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, Center for Initial Military Training (CIMT), Fort Eustis, Virginia.