serve as the commander's aids and those individual staff officers whose activities the
commander desires to coordinate and administer directly rather than through his CS.
The Inspector General (IG) and Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) are normally members of
the commander's personal staff.
(2) Coordinating staff group. The coordinating staff officers are the
commander's principal staff assistants. Each is concerned with one of the commander's
five main areas of interest--personnel (G1); intelligence and security (G2); plans,
operations, and training (G3); logistics (G4); and civil-military operations (GS).
(3) Special staff group. Special staff officers assist the commander in
professional, technical, and other functional areas. These areas are included in, but
narrower than, the broad fields of interest of the coordinating staff officers and are
largely related to technical, administrative, and branch matters.
b. Chief of Staff. The chief of staff (CS) is the commander's principal advisor
and the senior member of his staff. He is responsible for coordinating the efforts of both
the coordinating staff group and the special staff group.
c. Directorate-Type Organization. The directorate-type organization is based
upon the concept of decentralized responsibility with delegation of appropriate authority
to the lowest practical organizational level. Each director is a member of either the
commander's coordinating staff or the special staff. Some of these positions are
(1) Director of Resource Management/Comptroller. The Director of
Resource Management/Comptroller (DRM) is responsible for internal review; miIitary
management analysis; statistical reporting; budget and programming; finance,
accounting, and disbursing; and establishing accounting policies.
(2) Director of Personnel and Community Activities. The Director of
Personnel And Community Activities (DPCA) is responsible for manpower
management, miIitary and civiIian personnel administration, headquarters general
administration, post exchange, open mess supervision, non-appropriated fund activities,
morale and welfare activities, Army community services, special services activities,
safety policy and program, troop and employee educational development, religious
activities, and military police activities.
(3) Director of Security. The Director of Security (DSEC) is responsible for
security clearances, access to classified or restricted areas and activities, security
surveys and inspections, intelligence information, weather service, and map and aerial
photographic policy. On some installations, this directorate is consolidated with the
Directorate of Plans and Training.