By Public Affairs StaffMarch 8, 2017
Top leaders of the newly established directorate Installation Management Command Training visited Fort Leonard Wood March 1 through 3 to get a firsthand look at Missouri's largest military installation.
IMCOM Training Director Vincent Grewatz and IMCOM Training Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Geddings spent their time at Fort Leonard Wood meeting with Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and garrison leaders and touring post. They also held a working lunch with garrison directors and members of the Garrison Unleashed
Talent Team, where they shared their priorities and provided an assessment of the post.
"I am very pleased with what I've seen here," Grewatz said. "(Fort Leonard Wood) is a very impressive installation."
"You guys are doing great work down here, you're doing all the heavy lifting and it's awesome," said Geddings, who, as an Army engineer, has spent "a lot" of time on Fort Leonard Wood in past positions. "Everything I've seen, every time I have come to Leonard Wood, has been superb."
This was their first visit to Fort Leonard Wood as leaders of IMCOM Training.
In October 2016, IMCOM realigned its command structure away from regions to directorates in order to improve integration and concentrate on focus areas across Army commands, such as readiness, sustainment and training. The new IMCOM Training is headquartered at Fort Eustis, Virginia, to facilitate shared priorities with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.
Aligning like organizations with one another allows like challenges to be solved with greater consideration, Grewatz said, something that gives him confidence.
"I am encouraged by the potential that we now have with this transformation," he said. "Issues that you have here are similar to issues on other training installations, and we'll now be able to address those with a little bit greater weight and attention and that gives me a lot of optimism."
Grewatz added the transformation will benefit the Army.
"(This transformation) is going to serve the Army a lot better," he said. "I think we'll be able to take care of Soldiers, Families, civilians and retirees, and everyone else we serve, a little bit better tomorrow than we do today."