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U.S. Army Announces Installation Management Command Activation

The Army is reorganizing how it manages installations worldwide into an integrated command with the activation of the Installation Management Command in early Fiscal Year 2007.

The current installation-management structure includes four separate organizations: components of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management offices, the Installation Management Agency, the Army Environmental Center, and the U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center. The new Installation Management Command will be accountable to the Chief of Staff of the Army for effective garrison support of mission activities -- to serve as the Army’s single authority and primary provider of base support services.

This initiative is part of Army efforts reorganizing its commands and specified headquarters to obtain the most efficient command and control structures to support its Modular Force. The Army Environmental Center as well as the U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center will remain separate organizations -- subordinate commands -- under Installation Management Command. The new command also will consolidate the current four Installation Management Agency regions within the United States into just two -- to be located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Fort Eustis, Va.

“This new command is the next logical step in the evolution of Army installation management,” said Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. “It will dramatically improve our ability to effectively and efficiently manage this critical function with agility to support commanders, Soldiers and their families.”

The new command, most of which is currently based in Virginia and Maryland, will relocate to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in accordance with requirements of the recently concluded Base Realignment and Closure process. The Army staff functions will remain at the Pentagon.

Wilson also said that while the new organization will most likely be smaller than the current structure, it will be an organization that is “committed to managing personnel changes through attrition in order to minimize turbulence.”

The Army’s intent is that Installation Management Command will be commanded by a lieutenant general, who would also hold the position of Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management on the Army staff. That will not occur, however, until an officer is nominated by the President and then confirmed by the Senate.

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For more information contact: Army Public Affairs, Paul Boyce, (703) 697-2564, boycejp@hqda.army.mil



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