About
Army North Organization

ORGANIC FORCES

 

CIVIL SUPPORT TRAINING ACTIVITY (CSTA)

The Civil Support Training Activity helps ensure the readiness of the nation’s military forces to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) events. The Training Activity provides training and readiness oversite for the 54 state-based Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams (WMD-CSTs) and provides collective training and evaluation support to the 17 CBRN Enhanced Response Force Packages (CERFP), and 10 Homeland Response Forces (HRF) to ensure they are ready to respond and assist civil authorities at the local, state, and regional levels. The Activity also supports training of allocated Defense CBRN Response Force (DCRF) and Command and Control CBRN Response (C2CRE) units, to ensure that they are ready at any time to assist local, state, federal and tribal partners in responding to a CBRN incident of the gravest magnitude.

 

TASK FORCE 51

Task Force 51 is a scalable, deployable command post that provides mission command options for routine and contingency operations in the Northern Command area of responsibility. The task force may serve in various roles, including a situational awareness or assessment team, a liaison element or, with augmentation from other services, a deployable joint command post.

 

DEFENSE COORDINATING ELEMENTS (DCE)

Defense Coordinating Elements are collocated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 10 regions throughout the United States. The elements serve as the Secretary of Defense's representatives to plan and coordinate federal military support requested in accordance with the National Response Framework.
 

ASSIGNED/ALLOCATED/OPCON FORCES

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LIASON OFFICERS

U.S. Army North manages the Army’s Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer program. The Army’s Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers are senior reserve component officers and noncommissioned officers assigned to the 76th Operational Readiness Command. These officers and NCOs are located in each state with an additional team at the FEMA region level. They are trained in emergency management and civil support operations. When activated, they work with Defense Coordinating Elements to coordinate with state and National Guard authorities, keep the Defense Coordinating Officer and Element information about state response efforts, advise civil authorities on Army capabilities and facilitate coordination between civilian consequence managers and DoD for contingency operations in the U.S. Northern Command area of responsibility. NOTE: Patch for this should be the 76th ORC: https://www.shopmyexchange.com/army-unit-patch-76th-usar-operational-response-command-ocp-/7047493

 

JOINT TASK FORCE CIVIL SUPPORT

Joint Task Force Civil Support is the nation’s only standing joint task force existing to command and control DoD forces deployed in support of civilian responders to manage catastrophic chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) incidents. The task force, located at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., is comprised of active and reserve component service members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps as well as Department of the Air Force civilian and contract personnel.

 

TASK FORCE 76

Task Force 76 is a deployable reserve component element that, when activated, provides command and control of military response forces in support of civilian responders to manage catastrophic chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents. The task force headquarters is an element of the 76th Operational Response Command, an Army Reserve formation located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

TASK FORCE 46

Task Force 46 is a deployable National Guard element that, when activated, provides command and control of military response forces in support of civilian responders to manage catastrophic chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents. The task force headquarters is an element of the 46th Military Police Command, an Army National Guard formation located in Lansing, Mich.

 

JOINT TASK FORCE NORTH

Based on Fort Bliss, Texas, Joint Task Force North (JTF-N) is a joint service command comprised of active-duty and reserve component soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, coast guardsmen, Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, and contracted support personnel. JTF-N is the DoD organization tasked to support our nation’s federal law enforcement agencies in the identification and interdiction of suspected transnational criminal organizations’ activities conducted within and along the approaches to the continental United States.

 

THE 263RD AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND

The 263rd Air and Missile Defense Command is a South Carolina National Guard unit that provides command and control of Army air defense units and plans, integrates and executes Army air defense activities for joint air operations in the U.S. Northern Command area of responsibility. When designated, the commander serves as a deputy area air defense commander for defensive counter air operations for both air and missile threats.

 

167TH THEATER SUSTAINMENT COMMAND

The 167th Theater Sustainment Command is a multi-component unit flagged under the Alabama National Guard. As the senior Army logistics headquarters to support military operations in the homeland, the 167th oversees theater opening, theater distribution, and theater sustainment functions for the range of contingency operations within U.S. Northern Command area of responsibility. The command is based in Anniston, Ala.

 

3RD EXPEDITIONARY SUSTAINMENT COMMAND

The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command provides logistics and distribution management in support of contingency operations within the U.S. Northern Command area of responsibility. The active-duty command is based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

4TH INFANTRY DIVISION SUSTAINMENT BRIGADE

The 4th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade provides tactical logistical support for the range of military contingency operations in the U.S. Northern Command area of responsibility. The active-duty brigade is based at Fort Carson, Colo.

 

505TH MILITARY INGELLIGENCE BRIGADE

The 505th Military Intelligence Brigade provides information and intelligence support to Army and joint forces to support the range of military activities in Northern Command's area of operations. The brigade of active and reserve component Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians has elements on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, and Belton and Leavenworth, Kansas.