. The ARCD also provides command and control for more than 1,600 Soldiers assigned to 13 battalions that are located throughout the continental United States with detachments in Europe, Guam, Puerto Rico and all active theaters of operations.

Army Reserve Career Management Office career management officers manage an assigned Troop Program Unit population by rank and branch, providing person-to-person career management. Career management officers are responsible for providing career counseling, assisting with assignments and maximizing the number of educationally qualified Troop Program Unit officers. Career management officers manage second lieutenants through lieutenant colonels and warrant officers from warrant officer one through chief warrant officer four. The center of gravity focus for the Career Management Office is the “at-risk” officers lacking civilian or military education required for promotion.

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