The National Capital Region Regional Community Defense Group (NCRRCDG) is a Line Unit of the Army Reserve Command. It was created for the sole purpose of Reserve Force management, procurement, and organization in the areas encompassing the entire National Capital Region.

The NCRRCDG and the reserve units under its command form a major part of the Army Component of the AFP Joint Task Force-National Capital Region.


Training is the major task handled by NCRRCDG, ARESCOM. Its primary arms are the university/college-based Department of Military Science and Tactics-administered mandatory basic and the optional advanced Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC);[3] and the territorial unit-administered Basic Citizen’s Military Training (BCMT).

Basic ROTC and BCMT graduates are enlisted as Privates in the Reserve Force, while advanced ROTC graduates are enlisted as Sergeants. Completion of Advance ROTC is considered a graduate qualification in Military Science, and such graduates who subsequently progress to the Probationary Officer Training Course (POTC) are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants.[3]

Other than time-in-grade and merit promotions, rank adjustments are authorized depending on civilian qualifications, as well as their reciprocity to the operating environment.