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 2,300 Students. The unit has two additional Civilian Staff 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 aligns under the Leader Training Brigade in Fort Jackson, South Carolina for administrative and UCMJ support, under the Center for Initial Military Training, Fort Eustis, Virginia for administrative control, and under Army Training Center Fort Jackson for UCMJ control. The unit directly works with the Fort Jackson Defense Military Pay Office, Fort Jackson Directorate of Human Resources, Fort Jackson Installation Security Manager, Fort Jackson Travel Office (SATO), U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Human Resources Command – Advanced Civil Program Managers – Training With Industry Managers – Scholars/Scholarships Manager – Foreign Area Officer Proponent. The unit commands both Students and Staff assigned to the unit and accomplishes command of the Students through the assistance of Liaison Officers and coordination with Human Resources Command Programs Managers, Branch Managers, Army Advisors, Cadet Command, ROTC Battalions Professors of Military Science, and the Military and 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 2,300 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 TRADOC and Center for Initial Military Training (CIMT), Fort Eustis, Virginia.