THE U.S. ARMY SOLDIER SUPPORT INSTITUTE
The U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute was established as the U.S. ArmyAdministration Center in July 1973 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, one of threecombat and training development integrating centers assigned to the U.S. ArmyTraining and Doctrine Command. The U.S. Army Administration Center (ADMINCEN)became the Training and Doctrine Command’s focal point for Personnel ServiceSupport (PSS), Army missions related to financial management, human resourcemanagement, military justice, religious activities, medical services, public affairs, andforeign language training. As the integrator of PSS combat developments, ADMINCENcoordinated the doctrinal, force and materiel developments of the Adjutant General,Finance, Judge Advocate General, and Chaplain Branches of the Army, and theWomen's Army Corps. ADMINCEN also ensured for the inclusion of public affairs,medical, band and foreign language issues in preparing the Army for future militaryoperations. ADMINCEN also embraced the U.S. Army Institute of Administration atFort Benjamin Harrison, a consolidation of the U.S. Army Adjutant General andFinance Schools, and the Personnel and Administrative Service Agency, itself the resultof a 1966 consolidation of the Adjutant General and Finance Corps combat developmentagencies.In 1984, IPRM was reorganized into the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute (SSI), theprinciple training and combat development agency of the Soldier Support Center. Anumbrella organization of eight Army schools, SSI included the Adjutant General,Finance, Computer Science, Recruiting and Retention, Community Activities, ReserveOfficer Training Corps, and Soldier Physical Fitness Schools, and the Army Element of the School of Music at Little Creek, Virginia, in its organization. In 1987, the SSCNoncommissioned Officers Academy was established to provide leadership training forsenior enlisted specialists from the PSS mission area.