CHAPTER 2

THEATER AND CORPS PERSONNEL SERVICE SUPPORT UNITS

This chapter summarizes the missions, capabilities, basis of assignment, and mobility for personnel and finance units normally found in the communications zone (COMMZ) and corps rear. The major items of organic equipment are also listed for each unit. These units are normally located in theater army area command (TAACOM) areas or with other COSCOM units in the corps rear and some of the companies and detachments in the division rear area. On the right side of the organizational chart is the map symbol for the unit.

Title SRC Number

Personnel Units

 Theater Personnel Command (PERSCOM) Organization           12602L000 


Replacement Battalion Organization 12606L000
Personnel Group (PG) 12402L000
Personnel Services Battalion (PSB) 12426L000
Personnel Detachment (PD) 12427L100
Postal Company 12423L000
Replacement Company 12407L000
Army Band 12113L000
Finance Units
Finance Command (FC) 14612L000
Finance Group (FG) 14412L000
Finance Battalion (FB) 14426L000
Finance Detachment (FD) 14423L000
Press Camp Headquarters 45423L000

Theater PERSCOM Organization
SRC 12602L000

Theater Perscom Organization

Indicates new symbology from FM 101-5-1 (Final Draft), Operational Terms and Graphics, 15 July 1995.

Mission: The theater PERSCOM mission is to sustain personnel readiness and command and control assigned theater-level personnel units. It manages critical personnel systems and synchronizes personnel network operations throughout the theater. The theater PERSCOM commander also serves as the theater adjutant general (AG). Both positions encompass different responsibilities and have separate manpower requirements. In the command role, the commander operates on the same plane as other theater major subordinate unit commanders. In the staff role, the theater AG functions as a theater army (TA) staff member.

Capabilities: The theater PERSCOM commands a headquarters (HQ), PERSCOM, and may command a theater-level personnel group (PG). The theater PERSCOM may also command personnel services battalions (PSBs), postal companies, a band, and direct support (DS) replacement companies when there is no PG at theater level to service echelon above corps (EAC) units that are not part of the TAACOM.

Basis of Allocation: One per theater.

Mobility: Unit is 40-percent mobile.

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 12-6.


Replacement Battalion Organization
SRC 12606L000

Replacement Battalion Organization

Mission: The theater replacement battalion manages the process of moving replacements within the theater of operations. The replacement battalion commands and controls replacement companies. It provides replacement allocation decisions to general support (GS) replacement companies based on fill plans from the theater PERSCOM. It also coordinates transportation and life support requirements beyond the capability of the replacement operations in a DS role.

Capabilities: Commands and controls two to six assigned replacement companies.

Basis of Allocation: One per theater.

Mobility: Unit is approximately 30-percent mobile (without replacements).

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 12-6.


Personnel Group (PG)
SRC 12402L000

Personnel Group Organization

Mission: The PG's mission is to sustain corps or TAACOM personnel readiness and command and control assigned personnel units. The PG manages critical military personnel systems and synchronizes the corps personnel network. The PG commander also serves as the corps AG. These two positions encompass different responsibilities and require separate manpower. In the command capacity, the PG commander operates on the same plane as other corps major subordinate unit commanders. In the staff capacity, the AG operates as part of the corps staff.

Capabilities: Commands and controls the HQ detachment, replacement companies, PSBs, and the corps band. Functions as a theater PERSCOM when the corps is operating independently.

Basis of Allocation: One per corps and one per TAACOM.

Mobility: Unit is 30-percent mobile.

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 12-6.



Personnel Services Battalion (PSB)
SRC 12426L000

Personnel Services Battalion Organization


Mission: The PSB's mission is to operate the DS dimension of the personnel information and casualty management systems and to provide essential personnel services to commanders, soldiers, and Army civilians. The PSB commands and controls personnel detachments (two to six) and a modular postal company. The PSB commander also serves as personnel officer to synchronize information between and among units (G1s/S1s). The PSB is responsible for critical tasks associated with the database management of the personnel accounting and strength reporting (PASR), casualty operations management, and personnel information management systems. The PSB is also responsible for identification documents, personnel evaluations, promotions and reductions, officer procurement, and soldier actions.

Capabilities: On a 24-hour basis using two shifts, provides direct military personnel support to all units within a designated support area.

Basis of Allocation: One per three to six PDs.

Mobility: Unit is 50-percent mobile.

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 12-6.


Personnel Detachment (PD)
SRC 12427L100

Personnel Detachment Organization

Mission: The PD's mission is to provide the DS dimension of the personnel information and casualty management systems and to provide essential personnel services to commanders, soldiers, and civilians. The detachment is a modular structure designed to support up to 6,000 soldiers and civilians. The PD manages the PASR database management, personnel information management, and casualty operations management systems. The PD also provides the following essential services to commanders, soldiers, and Army civilians: soldier readiness processing (SRP), identification documents, personnel evaluations, promotions and reductions, officer procurement, and other soldier actions.

Capabilities: Provides personnel support on an area basis, 24 hours a day, using two shifts.

Basis of Allocation: One personnel detachment per 6,000 soldiers and civilians. A team from each section can be combined to provide support for up to 2,000 soldiers and civilians.

Mobility: Unit is 50-percent mobile.

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 12-6.



Postal Company
SRC 12423L000

Postal Company Organization


Mission: The postal company's mission is to provide postal support to all individuals and units in the theater of operations.

Capabilities: Postal operations platoons receive mail at points of entry; break down, distribute, and direct bulk mail; dispatch outgoing mail; arrange for transportation of both incoming and outgoing mail to and from postal services platoons; provide a central directory service for individuals and units; operate a casualty mail directory at corps/TAACOM or theater level; provide international mail exchange; direct EPW mail; process, direct, and redirect intratheater mail; and redirect casualty, missent, or changed task-organization mail.
Postal services platoons provide postal services to organizations, break down bulk mail to organizations, distribute mail to organizations, dispatch outgoing mail, provide accountable mail service, provide postal finance services when required, and provide directory service to supported organizations.

Basis of Allocation: One per PSB or 36,000 soldiers. Tailored to meet mission requirements: two to six operation and/or services postal platoons.

Mobility: Services are 100-percent mobile (without mail). Operations are 50-percent mobile (without mail).

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 12-6.


Replacement Company
SRC 12407L000

Replacement Company Organization

Mission: Commands and controls replacement platoons, coordinates replacement transportation (DS replacement company), and processes replacements in a GS or DS role. Provides support on an area basis. Companies in a GS role process replacements at the theater level.

Capabilities: On a 24-hour basis, in two shifts, this unit provides food service, encampment, limited supply, command and control, and by-name personnel accounting for replacement personnel.

Basis of Allocation: One per 400 replacements processed per day or major fraction thereof. Each platoon can control up to 100 replacements per day.

Mobility: Approximately 50-percent mobile (without replacements).

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 12-6.


Army Band
SRC 12113L000

Army Band Organization

Mission: Provides music that promotes troop morale, unit esprit, and civil-military relations in support of military operations; augments local security forces when combat intensity reaches the point at which the band's music mission is impractical.

Capabilities: Augments local security forces (MPs) by performing command post security, all-source production section security, and perimeter security for the division EPW central collecting point and EPW holding area.

Basis of Allocation: National support--special bands; GS--TA, TAACOM, and corps; and DS--division, installation, and mobilization station.

Mobility: Unit is 75-percent mobile.

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 12-6.


Finance Command (FC)
SRC 14612L000

Finance Command Organization

Mission: Provides finance support to all Army joint and combined commands, and policy and technical guidance to all finance units in theater.

Capabilities: Provides policy and technical advice to all finance units in the theater; coordinates finance support requirements within the theater; provides funding support; and provides accounting, travel, and commercial accounts to the theater. The FC commands and controls all finance battalions (FBs) not assigned to a finance group (FG).

Basis of Allocation: One per theater of operations.

Mobility: Unit is 50-percent mobile.

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 14-7.


Finance Group (FG)
SRC 14412L000

Finance Group Organization

Mission: Provides finance support to all joint and combined commands, units, and individuals within a corps/TAACOM boundary. The FG is a major subordinate command (MSC) of the corps/TAACOM.

Capabilities: Commands and controls two or more FBs located within the corps or TAACOM area of operations. Provides finance support, including military pay, commercial vendor and contractual payments, disbursing, fund control, travel, and limited accounting. The FG has a security augmentation requirement.

Basis of Allocation: One per corps or TAACOM.

Mobility: Unit is 60-percent mobile.

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 14-7.


Finance Battalion (FB)
SRC 14426L000

Finance Battalion Organization

Mission: Provides centralized finance support on a general or direct (GS/DS) basis to commanders, units, activities, and individuals in a given geographic area.

Capabilities: Commands and controls two to six FDs. Supports commercial vendor services, military pay, disbursing, funding, and finance database maintenance. Supports 12,000 to 36,000 soldiers.

Basis of Allocation: One per two to six FDs.

Mobility: Unit is 60-percent mobile.

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 14-7.


Finance Detachment (FD)
SRC 14423L000

Finance Detachment Organization

Mission: Provides finance support to an assigned area of operations. Its primary mission is to fund imprest fund cashiers and class A agents.

Capabilities: Provides military pay support, commercial vendor services, disbursing/funding support, and database maintenance support to an assigned area. Can support up to 6,000 soldiers.

Basis of Allocation: One per 6,000 soldiers supported per detachment.

Mobility: Unit is 60-percent mobile.

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 14-7.


Press Camp Headquarters
SRC 45423L000

Press Camp Headquarters Organization

Mission: Provides press camp services and facilities to accredited media representatives and provides public information/command information services [with augmentation from mobile public affairs detachments (MPADs)] in support of combined, unified, and joint operations.

Capabilities: Implements the media accreditation program in accordance with (IAW) current directives as required. Provides news briefings and press conferences. Provides escort control/support for media personnel
when augmented by MPADs or other attached personnel as required. Acts as a clearinghouse for electronic print, still photographic, and audiovisual products public affairs offices (PAOs) and MPADs generate. Oversees or implements the command information program when augmented by an MPAD and directed by the command PAO. Coordinates logistic support for media personnel which may entail communications, billeting, messing, and transportation.

Basis of Allocation: One per TA, TAACOM, unified command, or corps.

Mobility: Unit is 100-percent mobile.

Major Pieces of Equipment: None of significance.

Reference: FM 46-1.