• Audy Snodgrass, (left) newly appointed to U.S. Army Garrison-Miami as Garrison Manager, accepts the garrison colors from Davis D. Tindoll, Jr., (right foreground) Installation Management Command, Southeast Region director.  Tindoll hosted the Mar. 8th ceremony in the main conference room of the U.S. Southern Command, USAG-Miami's tenant unit and primary service customer.  Visible over shoulder are IMCOM-SE Command Sergeant Major Charles E. Durr and outgoing Garrison Manager Denis P. Martin (right)

    Accepting the Flag

    Audy Snodgrass, (left) newly appointed to U.S. Army Garrison-Miami as Garrison Manager, accepts the garrison colors from Davis D. Tindoll, Jr., (right foreground) Installation Management Command, Southeast Region director. Tindoll hosted the Mar. 8th...

  • In his first task as U.S. Army Garrison-Miami Garrison Manager, Audy Snodgrass passes the Garrison colors to Installation Management Command Southeast Region Command Sergeant Major Charles E. Durr.  The ceremony held March 8th was the Army's first ever Change of Garrison Manager ceremony.

    First Task

    In his first task as U.S. Army Garrison-Miami Garrison Manager, Audy Snodgrass passes the Garrison colors to Installation Management Command Southeast Region Command Sergeant Major Charles E. Durr. The ceremony held March 8th was the Army's first ever...

  • Staff Sergeant Jose R. Peralta III presents open red roses symbolising a completed tour to Pam Dahl.  Dahl will be joining outgoing Garrison Manager Denis P. Martin as he retires following 38 years of continuous federal service.

    Open Red Flowers

    Staff Sergeant Jose R. Peralta III presents open red roses symbolising a completed tour to Pam Dahl. Dahl will be joining outgoing Garrison Manager Denis P. Martin as he retires following 38 years of continuous federal service.

  • Staff Sergeant Kevin Hollenbeck, U.S. Southern Command, presents Hongvone Snodgrass, wife of incoming Garrison Manager Audy Snodgrass with buds of yellow roses, symbolizing the promise of an assignment yet to come.

    New Roses

    Staff Sergeant Kevin Hollenbeck, U.S. Southern Command, presents Hongvone Snodgrass, wife of incoming Garrison Manager Audy Snodgrass with buds of yellow roses, symbolizing the promise of an assignment yet to come.

  • In his last official act as Garrison Manager, Denis P. Martin (right) passes the garrison colors to Installation Management Command Southeast Region Director Davis D. Tindoll, Jr.  Martin is retiring after 38 years of federal service and was praised by Tindoll for "consistently championing the garrison's identity, instilling a pride of ownership and level of customer service not present when he arrived thirty-nine months ago...He established lines of communication that contributed to the mutual understanding between military members and their families and the local communities.  He also fostered partnerships with local services, agencies, and organizations; using them as force multipliers to provide a much wider range and depth of services than the garrison alone could afford. He worked with mayors' offices, local services providers, enterprise florida, the Federal Executive Board, the Beacon Council, local Chambers of Commerce and participated in Governor Crist's base commanders meetings. Because of these affiliations he was able to champion state acceptance of military spouse teacher and realtor out-of-state certification; enhance state assistance for spouse employment ...and ensure "bright beginnings" scholarships were available for all Forida military residents regardless of the sponsor's location."

    Last Official Act

    In his last official act as Garrison Manager, Denis P. Martin (right) passes the garrison colors to Installation Management Command Southeast Region Director Davis D. Tindoll, Jr. Martin is retiring after 38 years of federal service and was praised by...

  • (l to r) Outgoing Garrison Manager Denis P. Martin, IMCOM-SE Region Director Davis D. Tindoll, Jr., and incoming Garrison Manager Audy Snodgrass stand at attention awaiting instruction from IMCOM-SE Command Sergeant Major Charles E. Durr, who will present the garrison colors firstly to Martin, then from Martin to Tindoll, Jr., and lastly to Snodgrass before returning to Durr.

    At attention

    (l to r) Outgoing Garrison Manager Denis P. Martin, IMCOM-SE Region Director Davis D. Tindoll, Jr., and incoming Garrison Manager Audy Snodgrass stand at attention awaiting instruction from IMCOM-SE Command Sergeant Major Charles E. Durr, who will...

  • Outgoing Garrison Manager Denis P. Martin is given a round of applause by all attending the Change of Garrison Manager Ceremony, held March 8th in Doral, Fla.

    Applause

    Outgoing Garrison Manager Denis P. Martin is given a round of applause by all attending the Change of Garrison Manager Ceremony, held March 8th in Doral, Fla.

  • (l to r)  Davis D. Tindoll, Jr., IMCOM-SE Region Director, Denis P. Martin, former USAG-Miami Garrison Manager, Pamela Dahl, guest of Mr. Martin, Audy Snodgrass, current USAG-Miami Garrison Manager, and Hongvone Snodgrass sing the Army Song following the historic Change of Garrison Manager ceremony March 8th.

    Army Song

    (l to r) Davis D. Tindoll, Jr., IMCOM-SE Region Director, Denis P. Martin, former USAG-Miami Garrison Manager, Pamela Dahl, guest of Mr. Martin, Audy Snodgrass, current USAG-Miami Garrison Manager, and Hongvone Snodgrass sing the Army Song following...

DORAL, Fla. -- U.S. Army Garrison-Miami swapped leaders March 8, saying goodbye to Denis Martin and welcoming Audy Snodgrass in a ceremony that wasn't a Change of Command, Change of Responsibility, Shift Change, Change of the Guard, or change of plans.

Installation Management Command (and the Army's) first-ever Change of Garrison Manager ceremony was an opportunity to show the importance of the Garrison as a support organization for U.S. Southern Command and the unique challenges it faces.
Following a dignified flag-passing ceremony in SOUTHCOM's packed main conference room, Davis D. Tindoll, Jr., the IMCOM-Southeast region director, praised both men as innovative and competent leaders.

Tindoll noted that Martin made great progress in expanding State assistance for military families, and praised his leadership in crafting the Garrison's response to the crisis in Haiti following the Jan. 12th earthquake there.

Martin, who will be retiring, called his former employees "a group of truly professional civilians, and a family." He also expressed his sincere thanks for their efforts on behalf of all the servicemembers and families assigned to SOUTHCOM and Special Operations Command, South.

Snodgrass, who has 30 years of uniformed service under his belt, arrives in Miami from Fort Hood. "I know the rules," he said with a smile. "The new guy's speech should be one thing - short."

Snodgrass kept his word while expressing his philosophy that "trust is what IMCOM is all about." In his brief remarks to Garrison employees and SOUTHCOM guests alike, he defined his primary mission as "ensuring that our customers get the very best we can provide," and promising that the Garrison team will always do the right thing to support the mission.

U.S. Army Garrison-Miami is unique among garrisons in its support of both U.S. Southern Command and Special Operations Command, South, while having no permanent facilities or equipment.

The Garrison and its professional, wholly-civilian staff is dedicated to providing service members and their families a high quality of life and ensuring good stewardship in our host community. We are committed to caring for all military services assigned or attached to our tenant units, to retirees, and civilian employees who live and work in our military community.

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