U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)

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U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), trains, mobilizes, deploys, sustains, transforms and reconstitutes conventional forces to provide relevant and ready land power to combatant commanders worldwide in defense of the nation at home and abroad. FORSCOM is responsible for the readiness of more than 75 percent of the Army’s force structure and 87 percent of the Army’s combat power.

FORSCOM is the Army’s largest Army command — commanding or providing training readiness oversight to the bulk of the Army’s operational force. In this era of persistent conflict, FORSCOM Soldiers and units are deployed to more than 30 nations, executing overseas contingency operations, conducting stability operations in Iraq and South America, and securing peace in Afghanistan and the Balkans.

FORSCOM is the global land force provider, maintaining global visibility of conventional land forces and developing force recommendations for operational uses of Army assets worldwide. Using the Army Force Generation process, FORSCOM tailors the resources and training of its units to meet the specific and constantly changing requirements of combatant commanders and, when directed, of U.S. civil authorities. Those requirements range from preparing Soldiers to fight on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq to providing relief to disaster victims.

FORSCOM originally was constituted as General Headquarters/Field Forces U.S. Army in 1942. Over the years, the command has seen several organizational and name changes. On July 1, 1973 it was designated as U.S. Army Forces Command.