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ARMY - AR 5-10


active, Most Current
Organization: ARMY
Publication Date: 20 August 2010
Status: active
Page Count: 39

a. The Chief, National Guard Bureau (CNGB); Chief, Army Reserve (CAR) and/or Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command (CG, USARC) will use the methodology in this regulation when approving stationing actions for Army units in their respective commands.

b. Stationing actions consist of two components: a force structure component, which addresses manpower issues; and an installation component, which addresses facility management, to include military construction (MILCON); Facilities Reduction Program; facilities revitalization, housing and base support; base operations (BASOPS), Family programs; environment; audio visual/base communications; antiterrorism/force protection; sustainment, restoration, and modernization; critical infrastructure risk management; Soldier programs; infrastructure; utilities; and, real property maintenance issues.

c. Stationing actions are used to complete coordination and obtain approval for stationing units at installations and leased space in support of operational requirements. This regulation is not to be used to request approval for a force design update (FDU) proposal or a concept plan governed by AR 71-32 that may result in a stationing action. While FDUs and concept plans are not required solely for stationing actions, they may be required in support of force structure actions outlined in AR 71-32. If a FDU or a concept plan is required, it must be approved prior to approval of the stationing action. Approved FDUs and concept plans provide the force structure that may be reflected in a stationing action. When a proposed stationing action does not require a FDU or concept plan, the Army Command (ACOM), Army Service Component Command (ASCC), or Direct Reporting Unit (DRU) will submit the stationing package to HQDA as a request for approval. (See table 2-1 for a time line to assist in planning for stationing actions.)

d. The primary focus of this regulation is on permanent stationing in the continental United States (CONUS) including Hawaii, Alaska, and Trust Territories; on permanent stationing from a CONUS location to a location outside the continental United States (OCONUS); and permanent stationing from an OCONUS location to a CONUS location.

e. The procedures outlined in this regulation do not apply to the situations listed below. The planning methodology described in this regulation, however, should be followed whenever a stationing action is being considered, regardless of the source or purpose of the stationing action. Those situations specifically exempted from stationing reporting procedures to HQDA include the following:

(1) Stationing actions specifically mandated by law such as Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, PL 101-510, as amended, which are classified as base realignment and closure (BRAC)-directed stationing actions. This regulation governs the stationing of units and organizations not specifically addressed in a decision to close or realign an installation under BRAC law. These stationing actions are referred to as BRAC discretionary stationing actions because the future of the unit is within the Secretary of the Army's (SA's) discretionary authority to determine.

(2) Intratheater overseas unit stationing actions.

(3) Units deploying from or returning to the CONUS in accordance with applicable emergency provisions in the execution of contingency plans or for other reasons of national security.

(4) Units that temporarily move to another location to receive equipment and new equipment training prior to returning to home station. The return to home station does not require action under this regulation.

(5) Nonappropriated fund civilian reduction policies (see AR 215-3).

(6) Reorganizations of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involving civil works authorizations.

(7) Other assignment or reduction actions required by statute.

(8) Units that are temporarily relocated because of approved construction or renovation of current facilities.

(9) Actions required as a result of equipment (basis-of-issue) plan modernization.

f. Initial identification of stationing actions by the ACOMs, ASCCs, and DRUs will be done in conjunction with the annual command plan process.


This regulation assigns responsibilities for and prescribes policies and procedures governing the Army stationing process. HQDA will execute unit stationing actions (activation/establishment, inactivation/discontinuance, realignment, and relocation) at the lowest cost consistent with mission accomplishment and with the maximum use of existing available facilities at the gaining installation. This process includes publishing a comprehensive Army stationing strategy, developing feasible stationing alternatives, ensuring that the documentation of alternatives addresses all known costs, informing interested parties of stationing actions, and obtaining stationing decisions from HQDA and clearance to announce and execute stationing actions.

Document History

AR 5-10
August 20, 2010
a. The Chief, National Guard Bureau (CNGB); Chief, Army Reserve (CAR) and/or Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command (CG, USARC) will use the methodology in this regulation when approving...
March 1, 2001
The procedures in this regulation apply to all components of the Army. Chapter 4 provides additional guidance to the Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS) and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR)...
August 29, 1996
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