WHO WE ARE
The history of the 75th Training Command extends back to its combat days of World War II as the 75th Infantry Division.
April 1943 – Activation The unit was activated as the 75th Infantry Division at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, with an authorized strength of 15,514.
November 1944 – Deployment to European Theater The 75th Infantry Division deployed by sea to England.
December 1944 – The Ardennes Campaign On the 15th, the Division had its bloodiest day of combat. During the month, there were 465 killed and 1,707 wounded in action.
February 1945 – The Colmar Campaign The Division was assigned to the 7th Army and boarded trains for Alsace, France, where it secured the North and East flank of the city. The Division was part of the effort to finally push the Germans out of France.
March 1945 – The Battle for the Ruhr The Division deployed to Holland as part of the VII Corps of the Second British Army. The Division was in three countries and assigned to four Army Groups within a short ten-week period.
May 1945 – After Victory in Europe Day The 75th Infantry Division assumed security and military government duties in Westphalia, Germany. For its participation in WWII, unit members received four Distinguished Service Crosses, 193 Silver Stars, seven Legion of Merits, 30 Soldier’s Medals, and 1,321 Bronze Star Medals. The Division suffered numerous casualties, including 817 killed in action, 3,314 wounded in action and 111 who died from their wounds.
The 75th Maneuver Area Command In February 1957, the Department of the Army designated the Division as the 75th MAC. The original mission of the MAC was to train commanders and staffs from battalion through corps-level units. In 1977, the MAC began conducting computer-based exercises. Computer-assisted map exercises were one of the first simulation models.
The 75th Division (Exercise) Training remained as the mission of the 75th Division (Ex). The Division provided simulation exercises, and command and staff training for all Reserve Component battalion and higher headquarters in its area of operation.
The 75th Division (Training Support) The 75th Division (TS) became a multi-component organization with Active Duty, National Guard, and Army Reserve and civilians in its ranks. Operational command of the Division was Fifth United States Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. This established a more formal relationship between the Division and its client units. On Jan. 27, 2003, the 75th Division (TS) was mobilized for the first time since World War II in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terror. The 75th Division (TS) trained thousands of Soldiers in the years that followed.
The 75th Mission Command Training Division The 75th MCTD served as a dynamic organization dedicated to providing high fidelity, realistic training and assessment to our partner units. More than 1,000 75th Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.
The 75th Training Command On Oct. 18, 2012, the Division became the 75th Training Command, a change that acknowledges the structure and mission more appropriately. The 75th Training Command became the Army’s premiere staff training organization, providing world-class training around the world to thousands of troops annually.
The 75th Innovation Command On Dec. 17, 2018, the Division was designated as the 75th Innovation Command, a shift that focuses the organization to drive operational innovation, concepts and capabilities. The shift will enhance the readiness and lethality of the Future Force by leveraging the unique skills, agility and private sector connectivity of America’s Army Reserve, in direct support to Army Futures Command.