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Commander named for the new 63rd Regional Support
Atlanta, Georgia (21 April 2006)- The Chief of Staff of the Army
today announced the selection of a commander for the newly created
63rd Regional Readiness Sustainment Command (RRSC) within the
Major General Bruce A. Casella was named as Commander (Troop
Program Unit) 63d Regional Readiness Sustainment Command
(Provisional) Moffett Field, California
The 63rd RRSC along with three other RRSC's will take the place of
the ten Regional Readiness Command headquarters that currently
provide command and control, training and readiness oversight to most
of the Army Reserve units within their regions.
These actions are part of the overall transformation plan that will better
align the Army Reserve with the Army Campaign Plan, modularity
transformation initiatives and the long list of actions specified by the
Base Realigment and Closure Act of 2005. This and other initiatives
underway now in the Army Reserve are designed to provide the
capabilities needed for this century. They will accomplish the following:
* Ensure more focused and efficient managment, increasing units' and
* Increase the number of Army Reserve Soldiers in deployable units.
* Provide improved facilities and more effective training to Army
* Streamline the command and control of Army Reserve forces.
* Increase the number of Soldiers in specialties needed to support the
Global War on Terrorism.
* Improve Army Reserve business, resource and acquisition processes.
The more streamlined structure will better support a rotational
The four RRSCs will take their names and lineages from four of the
RRCs that are being closed. RRSCs will provide base operations
support to the Army Reserve units in their geographical area. The
training and readiness oversight functions currently performed by RRCs
will be done by the following functional or operational commands:
Army Reserve Medical Command, Military Intelligence Readiness
Command, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, 11th
Theater Aviation Command, 335th Theater Signal Command, 200th
Theater Military Police Command, 377th Theater Sustainment
Command and the 412th and 416th Joint Theater Engineer Commands.
The 63d RRSC will be organized at Moffett Field, California, taking its
name from the former 63rd RRC, Los Alamitos, California. Its
geographical area will include California, Nevada, Arizona, New
Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
The new RRSCs will be in a provisional status in FY07 and fully
operational in FY 08.
Each new RRSC will be comprised of approximately 266 people,
including 217 civilian employees , with the remaining positions split
about evenly between drilling Army Reserve Soldiers and Active Guard
and Reserve Soldiers. This is a decrease in the current RRC staffing
levels in which each has an average of 180 full-time employees and an
average of 296 drilling reservist positions.
NOTE: Recently the name of the 63rd Regional Readiness Sustainment
Command (RSSC) at Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA was changed
to the 63rd Regional Support Command (RSSC). When LTG Jack C.
Stultz became Chief of the Army Reserve, he decided the RSSC name
for the four regional headquarters was too long. "Support" is also more
appropriate because the four regional commands exist primarily to
provide facilities support to the new Army Reserve functional