60th Troop Command started as the 139th Support Detachment from the disbanded 30th Infantry Division in 1973. It became Detachment 3, Headquarters State Area Command in 1991 and was designated the 60th Troop Command in 1994. It is home to several units including combat, combat support and combat service support battalions and companies. These units are always ready for full spectrum operations and state deployments. Its lineage includes service in World War I, World War II, Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
The 60th maintains both MLRS and R&R battalion and several seperate Companies such as the 42nd CST, Military Police, Special Forces, Medical detachment, the Band and the Public Affairs Detachment. The command provides new recruits and seasoned Soldiers opportunities to operate throughout the world with Special Forces, hold the front lines in combat with artillery and military police, while also providing opportunities in the medical profession (doctors, physician's assistants, nurses, and X-ray technicians), truck drivers, band professionals, photography/news media, and leadership positions that provide necessary knowledge and skills to further their civilian career opportunities.
The 60th Troop Command mission and capabilities provide the NCARNG the opportunity to support the federal government in combat and peacekeeping while providing specialties that allow Soldiers to support their state government, local community, and neighbors in a disaster.