The deputy commanding generals for the Army National Guard (ARNG) and U.S. Army Reserve (AR) exercise oversight on behalf of the MSCoE commander for all reserve component issues.
For more information, call 573-563-4033 for Army Reserve or 573-563-4034 for National Guard.
The Deputy Commanding General – Army National Guard (DCG-ARNG) is the principal adviser to the CG, MSCoE on issues related to the ARNG. The DCG-ARNG focuses on the integration of the ARNG through the full spectrum of the DOTMLPF process. To enable the integration, the ARNG maintains 18 key officers and enlisted positions across MSCoE, the proponent schools and Initial Military Training to assist the MSCoE staff agencies with Guard-specific issues and functions as a liaison between Guard Soldiers, their states and territories, and Fort Leonard Wood.
The following is a breakout of the Army National Guard presence on Fort Leonard Wood:
- Chief of Staff-ARNG, and Senior ARNG Adviser, MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood: This colonel position serves as the senior active Army National Guard representative to MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood, working directly for the commanding general. This officer serves as the key staff officer or point of contact for all matters between the commanding general and the chief NGB and/or Director, Army National Guard. They also assist the operational staffs of the 54 states’ and territories’ adjutants general in dealing with any problems arising with ARNG Soldiers assigned for training at Fort Leonard Wood. Additionally, the senior adviser organizes the efforts of Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) staff for a unified ARNG effort and provides mentorship and guidance to other ARNG AGR officers assigned to Fort Leonard Wood; acts as liaison to the field regarding questions on training, force structure, readiness, mobilization and utilization of post facilities; and reviews and makes recommendations on programs of instruction, force structure documentation, doctrine, publications, regulations and any other documents or initiatives that impact the Army National Guard.
- Sergeant Major-ARNG: This sergeant major position serves as the principal Army National Guard staff representative for enlisted issues. Serves as the senior ARNG enlisted Soldier on FLW and advises the MSCoE CSM, school CSMs and brigade CSMs on issues that impact enlisted Soldiers. Responsible for the enlisted contribution to Total Force Integration at MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood; fields all issues relating to ARNG IET Soldiers training at FLW; assists and supports all ARNG units and Soldiers utilizing FLW as a mobilization station or those in a hold status at the installation; and represents ARNG enlisted matters at CSM meetings, conferences and workshops. Supervises all ARNG AGR Soldiers assigned to MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood; coordinates enlisted issues with NGB, states and TRADOC; and assists the MSCoE chief of staff-ARNG in fulfilling ARNG missions, as required.
- Deputy Assistant Commandants ARNG, U.S. Army CBRN, Engineer and Military Police Schools: These lieutenant colonel positions serve as the senior National Guard representatives to the schools. One lieutenant colonel is assigned as deputy assistant commandant at each school. Their primary duties involve serving as the key staff officer or point of contact for all matters between the school assistant commandant and commandant and the staffs of the chief, National Guard Bureau (NGB) and director, Army National Guard; counseling and advising ARNG student officers and NCOs; answering inquiries from the field; reviewing and making recommendations on programs of instruction, force structure documentation, doctrine, publication, regulations and any other documents and processes that may impact the ARNG; and instructing students at their respective schools.
- ARNG Total Force Integrator/Force Developer, CDID, MSCoE: These lieutenant colonel positions serve as total force integrator for the respective branches at the center level for the ARNG Dedicated Procurement Program (DPP). Serves on the staff with Directorate of Combat Development. Primary duties involve force structure, concepts, and doctrine development and ARNG DPP capability. Ensures documentation, employment and doctrinal development mission capability. Develops, reviews and reports on equipment fielding plans, policies and programs that impact the ARNG. Services as liaison with HQDA, MACOM, NGB, OCAR and ARC on equipment development, procurement and fielding to the ARNG units. Coordinates and interfaces with all respective division and branches to provide ARNG expertise and representation during all phases of concept development, equipment determination and organizational redesign.
- ARNG Liaison NCOs (LNCO), MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood: The ARNG LNCO mission is to provide guidance, information and assistance as needed to prevent train distracters with ARNG trainees. The Recruit Sustainment Program coordinator at the FLW Reception Station dialogs with the respective states to provide missing trainee documentation prior to shipping to the training base. ARNG LNCOs are embedded in each training brigade, providing direct service to the cadre and resolving trainee problems. The FLW ARNG LNCO program is manned with master sergeants and sergeants first class specifically training to handle ARNG Soldiers transitioning through the training base.
The deputy commanding general for Mobilization and Training (U.S. Army Reserve) assists in the training and readiness of AR units. Ensures DOTMLPF requirements are coordinated with reserve components; assists in integration of the One Army School System and distance learning initiatives; represents MSCoE commander during visits to annual training events; and reviews, analyzes and recommends allocation of resources to support MSCoE mobilization mission requirements. AGR Soldiers are attached to MSCoE:
- Army Reserve Chief of Staff: This colonel position serves as the senior full-time AR representative within the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence. Participates at the command group level in the formulation, development, implementation and administration of all command policies and procedures directed at or impacting the AR, and is responsible for Total Force Integration within MSCoE, by ensuring that issues with AR implications are identified, considered and coordinated in all MSCoE actions. Manages the command’s AGR, Active Duty for Special Work and Individual Mobilization Augmented programs, and ensures that the chief, Army Reserve’s policies and priorities are implemented.
- Senior Sergeant Major-Army Reserve: This sergeant major position serves as principal AR staff representative for enlisted Army Reserve issues. Responsible for the enlisted contribution to Total Force Integration at MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood; represents AR enlisted matters at CSM meetings, conferences and workshops; oversees the utilization of enlisted AR AGR Soldiers assigned to the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood; coordinates enlisted issues with AR units, TRADOC, ARC and OCAR; and assist the DCG and chief of staff in fulfilling AR missions, as required.
- AR Total Force Integrators, Directorate of Combat Developments: Three Active Guard Reserve lieutenant colonels, one for each of the branches, represent Army Reserve interests pertaining to force structure, concepts and doctrine development. There are three Army Reserve lieutenant colonel Active Guard Reserve positions within the Concepts Development Division under the Capabilities Development Integration Directorate. The Soldier’s assist with the integration of the reserve force structure into the Total Army and ensure the needs of the AR are considered during the current round of transformation and realignments. Each officer brings valuable experience from the field, working within their field of expertise, assured mobility (engineer), weapons of mass destruction (chemical) and protection (military police), to bring new ideas into the concepts arena. They also work closely with their counterparts in higher reserve components commands.
- MSCoE Quality Assurance Office Directorate NCO: Serves as the enlisted AR adviser to the director of the MSCoE Quality Assurance Office. Provides oversight of and support for development and integration of training and professional military education across the One Army School System’s CBRN, engineer and military police schools in producing doctrine, training, leaders, Soldiers and equipment to meet unit, Soldier and leader competency needs of Army, Army Reserve and National Guard.
- Each school at Fort Leonard Wood has a deputy assistant commandant (DAC), as well as a senior NCO, to oversee all aspects of the integration of the reserve components with the various branches. These deputy assistant commandants and senior NCOs are responsible to ensure the needs of the reserve are met by the proponent schools and provide a strong voice at the proponent school to ensure it is done. They also ensure The Army School System (TASS) battalions in the reserve component meet the Army standard and ensure the training materials are Army Training System-compliant. Finally, they oversee and mentor reserve component officers and Soldiers attending IET at the schools.
102nd Training Division (Maneuver Support)
The 102nd Division has a long and proud tradition of service to the United States Army. The division was originally organized in June 1921 as a unit of the organized reserve to consist of men from Missouri and Arkansas. The division insignia is a golden “O,” “Z” and arc on a circular blue background to represent the Ozark Division.
The headquarters was located in St. Louis, Missouri, but it was never fully staffed until World War II. One of the division’s most famous Soldiers was President Harry S. Truman. During World War II, the 102nd saw significant combat action and captured 147,000 enemy troops during their 173 days in combat. On May 4, 1945, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower made the announcement, “German forces on the Western Front have disintegrated… Today what is left of two German armies surrendered to a single American division — the 102nd, commanded by Maj. Gen. Frank A. Keating.”
The 102nd Division Headquarters on Fort Leonard Wood is located in Hoge Hall. The 102nd Training Division (Maneuver Support) is commanded by a brigadier general and is one of two TASS training divisions in the Army Reserve. Functionally aligned with the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, the 102nd Division provides MOS reclassification, noncommissioned officer and functional training in the engineer, military police and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear career management fields.
The 102nd consists of seven geographically dispersed brigades with battalions, detachments and Soldiers residing in almost all 50 states. The brigades are in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (1st Engineer Brigade, 2nd Military Police Brigade, and 3rd Chemical Brigade); Fort Huachuca, Arizona (1st Military Intelligence Brigade), Sacramento, California (2nd Signal Brigade), Fort Totten, New York (3rd Civil Affairs/Psychological Operations Brigade), and the 4960th Multi-Functional Training Brigade at Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii. In addition to training at Fort Leonard Wood, the 102nd conducts Maneuver Support and non- Maneuver Support training at Fort Dix, New Jersey; Fort Hunter Liggett, California; Fort Knox, Kentucky, Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Fort Gordon, Georgia, Sacramento, California, and Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania.
The command group, along with the operations and training section, provide liaison with the MSCoE proponent schools, TRADOC, the 80th Training Command (TASS) and the U.S. Army Reserve Command in matters relating to the conduct of training.
The operations and training section, along with the logistics and resource management sections, ensure resources and personnel are available and trained to conduct their assigned portion of the training mission. The operations section prepares assigned TASS units to prepare, deploy and establish schoolhouse operations worldwide and provides strategic planning and guidance to prepare for future operations.
The human resources section provides personnel services and guidance to all military and civilian personnel assigned to the division and its subordinate units, as well as their families.
1st Battalion, 95th Regiment, 1st Brigade (EN), 102nd Training Division (1-95th)
The 1-95th conducts reclassification and NCO training for engineer Soldiers assigned to the Army Reserve, Army National Guard and the active component as well.
Future units supporting military police and CBRN training are planned as part of the 102nd Training Division structure at Fort Leonard Wood.
80th Training Command (TASS) Training Center
Fort Leonard Wood is home to one of the eight Army Reserve TASS Training Centers (TTC). The training center serves as the central coordinating unit to support those classes assigned to the Army Reserve. The training center supports year-round training of approximately 3,000 students and more than 35,000 training man-days.
The TTC offers Army Reserve TASS units a location to conduct their training, with adequate facilities to support training, without interference from units that might delay delivering the Army those trained Soldiers needed in a timely manner to support global operations. TTCs are being customized to meet the unique needs of reserve component classes, where specialized equipment necessary for the conduct of training is placed, when AC resources alone are not sufficient to meet the total student load. The TTC consists of facilities designed and customized to meet the needs of TASS units. Having a permanent location with facilities to support training, the Army Reserve TASS community has saved significant duplicative expenses by not having to retrofit a location to meet the minimum standards for education requirements. Expenses normally associated with the conduct and establishment of a temporary training site are now redirected to improve upon permanent training facilities for Army use.
The TTC is staffed with full-time personnel resources to maintain the facilities and equipment and to conduct near-continuous year-round training in each of their assigned courses. It has a full-time command and control cell, administrative cell, logistics cell and an instructional cell and supports all training conducted by the 102nd Training Division.
Equipment Concentration Site 66 (ECS 66)
Equipment Concentration Site 66 (ECS 66) provides storage of unit-owned MTOE/TDA equipment and maintains equipment in a ready-to-use status upon mobilization of supported reserve units. They also provide field maintenance and unit maintenance that is beyond the units’ capability to accomplish during scheduled training assemblies and assist supported units in meeting readiness objectives in order to fully support training and mobilization missions.
ECS 66 ensures facility, equipment and training assistance is available upon proper approval for U.S. Army Reserve and other supported units while they are attending military training at Fort Leonard Wood.
Reserve Component Liaison Office
Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve
Reserve Component Liaison NCO (LNCO): These senior NCOs assist commanders in the reception, processing, counseling and training management of ARNG and AR enlisted Soldiers attending their Initial Entry Training. They are the central point of coordination and communication in matters pertaining to ARNG and AR enlisted Soldiers.
LNCO staff resolve problems with enlistment, reclassification, recycle actions of ARNG and AR Soldiers at the Reception Battalion, and support the training unit in reclassification, recycle, separation counseling, and coordination with the ARNG and AR parent unit, assisting them in resolving Soldiers problems.
They will also assist training units in the management of ARNG and AR policies, IAW DA, NGB, TRADOC and state policies. The LNCO ensures the time and type of training received meets the needs of the Army and the RC Soldier.