Garrison flags fly in the breeze on Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston. (Photo by Neal Snyder, IMCOM Public Affairs)
The U.S. Army Installation Management Command is one of the many success stories of Army transformation. In an effort to standardize its garrisons, the Army created the Installation Management Agency in October 2002. Using an enterprise approach, IMA removed the burden of base support from 15 major commands. This brought uniformity to the facilities and services of 184 installations, worldwide - and by 2006, this was accomplished with $4.5 Billion less than in 2003.
After proven success, the Army transformed the agency into the Installation Management Command.
In October 2006, the U.S. Army Environmental Command joined IMCOM as a subordinate command. Today, as it has for more than 40 years, USAEC provides the knowledge, tools and programs supporting ready and resilient Soldiers, installations and commands by balancing military training with sound environmental practices. Also in October 2006, the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command was established with the stand-up of IMCOM.
In June 2011, FMWRC became the G-9 directorate of IMCOM and the commanding general became the IMCOM deputy commanding general for operations. This integration ensured commitment to the Army Family and Community covenants would always be an IMCOM priority. This makes Army garrisons the platforms of readiness and resilience for Soldiers, Families and Civilians they are today, complete with programs and services enhancing the mind, body, and spirit of those that always answer our nation’s call.
Just months later, the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 brought to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, all the elements, putting IMCOM headquarters in charge of operations and support services. Relocating from Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, Crystal City and Alexandria, Virginia, to a single campus gave passionate individuals with great minds the opportunity to synchronize and integrate support to the more than 76,000 dedicated professionals who deliver installation services and facilities support every day.
As the needs and resources of the Army change, IMCOM remains committed to delivering installation services and sustaining facilities in support of senior commanders to enable a ready and resilient Army.
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