Garrison practices teamwork
March 20, 2009
By Marti Gatlin
- Garrison leaders convened March 5-6 to develop a comprehensive plan setting the course for Fort Rucker's future successes.
FORT RUCKER, Ala.--Garrison leaders convened March 5-6 to develop a comprehensive plan setting the course for Fort Rucker'future success. The Garrison Commander's Strategic Planning Conference engaged leaders and directors in break-out sessions and a test of teamwork and leadership skills at the post Leadership Reaction Course.
In support of the Army's goal to transfor into an expeditionary force, garrisons like Fort Rucker must also provide capabilities and services in support of those operations. A key factor in accomplishing these goals is to provide a quality of life for Soldiers and Families commensurate with their service during this time of persistent conflict, according to Garrison Commander Col. Yvette Kelley.
"I would like your to be innovative and creative," she said to the garrison leaders and directors. "Let's look at some fresh ideas."
Retired Col. Sonny Moore, a former installation chaplain, set the mood for the conference encouraging the group to 'be all they could be.'
According to Deputy Garrison Commander George Steuber, "Strategic planning is not a one-time event, but a process." The conference helped leaders and directors plan for the garrison's vision of where Fort Rucker is "going and what actions do we need to take to accomplish that vision," Steuber said. "The purpose (of the conference) was to flesh out what the strategic plan will look like and to have a living document. The plan is in its infancy."