IMCOM welcomes new deputy commander for operations
March 29, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (March 28, 2013) -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command Soldiers and civilians welcomed a new deputy commander to the organization during a ceremony March 28 at the Fort Sam Houston Theater on Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.
BG Jason T. Evans, who was joined at the ceremony by his wife Machelle Evans, officially assumed responsibilities as the IMCOM deputy commander for operations. Prior to arriving at IMCOM, Evans served as the Adjutant General of the Army and executive director of the Military Postal Agency.
"Chelle and I are excited to have the opportunity to begin another chapter of our Army journey here in the great city of San Antonio," said Evans. "I am particularly honored to be able to serve as a member of the Installation Management Command team, and to serve with the thousands of dedicated IMCOM professionals as we endeavor through inspired leadership to deliver programs and services to achieve the greatest positive impact for Soldiers, families, civilians and veterans.
"We are the Army's home," he added.
LTG Michael Ferriter, IMCOM commanding general, described many of the positions that Evans has served in throughout his career, but he brought special attention to his time as the commander of the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Monroe, Va., from 2005 to 2008.
Ferriter praised Evans' record. "His advice, his counsel and his leadership really has shaped today's Army, and today, we are glad to have him."
During the ceremony, Ferriter joked that others have accused him of stacking the IMCOM deck once again by bringing Evans onboard to serve as deputy commander for operations.
"Yes we have," Ferriter said. "He's the perfect person to lead IMCOM into the future."
Evans has served in command and staff positions in the continental United States, Italy, Somalia, Kosovo, Germany and Iraq with the 13th Corps Support Command, III U.S. Corps, 510th Personnel Services Battalion, 1st Personnel Command, U.S. Army Europe, IMCOM, Multi-National Force -- Iraq, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army.
He was born in Baltimore, Md., and was raised as an Air Force dependent. He attended Wentworth Military Academy where he earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska. He holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration and National Resource Strategy.
Evans is a graduate of the Adjutant General's Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Staff Services School, Command and General Staff College, the Army Resource Management Course, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Evans' awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Parachutist Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.