1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
PURPOse OF tHe ARMY ReseRVe
The purpose of the Army Reserve is to provide trained units and qualified
individual soldiers for active duty in time of need.
The Army Reserve spends most of its drill time in training. Therefore, a
Reserve Center is a training center.
1-6.2.1 The individual soldier is given hands-on training in the skills of his/her job with
particular emphasis on the operation and maintenance of equipment.
1-6.2.2 Unit training is accomplished by progressively larger and larger elements to
perform the mission as a team.
Every functional space in a Reserve Center is intended to be primarily a
training space. For example:
1-6.3.1 The primary purpose of a kitchen is to allow cooks to train. The secondary
purpose is to feed the troops.
1-6.3.2 The primary purpose of the organizational maintenance shop (OMS) is to
allow the training of mechanics. The secondary purpose is to maintain vehicles.
1-6.3.3 The primary purpose of office space is to allow the training of staff and clerical
personnel. The secondary purpose is to perform administrative functions associated
with the unit s mission.
A Reserve Center is an institutional building with both community and national
significance. The center is the home station for the local unit composed of individuals
sharing experiences of personal action on behalf of the community, much in the same
way as a volunteer fire department. At the same time, as a Government installation of
the U.S. Army, it represents the entire Army. Thus the design of the building must reflect
the Reservists feelings of patriotism, pride and community participation as well as a
sense of the purpose of the U.S. Army: to keep the peace by maintaining a strong and
capable organized military force.
Total Systems Design
QUALItY OF DesIGn
The Design Agency must seek design excellence
through commitment to high standards. Success in achieving
this objective lies not in the repetition of previous design
solutions but in relating to the Using Service and USAR
Installation project-specific requirements, and responding to
their unique needs.
The concept of total systems design will be
emphasized in promoting the development of a functional,