Army Installation Management Team Transformation
What is it?
The Army Installation Management Team (AIMT), is comprised of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment, the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, and the Installation Management Command (IMCOM).
What has the Army done?
The Army is transforming to an expeditionary force, built around smaller, more agile and capable formations. In the process of changing to support the “expeditionary Army,” the AIMT is also transforming. The AIMT is “flattening” its organization to give more authority to its regions and garrisons in order to be more responsive to Army commanders and better serve Soldiers, Army Civilians, and family members.
While the challenges are many, the AIMT sees this time in the Army’s history as an opportunity to reshape the Army footprint in order to improve its ability to train, generate and project forces, while improving Soldier and family readiness and their quality of life.
The Army consolidated the Installation Management Agency (IMA), the Community and Family Support Center (CFSC), and the Army Environmental Center (AEC) under one 3-star command – the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) in October 2006. The Commanding General, IMCOM is dual-hatted as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM), the principal military advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff, Army, for installation readiness. The primary objective of this reorganization and command activation was to create a more effective, efficient and capable organization to ensure that the world’s best Army is supported on the world’s best installations. Additionally, CFSC was reflagged as the Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Command (FMWRC) and AEC as the Army Environmental Command. These commands, along with headquarters of IMCOM will move to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as part of Army Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) no later than Sept. 15, 2011.
What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future?
The IMCOM vision is to be the Army’s Home. We provide a source of balance that ensures: an environment in which Soldiers and Families can thrive, no matter where they are located or which command they serve; a structure that supports unit readiness in an era of persistent conflict, and a foundation for building the future. Our goals are:
- Strengthen Soldier and Family Readiness to make the Army Family Covenant a reality. (SUSTAIN)
- Maintain and improve facilities, services, infrastructure, environmental and energy sustainability. (PREPARE)
- Provide Army standard, predictable support services that optimize available resources and support the Total Army. (RESET)
- Adapt Army Installations, programs, and services to support an expeditionary Army, and the Future “Army Community”. (TRANSFORM)
Why is this important to the Army?
IMCOM provides the Army the installation capabilities and services to support expeditionary operations in a time of persistent conflict, and provides a quality of life for Soldiers & Families commensurate with their service.