Gulf Division, 75th Training Command - Army Reserve

Gulf Division, 75th Training Command - Army Reserve Gulf Division, 75th Training Command, is an Army Reserve unit headquartered at the Hanson Reserve Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Due to a camera malfunction, several photos of this event were lost.  If you have photos you would like to post of the e...
06/12/2016

Due to a camera malfunction, several photos of this event were lost. If you have photos you would like to post of the event, please do so.

Due to a camera malfunction, several photos of this event were lost. If you have photos you would like to post of the event, please do so.

Family Day 2016
06/12/2016

Family Day 2016

2d Brigade Change of Command
04/10/2016

2d Brigade Change of Command

3rd Brigade Change of Command
04/10/2016

3rd Brigade Change of Command

2016 Qualification Range
04/02/2016

2016 Qualification Range

2016 Qualification Range

Christmas Party 2015
12/15/2015

Christmas Party 2015

2015 Veteran's Award Banquet
12/15/2015

2015 Veteran's Award Banquet

Global Lightning '15
06/21/2015

Global Lightning '15

Global Lightning '15

Global Lightning '15 CSTX Helo Flight
06/18/2015

Global Lightning '15 CSTX Helo Flight

Global Lightning ’15 is a LUCTE (Live, Virtual, Constructive Training Environment) training exercise spanning seven Army...
06/18/2015

Global Lightning ’15 is a LUCTE (Live, Virtual, Constructive Training Environment) training exercise spanning seven Army posts, lasting 26 days, with 10,000 participants from the Active Army, the Army Reserve, the National Guard, the Air Force, the Navy, and British, Canadian and German troops! The exercise combines real world, hands on training, with the virtual world to allow the soldiers to train tasks from the individual level all the way up to Brigade command and control systems.
Adding to the realism is the geographical footprint of the exercise. Soldiers are deployed to Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin, Ft. Dix, New Jersey, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Ft. A.P. Hill, Virginia, Ft. Hood, Texas, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, and Ft. Lewis, Washington, mirroring the reality of troops deployed far away from parent and supporting units.
The exercise runs until the 24th of June.

CSTX 2015
06/15/2015

CSTX 2015

CSTX 2015
06/13/2015

CSTX 2015

Details on the new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform. Available for purchase 1 July. Issued to new troops Jan 2016....
06/04/2015
Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

Details on the new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform. Available for purchase 1 July. Issued to new troops Jan 2016. Available for reserve component forces summer 2016. Wearout date for ACU 30 Sep 2019.

http://www.army.mil/article/149543/Operational_Camouflage_Pattern_Army_Combat_Uniforms_available_July_1/

The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select Military Clothing Sales Stores beginning, July 1.

COL Murdock retirement ceremony.  God Speed on a well deserved retirement, Sir!
05/03/2015

COL Murdock retirement ceremony. God Speed on a well deserved retirement, Sir!

The April awards ceremony where a number of deserving soldiers were recognized.
05/03/2015

The April awards ceremony where a number of deserving soldiers were recognized.

The April awards ceremony where a number of deserving soldiers were recognized.

Beautiful day at the range!
05/03/2015

Beautiful day at the range!

Beautiful day at the range!

FRG Balloon Toss
03/10/2015

FRG Balloon Toss

2014 Veteran's Day Parade
03/10/2015

2014 Veteran's Day Parade

Gulf Division PT Test
03/10/2015

Gulf Division PT Test

COL Weeks Retirement
03/10/2015

COL Weeks Retirement

COL Guidry Change of Command
03/10/2015

COL Guidry Change of Command

Fundraiser for the Family Readiness Group
03/10/2015

Fundraiser for the Family Readiness Group

Fundraiser for the Family Readiness Group

Lieutenant Colonel Charlie Elton and Redina Roberts at the 87th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command retirement ceremony.
08/10/2014

Lieutenant Colonel Charlie Elton and Redina Roberts at the 87th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command retirement ceremony.

07/30/2014

This request is from a tremendous young lady who is a two-time survivor of breast cancer and a great spokeswoman in that fight. She is looking for military members who have battled breast cancer.

"Paint The Town Pink is an annual breast cancer awareness event held in LaGrange, GA. This year's theme is "War on Breast Cancer" and in keeping with that theme I am in search of a breast cancer fighter/survivor who has also served or is serving in a branch of the military. Please email me at [email protected] if this applies to you and you are willing to share your journey at this awesome event on Sept. 28th!"

Brig Gen Tom Murray passed the command of HHC, Gulf Division, 75th Training Command to CPT Keith Horn in a ceremony at H...
07/13/2014

Brig Gen Tom Murray passed the command of HHC, Gulf Division, 75th Training Command to CPT Keith Horn in a ceremony at Hanson Army Reserve Center.

The ceremony marked the transfer of leadership from former HHC commander CPT Loring Jones to CPT Horn.

Brig Gen Tom Murray passed the command of HHC, Gulf Division, 75th Training Command to CPT Keith Horn in a ceremony at Hanson Army Reserve Center.

The ceremony marked the transfer of leadership from former HHC commander CPT Loring Jones to CPT Horn.

Food, fun and games were the order of the day as Gulf Division held its family day at the Hanson Reserve Center in Birmi...
07/13/2014

Food, fun and games were the order of the day as Gulf Division held its family day at the Hanson Reserve Center in Birmingham, AL. The soldiers and their families enjoyed a day of camaraderie and fellowship.

Activities included tug-of-war, Frisbee, a kids' bouncy castle, face-painting, karaoke, and an Intensity workout for the kids, as well as vendor tables with great information.

Food, fun and games were the order of the day as Gulf Division held its family day at the Hanson Reserve Center in Birmingham, AL. The soldiers and their families enjoyed a day of camaraderie and fellowship.

Activities included tug-of-war, Frisbee, a kids' bouncy castle, face-painting, karaoke, and an Intensity workout for the kids, as well as vendor tables with great information.

06/24/2014
Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Service members can now register on burn-pit list. If you were in an area that you were exposed to burn pits or open oil fires you may consider logging in and registering.

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The command and staffs of Gulf Division and its three brigades convened July 20-22 for a commander's summit meeting to p...
06/22/2014

The command and staffs of Gulf Division and its three brigades convened July 20-22 for a commander's summit meeting to plan for Training Year 15, identifying risks and allocating resources.

The command and staffs of Gulf Division and its three brigades convened July 20-22 for a commander's summit meeting to plan for Training Year 15, identifying risks and allocating resources.

06/08/2014

This Gulf Division video featuring MG Jimmie Jaye Wells was created to commemorate his time as the commander of the 75th Training Command.

Thomas T. Murray of Pace, Florida, was recently promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony held at the Hans...
06/08/2014

Thomas T. Murray of Pace, Florida, was recently promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony held at the Hanson Army Reserve Center in Birmingham, AL.

Murray has been the commander of Gulf Division, 75th Training Command, since September 2013.

Major General Jimmie Jaye Wells, the commander of the 75th Training Command, who conducted the promotion, praised him, saying, “General Murray exemplifies the best of the best in our generation as a patriot, leader, and citizen-soldier.”

As division commander, Brig. Gen. Murray has a heavy responsibility. The Gulf Division’s primary mission is training National Guard and Army Reserve units for deployment to combat, helping them increase their probability of mission success and safe return.

Major General Wells described the Gulf Division’s mission as expertise in balancing live, virtual, and constructive training.

He said live training includes formations of troops on the ground, real tanks, trucks, and bullets. Virtual training includes avatars and simulated opposing forces, and constructive training comprises networked, computer-aided simulations with notional forces.

“We couple this with a process of honest, even brutal, self-assessment and routine external evaluation,” Wells said. “This process drives excellence. All of these attempt to replicate, as close as possible, real combat conditions.”

The Gulf Division operates on the leading edge of training, employing distributed simulation capabilities, a method by which training exercises can be conducted from widely separated mission centers across the nation or the world, allowing tremendous cost savings and providing efficiency.

The headquarters in Birmingham, AL, is one of the few centers in the world where units can link into the simulation network to replicate being on the ground on the other side of the world. This creates tremendous cost savings by not having to have units travel across the globe to participate in a training exercise.

As an example, the Gulf Division will lead a multinational exercise in Korea in a few months, with the exercise piped to units in Birmingham and Houston. “This mirrors participation as if they were on the Korean peninsula,” Wells said.

Commissioned into the Alabama National Guard as an Engineer officer in 1982, Brig. Gen. Murray served in a number of leadership positions during his career, including platoon leader, reconnaissance officer, company commander, intelligence officer, staff officer, and as a trainer for officer candidates.

As a senior officer, his leadership took on ever-more responsible roles, encompassing such duty positions as battalion executive officer, deputy chief of staff for personnel, and battalion commander.

In 2006, then-Lieut. Col. Murray was mobilized to active duty in Iraq, where his leadership skills were tested in as he served as the deputy group commander of the 1169th Engineer Group, under the famed 1st Cavalry Division. During this period, his unit earned a Meritorious Unit Citation for the performance of its dangerous duties of clearing routes for convoys.

Promoted to colonel, Murray joined the US Army Reserve, where he later became a brigade commander, chief of staff, and now, as brigadier general, commander of the Gulf Division of the 75th Training Command.

His numerous awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, and the Combat Action Badge.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, an MBA in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology, and a MSS degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

A citizen-soldier, Brig. Gen. Murray is employed on the civilian side as director of Pall Corporation’s Supply Chain in Pensacola, Florida. He is married to the former Gwen Leigh Terrrell of Jackson, Alabama and has two children, Garrett and Madeline.

Military service runs deep in the Murray household. His father, Charles Murray retired, from service to his country as Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard. Brig. Gen. Murray’s son, Garrett, is following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, and is currently an ROTC cadet at Florida State University, on his path to become an Army officer as well.

Thomas T. Murray of Pace, Florida, was recently promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony held at the Hanson Army Reserve Center in Birmingham, AL.

Murray has been the commander of Gulf Division, 75th Training Command, since September 2013.

Major General Jimmie Jaye Wells, the commander of the 75th Training Command, who conducted the promotion, praised him, saying, “General Murray exemplifies the best of the best in our generation as a patriot, leader, and citizen-soldier.”

As division commander, Brig. Gen. Murray has a heavy responsibility. The Gulf Division’s primary mission is training National Guard and Army Reserve units for deployment to combat, helping them increase their probability of mission success and safe return.

Major General Wells described the Gulf Division’s mission as expertise in balancing live, virtual, and constructive training.

He said live training includes formations of troops on the ground, real tanks, trucks, and bullets. Virtual training includes avatars and simulated opposing forces, and constructive training comprises networked, computer-aided simulations with notional forces.

“We couple this with a process of honest, even brutal, self-assessment and routine external evaluation,” Wells said. “This process drives excellence. All of these attempt to replicate, as close as possible, real combat conditions.”

The Gulf Division operates on the leading edge of training, employing distributed simulation capabilities, a method by which training exercises can be conducted from widely separated mission centers across the nation or the world, allowing tremendous cost savings and providing efficiency.

The headquarters in Birmingham, AL, is one of the few centers in the world where units can link into the simulation network to replicate being on the ground on the other side of the world. This creates tremendous cost savings by not having to have units travel across the globe to participate in a training exercise.

As an example, the Gulf Division will lead a multinational exercise in Korea in a few months, with the exercise piped to units in Birmingham and Houston. “This mirrors participation as if they were on the Korean peninsula,” Wells said.

Commissioned into the Alabama National Guard as an Engineer officer in 1982, Brig. Gen. Murray served in a number of leadership positions during his career, including platoon leader, reconnaissance officer, company commander, intelligence officer, staff officer, and as a trainer for officer candidates.

As a senior officer, his leadership took on ever-more responsible roles, encompassing such duty positions as battalion executive officer, deputy chief of staff for personnel, and battalion commander.

In 2006, then-Lieut. Col. Murray was mobilized to active duty in Iraq, where his leadership skills were tested in as he served as the deputy group commander of the 1169th Engineer Group, under the famed 1st Cavalry Division. During this period, his unit earned a Meritorious Unit Citation for the performance of its dangerous duties of clearing routes for convoys.

Promoted to colonel, Murray joined the US Army Reserve, where he later became a brigade commander, chief of staff, and now, as brigadier general, commander of the Gulf Division of the 75th Training Command.

His numerous awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, and the Combat Action Badge.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, an MBA in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology, and a MSS degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

A citizen-soldier, Brig. Gen. Murray is employed on the civilian side as director of Pall Corporation’s Supply Chain in Pensacola, Florida. He is married to the former Gwen Leigh Terrrell of Jackson, Alabama and has two children, Garrett and Madeline.

Military service runs deep in the Murray household. His father, Charles Murray retired, from service to his country as Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard. Brig. Gen. Murray’s son, Garrett, is following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, and is currently an ROTC cadet at Florida State University, on his path to become an Army officer as well.

Gulf Division, 75th Training Command - Army Reserve's cover photo
03/01/2014

Gulf Division, 75th Training Command - Army Reserve's cover photo

Gulf Division, 75th Training Command - Army Reserve's cover photo
03/01/2014

Gulf Division, 75th Training Command - Army Reserve's cover photo

Headquarters Command, Gulf Division, 75th Training Command.
03/01/2014

Headquarters Command, Gulf Division, 75th Training Command.

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