167th Theater Sutainment Command
The 167th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) was organized and Federally recognized on January 3, 1921 as Company M, 4th Infantry, Alabama Army National Guard in Birmingham, Alabama. Today, the 167th is a multi-component unit with a National Guard flag, composed of Active Duty, Active Guard-Reserve (AGR) and traditional Guardsmen located at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
The mission of the 167th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) is to provide centralized mission command for operational level sustainment of active component forces responding to Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) or Homeland Defense (HD) contingencies in the U.S. Northern Command area of responsibility. Assigned to the Army Service Component Command (USARNORTH), the command participates in multiple annual exercises, (Vibrant Response, Ardent Sentry, Vigilant Shield, Warfighter, Defense Coordinating Office Certification Exercises and multiple Vigilant Guards) and coordinates sustainment of contingency operations ranging from presidential inaugurations, U.N. General Assembly meetings and political conventions to complex catastrophes such as hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires and man-made disasters.
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135th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
The 135th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) conducts mission command of all units assigned, attached, and under its operational control. The unit also provides sustainment planning, guidance, and support to forces in an area of operation. The ESC also conducts mission command of task organized units in support of a state or national response to mitigate the effects of natural and/or man-made disasters.
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62nd Troop Command
The 62nd Troop Command has a presence in 15 armories throughout the state.
The 62nd Troop Command is comprised of more than 1,700 Soldiers with its subordinate units and has the largest community of combat arms Soldiers in the state: 1st Battalion, 167th Infantry; 1st Battalion, 173rd Infantry; E Co, 173rd Infantry (Long Range Surveillance); and the 151st Army Band. The 62nd has an equipment inventory of $129 million, which includes rolling stock, weapon systems and communication sets.
31st Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Brigade
The 31st Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Brigade is a multi-faceted major command in the Alabama Army National Guard. The 31st CBRN Brigade consists of two chemical battalions (145th and 151st), one of which is responsible for the CBRN Enhanced Response Force Package mission, and one Military Police battalion (203rd), one Engineer battalion (877th), one Signal battalion (115th), one Theater Transportation Opening Element battalion (440th) and the Civil Support Team (46th). With this capability, the 31st CBRN Brigade is postured to support both its wartime mission and defense support to civil authorities mission. Because of the brigade’s unique capabilities, it can respond to defense support to civil authorities missions within Alabama and throughout the continental United States.
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The 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) has units located in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi and North Carolina with the headquarters located in Alabama.
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111th Ordnance Group
Federal Mission:On order, the 111th Ordnance Group (EOD) provides command, control, and supervision of two to six Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Battalions.
Defense Support to Civil Authorities:On order, the 111th Ordnance Group (EOD) deploys and provides command and control to assigned forces in support of civilian authorities.
226th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
The 226th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is a major subordinate command in the Alabama Army National Guard with more than 1,600 Soldiers assigned. The brigade headquarters is located in the historic Fort Whiting, in Mobile, Alabama. Subordinate units of the command are located from Winfield to Dothan, but the majority of units are based in the southwest portion of the state.
The 226th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade conducts security area operations, maneuver support operations, and support to consequence management and stability operations in order to ensure the mobility, protection, and freedom of action of the supported force. In addition to its organizational mission, the 226th serves as mission command for a joint task force to provide defense support to civil authorities within the boundaries of an assigned area of operations in order to mitigate and/or alleviate the effects of a natural disaster or a terrorist event.
122nd Troop Command
Headquartered in Selma, the 122nd Troop Support Command is responsible for more than 1,000 Soldiers. Its primary capabilities include passenger and cargo air movement, reconnaissance, search and rescue, and rescue hoist operations. Major ground support equipment consists of wreckers, fueling apparatus, aviation ground power units, generators, cranes, forward repair systems, standard automotive tool sets, portable aircraft maintenance shelters, and various other trucks and trailers. The 122nd‘s subordinate units consist mainly of aviation assets from Birmingham, Hope Hull, and Mobile, but also include Military Police and public affairs units. The command operates UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, CH-47 Chinook helicopters, and UH-72 Lakota helicopters.