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201st Regional Support Group

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Active  November 1, 2010 –
Branch  Army National Guard
Size  More than 3000
Country  United States
Type  Consequence Management
201st Regional Support Group
Commander  COL Wallace E. Steinbrecher

The 201st Regional Support Group (201st RSG) is a regional support group of the United States Army and the Georgia Army National Guard. It was established as of October 1, 2013 from the former 78th Homeland Response Force. It is formally designated the "'FEMA Region IV HRF / 201st RSG"'. On November 1, 2010, the 78th Troop Command became the 78th Homeland Response Force. On October 1, 2013, it took its current designation.


Once home-stationed in Decatur, it has, since Jan. 11, 2011, occupied the former headquarters of Naval Air Station Atlanta at what has become the Clay National Guard Center since late September 2009. As 2011 progressed, many of the units that make up the FEMA Region IV HRF have been relocated from their present armories to facilities at Clay.


The Region IV HRF / 201st RSG mission is to man, train and equip a homeland response force that can provide a response capability to assist civil authorities in saving lives and mitigating suffering in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives incident. At the same time, the 78th must provide trained and ready troops to support overseas contingency operations.

The HRFs are designed to foster a dialogue between regional first responders and other agencies. The FEMA Region IV HRF plays an important role at the regional level in terms of helping develop and build regional plans and in working with southeastern emergency managers to build a functioning and cohesive connective tissue at the regional level. One of the important concerns the HRF construction seeks to alleviate is the need to respond to multiple, simultaneous disasters. Through these HRFs, the Georgia Department of Defense has the federal capacity to command and control response to multiple disasters or emergencies throughout the nation, simultaneously.


Since Sept.11, 2001, every unit assigned to the Region IV HRF has mobilized and deployed in support of Overseas Contingency Operations, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and various military bases across the United States.

On February 8, 2009, The 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion prepared to deploy to Iraq for a year-long mission. While there, the 110th acted as higher headquarters for active, Guard and Reserve units, while also upgrading and repairing the equipment destined for return stateside as part of the draw-down of forces from Iraq.

In Spring 2011, the 201st Regional Support Group-Agriculture Development Team 1 deployed to Southeastern Afghanistan. It is the first of three such Georgia Teams that are part of the National Guard Program to help the Afghans improve their farming and agribusiness techniques, thereby enhancing the country's agricultural economy and steering Afghan farmers away from growing poppy, which is used for making heroin.


  • 201st Regional Support Group, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Marietta.
  • 170th Military Police Battalion, Decatur, Georgia.
  • 190th Military Police Company, Kennesaw, Georgia
  • 178th Military Police Company, Monroe, Georgia
  • 179th Military Police Company, Savannah, Georgia
  • 4th Civil Support Team, Marietta.
  • Joint Task Force 781 CERFP.
  • 116th Medical Group ANG, Robins AFB, Georgia
  • 165th Services Squadron ANG, Savannah, Georgia
  • 138th Chemical Company, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Marietta.
  • 810th Engineer Company, Swainsboro, Georgia
  • 202nd Explosive Ordnance Detachment, Marietta.
  • 870 Engineer Detachment, Decatur, Georgia.
  • 1177th Transportation Company, LaGrange, Georgia
  • 283rd Combat Communication Squadron, Marietta
  • Other HRF locations

    There are ten HRFs in the National Guard throughout the nation, one per FEMA region. This allows closer and more familiar correspondence with regional and civilian responders. As a result, the reaction time to disasters will be much faster due to geographical locations. The 10 HRF (one per FEMA region) Guard Forces will consist of 577 personnel and be composed of:

  • C2 (brigade/battalion level)
  • Security Force
  • Search and Extraction
  • Decon
  • Medical
  • Fatality Search and Recovery Team
  • References

    201st Regional Support Group Wikipedia

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