The Army Reserve Readiness Command headquarters will be moving to Utah, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, announced Friday.

Utah is already home to the 96th Regional Readiness Command, which is slated to be disestablished in the next round of Base Realignment and Closure proceedings.

The new headquarters for Readiness Command will supply leadership, training and deployment oversight to Army Reserve units across the country. The transformation from a regional to a national command center should take place by October 2008.

"Having the Readiness Command in Utah will give our Army reservists the chance to stay in uniform and continue their careers up the chain of command," Hatch said in a statement. "Without an opportunity like this, it would be more difficult for Utah reservists to continue their service and achieve higher positions in the military hierarchy. This is a great win for Utah."