Department of the Army Regulation 10-87

Organization and Functions

Army Commands, Army Service Component Commands, and Direct Reporting Units

4 September 2007

Effective date: 4 October 2007


PIN: 063617000

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History: This publication is a major revision.

Summary: This publication reorganizes Army headquarters to more effectively support a leaner, more agile modular force. It distinguishes the differences in scope and responsibility of organizations. It recognizes the Armywide role and multidiscipline functions of the Army Commands; the Theater Army as an Army Service Component Command reporting directly to Department of the Army and serving as the Army's single point of contact for combatant commands; and the Direct Reporting Units as providing broad, general support to the Army in a normally single, unique discipline not otherwise available elsewhere in the Army. It identifies each organization's missions, functions, and command and staff relationships with higher and collateral headquarters and agencies.

Applicability: This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve unless otherwise stated.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Director, Army Staff. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include a formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation contains management control provisions, but does not identify key management controls that must be evaluated.

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from Director, Army Staff (DACS-ZD), 2800 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0200.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Director of the Army Staff (DACS-DMC), 200 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0200.

Committee Continuance Approval: The Department of the Army committee management officer concurs in the establishment and/or continuance of the committee(s) outlined herein, in accordance with AR 15-1 , Committee Management. The AR 15-1 requires the proponent to justify establishing/continuing its committee(s), coordinate draft publications, and coordinate changes in committee status with the Department of the Army Committee Management Office, ATTN: SAAA-RP, Office of the Administrative Assistant, Resources and Programs Agency, 2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, Taylor Building, 13th Floor, Arlington, VA 22202-3926. Further, if it is determined that an established "group" identified within this regulation later takes on the characteristics of a committee, the proponent will follow all AR 15-1 requirements for establishing and continuing the group as a committee.

Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media only and intended for command levels D for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

This regulation supersedes AR 10-87, dated 30 October 1992.

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