Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey

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The 78th Training Division (Operations) provides realistic sustainment and combined arms training, focused on developing leaders and unit combatant commands; plans, coordinates and executes pre-mobilization collective training for RC units up through brigade level, preparing them to move into the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) model available pool. 

Supports training and sustainment of Army forces to include individual battle skills and leader training, combined arms training toward full spectrum operations; and adaptable, phased training; provides feedback to improve the force and prepare them for success on all future joint battlefields. 


The 78th Training Division is recognized and resourced as one of the Army Reserve's premier Training Divisions designated to assist Operational and Functional Commands in training and assessing unit readiness for enabling forces. The 78th Training Division will conduct Warrior Exercises and Combat Support Training Exercise rotations for Deployment Expeditionary Forces (DEF) in Training Year 2 and 3 of the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) model and pre-mobilization training for DEF units in Ready Year 4. The 78th Training Division will provide unit readiness training to ensure the United States Army Reserve remains operationally ready to deploy in support of any mission assigned.



Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Headquarters, 78th Division

Organized 23 August 1917 at Camp Dix, New Jersey

Demobilized 9 July 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey

Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters, 78th Division

Organized in November 1921 at Newark, New Jersey

Re-designated 20 February 1942 as Division Headquarters, 78th Division

Ordered into active military service 15 August 1942 and reorganized at Camp Butner, North Carolina; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters, 78th Infantry Division

Inactivated 22 May 1946 in Germany

Activated 1 November 1946 at Newark, New Jersey

(Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)

Location changed 9 November 1955 to Kearny, New Jersey; on 6 December 1958 to Edison, New Jersey

Reorganized and re-designated 1 May 1959 as Headquarters, 78th Division (Training)

Reorganized and re-designated 1 October 1993 as Headquarters, 78th Division (Exercise)

Reorganized and re-designated 17 October 1999 as Headquarters, 78th Division (Training Support)

Reorganized and re-designated 2 October 2009 as Headquarters, 78th Training Brigade

Location changed 16 October 2009 to Fort Dix, New Jersey

Re-designated 18 September 2010 as Headquarters, 78th Training Division


World War I

St. Mihiel


Lorraine 1918

World War II



Central Europe

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    6726 8th Street
    Joint Base MDL, New Jersey 08640

    General Inquiries: 609-562-7890
    Media Inquiries: 502-624-4152

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    G-4 Logistics: 609-562-6333
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