Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter visits AMC
Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, Assistant Chief of Staff, Installation Management/Commanding General, Installation Management Command, receives a tour of AMC Headquarters on Redstone Arsenal, Ala. U.S. Army Photo by Chris Putman, AMC Public Affairs.

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command and Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, Assistant Chief of Staff, Installation Management/Commanding General, Installation Management Command briefed the DOL workforce on June 19, 2012 from AMC Headquarters.

AMC will serve as the operational integrator in this bold initiative to transform logistics in the Army. This new course of action will consolidate and optimize DOL operations throughout the Army, enhance readiness, and align CORE competencies.

This collaborative effort did not come easily, the entire process began four Chiefs of Staffs of Army and three IMCOM commanders ago, explained Dunwoody.

"It has been a long hard journey but it has happen thanks to hard work and commitment of everybody," she said.

AMC offers a wealth of experience in the expeditionary environment. Thanks to its dedicated workforce, AMC has maintained a proven track record of success in delivering services and maintenance of supply. Furthermore AMC is already nested in providing Common Levels of Service Support, with a strategic partnership between AMC and DOL the Army will provide better logistical support in order to build combat power for senior commanders.

The way ahead is clear. The Army isn't losing DOL but gaining a 4-star command with many tools in its kitbag, explained Dunwoody.

Ferriter echoed her sentiments.

"Today we are showing our team work and commitment. We are in the big leagues now, we need to get to the table and talk about the requirements in order to make sure we are meeting the needs of our soldiers," said Ferriter.

The new system will allow AMC and DOL to partner with stakeholders, standardize contracting strategy, gain efficiencies and eliminate redundancies.

While being responsible stewards of resources is vital, AMC and DOL will continue to be cognizant of how this new process will affect people.

"Both organizations will continue to maintain situational awareness about the workforce," said Dunwoody.

Logistical success comes not only from the transition of equipment, but also through communication among the workforce. No matter if it is from the youngest soldier to the command sergeant major or to the expeditionary civilian workforce, training and communication are key to making sure all personnel are engaged with one another in order to achieve success, said Ferriter.

DOL will still be the principle advisor for installation logistics planning and execution, direct support to the garrison and senior commander and the point of contact for AMC programs supporting force generation and sustainment, explained Dunwoody.

"The devil is in the details and that is what this meeting is about, synchronizing of operations for the better," said Dunwoody.

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