Task Force Marshall (TFM), named in honor of citizen-soldier and trainer General George C. Marshall, was originally formed with the sole mission of providing basic skills refresher training to mobilized Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Soldiers. Initially, TFM was a battalion-sized training force comprised of mobilized United States Army Reserve units from the 3/332nd Regiment, 108th Division (Institutional Training) and was assigned as a subordinate element to the 171st Infantry Brigade at Fort Jackson, SC.
In December 2005, TFM embarked upon an expanded mission to also train Navy Individual Augmentees in Basic Combat Skills. The initial concept involved a two-week training period which subsequently evolved into a three-week cycle. Currently, TFM is made up of a Battalion Headquarters, contractors, and four tasked organized Basic Combat Training companies from the 108th Training Command, United States Army Reserve. As mission needs increased, so has the size of the Liaison Office element. Today, its current staff consists of Reserve Sailors.
TFM continues to provide basic skills refresher training to mobilized IRR and Retiree Recalled Soldiers, and provide Basic Combat Skills training to approximately 55 percent of the Navy's total Individual Augmentees deploying to theater. The annual throughput is over 1,100 Soldiers and 4,500 Sailors.
TFM now operates as a member of Leader Training Brigade and is based at Camp McCrady Training Center, SC.