III Corps and its Subordinate Units are prepared to rapidly deploy and conduct the full range of military operations to seize, retain and exploit the initiative, in order to defeat any adversary. The Corps is prepared to exercise mission command of Army, Joint, and Multi-National Forces, as a Corps, Joint Task force, or Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command (CJFLCC).
1ST CAVALRY DIVISION
With more than 20,000 soldiers, the 1st Cavalry Division is the premier heavy-armored division in today’s Army. It is organized in brigade combat teams, composed of maneuver elements, artillery and support. The division also has an air cavalry brigade, horse cavalry detachment and division band.
DIVISION WEST – FIRST ARMY
The First Army’s Division West primary mission is the training of Reserve Component service members.
3RD CAVALRY REGIMENT
The 3rd Cavalry Regiment, known as the “Brave Rifles,” is a combined arms unit composed of three cavalry squadrons, an aviation squadron and a support squadron.
U.S. ARMY GARRISON FORT HOOD
Fort Hood’s garrison provides support to soldiers and families through services and facilities while optimizing resources, sustaining the environment and enhancing the well-being of the Fort Hood community. The garrison is composed of directorates such as Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Emergency Services; Public Works and others.
13TH SUSTAINMENT COMMAND (EXPEDITIONARY)
The 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command provides mission command assigned, attached and operational control units. Plans, prepares, executes and assesses sustainment, distribution, theater opening and reception, staging, and onward movement for forces in theater of operation in support of unified land operations. Continues to build relationships with all sustainment brigades.
It shapes sustainment readiness in the CONUS-West area of influence by serving as the primary sustainment advisor to senior commanders of United States Army Forces Command installations; assisting, advocating for, and mentoring echelons above brigade sustainment units in order to improve efficiency of installation support and prepare units for deployment.
1ST MEDICAL BRIGADE
The 1st Medical Brigade is providing health care and medical services to the Fort Hood community, and continuing training in its combat support mission.
11TH SIGNAL BRIGADE
The 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade deploys and executes Mission Command and Network Operations (NETOPS) of Expeditionary Communication Systems for III Corps, ACF or designated land component commander conducting Unified Land Operations and current missions.
36TH ENGINEER BRIGADE
The unit deploys to provide route clearing, assault gap-crossing, horizontal and vertical engineering projects.
89TH MILITARY POLICE BRIGADE
The brigade consists of several MP battalions (including the Fort Hood-based 720th MP battalion and the 178th and 126th MP detachments), which deploy to provide military police combat support, area security, internment and resettlement operations, law and order and police intelligence. When not deployed, the brigade provides law enforcement and force protection to Fort Hood.
504TH BATTLEFIELD SURVEILLANCE BRIGADE
The brigade regularly deploys to provide intelligence, counterintelligence, operational security and electronic warfare.
3RD SECURITY FORCE ASSISTANCE BRIGADE
The 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade deploys in support of a combatant commander, integrates with foreign partner forces, assists and advises local security operations to build partner security capacity and capability to achieve regional security in support of U.S. national interests.
48TH CHEMICAL BRIGADE
This brigade consists of about 3,000 CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive) soldiers in five battalions spread across nine military installations.
69TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY
The unit has Avenger and Stinger missiles and Patriot batteries. The unit is composed of 2-1 ADA, 4-5 ADA and 1-44th ADA.
U.S. ARMY OPERATIONAL TEST COMMAND
This command helps spearhead the testing of future Army equipment.