During an AMCOM Town Hall in the Bob Jones Auditorium on May 24th, AMCOM Commanding General Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram, discussed a variety of subjects including the organizations upcoming reorganization.

The new alignment will improve organizational effectiveness while better integrating and synchronizing AMCOM capabilities to achieve the highest levels of Aviation and Missile Readiness to support joint warfighter requirements at the point of need.

Gabram told the packed auditorium that the timing for change was right as reductions in resources have challenged us to find smarter ways of doing business. "We are reorganizing by aligning the span of control with our core competencies. This is deliberate, methodical and phased, with every leader taking responsibility for their mission and holding themselves accountable for mission performance. Clear communication of all changes to our workforce and our partners will be key to this effort", he said

One of the biggest changes involved combining the G3 and the G5 to form a G3/5. This new team will be responsible for current operations and strategic planning, and readiness. This better aligns organizational and leadership accountability with their authorities and responsibilities, while ensuring focus on the Army's top priorities, readiness and the future force.

The AMCOM Logistics Center (ALC) will be most affected by the change, as multiple subordinate directorates and authorities were realigned into and out of ALC. Perhaps key among the moves is delegation of tactical control of both Letterkenny and Corpus Christi Army Depots to the ALC director. Not as broad a realignment, but equal in importance, all AMCOM run Fleet Maintenance Expanded operations will now fall under the Aviation Center Logics Commander at Fort Rucker.

In communicating the realignment, MG Gabram told the audience, "I understand these are significant changes and we will publish an Operations Order to ensure everyone is aware of all the moves we made and why." He closed by explaining that, "at the end of the day, we will be a more effective organization, better postured to focus on our core missions," Gabram said.

Mr. Bill Marriott, Deputy to the Commanding General, followed General Gabram by discussing some employee topics of interest including the recently ended hiring freeze and the FY17 budget agreement and the FY18 budget proposal. Marriott wrapped up his remarks by addressing civilian professional education opportunities across the Army, a topic consistently voiced on command climate surveys and sensing sessions.

As Memorial Day marks the unofficial "101 Days of Summer" MG Gabram touched on a variety of Safety topics and reminded the audience to be safe over the holiday. Finally, he concluded the Town Hall by reminding AMCOM of the importance of Memorial Day; "While you're enjoying the weekend with family and friends, please take a second or two to remember why we have this holiday, and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation."