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Office of the Chief, Army Reserve

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Country  United States
Allegiance  Federal
Office of the Chief, Army Reserve
Branch  United States Army Reserve
Garrison/HQ  Pentagon, Washington DC
Current commander  Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey

The Office of the Chief, Army Reserve (OCAR) is located at Fort Belvoir, VA, and provides the Chief, Army Reserve (CAR) with a staff of functional advisors who develop and execute Army Reserve plans, policies and programs, plus administer Army Reserve personnel, operations and funding. The CAR is responsible for plans, policies and programs affecting all Army Reserve Soldiers, including those who report directly to the Army. OCAR is made up of specialized groups that advise and support the CAR on a wide variety of issues.



  • Functional specialists within OCAR analyze issues, liaise with other government agencies and develop and implement new initiatives. Examples are the Force Programs Directorate and the Strategic Human Resources Group.
  • Administrative offices within OCAR handle technical requirements and support; contracting, budgeting and financial management; and communications. Examples are Enterprise Services Activity and the Chief Financial Management Office.
  • The Executive staff includes the leaders of the Army Reserve and their aides. This includes the CAR, the Deputy Chiefs of the Army Reserve, Command Chief Warrant Officer and the Command Sergeant Major.
  • Subordinate units

    OCAR provides guidance and policy for units commanded by USARC.


    The two eagles’ heads are in reference to the unit’s motto, “Twice the Citizen”, and their Reserve mission.


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