United States Army Student Detachment

ORGANIZATION: The U.S. Army Student Detachment consists of 13 authorized Military and Civilians Staff, that provide administrative Human Resources and Financial Management Support at both the Company and Battalion level to more than 2,200 Students. The unit has two additional duty positions to serve the Foreign Area Officers In-Regional-Training (FAO-IRT) Students and Active Duty Option Green-To-Gold (ADO G2G) Students.  The unit receives additional Battalion support from the Initial Military Training Leadership School and Brigade support from the Leader Training Brigade.  The unit directly works with the Defense Military Pay Office, the Directorate of Human Resources, and the Defense Military Pay Office.  The unit commands both Students and Staff assigned to the unit and accomplishes command of the Students through the use of Liaison Officers and coordination with Human Resources Command Programs Managers, Branch Managers, Army Advisors, Professors of Military Science, and the Defense Attaché Officials at installations near the student’s schools.

MISSION: The U.S. Army Student Detachment provides command, control, and administrative Human Resources and Financial Management support to students participating in all Advanced Civil Education programs:

Active Duty Option (ADO) Active Duty Green-to-Gold (G2G)

Scholarships/Scholars Programs: Olmsted Scholarship Program, & General Downing Scholarship Program

Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP)

Foreign Area Officer In-Country Training (FAO)

Graduate and Doctorate Program (ACS) and Degree Completion Programs (ACS)

Joint and International Service Schools (War Colleges)

Fellowships: Office of the Chief Legislative Liaison, Strategic Education & Development Program

Sons of Other Nations (SON)

Training with Industry (TWI)

Consisting of more than 2,200 Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers, Noncommissioned Officers, and Junior Enlisted Soldiers, our priority is to receive and process students in an efficient and expedient manner.  To achieve success, we must work as a cohesive team.  The number one focus is to set the conditions for successful tours of study for all Students and their Families.

HISTORY: The U.S. Army Student Detachment was formed in November 1973 the Directorate of Personnel and Community Activities to provide command, control, and personnel administration for all Soldiers who are Students at civilian colleges and universities; other U.S. Service command and Staff Colleges; Foreign Military Schools, the Training with Industry Program; and other Advance Education Programs.

In April 1981, functional responsibility was transferred to the Troop Brigade at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.  In October 1993, the unit was relocated to Fort Jackson, South Carolina and aligned as a separate unit under the command and control of Victory Brigade.  In January 1998, the unit was attached to Task Force Victory, Victory Brigade, now Blackhawk Support Battalion of the 171st Infantry Brigade.

In March 2016, the realigned Leader Training Brigade and the Initial Military Training Leadership School (IMTLS) at Fort Jackson, South Carolina  with provisional orders. On 1 October 2016, the unit was formally aligned with hard orders under the Leader Training Brigade (LTB).  These units are aligned with FORSCOM, Command Initial Military Training (CIMT), Fort Eustis, Virginia.