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I am pleased to welcome each of our new students, cadre, and families to the United States Army Student Detachment (USASD). While your time with the detachment will prove to be challenging, I assure you that it will also prove to be a time of growth and opportunity. I look forward to working with each of you to ensure that your time here is both successful and rewarding!

I encourage you to periodically check this website throughout your tenure, as we will continuously update it with important information that will be vital to setting the conditions for success for both the staff and students alike. If you have any suggestions on how to make this site more useful to you as a student, staff, or family member please let me know.

Every Tuesday from 1300 to COB USASD will be closed to conduct administative operations.

Due to personnel shortages, USASD personnel and finance actions will require 3 weeks processing time.

Again, I wish you the warmest welcome to the detachment! Best wishes in your endeavors.

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The US Army Student Detachment provides command, control, and administrative support to students participating in all Advanced Civil Education programs, to include:

  • Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP)
  • Degree Completion Program (DCP)
  • Graduate & Doctorate Program
  • Joint and International Service Schools
  • Training with Industry (TWI)
  • Active-Duty Green-to-Gold Option
  • Fellowships & Scholarships
  • Foreign Area Officers In-Country Training

Consisting of more than 2,600 Soldiers worldwide, our priority is to receive and process students in an efficient and expedient manner. To achieve success, we work as a team, not as individual Soldiers or Civilians. Our focus is to care for Soldiers and their families and assist in setting the conditions for successful tours of study.


The United States Army Student Detachment was formed in November 1973 to provide command, control, and personnel administration for all Soldiers who are students at civilian colleges and universities; other U.S. Service command and staff colleges; foreign military schools, the training with industry program; and other advance education programs.

In April 1981, functional responsibility for the student detachment was transferred from the Directorate of Personnel and Community Activities to Troop Brigade, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. In October 1993, the unit was relocated to Fort Jackson and aligned as a seperate unit under the command and control of Victory Brigade, now 171st Infantry Brigade. The student detachment consists of a detachment Headquarters and two support sections arranged to provide administrative services at both the company and battalion level. the detachment is the liaison between the students and the services Directorate of Human Resources and the Defense Military Pay Office.

Another of the detachment's major tasks is command. Command entails providing for the morale, welfare, and discipline of the assigned students. The detachment accomplishes command for the students through the use of liaison officers and coordination with Army Advisors, Professors of Military Science, and the Defense Attache Officials at installations near the student's school.

First Sergeant


USASD is a very unique Company/Assignment; however as leaders we must still exercise our Individual training. During your time assigned to USASD your main focus must be your studies, so allow my staff and I to handle your finance and personnel actions! However, don’t lose sight of your Military future and the reason why you have been afforded the opportunity to participate in the Programs available. Remain diligent, responsible, and accountable for your actions and your success. Most of all be honest to all of whom you serve but mostly to yourself…

“One Team, One Fight”.

Mailing Addresses

Please review this website carefully before calling or e-mailing. Student Detachment has over 2,100 Students worldwide and experiences a high volume of phone calls and e-mails daily! Thank You


US Army Student Detachment
4310 Magruder Avenue
Fort Jackson, SC 29207

FEDEX: Actual Building

US Army Student Detachment Bldg 5450
Strom Thurmond Blvd
Fort Jackson, SC 29207-5000