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Congratulations on your assignment to United States Army Central. We are thrilled to welcome you to our team. You are joining an exceptional organization that performs its mission with skill and has great pride in its accomplishments.
We are headquartered at Shaw Air Force Base, outside of Sumter, South Carolina, home to the 20th Fighter Wing, the Air Force's largest combat F-16 wing. Also located at Shaw AFB are Ninth Air Force HQ and U.S. Air Forces Central Command HQ, the air component of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).
South Carolina is a unique state with a beautiful year-round climate, situated with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and mountains to the west. The city of Sumter, named for Revolutionary War hero General Thomas Sumter, embraces the slogan 'uncommon patriotism' and provides a warm & friendly community for the men, women, and families of the U.S. Armed Forces. Columbia, South Carolina's capital city and home to Fort Jackson, is approximately 45 miles to the west, less than an hour drive from Shaw AFB.
Upon receipt, your request will be forwarded to your gaining directorate and a sponsor will be assigned to assist you. We highly encourage you to visit the websites located in the Links section on this page, to assist you in planning your move.
You are required to in-process Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, S1 before you sign in with your directorate. After you sign in, your section representative will assist you with the additional requirements for in-processing.
During non-duty hours, please report to the Access Control Services main reception desk at the South entrance of Patton Hall. You will then be directed to the Battalion Staff Duty Desk to sign-in from leave. If you have any problems or questions, please call the Staff Duty Desk at 803-885-8770.
Soldiers must have the following documentation for in-processing:
The normal duty uniform for USARCENT is the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) Army Combat Uniform (ACU).
FAMILIES OF INCOMING SOLDIERS
Visit our Family Readiness Group page for additional information and helpful resources.
Since 1776, the Army has employed civilians to work alongside men and women in uniform, filling critical support roles that free up Soldiers to focus on their missions. Army civilians are an integral part of the Army team, committed to selfless service in support of the protection and preservation of the United States.
Vacancy announcements and application procedures for Army Civilian Service positions are available online at USAJobs.gov.
In-processing for U.S. Army Central civilians takes place at the Fort Jackson Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) in Columbia, SC. Incoming civilian hires may call the CPAC at 803-751-3219 for additional information.
The U.S. Army Central Civilian Personnel Division (CPD) at Patton Hall, Shaw AFB advises on strategic and tactical human resource management needs; directs HR management services; staffing, classification, pay administration, employee and management relations, and other functions, as appropriate, for the command.
U.S. ARMY CENTRAL
PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION CENTER (HHBN, S1)
U.S. ARMY CENTRAL
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE GUIDE