Legal support functions to consolidate at AMC Centers of Excellence
March 4, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala -- Efforts are underway to reshape and restructure headquarters staff functions throughout the Army Materiel Command.
AMC organizations have been tasked to develop plans to achieve efficiencies, eliminate redundancies, and optimize the delivery of legal support to the customer. This will be accomplished by consolidating legal support functions at AMC Centers of Excellence containing multiple AMC legal offices or entities. Those installations include Redstone Arsenal, Ala.; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; and Rock Island Arsenal, Ill..
The efforts will help bring AMC in line with a July 2013 Secretary of Defense directive to cut Department of Defense headquarters elements by 20 percent.
The AMC Commander, General Dennis L. Via, directed this effort to streamline and improve the delivery of legal services. "Our legal team is widely recognized for its responsiveness and overall excellence, and these actions will improve and enhance our ability to provide world-class legal services as we move forward," said General Via.
Brian Toland, the AMC Command Counsel, will lead the legal reshape efforts. "We will examine organizational structure, missions, and functions of our AMC legal offices to develop and execute the effective and efficient reshape and consolidation of legal assets," said Toland. "These realignments will help AMC remain focused on core competencies to ensure materiel readiness of the Army, other Services, and Allies within the Army?'s fiscal guidance."
"AMC is blessed with a tremendously talented and dedicated legal workforce," Toland continued. "This effort will help to make it even better--more agile and responsive. But we want to do this smartly. There is no 'one size fits all' approach to this effort. I fully expect that this transition will be seamless to our customers."
The reshape plans will be submitted for approval by the end of April, and will be executed by September 30, 2014, according to Toland.