The 9th Mission Support Command is America’s Army Reserve of the Pacific. Under the operational control of U.S. Army Pacific Command, it provides trained and ready forces to overseas contingency operations. The command has 3,500 Soldiers and 160 civilians located in 3 different countries, 3 states, 3 American territories and 7 time zones throughout the Pacific.
Headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, the 9th MSC geographic spans the entirety of the Pacific to include Hawaii, Alaska, American Samoa, Japan, Korea, Guam and Saipan.
The 9th Mission Support Command is trained, manned and equipped to respond immediately in competition, crisis and conflict in the Pacific Theater. Our command provides trained and ready forces to overseas contingency operations, playing a vital role in U.S. Army Pacific Theater Security Cooperation Program exercises, and providing key battle staff in support of Homeland Defense.
Some of our major subordinate commands include the Theater Support Group; 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment; the 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade; the 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade; and the 411th Engineer Battalion.
The 9th MSC, as an operational reserve in the USINDOPACOM Area of Operations, delivers key reserve component capabilities, maintains a forward posture, is prepared to rapidly mobilize, and provides command and control for Homeland Defense/DSCA, enabling the Theater Army to assure allies, compete with adversaries, respond in crisis, and win in conflict.
READY to rapidly mobilize, deploy, and execute Decisive Action. Pride of the Pacific!
"PRIDE OF THE PACIFIC"
The 9th Mission Support Command is a U.S. Army Reserve Command under the operational control of U.S. Army Pacific Command and provides trained and ready forces to overseas contingency operations. The command has Soldiers throughout the Pacific to include Hawaii, Alaska, American Samoa, Japan, Korea, Guam, and Saipan.
The 9th MSC plays a vital role in approximately 20 exercises under the U.S. Army Pacific Command Theater Security Cooperation Program, standing ready to provide humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and Defense Support of Civil Authorities.
The 9th MSC Headquarters and assigned units contain a U.S. Army Hospital and provide a ready force of engineers, military police, infantry, civil affairs, and public affairs, as well as the mariners who operate the Logistical Support Vessel SSGT Robert T. Kuroda.
The 9th MSC traces its lineage back to the Civil War when the original IX Corps was formed as part of the Army of the Potomac under the command of Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside. In 1961, IX Corps became a major subordinate command of U.S. Army Pacific.
Following inactivation of IX Corps in 1995, the command was renamed the 9th U.S. Army Reserve Command and moved to its current location. Over the past two decades, the command has reorganized and restructured multiple times to remain a relevant and ready Reserve force for the Pacific, adopting its current 9th Mission Support Command designation in 2008.