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U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) serves as the Army Service Component Command to the U.S. Strategic Command. USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control, and coordination of Army forces and capabilities. USASMDC/ARSTRAT serves as the Army’s force modernization proponent for space, high altitude, and global missile defense. The command also serves as the operational integrator for global missile defense and conducts mission related research and development in support of Army Title 10 responsibilities. The USASDMC/ARSTRAT Commanding General serves as the Senior Commander for U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll and Fort Greely, AK.

We are uniquely organized to execute our three tasks:

1. Provide trained and ready Space and Missile Defense Forces and capabilities to the Combatant Commands and to the Warfighter — our Operations Function.

2. Build future Space and Missile Defense forces — our Capability Development Function.

3. Research, test, and integrate Space, Missile Defense, Cyber, Directed Energy, & related technologies — our Materiel Development Function.

Our operations element with two brigades; 1st Space Brigade and 100th Missile Defense Brigade – are in Colorado Springs, but have elements operating in locations around the world. The Capability Development Function, headed by the Future Warfare Center, develops the Army’s space and missile defense doctrine and concepts, validates requirements, ensures Army-wide solution integration, and provides institutional space and missile defense training to the force. The Materiel Development Function, headed by the Technical Center, focuses on providing critical technologies that meet requirements for the day after tomorrow, enabling Warfighter effectiveness in directed energy, tactical space, airships and payload, cyberspace, and missile technologies.

USASMDC/ARSTRAT is uniquely organized and geographically well-positioned to provide critical capabilities to Combatant Commanders and the Warfighter. Finally, we are a values-based command that cares for and serves our Soldiers, Civilians, and Families in the command.


Providing Critical Space and Missile Defense Capabilities to Combatant Commanders and
Warfighters — Today, Tomorrow, and the Day-After-Tomorrow.

Program Executive Office, Aviation

Provide the Army with the most operationally effective aviation capability by developing, acquiring, and delivering to our Soldiers the most reliable, effective, lethal and survivable manned and unmanned aviation weapon systems in the world.

Established in 1987, the Program Executive Office for Aviation streamlines aircraft acquisitions and is the single, direct reporting link to the Army Acquisition Executive. PEO Aviation is the Total Life Cycle Systems Manager of all of the Army’s rotary wing, fixed wing, and unmanned aircraft systems including all of the Department of Defense non-standard rotary wing platforms.

The Program Executive Officer’s mission is to provide executive level management of assigned acquisition programs. The PEO provides overall direction and integration of assigned weapon system programs and assures effective interface with Headquarters, U.S. Department of the Army, as well as other services, combat system developers, and supporting commands and activities.

Additionally, the PEO optimizes the weapon systems interoperability and standardization and exercises executive level authority and responsibility for program management, technical and quality management, logistics support and readiness management activities of assigned weapon systems.

PEO Aviation Project Offices include:

  • Apache Attack Helicopter Project Office
  • Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office
  • Aviation Systems Project Office
  • Fixed Wing Aircraft Project Office
  • Cargo Helicopters Project Office
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office
  • Utility Helicopters Project Office
  • Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft
    Project Office

PEO Aviation’s top priority is constant: Reduce the burden on the Soldier. We strive to enable the unit commanders to complete their missions successfully, focus on training, and take care of their people. We will always place the needs of the Soldiers first – they deserve no less.

Program Executive Office, Missiles & Space

The PEO Missiles and Space reports to the Army Acquisition Executive and is aligned with the Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL. This materiel enterprise relationship enhances the PEO’s ability to provide the world’s finest support to our Army, joint service, interagency, and coalition warfighters and customers while continuing the Army’s modernization.

The portfolio of programs assigned to the PEO Missiles and Space spans the full spectrum of the acquisition process from system development to acquisition, testing, production, product improvement, fielding, sustainment and eventual retirement. A number of programs in the PEO MS portfolio are joint programs. Two programs within the PEO are international cooperative development programs, with other countries sharing in the development as full partners.

In addition to specific acquisition programs, the PEO is applying a system of systems acquisition approach to meet warfighters’ needs and obtain the desired capabilities of the Army Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Future Force. This approach requires the restructuring of systems into components of sensors, launchers, missiles, and Battle Management Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (BMC4I), utilizing a standard set of interfaces and networks to communicate. The Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) acquisition approach will ensure that the materiel solutions for the Army’s AMD Future Force will provide the capabilities required by the warfighter.

PEO Missiles & Space Project Offices include: Close Combat Weapon Systems, Cruise Missile Defense Systems, Counter-Rocket Artillery Mortar, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Joint Attack Munition Systems, Lower Tier and Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems.

To Develop, Field, and Sustain Missile and Space Systems for the U.S. Army, Joint and Coalition Warfighters that Provide a Decisive Battlefield Advantage.

U.S. Army Redstone Test Center

The Redstone Test Center (RTC) is a U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) tenant activity on Redstone Arsenal. RTC encompasses more than 14,000 acres, or about one-third of the land area of Redstone Arsenal, providing cutting edge test and evaluation support for customers since the early 1950s. RTC’s mission is to provide superior technical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities and capabilities to plan, conduct, analyze and report the results of tests on aviation, missile and sensor systems, subsystems and components.

Services are provided to ensure the safety, performance and reliability of military hardware and embedded software in their operational environment. To provide the best technical results for the customer’s dollar, RTC optimizes each test program with the best combination and sequence of testing, modeling and simulation. Its strength lies in the highly skilled workforce dedicated to the mission of providing the safest and most effective weapons systems possible to the Soldiers in the field.

To Provide Superior Technical Expertise and State-of-the-Art Facilities and Capabilities to Plan, Conduct, Analyze and Report the Results of Tests on Aviation, Missile and Sensor Systems, Subsystems and Components.

U.S. Army Garrison – Redstone

U.S. Army Garrison-Redstone was officially re-organized into its present day command structure as a subordinate in U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) in June 2003.

USAG-Redstone executes daily operations effectively and efficiently with a qualified and professional workforce of nearly 1,900 Civil Service and Contractor personnel. Currently headquartered in Building 4488, the Garrison witnessed many changes over the last three decades of service, remaining structurally similar with 11 Directorates and Support Offices. Each member of the Garrison strives for excellence every day to make certain our tenant organizations can execute their peacetime and wartime missions without concern for any interruption in homestation support. The focus of our workforce is the continued viability and sustainability of the installation, achieved through deliberate strategic planning and appropriate execution of services and programs.

Analogous to city operations, USAG-Redstone maintains over 14 million square feet of administrative and RDT&E building space, 200 lane miles of roads, eight major test ranges, an airfield, a railhead with two spurs, two barge docks, and six gates on the installation. USAG-Redstone is committed to the health, welfare, and morale of our Soldiers, their families, and the civilian workforce. Our Family Morale Welfare and Recreation, Army Community Services, Religious Support Office and civilian support agencies are critical providers of services and outreach, performing exceedingly well in a coordinated effort to ensure that resiliency on Redstone Arsenal is sustained. Redstone Arsenal continues to maintain a strong community partnership which has proven to be beneficial in many respects. Team Redstone and all the Tennessee Valley communities remain engaged and proactively work to ensure the quality of life in the local area meets or exceeds requirements.

There is a continuous demand for Garrison services and support, the staff is prepared and ready to perform our daily mission and adheres to an aggressive stance identifying and implementing best practices and innovative solutions to meet and overcome all present and future challenges.

Vision: A customer-focused organization, strategic in its approach, delivering innovative solutions to make Redstone best.

2nd Recruiting Brigade

Team Eagle leads and recruits qualified men and women throughout our area of responsibility to provide the strength of the Army and Nation.

Vision: Team Eagle – consisting of Soldiers, Civilians, Families, and Community Partners – is an adaptive network of committed, values-based leaders that supports the growth of our next “Greatest Generation,” while taking care of our most precious asset…People.

In 1983, United States Army Recruiting Command re-designated the Southeastern Region Recruiting
Command as the U.S. Army 2nd Recruiting Brigade. In 2008, due to a BRAC decision, the U.S. Army 2nd Recruiting Brigade was relocated from Fort Gillem, GA to Redstone Arsenal.

2nd Recruiting Brigade conducts recruiting operations for non-prior and prior service recruits for the Active Army and Army Reserve in eight states across the Southeast, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The brigade’s geographical footprint is 362,700 square miles and is supported by eight recruiting battalions,
46 recruiting companies, partnering with 930 colleges, 52 ROTC programs, 3,600 high schools, and
24 vocational trade schools. Annually, 2nd Recruiting Brigade recruits over 22,700 new Soldiers in support of the United States Army Recruiting Command.

2nd Recruiting Brigade’s strategic mission is to expand the Army’s influence and external networks through community engagements and partnerships in order to grow and engage the qualified market. This mission is facilitated by partnering with organizations such as Association of the United States Army, 100 Black Men Association, Kiwanis Club of America, League of United Latin American Citizens, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Association for Career and Technical Education.


Fox Army Health Center

Fox Army Health Center (FAHC) provides access to quality and cost-effective primary care for patients while maintaining a state of readiness for mobilization. Fox transformed from a hospital with in-patient services to a primary care Health Center in January 1996.

Fox is one of several military medical treatment facilities in TRICARE Region IV and works with Humana Military Health System, Veterans Affairs (VA), and other organization to develop a fully integrated health system within the region. We are part of the Southern Regional Medical Command, headquartered in San Antonio, TX.

There are over 60,000 people who rely on FAHC for some type of service including direct healthcare, public health and education, occupational medicine and industrial hygiene. We serve people in the following categories: active duty and their family members, retirees and their family members, civil servants, and contracted personnel. The average daily workload includes 210 outpatient visits, and 1,230 prescriptions filled in our pharmacy.

Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a new approach to healthcare delivery based on the concept that the patient is always at the center of every decision made regarding their medical care. FAHC’s PCMH is comprised of three teams, Blue Team, Red Team and White Team. The mission of the FAHC Blue Team is to optimize the health, well-being, and medical readiness of the “Human Weapon System.” We accomplish this through our dedicated approach to Warfighter Medicine. Our clinic provides physical exams, medical readiness and deployment screenings in support of the military’s wartime mission. The Red & White Teams provide comprehensive medical care to the beneficiaries of FAHC. This clinic offers a range of services including adult and family medicine as well as pediatrics and minor outpatient procedures.
All TRICARE Prime patients enrolled to FAHC and assigned to this clinic will have a Primary Care Manager (PCM).
TRICARE Prime patients will coordinate specialty care through their PCM thereby ensuring continuity, time-liness and appropriateness of referrals. The Advice Nurse system is available after normal business hours. In addition to an extremely busy outpatient pharmacy service, FAHC provides laboratory and radiological service. The Behavior Health Division provides mental health treatment. The Wellness Center’s functions are to provide patient and community health education and promotions, environmental health activities, and surveillance of communicable diseases. The Health Center employs 232 military and civilian employees and is accredited by the Joint Commission.


Mission: Inspiring those who serve our nation and their Families, past and present, to live a lifetime of wellness.

Vision: The Premier Model of Organizational and Beneficiary Wellness.


U.S. Army Engineering & Support Center, Huntsville

The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center serves the U.S. Forces, their Families and
the Nation by providing specialized technical expertise, global engineering solutions, and
cutting edge innovations through centrally managed programs in support of national interests.

The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, AL, is a major element of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The Center employs more than 900 people from various engineering and support disciplines with an annual payroll of more than $70 million. While physically located in Huntsville the agency supports Department of Defense and other government agencies organizations worldwide. In FY 2012, the Huntsville Center obligated more than $1.7 billion in contracts.

The Center’s original mission was support to ballistic missile defense but has since expanded into installation support; ordnance and explosives; engineering; chemical demilitarization programs; and the Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise.

Huntsville Center’s charter is based on programs rather than geography. Programs are national/worldwide or broad in scope; require integrated facilities or systems that cross geographical boundaries; require a centralized management structure; or require commonality, standardization, multiple-site adaptation or technology transfer.

Although the programs change as national and military priorities evolve, the Center’s mission and functions are centered on four key processes. Through these processes, Huntsville Center consistently delivers quality products on time — and that’s what keeps customers coming back. These key processes include: Engineering and Technical Services, Programs and Project Management, Construction Management, and Innovative Contracting Initiatives.

The Center’s major directorates supporting our diverse group of global customers are the following:

  • Installation Support and Programs Management
  • Ordnance and Explosives
  • Engineering
  • Chemical Demilitarization
  • Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise
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